Monday, June 3, 2013

A day trip to Penang

Well, most of the times when I said heading North, it refers to Penang, and usually it's just a day trip as it's only a 50 minutes car ride.

This trip is planned by a friend of mine, Elie. She suggested to visit the iFOODex held at PISA Penang, it's a food expo which I have no idea what it is.

阿恭生日那天我们去了槟城。。从太平到槟城只需50分钟车程所以老公都不介意时常去,也因为这样我们在那里也时时遇到认识的人!世界真小!哈哈 xD


This early riser slept all the way (as expected) to Penang
小瓜每次出坡都会在车睡觉,真好!

This is the food expo, lots of people, so much to see (basically food like snacks, biscuits, health supplements, drinks, frozen stuff, cooking ingredients and etc), but nothing much to buy (for me), haha xD In the end we bought only the cakes from Butter & Olive
到了PISA的美食节,的确满多东西看/买不过很多都不刚我,所以到最后只买了一些蛋糕。。(还是甜食最吸引我 =p)


Leaving the expo we headed to lunch. Traffic in Penang this day was as crazy as expected. We spent most time stuck in traffic jams =_=
 午餐时间到!友人介绍了韩日馆烧炭餐厅。
Friend recommended this KNK Yakiniku Japanese charcoal bbq restaurant

My boy wants to eat too!
现在带Aden出街最怕的就是我们用餐时候。。因为他肯定坐不久~

Elie's son Jack is showing his thumb up!
Jack说good good哦~

Mafia boy Aden climbed from the high chair to the dining table, his dad also speechless already >.<
我就知道!这孩子都不给他老爸老妈面子,在那么多人面前爬桌子!(看看他老爸的样子,无言)要打料~

Quickly carry him away from the table!

Our humble families of 3, hehe

Friends......

Basically beef are more recommended here, poor me only can eat the chicken and seafood as I don't eat beef
友人大多点牛肉,他们说还不错。。而我就只能吃鸡肉和海鲜。

The rice set and pancakes are quite nice!
石锅拌饭,麻麻罢了~ 不过其他的都还可以。

Elie and I with our naughty boys!
这两位妈咪最忙!忙着顾孩子。。。

Went shopping at Gurney Plaza......
吃饱饱了就去Gurney走走。。没什么特别的想要买,旨在走走吃吃罢了。

Had desserts at Tong Pak Fu
来了糖百府下午茶


With the helps of GPS, we managed to locate this Spade's burger shop, situated at Bangunan Lip Sin, Pekaka Square at Bayan Lepas (Near USM). I have been wanting to try this charcoal burgers as blogged by some bloggers. 
To my surprise, it's not a well-maintained air-conditioned cafe..... More like a kopitiam I'd say.....
晚餐呢就来到了这里,Spade's burger, 早前就看到一些部落客分享这炭烧汉堡,觉得很特别很想试看看。地方不好找不过还好有GPS。。

But quite a lot of people come here.......
一看到这间店的时候,有点小失望。。原本以为是什么有冷气的那种 cafe,怎知。。。只是很普通的店面。。呵呵~ 不过还蛮多人的

The only menu on the counter table, self order and pay.....
就连menu也是一个罢了,摆在柜台那边。。都是self servie去 order 的。。

Actually they don't even have a signboard, only the banner as shown in the left picture, luckily I have seen this through people's blog otherwise I think I'd have a hard time finding this shop......
As for the burgers, to be very honest, they are nothing VERY special. Of course the main attraction is the charcoal buns, but besides that, the fillings are just mediocre. So I was a little bit disappointed in the end....... But then, at least my wish is fulfilled ;) Total for these with drinks are RM 28.
点了一个鸡肉汉堡和一个猪肉汉堡,味道并不没有说很好,差不多而已。其实特别的是在它的炭烧面包啦!整粒黑黑软软的。。

Also, I finally tried the famous macaroons from les macaroons de Valerie! Perfect snacks for people with sweet tooth like me!! <3
在Gurney买了一打 Valerie 马卡龙,大爱!终于吃到了!Tapi 我kiam siap的老公说久久一次就好了。。xD

Hubs had nothing specific to buy, Aden still got his clothes in the closet, and I did my online shopping few weeks ago, so we bought nothing much in the end... hehe
这次买了很少,就说没什么特别的想买嘛,呵呵~


That's how we celebrated Agong's birthday, how about you?
就这样过了一个假期噜。。时间过得好快,半年已过了咯~

60 comments:

  1. Wow, only 50 min car ride to Penang, that's good...

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  2. For me, it's about 10 hours or more ride if go by coach, hehe....

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  3. There's a food fair in Singapore starting last Thur and ends today, but i didn't go, normally very crowded, hehe...

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  4. Penang has a lot of yummy foods ya, hehe...

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    1. Thanks for the long comments, hehe.

      Yea, you're at South, Penang is at North, sure far away...

      Yep, Penang is surely a food paradise!

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  5. Awwwww!!!! The food pics make me hungry. Luckily I didn't read this post after dinner, otherwise I might go for supper LOL

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  6. 糖百府好吃吗?
    第一张照片里的甜品好像很好吃,呵呵~~

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    1. 还不错,芒果的好吃。。不过那个榴莲的就。。。>.< 我不爱榴莲啦~

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  7. Great gathering but no, thank you. Not into Japanese and I don't think I would want to try those charcoal burgers either.

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    1. haha... Me opposite with Suituapui, me into Japanese, lol...

