Category Archives: Bah Kut Teh

Kota When Francis Meets Rempah at Fort Cornwallis

We have long heard about Francis Light but do you know “When Francis Meets Rempah” what will happen? Yup, a restaurant with Western style decoration but served local food with all sort of rempah. That is what Kota about, a restaurant that give us surprise, surprise and surprise with it unique and creative dishes.
Kota Restaurant Penang

Kota Restaurant Penang

Comfortable environment with see through glass throughout the whole restaurant.
Kota Restaurant Penang

Nutmeg RM14, a bottle of nutmeg juice that perfectly grind and filter to have the smooth texture, it tastes extremely refreshing.

Cendol RM16, mixture of Gula Melaka, Coconut Milk, Pandan, Cendo and Red Bean served in cup, the combination of Gula Melaka and coconut milk is just awesome, it has very strong fragrance of each and form a unique flavor.

Kay Kut Teh RM29, Malaysia famous Chinese herbal soup, instead of pork they replace it with chicken since Kota is a pork free restaurant, included ingredients are rice served in sweet bean curb, mushroom, bean curb and one big piece of grilled chicken. So, we never expect big portion when this item place under Soup section in menu, this seem like a main dish to us. But….we are happy since we are big eater and the more the merrier. Herbal soup are cook to flavor to have strong herbal fragrance, enjoy while it still hot.
Kay Kut Teh

Kay Kut Teh

Jumbo Platter RM38, Pai Tee Cup, Chicken Lollipop, Chinese Bun with Jiu Hu Char, Tandoori Chicken, Kerabu and Yam Char Siew. Seriously, this is the best platter i ever have, a plate of Penang culture. It has all the necessary element to demo Penang culture as a whole by introducing each and every race food in just one single plate. Chicken Lollipop are perfectly marinated and wrap with lemongrass, it has nice flavor with strong lemongrass fragrance, Yam Char Siew is my favorite as the yam are so smooth in texture and char siew are perfectly flavor, deep fried Yam Char Siew has crispy skin with moist and smooth texture inside together with nice flavor char siew is just awesome. Kerabu is very appetizing and it has very special ingredients which are the Laksa Flower which gave it extra boost of flavor. Continue reading Kota When Francis Meets Rempah at Fort Cornwallis

Lau Fu Zhi Bah Kut Teh at Paya Terubong Penang

Lau Fu Zhi Bah Kut Teh 老夫子肉骨茶 located Jalan Paya Terubong which is just next to SJK Kong Min, they have another shop that is located at Data Keramat which always crowded and extremely hard to find parking space. In Paya Terubong at least you can park at the road side or right the road there is ample parking space. As usual, the best time to eat Bah Kut Teh is as late as possible, for sure before they closed. The longer it cook the better it taste.

Lau Fu Zhi Bah Kut Teh

Unlike other Bah Kut Teh shop in Penang who use clay pot, here they use just a bowl. Inside the bowl fill with pork intestine, pork ball, meat and fried bean curd sheet. The soup is so flavorful, it has very strong herbal taste and pork sweetness, it doesn’t has the thirsty feel even though we refill a few times.

Bah Kut Teh Bah Kut Teh

A must Yap Cha Guai that goes perfectly well with Bah Kut Teh.

Yao Cha Guai

Crunchy vegetable top with meat floss and pork lard. Very generous amount of meat floss, I really like the crunchiness of fresh vegetable and sweet taste of meat floss.

Vegetable with meat floss

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1250 Jalan Paya Terubong, 11060 Paya Terubong, Penang
016-433 7301
Dinner only

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Lovecipies Vintage Cafe Vegetarian Restaurant Jalan Rangoon Penang Georgetown

Lovecipies Vintage Cafe is a vegetarian restaurant located at Jalan Rangoon, visit during lunch time or working hour might have some problem looking for parking space but off working hour there is plenty of parking space available.
Lovecipies Vintage Cafe

The restaurant is very comfortable with whole lot of recycle material which make me feel like going back to 80′. It is air-conditional with great table arrangement, it not only a place for a fast meal instead it is a place to hang out with friend with a cup of drinks as well.
Lovecipies Vintage Cafe

Lovecipies Vintage Cafe

Lovecipies Vintage Cafe

Lovecipies Vintage Cafe

Lovecipies Vintage Cafe

Lovecipies Vintage Cafe

东炎+熟饭 Tomyam with Rice RM8.90, assorted vegetable such as small corn, tomato, cabbage with tofu cooking in Tom Yam Soup. Tom Yam soup is mild on flavor which is not that spicy or sour, it would be best if it taste more spicy and sour as eating this with rice will definitely need stronger flavor.
Tomyam with Rice

