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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Food of Penang (Part 2) and Fruit Farm

Here’s part 2 of the food of Penang. There’s just too much to eat within the limited number of days we had there!

Our driver shared with us of a well-known local place selling dim sum. And so we skipped our Hard Rock brekkie on one of the days to try the dim sum.

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This place is as big as a typical hawker centre except that most of the stalls sold dim sum. The concept here is such that you order your food at the stalls,  bring the food to your table and pay only at the end of your meal.

Ingenious! People just take and take and take the food without knowing how much they are spending…. At least this applied to us!

Just look at some of the food we’ve got after 10 minutes!

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There were food other than dim sum as well…

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We still had quite a number of plates untouched when we were finished and all stuffed. And when the bill came, we were SHOCKED! At how cheap it was. It worked out to be about $5+ per pax!!! Amazing…..

Honestly as a whole, the dim sum is not fantastic but it’s very decent fare for the kind of price you pay. Some of the food that I really liked there: Wanton dumplings (see the picture above), egg tarts, mango & honeydew sago.

Address: Jalan Anson, Georgetown, 10400 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Note: It opens in the mornings

FRUIT FARM

Another one of the places of interest we visited in Penang was the Tropical Fruit Farm. It is situated on a hilly terrain and the journey there was a pleasant one. We even passed by a small waterfall area.

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You need to pay RM28.00 per entry to the fruit farm. You get a tour around the farm as well as a fruits buffet at the end of the tour.

Sounds good!

Cashew nut.

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Some kind of cherry.

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Guess what plant is this?

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When it’s fully grown, it looks like this.

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There were rows of such plants!

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Here’s the unripe fruit.

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You would probably know by now… Dragon fruit!

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Many other tropical fruits…

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I must say that our tour guide speaks really good English, is pretty entertaining and shared alot of interesting facts and stories about the fruits.

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The scenery here is actually quite beautiful…

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The ‘fruits’ in our midst!

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Note: Models’ hats were NOT from the farm. They belong to the models. Hee!

Now, the best part….

Fruits and fruit juice buffet after all the walking!

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(I was eyeing only the mangoes!)

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The visit coupled with the cool weather made it an overall good experience! Check out their website for more information.

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