Boyf and mine drinks, MummyQ rarely order drinks as she have her own bottle of water. Boyf ordered Cham Peng (Ice Coffee & Tea) and I ordered Warm Chrysanthemum. Overall the drinks is not bad, Boyf drink was good, the ratio of mixture between coffee and tea is good, it doesn't taste too bitter nor too sweet. While mine drink is made from chrysanthemum syrup which I don't really like, I prefer the original type where they personally boil it and it taste a bit too sweet for me.
Thankfully this dish is nice, very flavorful, savory taste from the sauce, a little bit of spicy and sweet taste, the minced pork is tender and well absorb the sauce, a lil bit crunchiness from the long beans and the meats is juicy, very suitable to eat with rice as rice is dry and gluey, this dish able to blend well with plain white rice.
And their address is...
49-F, Pengkalan Weld, 10300 Georgetown, Penang
University Tunku Abdul Rahman [UTAR] Kampar, Perak is very well-known for its natural beauty and a very huge lake scenery, there is lakes inside the university and outside of the university, basically it is like at a foreign university just that the Malaysia weather doesn't allow you to have picnic around the scenery because it is too hot. Staying at there for three years plus makes me fall in love with that place very deeply, I admit that city girl like me at times find it very boring, frustrated living at there because there is no mall or entertainment places to go to even there is no hang out place for young adults but as times pass by I adapted to the environment.
I found the beauty in there, the natural, nature beauty and the cultural beauty. For cultural beauty, the residents at there is very friendly, healthy and they gave me the neighborhood feel that normally city couldn't feel it because we were all occupied with our own selfishness desire and arrogant. They were stranger but they talk like they knew each other, very helping hand for each other, I find it very peaceful living at there. Then there is this garden build beside the lake where students and residents can go for an exercise, walk and a romantic date. As you can see from above pictures, it is all from the garden, pretty isn't it? The sky, the mountain and the lake like were joint together.
After graduated from there, I back to my hometown Penang, a city, a very fast growing city after the chief minister has been change and during the three years plus the change started where is the year I left my hometown. Of course there is envious times where I see through my news feed from friends that they visited here and there and have this foods here and there, of course I'm sadden because I really love Penang foods and Kampar, Perak do not offer that types of food, all we have mostly is set meal food in cafe. But I find it very hard to adapt back to city lifestyle after that and frequently have the urge to go back there, of course I have to back to Penang although my soul wanted to back to Kampar because Penang offer more jobs offer than Kampar, a very rural place. I've never heard of this place before, before I enrolled into this university and many do not know this place, that's how isolated it is. I did went back there once a year for short trip and have a very relaxing holiday, to mentally, psychological, and physically restoration.
Before I stayed at there, I really like city lifestyle and I even find it Penang isn't happening as Kuala Lumpur and I wish to move to Kuala Lumpur as well but after the three years it change me completely that now I prefer to stay in suburban or country side, rather than city as now I find it very tiring physically, mentally and psychologically, from to to toe I find it very tiring, of course I still like the entertainment here but for environment and health wise, yes I prefer less hectic lifestyle, a place where I can inhale fresh air once I open my eyes in the morning rather than exhaust-pipe smoke.
Boyf and me have the thinking of moving to country side once we retired or at the golden age of time, and I really like the idea. Writing this post really making me miss Kampar very much, the feeling of peaceful mind, fresh air, less noise, everything double or triple less in a good way. Although I just back there this year but I wish to be back there again. Ok, I should stop typing this else I really will feel very down and sad thinking of living in city where my soul want to live in country side.
It is made from very simple ingredients where everyone can get it from either local markets or hypermarkets, the ingredients is available everywhere as you can see from the above picture, inside the plastic bag there is a pink paper where the nutrients of the food, ingredients and manufacturing address for your reference.