招牌沙煲活力餐 Revitalize Energy Meal RM12.90 is a combination of tofu, bean curd, vegetable ball and mushroom cook in herbal soup which taste exactly like Bah Kut Teh.
Revitalize Energy Meal

阿参咖喱餐 Assam Curry Meal RM10.90, curry cook with egg plant, tomato, lady finger, mushroom with fish like fritter taste really good, it taste spicy and sour which exactly the same flavor as my mum cook curry fish. It served with healthy rice as well.
Assam Curry Meal

Assam Curry Meal

蒙古豆腐 Mongolia Style Tofu RM12.90, deep fried tofu top with sweet sauce which is very flavorful.
Mongolia Style Tofu

双味豆包 Beancurd with Chef Special Sauce RM8, perfectly deep fried bean curb to golden color top with chef special sauce and mayonnaise which taste sweet with a hint of spiciness.
Beancurd with Chef Special Sauce

香卤卷 Lor Rolls RM8, great use of assorted vegetable making it taste like meat, great taste as well.
Lor Rolls

宫保猴头菇餐 Kong Bao Lion’s Mane Mushroom Meal RM10.90, this dish is pretty special as i never eat this type of mushroom before, the mushroom has a texture like meat, cooking in Kong Bao really bring up it flavor.
Lion's Mane Mushroom

番茄酱意大利面 Spaghetti Napolitana RM12.90, tomato paste spaghetti is well cook but the overall lack of some texture as it doesn’t has something to bite. It just miss something for us, maybe add on some black fungus will do the trick.
Spaghetti Napolitana

Assorted fresh drink served
Homemade Ginger Teh Tarik RM4.90(hot)/RM5.90(cold)
Fresh Strawberry Soda RM6.90
Adam Siok RM7.90
ABC (Apple, Beetroot, Cucumber) RM8.90
Detox 排毒(Apple, Carrot, Cucumber) RM.90
Soul Circulation 心灵榨(apple, carrot, lemon, ginger) RM10.90
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Oreo Smoothies RM7.90
Oreo Smoothies

Overall it is a pleasant dinner we had in Lovecipies Vintage Cafe.
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42 Jalan Rangoon, Georgetown, 10400 Georgetown, Penang.
014-306 9942
11:30 am – 10:00 pm (Monday Off)
N5 25.137 E100 19.508

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Day 2 Lucky Dim Sum and Pasar

Day 2 Trip – Lucky Dim Sum –> Pasar –> Ice Dome –> Tesco Lotus –> Rung Reang Thai Food Dinner

Good Morning! We are heading out for our day 2 activity in Hatyai city. Instead of driving around we decided to try the famous public transport Tuk-Tuk, you can easily get Tuk-Tuk right in front of any hotel. If you hold a big camera and look like tourist they will always horn and asking you to ride with them. Normally it cost 20bath per person to town area but if you have a group of people you may negotiate for an amount instead of per person 20bath.

Can this roundabout beat the small roundabout in Penang? It look like this is even smaller.
smallest roundabout

Lucky Dim Sum is around 1km aways from Golden Crown Plaza Hotel, Tuk-Tuk charge is 20bath per person.
The crowd is packing up when we arrive at 9 in the morning, here is the important note, you need to engage the person that stand in front of the shop coordinating to get a number. You can speak to him in Chinese or English and tell him how many person, he will then give you a number, wait for your number to be call and they will guide you to your table.
 Lucky Dim Sum
 Lucky Dim Sum

They open for business in the morning 6am to 12pm and night 5pm to 10pm
lucky dim sum operation hour

Here are all the Dim Sum, every plate of Dim Sum cost 16bath no matter what inside.
Take note that all Dim Sum here is not yet cook, choose your dim sum and place it on top of the shelve with the number give to you just now.
They will cook it to you and serve it to your table, this is to ensure freshness and quality of food is maintain.
Dim Sum
Dim Sum

Utensil and various type of chili paste and soy sauce are ready at every table.

Instead a pot of tea we follow the local to go for a cup of coffee, actually we are trying to keep our self awake for the next few hour of excitement.
Did you realize their straw is much shorter? It actually just the height of cup and every time nose almost hit the drinks.

