Ming Xiang Tai Pastry Shop 名香泰餅家

The most common souvenir to bring home after a Penang trip is typically the well-known tau sar piah (豆沙饼, a type of Hokkien-style pastry/ biscuit filled with red bean or mung bean paste). However, this time we didn’t buy that, as we found something else that we really like – the Cantonese-style pastries from Ming…

The Weld Quay Clan Jetties in Penang

Located straight down the road from Lebuh Chulia (beside the Kapitan Kling Mosque) at Pengkalan Weld (Weld Quay), you will find one of the last remaining historical Chinese settlements in Penang by the waterfront. Originally, there used to be 7 Chinese Clan Jetties here, but now only 6 remain as one has been destroyed by…

Chulia Street Night Market & Jalan Penang

On our 2nd night at Chulia, based on recommendation from the hotel staff on great hawker fare in Georgetown, upon exiting the hotel & turning right, we walked down Lebuh Chulia for 2 to 3 min to get to the busy Chulia Street Night Market for dinner. (NB: The Mugshot Cafe as listed in my…

Cafe-hopping in Georgetown, Penang

In recent years, numerous cafes have been sprawling across Penang’s well-known heritage city centre – Georgetown, so much so that you will be spoilt for choices if you love exploring cafes (like me). Due to lack of time (only 3D2N trip & 1st day was spent outside Georgetown) + the unfriendly weather (average temperature then…