Seeing the colors, who doesn't like it? Especially kids, it is so colorful even my myself still attracted to it. I do hope this biscuits does not go extinct because I find it somewhat is a very heritage-ish and traditional dish that these days not many places sell it anymore because more affordable popular brands were brought into the markets. I hope this biscuits can be preserved in the local markets and I hope the local do not forget about this biscuits, new and younger generations get expose to it.
When I was young MummyQ doesn't allow me to eat those candies or gummy because my body was too weak to digest or clear out food in my digestive systems then because of that I often fell ill and admitted to hospital, she just have to be careful to watch over my diet but now I'm kind healthy so I'm going to stuff in whatever food I have missed from those times.
So I have Horlicks Malties Hard Candies Chocolate flavors, it is a good candies for your fill if you go for hiking or marathon because it can makes you feel a lil bit fill and energize but we Asian often view horlicks is a heaty food or drinks and shouldn't intake it so much. I likes it because the taste it thick in flavors as in you are eating the horlicks beverage powder of malts but it doesn't taste powdery, it doesn't taste too sweet either and it is very addictive candy that can make you feel full after you finish the whole packet.
Another is everyone favorite especially in drink, ribena. It is Ribena Gummy! Another addictive ones because it is chewy and catchy once you bite it, it is not juicy but when you bite it, it is smooth and soft and it felt like there is juice or syrup in it because the gummy taste exactly like from the syrup and the scent is just so sweet. That is another point that is good but there is another point that is not so good is too sweet, like I comment before it take just like from the syrup but just in gummy form. I hope they can make it less sweet?
This is Ice Longan, we both like longan drinks but the portion is too small for us definitely few mouth can empty the whole bowl for me and it is slightly a bit overprice but it does tasted nice. It has savory taste and scent, thick in flavors, cold and chill which is a very good drinks after hectic and tiring day, a rejuvenate drinks. Is my favorite actually but here the price is slightly too expensive for a small of drinks.
This stall offer quite instinctive addictive koay kak for me, because of the uncle very good in controlling the pan heat which we called it 'wok hei', that's very important because it is the main weapon in bringing the flavors more strong and more aromatic. Its very packed with flavors, there is spicy, sweet and salty taste from both chili paste and preserved turnip, juicy and burst of water from beans sprout, the radish was soft, smooth and non-sticky, very pleasant scent from it makes everything goes in place. Nice!
Next is Satay, everyone likes satay but the satay they serve here is non-halal which is made from pork, nevertheless it doesn't really matter to me as long as it tasted good. I love satay and I alone can finish more than 20 skewers if I have it with empty stomach but we usually only ordered 10 skewers, 5 for each person.
The satay at there actually it taste not bad, the meats is tender, very well marinated with the spices, well-cooked but a little bit too oily, very aromatic smell from the spices, everything was fine and is under control just that it is a little too sweet for me. For the sauce it is fine, there is peanuts chunks, sweetness and a little of spiciness but a lil bit oily, usually the sauce not that oily in it. Overall, it is good and worth the try.
This is one of my favorite but because of the popularity has rose, the price is a bit over expensive to be honest. This is Chue Cheong Chook for direct translation is pig intestine porridge, many may not like exotic foods, so am I but I made an exception for this because it is not and kind of addictive. The porridge is cook with their special made stock and the porridge texture is soft, smooth, very flvorful and not too watery nor thick after carefully cook for a very long hours though the color look plain. Then it will be top with deep fried and boiled pig intestine, it was clean and washed very carefully because it doesn't smell at all but the texture remained soft and chewy, for deep fried intestine is my favorite - it is very crispy, not oily and very fragrant. They also added in thinly slice char siew but that is not their ultimate weapon, still it tasted not bad - the meat is tender but the intestine and porridge fragrant overpower it. Last but not least the dressing, drizzle with sesame oil and sprinkle with white pepper and spring onions. For those whose is not afraid of exotic foods, should give it a try, definitely worth it.
And this is the mobile stall of Apom Telur and Kuih Ketayap.
And their address is...