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  8. nice outing for the family. Aden looks so cute and such a big boy already.

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  9. wah, only 50 minutes drive to Penang??!! so near and convenient lah, no wonder you can always go there for a day trip.. nice nice!!

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    1. so the food expo got lots of food samples to taste?? i guess so lah, look at the crowd, after tasting one round in the hall, already feel full and no mood to buy anything already, haha~~

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    2. the KNK restaurant (you mistyped as KMK - Korean Malaysian Kan?? haha) looks not bad at all huh, the BBQ looks delicious leh.. but the BBQ grill is kind of interesting, those that i go are always within the pit but this one is so highly above the pit, easier and more convenient to BBQ like that??

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    3. the burger looks very special indeed, charcoal bun!! but i think rather expensive huh?? actually i saw this charcoal bun burger from McD China, haha, they have 黑白雙煞 burger, meaning the top bun is white and the bottom bun is black.. and got very nice patty and pork bacon, slurrrppp!!!

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    4. hahaha, went to Penang sure must at least 意思意思 buy something back home one is it?? good lah, else went home empty handed just feel like 意猶未盡 right?? i totally understand that, haha~~ :p

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    5. Yea, very near only!

      Yes, lots of samples to taste but also very crowded la!

      Haha ya, thanks for the correction, dint realize I mis typed it. Got to agree the pit is quite special.

      Yea quite expensive but never mind, once is enough, hehe.

      Haha ya, 意思意思 must spent some money there, LOL!

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  10. My son came back from Penang during Agong's birthday.. so as usual, we makan here and there... It has been some time since I last stayed in Penang, maybe I will go around mid June when things are more settled here in my house.. it is a mess now cos doing some minor renovation...really dread doing the housework.. hahaha..

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    1. Yea, actually from your place to Penang isn't so far only, hehe.
      Oh, must be tiring!

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  11. Aden so guai slept all the way. No fuss

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    1. Uikes food...my tummy growling liao...am going to close eye. Not looking at photos n hentam comment.lol

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    2. He is guai in the car only =_=

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  12. Me as usual at home.. got to watch the Epic movie.

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    1. Looks like Marshall's burger is nicer than charcoal one

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    2. Oh heard about that movie but din't watch yet.

      Marshall's burgers, seems not bad also.

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  13. Macarons are too sweet for my liking...

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    1. Oh really?
      Hehe me like sweet stuff!

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  14. Din get to go the expo cos I was away this weekend. Usually it is more like a food fair, nothing much to buy right?

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    1. It's actually a food fair, quite a lot to buy actually, but not suitable for me, LOL!

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  15. 我很喜欢槟城~~每次去那里都不舍得回~

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    1. 呵呵,很不错的一个地方!

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  16. great trip! Your boy has grown so much. Those macaroons remind me of those that I had eaten in Europe. Yummy!

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    1. Yes, he is growing fast and getting naughtier!
      Europe countries have lots of nice macaroons!

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    2. yes, indeed..I missed macaroons!
      btw, please give me your home address. will send you honey drops from NZ. thanks. wennexp@yahoo.com

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  17. 糖百福我有看很多分享,味道如何?XD
    一家人出游很温馨哦~

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    1. 糖百府还不错,很多选择,好想每样都吃!

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  18. 我每次回去都会尽量安排去槟城,但是就一直去Queensbay而已>_<

    那个黑黑的汉堡最近看到很多朋友都去吃呢。

    Aden还真的爬上桌子,哈哈!
    我的佟b也是很giat,到处乱抓东西>_<

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    1. 其实我也比较喜欢QB,呵呵~

      对,不久前还蛮出名的。

      是吼?男孩真的很giat!!

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  19. Just 50 mins drive...then you can travel to Penang anytime when there is a holiday as I heard Penang is a food paradise.

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    1. Yes, but also must depends on my boss's timetable. hehe.

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  20. 想不到你是太平人~~靠近怡保`~哈哈!

    我好久没回去槟城了!每次都是匆匆忙忙回去又回来~!

    Aden 爬上桌子?我家弟弟也差不多!每次坐baby chair 都不能静静的…… ><

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    1. 呵呵,嗯,非常靠近!

      对阿,真是好气又好怕咧~ 超好动!

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  21. Wow! such an enjoyable short trip. Looks like your boy is getting active huh? Daddy is going to be garang liao!

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    1. Yes.. Very active!

      Garang also no use, Aden isn't afraid of anyone :(

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  22. 我一直有计划想今年去槟城小度假,可是从KL过去少说也要4-5个小时,带着宝宝怎么说也有一定的顾虑。

    Aden爬上桌子那张,我想说~你们打算烧烤Aden吗?XDD猪肉炭汉堡,我看不少槟城的部落客介绍,它近期很人气。

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    1. 嗯,KL去的确比较远咯。。明白你的顾虑!

      哈哈,baby的肉肯定很嫩很好吃吼?(讲到挺恐怖下)

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  23. I think there's going to be a food expo in KL too, but I'm not sure about the venue and date/time.

    Aden definitely looks like an active child who likes exploration! =)

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    1. Oh really?

      Yes, he is an active child!

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  24. Aden looks so peaceful in his sleep:D Very leng chai too!

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    1. Haha thanks, but he is very naughty!!

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  25. You materialize your wishes in this Penang trip huh! I believe this will be a very memorable trip for you. You will keep thinking of this trip when Aden has grown bigger.

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  26. Established transportation infrasctructure for a plethora of lifestlye, dining and entertainment.

    the interlace

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