I love Penang Food! York Hotel

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The implacable and debonair Travelling Gourmet TM samples Penang food at the…

MARVELLOUS Penang Hawker’s Fare at the York Hotel from 4 to 20 September, 2015. York Hotel flies in Penang’s best hawkers three time a year to put on an extravaganza of wholesome Penang Hawker specialities that Singaporeans crave for. It has been going strong since 1986!

I want Lobak!

Alas, this time my good friend the Lor Bak King was not there. He is now doing big business supplying his Lor Bak to restaurants and hotels in Malaysia. Nevertheless his replacement was pretty good and I relished his version of crackly bean curd skinned Lor Bak with lean pork, and also his Prawn Fritters (Hair Chee).

IMG_1147 Making Lor Bak

IMG_1148 Lovely Lor Bak and Hair Chee with fresh Cucumber!

Good ol’ Char Koay Teow was excellent with lots of prawns and cockles as was the Jew Hoo Eng Chye (Cuttlefish Kang Kong) with its sexy sweet and spicy sauce. I also feasted on limitless servings of Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee with its tasty intensely flavoured Prawn Soup made with the shells and heads of prawns, piquant and zangy (zesty and tangy) Penang Assam (Tamarind) Laksa with lashings of Hair Ko (thick black prawn paste with the viscosity of aged Aceto Balsamico), fragrant Penang Style Coconut infused Nasi Lemak with Kari Kapitan (aka The Captain’s Curry), spicy Penang Rojak with crushed Peanuts and crunchy Jambu Ayer, Guava and Torch Ginger, Oh Chien (Oyster Omelette) with lashings of plump juicy oysters and last, but most certainly not least…Koay Teow Th’ng (Rice Noodle Consomme with shredded chicken)!

IMG_1149 Appetising ASSAM Laksa with its savoury-sour flavours!

IMG_1151 Ravishing ROJAK! Garnished with crushed peanuts!

Sweets for the Sweet!

For the Dessert fiend, of which I admit I am one…freshy made a la minute thin and crispy Ban Chang Kueh with crushed peanuts, psychedelic Ice Kachang with Red Beans and Attap Chee and Chendol with lots and lots of seductive Gula Melaka (Coconut Palm Sugar syrup)! the beverage of choice with all this yummie food is home made Iced Barley!

OMG! Penang food from the Pearl of the Orient that is the Island of Penang…Ich liebe es sehr! (I love it very much) Selamat menjamu selera! (Bon appetit in Malay)

To live well is to eat well and drink well! 🙂

White Rose Cafe

York Hotel

21, Mount Elizabeth

Singapore 228516

Tel: 6737  0511

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As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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