Thursday, August 20, 2009

Penang - Gat Lebuh China - Teh Halia & Nasi Lemak

Type: Halal
Location: Gat Lebuh China
Price: Depends on what you eat

Stall Owner: Mr. Abdul Wahab
Stall Name: Kastam Coffee Shop
Contact: 016 464 0882

Stall Operation: 1600 - 0100

Parking convenience:
Hygiene: Fair

If you come from Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, try to check out the landmark - Goddess of Mercy Temple (观音庙). Turn to China Street, go straight until you see Beach Street where CIMB bank is on your 2-o-clock direction. Drive straight to almost the other end, find parking space. The stall is exactly on your right hand side.

If you come from Jelutong Express Way, take Weld Quay direction. Go all the way straight. When you see yourself almost pass by Jetty (on your right), take a look on your left and look for a stall. Once you identify the stall at the corner of turn in junction, turn left and ready to park your car. The Custom Office opposite the other side of building.

I come for Teh Halia

Proud Greeting to me!~
Proud Greeting!

Spicing time
Stall Owner

In action he goes!
Tarik... ... ...

My wife is one of the fan of Teh Halia (Ginger Tea with milk). If you were to ask me, I can't take ginger at all, especially its smell. Kill me with garlic, I love garlic, not ginger :-) Tried several time little bit when my wife specifically asked me to drive for 15km to this stall during cold night time.

Teh Halia - it looks no different from normal Teh Tarik. Put your nose near to it, then you able to smell a strong ginger taste.

Teh Halia (Ginger Tea with milk)

This round - I come for Teh Halia! If not mistaken, beside ginger, they put spices as well. A normal teh tarik becomes special for anyone who loves it. Unexpectedly I saw the preparation and enjoy my dinner there.

Fresh Nasi Lemak

Fresh hot rice!
Nasi (Rice)

Reaching there a bit early, thus I have opportunity to see how the nasi lemak prepare from fresh. Using uncomplicated way, nasi lemak is still nasi lemak, a simple dish will bring out the fragnant that stimulate your hunger.


Tasty Nasi Lemak
The Killing - Nasi Lemak (prepared freshly)

If you reach early, you can see the nasi lemak prepared freshly.

Nasi Lemak (Labelled)

Once packed, it will be labelled as "I" or "BT". "I" stands for fish in Malay (Ikan), while "BT" is not Bit-Torrent! "BT" is small fish & egg (Bilis & Telur).

Noodles or "Bihun" labelled

Varieties of choices for whatever-colour-collar
If you don't feel like eating Nasi Lemak, you can try out other options. Words are useless to describe, a picture speaks for itself :-)

Pick one please to fill in your stomach!
Varieties of Options

fried noodles
Fried Noodles

This is Malaysia, consists of several races' cultures mixed and blended into daily life. You can find not only blue collar to drop by for tea time, those managers from nearby office also drop by here to enjoy their break.

Don't care what collar colour you are.
Customers from all races

Having good time!
Having good times!

Customer who comes here won't care about the narrow corridor environment the tables setup, you wish to enjoy open air table, take the tables that setup beside the Gat Lebuh China road, just be careful when you make your order as the stall located at the corner of junction where cars and motorcycles will turn sharp.

Penang - Lebuh Queen - Wantan Noodles

Type: Non-Halal
Location: Lebuh Queen / Queen Street
Price: Small (RM2.50) | Medium (RM3.00) | Big (RM3.30)
Sui Kow (RM1.30 for two)

Stall Owner: Mr. Yam Weng Kheong 任永强 (PJK)
Stall Name: One Tonne Mee
Contact: 016 492 5832

Stall Operation: 0700 - 1330

Parking convenience:
Hygiene: Good

If you comes from Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, try to check out the landmark - Goddess of Mercy Temple (观音庙). Turn to China Street, about 10 meter distant, turn right to Queen Street, you will see the stall just beside your left hand side. Don't day-dream, check out the available space on your right to park your car then! :-P

Funny Shop Name

Almost retired

Feeling heavy with the name?

Those old fans who followed this stall definitely knew Mr. Yam moved from opposite to this coffee shop about 5 years ago. I personally feel the coffee shop name is a bit funny- Peace and Joy Coffee Shop if you forget to lift your head to check out.

16 years of specializing in wantan noodles, Mrs. Yam informed me that they decided to retire soon which suprised me. I insist them to go on, thus I post this writing... sounds like I'm quite bad in another way.

Fried Wantan



One Tonne Mee

Bathing Noodles
Normally noodles will bath with boiling water and rinse for a while, then go through cold water to enhance its springy-ness.
Bathing Noodles

No fancy taste

Wantan noodles normally dance with pork oil, dark & light soya sauce which bring a mixture of taste to stimulate your taste buds. No fancy taste but original. I personally prefer original.

Sauces and Ingredients

Roasted pork sliced beautifully - dark soya sauce rinsed without artificial red colour which does not suit my preference. When you eat the roasted pork, you able to feel the thick sauce flow in your lung! I'm not kidding, seriously.

Freshly made Sui Kow
I particularly like their fresh Sui Kow (dumplings) made of a mixture shrimp and minced pork. The skin is very thin and you feel solid content when the Sui Kow enters your mouth.

I will include the Sui Kow portrait in my next visit. Sorry I was in hurry to rush for my breakfast to take care of my wife after the new born delivered.

Go there earlier and enjoy a hot soup of Sui Kow accompanying cool morning weather, this is an excellent moment to fulfill your stomach desire :-)

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