Lorong Baru (New Lane), 10450 Georgetown, Penang
MummyQ ordered ABC Ice Kacang which is her all time favorite as drinks rather than dessert, yes weird her and I ordered Carrot Milk same goes to Boyf as well. The carrot milk is a bit bland but sweet, the taste is a bit too light, still it is very refreshing drinks during the hot and humid day. MummyQ shave ice is a bit loose and not compact within the ice, it is very sweet and the ingredients also lesser than what I expected it should be.
It may looks like a very simple soup but it definitely not easy to cook as many do not sell them. Bak khi basically is pork meatballs that was coated with special mix ingredients into starch flour then cook together with long/hours boiled pork bone soup with chopped cabbage in high volume of fire. Because the meats was coated with starch flour and when being cook in the soup, basically the soup texture will slightly thicken up - not too watery nor thick in texture. The chef must be good in controlling the fire so the soup texture is at its best condition, the meats is fully cook but still maintain its tenderness and the cabbage must be soften and well absorb the soup flavor. It may really look simple but this need skills. I can say here offer one of the best bak khi, at the affordable price, definitely is my favorite spot. To be honest, I can just have this as my complete meal, it's quite a healthy meal just that it is too much starch in this meal.
And their address is...
168, Carnarvon street, 10100 Georgetown, Penang
In Malaysia of course we do not have pork burger like any other countries due to the respect of other religion but still we still have many other selection to try. One of it is Fillet-O-Fish Burger, I personally very fond with this burger because as my memory remembered the first burger I had in McD's is this burger and that was during when I'm still a small young child. Nobody will not dislike this burger even the elders' likes it, MummyQ she likes fillet-o-fish too! The bun that is so soft and smell the of warm aroma really makes one feel warmth inside heart. The melted cheddar cheese and pickled mayonnaise really mixes well and the fish fillet is always that soft, not really oily and smell extremely pleasant. Well who doesn't like it? I extremely love this burger!
Above is my Lime Vanilla Ice-cream, photo taken long long time ago when Shrek 2 movie premiered in theater. No matter what flavors it is, their ice-cream always makes me crave for it, whether it is Sundae cone, McFlurry, Cornetto or whatsoever flavors they came up with as long as it is not something I'm allergy to. The ice-cream is one strong in vanilla flavor, super smooth and soft and the texture is thick and creamy.
I chose this is because it is cheaper and for me it is easier to eat, Sausage McMuffin With Egg comes with chicken sausage, cheddar cheese, fried egg and toasted English muffin, there is no hash brown but if you order set meal then it will comes with hash brown and a cup of hot or coffee which is almost the same as Big Breakfast. These days I prefer this besides because of the price matter, it is easier to eat and it taste even better as all in one muffin. The cheese is melted, the sausage chicken patty is well cooked, it is so flavorful and juicy, tender. the fried egg is soft and fluffy as well then eating them all together it just create really pleasant and smooth flavors and taste.
For those who can't really take spicy foods it is best not to try McD spicy fried because it will make you go fire. Me and Boyf love spicy food so we definitely have no problem eating it. The chicken is very well marinated with the spices, the skin is crunchy, spicy and not really oily, the meats is tender, soft and well seasoned. Once I tried it, I got hooked until now, it is definitely worth the try but to only those who can take in spicy foods.
There is many McD restaurants in Penang but I particularly only prefer to visit the one in Green Lane whici the address can be refer as below...
2506, Jalan Penang Free School, 11600 Jalan Masjid Negeri, Jelutong, Penang.\
Snacks is never healthy but still everyone love it, is an addiction. I'm not a big fans of snacks but once in awhile I do crave for it, I'm a fans of local snacks especially fried snacks. One of my favorite place to buy those fried snacks is at free school road and is under a big tree, a simple set-up of push-cart business, although the place may not look hygiene but when it comes to handling the foods, they handle it with care, a proper care and the cart is clean too so, I think there should be no worries of having it plus I had it since young and I did not experience any discomfort or sick after eat their fried snacks. This push-cart actually is quite famous around that area and some even make a trip to buy this back for their family as tea-time break.
