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Friday, April 22, 2011

Butterworth Curry Noodles House - The "Keh Liao" Curry place

Well, I used to hear about this curry noodle stall in Raja Uda alot, where it only opens at night and is located by the road side. Many years ago, I have passed by this stall but never got the chance to try it as its not very convenient to park.
So recently, I was asked to try out this Curry Noodles and thus, on a Saturday night with my buddy, we decided to head to Jalan Raja Uda. At first we were abit disappointed as we can't see the stall anymore and I was worried that it has closed down till I saw a shop with the words Curry Noodles House located about 100m away. Thus, try my luck and went to ask the person at the counter and they confirmed that they are the same stall. Yippee! Found it at last.
As thus, here we have the curry noodles that is so famous, the shop is packed to the brim, people sit at all tables inside and out. Best part, it was already 10pm and its still fully pack! Wow.
We ordered the standard bowl of noodles and it was a not too bad curry noodle. It comes with the standard to fu pok, cockles, coagulated pigs blood, some bits of long beans and bean sprouts. The first thing I did was to try the soup. It was not too bad, it has curry taste but I feel that its lacking some oomph. Now that I think about it, wonder is it that they didn't give any sambal? Hmm? But what I think will make this curry noodle a killer and what attracts the crowd are when you have those add ons, which when mixed with the curry noodle, will further enhance the tastes.
Among the most popular of their add ons has to be the Lala. Practically every table has a plate of it and when I saw it, it really does look very good. The Lala were of big size and not like those tiny morsels normally seen. The sauce looks spicy and appetizing too. Then they also have other add ons like fried chicken, curry pork, sambal sotong and even fried balitong.
Well, its surely worth a try to visit this place while in Butterworth Raja Uda area.
Do leave your comments ya

Opens from 6.30pm till 1.30am daily except Sundays
Tel : +6012-5505050

Look at all the options which you can choose from to add on
Fried Balitong
Fried fish, this one very nice because can eat the bones too
Fried tofu
Their super sambal sotong (squid)
The very popular fried Lala
The standard bowl or Curry Noodle
It's pack even at 10pm
The shop front

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sweet-I Desserts House

MIA for such a long time I guess its time to come out of hibernation.

Well its not exactly that I have not been eating or photographing food, more like the opposite but just doing it differently.
First off, I would like to thank Jacgyc of FoodTok and Criz Lai for this invite to join them for this review at Sweet-I Desserts House located at Sg Dua, Penang. Actually this shop which specializes in Thong Sui is located at the row of houses right across the road from Tesco Extra. It's not exactly easy to spot as its blocked by some undergrowth and trees but keep an eye for the bright red banners.
This place is owned by Mr and Mrs Soon and they are really a very friendly couple. They have devoted their passion into this place and now they cater to the very whims of Chinese Thong Sui lovers in Penang. One thing that one will notice immediately about their dessert is that it doesn't look watery or bland. They have a very wide variety offered daily and I must say, when I first saw the many different pots of desserts on the table, I was in awe. These guys must be working overtime to be able to churn out so many different Thong Sui. I cooked, and I can tell you that making a good bowl/pot of this delicacy is no easy feat. It takes lots of love and effort and it clearly shows with the desserts here.
Thus without further ado, let the pictures do the talking.
I guess another thing is that I probably will start less rating on my foodie blog, and just put a recommendation and let the readers decide. All in all, this place is a must try for Thong Sui lovers. Of yeah, the price starts from RM2 till about RM4.50 for the ones that uses more expensive ingredients/effort to produce. Well worth the try!

The exterior of the house/shop
The many pots of Thong Sui
The small living room with the pots on the right and tables on left
The man, Mr Soon
Green bean, sweet potato & sago Thong Sui ~RM2.70
Pumpkin, sago, glutinous rice with coconut milk ~ RM3.00
Tapioca jelly Bobo Cha Cha ~RM2.70
Black sesame soup ~RM4.00
Ginger, dates and coralline algae ~RM3.50
Sha shen, red dates, medlar, white fungus and winter melon soup ~RM4.50
Black glutinous rice ~RM2.00
Tapioca jelly Bobo Cha Cha ~RM2.70, another view
Combination of many Thong Sui... yummy
OK this 2 herbal tea I do not know its name but its for cooling and another helps with imsomnia ~ RM2.00 & RM3.50
There were many bloggers that day...
Barley, white fungus and dried bean curd skin (fu zhuk) ~RM2.50 Add RM1.00 for gingko nuts
Lotus seed, gingko nuts and red bean soup ~RM3.30
Kelp with red bean paste soup ~RM3.00. Kelp is a type of thick seaweed
The herbal tea in nice miniature glasses
Groundnut cream soup ~RM3.00
Tapioca jelly Bobo Cha Cha with shaved ice ~RM2.70 (Love this as its cold)
Special porridge of the Day ~RM4.50 (the ingredients used in the porridge varies daily)