Balik Pulau Kim Laksa

Laksa is one of the well known Penang Food, every visitor come to Penang must not miss out this dish.
Has not visit to Balik Pulau for very long time, miss the Laksa and decided to drive all the way just to recap my memory.
Was shocked when I saw the old market has been left abandoned and Laksa stall is no longer there, quite disappointed and sad but luckily kopitiam beside got another (or same?) Laksa stall.
I not sure whether this tall is the old memory Laksa or different stall but since we are here already so might as well give it a try.

Kim Laksa located in small kopitiam name Nan Guang, opposite there is another Laksa stall but seem to be no people so we just ignore it.
RM2.50 for a bowl of Laksa, it was pretty cheap. We tried Asam Laksa, according to some review Siam Laksa is actually quite tasty as well, will try it out on next visit.

Rice noodle in a thick sour soup, included cucumber, pineapple, mint leaves, onions and most important ginger torch flower with some Shrimp paste(Hae Ko).
Sour soup is delicious with slightly spicy taste and Hae Ko further enhance it flavor. Yummy.

Remember not to miss the Nutmeg Drink with Plum, it was once of the local delicacy.

Balik Pulau Kim Laksa
12:30pm – 3:30pm (Close on Wednesday)
N5 21.117 E100 14.143


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Famous Pork Noodle in Parit Buntar

Lean Hong Kopitiam located in Parit Buntar, unintentionally visited this kopitiam due to most of the shop closed on Wednesday. At first we don’t even know what they this stall selling as signboard was covered, we just try our luck.
Went into kopitiam and only one stall “Ah Ma Pork Noodle”.


This kopitiam is rather old and hot, not really a good environement.
Option to choose for Koay Teow or Maggie Mee, Small RM3.50 and Big RM4.00.

We ordered big bowl which is RM4, portion is big.
Pork blood, minced pork meat, slice pork meat, pork liver and pork skin is covering the whole bowl of noodle.
First taste of the of soup and I was surprise by the sweetness and tastiness, meat is tender soft and pork blood delicious.
Remember to take a lot of the chili paste to be dip, as the chili paste is tasty and not so spicy.

Compare to Nibong Tebal Pork Noodle , Ah Mah Pork Noodle is a lot more delicious on their soup. Well recommended this pork noodle to everyone.

Rating

Lean Hong Kopitiam, Ah Mah Pork Noodle
N5 07.331 E100 29.380
Dinner Only


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Air Itam Curry Mee Near Kek Lok Si

Air Itam Market Curry Mee located just before the famous Air Itam Laksa, business start from 1PM till finish which normally before 5PM.
On road side but no stoping or parking because this area is crowded, you may turn into small road before this hawker and park inside.

Curry Mee~RM2.50 was cook and served by few teenager, they are so efficient. Curry Mee serve just after we sit down for 2 minutes.

Spicy curry soup with Mee and Bee Hun, mint leave was added to enrish it flavor. This curry mee come with pig blood, taupok, and cuttlefish. We add extra cuttlefish(+RM1), because some Curry Mee stall use raw cuttlefish but this stall they marinated the cuttlefish with chili paste and it taste superb.
The extra chili paste spice up the soup and making the curry look more reddish.

Big bowl of marinated cuttlefish, it is soft and spicy. Yummy~

Ordered Fresh Coconut~RM3.50 and Cendol~Rm1.50 which operate by old Uncle and Aunty, we finish out Curry Mee but drink is yet to served and Fresh Coconut was quite expensive compare to other Kopitiam.

Red Bean is soft and nice but the Chendol(Green Color) is freezing hard.

Rate only for the Curry Mee as the drink is normal.

Air Itam Curry Mee
Jalan Air Itam
Lunch Only


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Le Dynastie Dim Sum at Farlim

Le Dynastie Dim Sum was newly open Dim Sum restaurant in Farlim, they just started operation on 15/5/2010.
Location is not so noticeable as it not facing main road and no advertisement like banner or whatsoever nearby.

Environment is spaces and clean, but not much crowd even on Sunday morning while nearby Red Tea Garden Dim Sum are pack with people.

Jin Deui~Left, chewy dough filled with Lin Yong, sesame on outer skin and deep fried. The skin is not crispy while dough is not chewy.
Woh Tip~Top Right (Potsticker), deep fried dumpling with minced pork inside. Pork meat is dry and not much flavour.
Jian Ha Gao(Deep Fried Hao Gao)~Bottom Right, deep fried shrimp dumpling was crispy and delicious.

Hao Gao (Shrimp Dumpling)~Top Left, Steamed dumpling with whole shrimp filling was nice and the skin is thin and transparent.
Siew Mai~Top Right, Steamed dumpling fill with chopped pork and prawn with fish role on top as decoration. Delicious.
TauFu Dim Sum~Bottom, is new and special where fish paste (aka fish ball) was fill on top of Japanese Tau Fu, fish paste is Q and tasty while Tau Fu is soft, fill with home made sauce make it very tasty.

Pork Meat Roll with Sweet and Sour Sauce~Top, No~ No~ for this dim sum as it is very sweet.
Fung Zao(Phoenix Talons)~Bottom, sauce taste like vinegar and tipping sauce(Sweet). Not bad.

These fluffy buns (Cha Siew Pao) was not good, the Char Siew inside is not so tasty and it taste more to salty instead of sweet salty.
Egg Tart, crust is crispy but egg custard is too sweet for me.

Fish Ball is normal.

Xiao Long Pao, is a failure. Why I said so? Because the skin is not Q and just a little soup inside the Pao, while the meat is rough and tasteless.

Price wise consider reasonable, spend RM36 for 5 persons.
Overall food is not good compare to other Dim Sum restaurant, but service is excellent, they help to refill water every now and then.

Rating

Le Dynastie Dim Sum
288-1-8/9, Lebuh Raya Thean Teik,
Farlim, 11500 Penang
04-8277288
N5 23.827 E100 17.234


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Restoran Lima Tingkat Pork Noodle

Restoran Lima Tingkat located in Nibong Tebal, inside have hawker stall selling Chicken Rice, Duck Rice, Bah Kut Teh, Chu Cha and Pork Noodle which I going to review.

亚富猪肉粉,亚富Pork Noodle~RM4 not only serve noodle, instead they do provide bee hun, maggie mee and seafood porridge.
A bowl of mee cover with minced pork meat, slice pork meat, pork intestine, port kidney and pork liver. Very generous.
Well control of cooking time make all the meat so tender and delicious but the soup is not so tasty as per expected.

Chili with lard, it just nice and not over spicy.

Another way to eat is to add a lot of Chili into the soup to make it spicy, if you are spicy lover then this is the best way to enjoy this pork noodle.

Overall, this Pork Noodle is not bad but I going to review another stall of Pork Noodle in Parit Buntar which is really delicious, Stay Tune.

Rating

Restoran Lima Tingkat
Jalan Sungai Daun, Nibong Tebal, Penang
N5 10.526 E100 28.597
Dinner Only


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