Whenever me and Boyf pass by that area and show the business still operating, we will make quick visit and buy like a bag of it with varieties of selection, of course we only buy those that I can eat and not allergy to it.
It's very savory taste, sweet and chewy from thee kuih, pleasant fragrant from the yam and very crispy texture once you bite it. Of course I remove the yam because I'm allergy to it but the smell it still very savory and it still taste very good despite I took out the yam slice, nothing much is lacking after doing so as well which they preserve the quality quite well.
They have their famous Deep Fried Banana/Pisang Goreng but recently my timing wasn't that good, it is either finished or they did not sell on that day due to they unable to buy a good quality bananas to fried and sell but I hope I will the chance to eat it again. Due to unable to buy good quality ingredients sometimes the selection of choice is being reduce to 30% which is very sad and disappointing for me.
And their address is...
Jalan Free School, 11600 Georgetown, Penang.
It is a short trip but we needed a place for a rest and a place nearby the stadium, after some researched we found this hostel that is very convenience for us as the Light Rail Transit (LRT) train is just nearby. By looking at it, actually the exterior doesn't look that bad at all or very grand but the surrounding there is nothing much to see or walk around.
For the juice, it tastes well and good, very refreshing drink after some humid, sweaty and tiring day also good for dry throat after hours of cheering. The ratio is just nice, doesn't taste too sweet nor sour and it is very chilling.
Well, I never dislike lime juice or lemon juice although the acidic fruits isn't something my gastric can handle well.
Overall, I'm satisfied with the design and arrangements. The room is clean and well maintained although the color looks a bit dull but it is cozy enough for me.
Overall the hotel is nice to stay, the service crew's was nice and friendly, very professional, efficient. The exterior and interior design is good and nice for me, provide all the basic necessities that I think is essential and I needed the most, the hotel is very well maintained and the price is also reasonable and affordable for short trip for backpackers.
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Of course I allowed him to go, I'm a very considerate and nice GirlF but with one condition. A very simple condition, that is I'll tag along with him. For sure he's very frustrated and got annoyed because I'm not someone who like football match so why want to tag along? Thankfully for his understanding, he allowed me tag along. I wanted to go so badly not because the footballers' is handsome but I would like to experience watching a match live and I promised my GradMama before that I will bring her to watch football match if there is a opportunity comes in future but unfortunately that wish didn't come true. So, with heavy heart I indirectly fulfilled our promise by watching the match with Boyf.
Above pictures is our entrance tickets and training session admission pass we got it out of luck, meaning we can enter the stadium earlier to watch them conduct their training. Awesome? Yup. After watching their training, other audiences are allow to come in for later live match and that's when I captured the sunset shine into the stadium, making me feel warmth as if GrandMama shine on me telling me she's watching the match with me. It's a very beautiful scenery for me.
The stadium seating arrangements and the interior.
Right above me is the stadium shelter during the day and night view. Pretty isn't it?
Their warm-up body session and training with their coaches. This is the best pictures I have in my phone camera gallery. That time I still did not have a proper camera yet so this is the best pictures I have.
Arsenal mascot, Gunnersaurus Rex. In short gunner. He's cute isn't he?
The goal keeper doing his excessive training with their coach. Seems like a very tough job after seeing the body being throw here and there just to block to ball from entering the goal. It must be hurt to be hit by the coming ball moreover need to block the high speed and hard ball. No wonder the goal keeper usually equip with safety wear.
My view towards the battle field.
End of the game, both thanks the audiences for supporting and cheering for them.
Arsenal won, well that's already expected from me and the footballers was taking their shirt off to show off their chocolate abs, praising their each others for the good game, clasping and waving to the audiences.
I though there will a cart or someone carry a box or a basket selling food or beverage but the sales person is someone bolder than that, no cart or anything, he just carry the mineral waters and burger in a big bag plastic on his shoulder. I bought the burger but the burger doesn't look appetizing or good, and yes it doesn't taste awesome as well but still it is editable, just enough to filled my hungry tummy.