Thursday, April 29, 2010

Penang - Padang Kota Lama - Western Food (Hainan style)

Type: Non-Halal
Location: Beside Fort Cornwallis (Explanade or Padang Kota Lama)
Price: depending on order

Contact: Lim - 016 475 9942
Stall Operation: Noon hour (Need help, anyone able to get the specific schedule, please share with me)

Parking convenience:
Good (there is a big parking space beside the local food court)

Hygiene: Fair (Just watch out sometimes the crows will stop by above your head, watch out "boom")


If you come from Jetty direction, take 12-o-clock direction at the roundabout where you can see the clock tower as well. Another 10-15 meters distant, check out the turn right opportunity - you are ready to enter the car park beside the famous Fort Cornwallis.

If you come from High Court direction, the green field is on your left. After the green field - please get ready to turn left, the car park is on your left. Before you near the car park entrance, you can see the food court is on your left as well.

Rush Hour

First time - I can't even talk to the owner. Rejection. They are not ego nor anything negatively attitude. They are just too busy to talk. The order preparation is rush during noon time. I can't even "near" them. Only let the picture do the talk little. Apologize on the reader who tries best to dig out further. Anyway,
the stall is actually located almost exactly opposite the Mee Sotong I wrote in previous post.

Hainan style - Western Food

The Chefs
Behind the scene

Hainan Style
My first taste on their foods was western food - both chicken chop and fish & chips. In fact, they are also preparing hainan noodles which also taste good and recommended. Chicken chop is very crispy and the fries are fresh. This is very important. If the fries is not fresh, the chef may leave the fries in open air for some while. You can notice the owner will not one shot fry the whole packet of fries to get-ready-stock.

Frying in action

Noon time to get there, I suggest personally to the reader to reach there before 1200. This will allow you to get a strategic place (not under the "tiang" where the bird drop the "souvenir" while you have nice lunch). Another enjoyment is you can observe how every stall actually prepare for the lunch crowd at the same time. Not very sure whether you have that kind of specific preference to observe. I bet you will enjoy the moment.

I'm ready
Getting ready for crowds' orders

Chicken Chop
Chicken Chop - Hainan style

For fish & chips, the special part is I love the most on tartar sauce and you can refill :-) The fish & chips bath with the squeezed lime juice (if you can get more than half cut and you love sour taste) will rock your taste bud when you mix with the tartar sauce. Tartar sauce may look plain but i just love the combined tastes. Thinking of this always make me swallow the saliva. Visualize little please!

Fish & Chips
Fish & Chips

Tartar Sauce
Lovely tartar sauce

Lime Juice
Lime juice that cool you off. Remember to order two glasses of this drink!

If you have time, I recommend you to try out the Hainan style noodles. It may look like Hor Kian Char (Hokkien dialect), the taste is completely different from the dark soya sauce you had in mind. Hainan style noodles will ensure you finish the rest of the noodles in plate. Mind me to leave some space of writing in my next post on next visit? I'm sure you will say YES. Thank you very much on your kind understanding :-)


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