Ok, here’s the long-awaited post.
We started off on our long-awaited & much-anticipated trip on a fine Saturday morning. After everyone was fetched, we stopped for breakfast at McDonalds.
Fueling up before hitting the road!
Next eating stop, Funny Mountain Tau Fu Fa in Ipoh!
Where: Funny Mountain
49, Jalan Theatre, 30300 Ipoh, Perak.
What a funny name! Funny Mountain, ha ha ha. But there is nothing funny about the smooth & yummy tau fu fa that they serve.
One bowl of tau fu fa, only 80 sen.
And they even have a drive through service!
You can enjoy tau fu fa from the comforts of your car.
After Funny Mountain, on to Nam Heong White Coffee for, errm, brunch (egg tarts, white coffee & some fruit SY packed along which we curi-curi makan in the coffeeshop).
Where: Nam Heong White Coffee (original Old Town White Coffee)
2 Jalan Bandar Timah, Ipoh, Perak.
Yummy egg tarts.
Goes pretty well with Ipoh white coffee.
Time to hit the road again. Next stop: Penang island!
Crossing over the “Malaria Straits” (as someone’s phone brilliantly autocorrected MALACCA STRAITS into, not too long ago… priceless 😂😂😂😂😂).
We checked into Hotel Heritage 1926, our home away from home for the next 2 nights. Not a bad hotel, & strategically located… right across the Him Heang biscuit shop (for you tau sar pia aficionadoes).
Him Heang products.
President came to get us from our hotel & brought us to have an early dinner at Ocean Green.
Where: Ocean Green Restaurant & Seafood
Paramount Hotel, 48F, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, Penang.
Nice views, yummy food, great company. This is what the Greater Dining Club is all about 😍
Dinner. Yes, I know I missed out the lam mee dish. Had an interesting argument with President over this. Haha.
Penang lam mee. The dish that only arrived after we were halfway eating. It’s different from the lam mee that one gets in KL.
After a great dinner, we headed to Gurney Paragon, newest shopping mall in Penang to date. Missed the turn into the carpark & had to make one big round (no thanks to new one way traffic flow system in Penang >_<!!).
Got there eventually.
Views from the 6th floor.
We had a great time here, posing for group photos in front of backdrops of street scenes that look pretty real.
A very cool coffee place that we passed by but didn’t go in for coffee.
Look at the decorated paper cups used as deco!!
Off to have drinks at 600cc next.
Gurney Paragon, Penang.
This place has really cute deco!
And after this, off to Bee Hooi Restaurant in Pulau Tikus for supper!!! Yep, still not quite done eating for the day!
Where: Bee Hooi Restaurant
415 Jalan Burma, George Town, Penang.
Penang sar hor fun.
Ou chien (fried oysters with egg).
Penang lor mee.
President dropped us back at our hotel for some much needed sleep. Don’t know if anyone snored or talked in their sleep (too tired to notice, or care).
We did quite a lot of eating, posing & driving today.
End of Day 1.