|Ice cream, bananas and peanuts on crispy base|
|Succulent oysters in fried with egg and starchy batter…yum!|
Alex, another photography aficionado, took hubby to Teluk Tempoyak, a quiet Malay fishing village on the southeast tip of Penang island, for sunset shots. Until recently, Teluk Tempoyak was truly off the beaten path and it is in rustic sites like this that a photographer is often rewarded with pictures of great depth.
|Bridging the Gap at Teluk Tempoyak|
|Alex, hard at work at Teluk Tempoyak|
|Two Friends At Sea|
|Taking You Out To The Sun|
|Fruits of my shopping spree|
After they were done, Alex picked me up from the hotel to join his wife and son for dinner at the famous Pak Hussin Tomyam Restaurant in Sungai Ara. It was heart-warming to see Malaysians of all races dining under one roof. Ever the gracious host, Alex extended dessert to more photography opportunities for Derrick. We were taken to a spot under the
|Penang Bridge from below|
|Gurney Drive at midnight|
We changed hotels the next day as Derrick wanted somewhere closer to the city centre for different photography sites. With a colleague's recommendation in mind, I chose to stay at Chulia Heritage Hotel,
|Ideal location, affordable rates, clean rooms|
|Tourists at Chew Jetty|
Bloggers have been raving about the prawn fritters at Tan Jetty so it made sense for us to try some. I must have looked like a hungry tourist, wandering around the jetties under the hot sun, poking the stick into the plastic bag of tasty delights, popping them into my mouth without any decorum and occasionally sharing them with Derrick!
|Happy to find the prawn fritters stall|
|Tasty delights sizzling away in the hot wok|
In the evening, Derrick was once again whisked away for more photography. With the harsh afternoon sun slowly setting, it was comfortable enough for me to venture around, seeking the much talked-about murals around Georgetown. With a tub of warm
|Sticky rice balls coated with brown sugar, sesame seed & lots of ground peanuts|
|Boy on Motorbike at Lebuh Ah Qwee|
|Ernest Zacharevic's famous Siblings on a Bike|
|Boy Reaching Up (for Starbucks?) and Children Reaching Out for Pau|
|Interesting street art in Penang|
|Look for this stall at Chulia Street|
|A bowl of goodness!|
My mum, who used to work in Penang, has fond memories of Campbell Street's dim sum. So the next morning, we ventured there to seek out Tho Yuen, an old Cantonese restaurant that has been around for more than 5 decades and still commands a loyal following. Perhaps our expectations were too high, but the dim sum served there were a notch below Ipoh's. Still, it was a nice experience eating at such an old establishment.
|Dim sum from the steam array|
|Fried snacks for dim sum|
Before bidding adieu to Penang, we drove to Eaton Kuih Centre at Jalan Tan Sri Teh Ewe Lim. I am extremely fond of their green cakes as well as their rendang.
|Red and green ku from Eaton|