Friday, 22 August 2014


I have been absolutely pleasantly surprised with Georgetown, Penang, what an amazingly vibrant little city, full of diverse culture, history, art, architecture, cuisine, walking around any corner can be fascinating, you never know what you may find.  

Angry man opera??!  Found this one night while out walking, no idea what was happening, but it was entertaining.. sort of!!

 Cool artwork around town

Throw in the enormous array of restaurants, street stalls, food carts and hole in the wall shops and the quality and range of food here is staggering.  I’m not sure I have seen more choice or such quality of dishes concentrated in one little ‘city’, most at ridiculously cheap prices.

One honourable mention is the Red Garden, touted as a ‘Food Paradise Night Market’ and it really is, the range and pricing here is phenomenal, there is nearly every kind of cuisine imaginable serving out of their little shops that all surround a huge area filled with tables and chairs for the patrons to eat at or drink large cold beers.

  We went again a couple of nights ago and they had a band on stage, this was around midnight and the place was happening, what a great venue - food, beer and entertainment.

This was only early, so very quiet, but it gets busy later on

But the standout, hands down winner in Penang is Kafe Yeap Noodles on Lebuh Chulia, in fact it is by far the best food I have had in Asia (ok I probably had better in China, but they were 5 star restaurants with price tags to match).  We have been eating there every day, sometimes twice!

  Yesterday’s meal included 4 dishes (we didn’t need 4, the portions are great.  Just being greedy!), 2 beers and a Langon drink and came in at just under $10, so the value is as amazing as the food.  Plus their beer is as cheap as I have found in town at only 6.50 myr for a can, with most places asking over 10. 

Do NOT miss Kafe Yeap Noodles while in Penang, we have been slowly working our way through the entire menu and will be heading there again in a couple of hours before riding over to Batu Ferringghi to watch the Aussie football!! 

Every dish is amazing, but you really must try the Loh Bak, the black pepper pork/chicken noodles, the sweet  & sour, the sesame and ginger, the curry…..  well, you get my point, but definitely try the Loh Bak, I had never seen it before and was amazing.  We seriously only stayed in Georgetown this long because we can’t bear to leave this restaurant behind!



Some other sights around town

A lot to love about this place,  my kind of museum!!