Sunday, April 3, 2011

Penang Redux 5

We lived in a hotel along Gurney Drive and it only makes sense in the long month we were stuck there to have at least one meal at Plaza Gurney.

Hungry and tired from shopping (surprise, surprise), we were browsing through restaurants outside when I saw something very interesting in one of the restaurant Menu.

Pork Ribs. Yes, you heard right, here there be pork ribs!! I found out later that Chicago Rib House is a sister company to Tony Roma's and licensed to serve pork. Needless to say, I grabbed the Friend and rushed in.

We ordered the platter of three types of appetisers. Here we have the deep fried battered mushrooms. Fresh mushrooms battered and fried to crispy juicy perfection with a side of two dipping sauces.

The other side of chicken tenders and potato skins. Juicy chicken and carby goodness filled with cheese. Oh my!

The star of the day. Half a rack of pork ribs cooked in spicy BBQ sauce with two sides of broccoli and mash. The ribs was soft and juicy and finger licking good. We sucked the meat around the bone dry.

Another lunch trip during work near the old Kuan Yim temple along Jalan Kapitan Keling. Immediately next to the temple is a very old shop that had been serving Loh Mee for over 20 years... I think. Should be more than that and it has an illustrious history. Two little squeeze bottles holding chilly and garlic paste for the noodles.

Here comes the Loh Mee. The sauce was thick and fragrant but not too thick that when the noodle suck up the sauce, there is nothing left. There were pieces of pork in it that added to the overall deliciousness of the dish.

Lobak. I liked the meat seasoned with five spice but the Colleagues found it too soft. It was overall a good lunch.

We are still not through with our Penang Trail with lots more to come.


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  3. Semuflax: Thanks very much for reading. My food places this time was introduced by someone who is an expert at Penang cuisine. You will NOT be disappointed.