Tong sui marathon@Kimberley Street, Penang


Tons and tons of tourists, out-of-towner foodieventurers and local Penang-ites occupying the streets. It felt like a food fest, and every growling tummy was out there to have an awesome time eating!

The night was hot and humid also, and I was perspiring like roast pig. A cold, sweet, icey dessert would be the best remedy now!


The leng chee kang was a life saver! Dried longans, ginkos, “atapchi”/nypa palm fruticans, strips of jellies in sweetened syrup cooled with ice cubes. Wasn’t the best I tasted but it would make do to cool off the humidity and heat!


I stayed away from this almond dessert as I am no fan of almond’s taste in powdered form but my gfs loved it.

If our dinner earlier was less heavy, we might be able to stomach in the duck noodles from the stall opposite of this place. There was a long queue at this stall and the herbal smell of the duck meat was amazing. Next trip I will come for this!


Penang Ai Jiak Tao Sar Pia@Him Heang, Burmah Road, Penang


The mural is finished!

The last time I came here in February, the mural was halfway being painted by teenage school kids. I was amazed at their tenacity to sit here for hours painting under the scorching heat.

Kudos! The mural is now finished on my recent trip here two months later. Although the old man’s smile is a little too wide and creeped me out a bit, good job done nonetheless!


The box was still warm

Thanks to Kelvin’s brief moment of being a history channel ambassador, I’ve learnt how the originator of this taosarpiah was actually by Ghee Hiang, dating its establishment all the way back to 1856. WOW. Imagine eating taosarpiahs 300 years ago. Now every bite makes me think walk down history lane.

Then, Him Heang came in to compete with Ghee Hiang, and innovated further by creating the Tambun biscuit. Competitiveness, perseverance, especially in business, are strong traits you see in the chinese.

Today, Him Heang has become a worthy player in the market. Always packed with patrons and half the time, they might be sold out and you need to come back later on to buy if you are desperately craving for them.

But the price keeps going up and up and up. From those days, RM 6 ish, to RM 8 ish to RM 11 today for the big box.


East meets west

The “food galore rendezvous” foodie gang popped in a few TSPs while waiting for our food…we were really hungry by then.

That was when both unexpected eyes met. Whaddya know the eastern taosarpiahs could have set eyes on the western italian and aussie wines. I am guessing this is one of the few rare photos on a TSP with wine.

Wine reviews : will be with Tatsu’s foodie review next!

162A, Jalan Burmah, Penang (near to the Penang Adventist Church)
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