This look to be something familiar right? Yes it is Yao Cha Guai, but why Yao Cha Guai in Dim Sum restaurant? Well, you will know soon.
 Yao Cha Guai

Another hints, black sauce with chili. What we eat with this in Malaysia?
black sauce with chili

Finally our Dim Sum is served, dim sum here is small in portion, all make to very cute. Loo at the Loh Mai Kai that is so small, on the left bottom is white fungus steamed with pork meat.
dim sum

Char Siew Pao also very small in size, same goes to the siew mai which is so tiny. Even though the dim sum is small but most of it delicious and fresh.
dim sum

Here the secret reveal, the big clay pot is Bah Kut Teh. Yes, Bah Kut Teh. Thai people like to eat Bah Kut Teh with Dim Sum together in the morning, something special here. In Malaysia we do eat Dim Sum and Bah Kut Teh as breakfast but both of them never come together. It is kind of heavy to have both meat meal in the early morning but I believe local people must be seeing the great combination that goes along.
Bah Kut Teh

A big clay pot of Bah Kut Teh, almost every table also has a bowl and some table even has a few. Bah Kut Teh taste very close to Penang version where strong of herb flavor, pork inside is very big and the soup is so delicious.
Bah Kut Teh

Overall Dim Sum taste very good in Lucky Dim Sum, we like the Bah Kut Teh so much. Highly recommended to try it. There is still lot of people at 10am by the time we left.

After taking our Dim Sum we head down to Pasar, it is actually market that sell lot of thing. Hop on to Tuk-Tuk and tell them “Pasar” then they will know where to drop you.
Pasar is around 1km away from Golden Crown Plaza Hotel, it is a very big market that sell everything and this is the place where you can bargain for good price.
Remember, if you looking for Zebra brand stainless steel item, you can try to ask for few shop as they offer different price. We just have a quick walk and we manage to find at least 5 shops selling Zebra brand.
Hatyai Pasar

Dry fruits is what tourist like to purchase in Hatyai as well, they have lot of variety but the price is just normal. Not really cheap.
Dry Fruits
 Dry Fruits

Fruit Stall
Fruit Stall


Here is the shopping heaven, lot of bag, shoes, shirt, pants…etc selling dirt cheap here. You can get a pair of ladies shoes for just 100baht and a shirt for 150baht or even a handbag for just 200baht.
Hatyai Pasar
 Hatyai Pasar
 Hatyai Pasar
 Hatyai Pasar

Out of the market area on your right is the wet market.
Wet Market
Fruit Stall

They sell turtle for? I have no idea.

Big Car Park
Car Park

After few hour of shopping and eating, we decided it time to go back hotel and get ready for our next destination. Saw this cute little Jazz with Hello Kitty number plate. So lovely.

Let continue to next page for freezing cold Ice Dome.

Hatyai Travel 2012 Direct Link
Hatyai Travel 2012
Day 1 Driving to Hatyai from Penang
Day 1 Khlong Hae Floating Market
Day 2 Lucky Dim Sum and Pasar
Day 2 Hatyai Ice Dome and Municipal Park
Guide for Driving to Hatyai

Gurney Drive Carnation Bak Kut Teh

Carnation Bah Kut Teh is one of the famous Bak Kut Teh in Penang where it has been in business for more than 20+ years, whenever you pass by here you can smell the fragrance of spices and herbs generated from the long hour boiling soup.
Bak Kut Teh mean pork bone soup, it a mixture of various herbs and spices boiled together with pork meat, bone and organs to create a very rich flavor soup.
Bah Kut Teh

Carnation Bah Kut Teh is well known in Gurney Drive where most of the Penang people or tourist will come here to enjoy Bah Kut Teh for their breakfast.
Carnation Bah Kut Teh

Tea is provided and you can add to your favorite thickness.
Tea Pot

As usual that Penang Bah Kut Teh served with garlic and chili together with dark sauce, it is a must for Bah Kut Teh.

Bah Kut Teh that consist of not only pork meat instead it has vegetable, mushroom, meat ball and taufu. All this ingredients cook together for long hour to create sweetness in the soup, the soup is extremely flavorful and delicious, even taking lot of it but you won’t feel thirsty which mean that not much Ajinomoto in it, furthermore the pork meat is very soft.
 Bah Kut Teh

The mixture of dark sauce with garlic and soy sauce is a must for dipping.
 Bah Kut Teh

On top of Bah Kut Teh, we ordered extra vegetable which is Stir Fried Sambal Lady Finger. The sambal use is very delicious and the lady finger is fresh and crunchy.
Stir Fried Lady Finger
 Stir Fried Lady Finger

Overall we are satisfied for a bowl of Bah Kut Teh here, even though we rarely take Bah Kut Teh in the morning but today we are glad that we taking it here as the Bah Kut Teh is really delicious.
4 Star Rating

Carnation Bak Kut Teh
63, Gurney Drive, 10250 Penang, Malaysia.
7.30am – 2.30pm
Close on Monday
N5 25.934 E100 19.036

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