After the 2 days of my Penang getaway here and here, it was finally our last day in the Pearl of the Orient! Since my mom’s visitors needed to leave Penang in the afternoon, we woke up early for breakfast. Looking for food in the early morning was not my forte, since I’m not really a morning person, but thankfully, I remembered the place that Wai Lian brought me to once! The place with Super Hokkien Mee that you need to go preferably before 9am or risk it being sold out. Breakfast was at One Corner Cafe at Jalan Bawasah, where the signature dish is the Super Hokkien Mee.
Super Hokkien Mee
The Loh Bak here was just average but the Char Kuey Teow was a hit! My mom’s friends ordered a plate after another!
Char Kuey Teow/Fried flat noodles
After breakfast, it was shopping time! I had stayed in Penang for almost 5 years before this and never knew of the places that we went to until that day. We actually went to this place in Tanjung Bunga with a row of shops all selling souvenirs! The first stop was at the Cocoa Boutique, where all kinds of chocolate were displayed and sold. The customers were also allowed to taste the chocolates before buying them and seriously, the variety was just humongous! There were chocolates with all kinds of flavours – orange, alcoholic, strawberry and even durian!
Cocoa Boutique in Penang
Interior of Cocoa Boutique
with my mom and her visitors
Just a few doors away, was the Penang Coffee Tree shop. Penangites! Have you heard of this coffee brand before? I still haven’t! Until then, that is. Which makes me wonder whether this brand was just created for the sake of tourists or was this really Penang White Coffee as claimed by their signboard?
Coffee Tree brand
The shop was huge and filled with all sorts of coffee. Again, variety was aplenty such as Hazelnut, Cinnamon, Green Tea, Chocolate and possibly 20 others.
Interior of Coffee Tree shop
Visitors were allowed to try any type of coffee they wanted to, with the coffee coming from these thermos flasks.
Surrounding the shop were very cute coffee beans and decor made from coffee beans.
Coffee beans in a sack
More coffee beans
Coffee bean grinder
The visitors loved the coffee very much and ended up buying them by the bags! Yes, a luggage bag, no less! Every purchase of 12 packs will be given 3 packs free, and on top of that, a luggage bag was complimentary too. The luggage bag could fit EXACTLY 15 packets of coffee. Coincidence?
Packets and packets of white coffee
Look at how happy he was, buying 2 luggage of coffee!
Coffee for sale!
Penang White Coffee at Tanjung Bunga
Just next to the White coffee place was a Batik place! This was again a shop made for tourist, judging from the looks of it.
Well Known Souvenir and Batik Centre
We were there just in time to watch someone painting a piece of batik cloth. I guess the consolation is that the batik from this shop is really hand-made.
Interior of batik shop
Some paintings on the wall
Finally, it was time to leave! Before we left, Saucer and I insisted to go for lunch at our old-time favourite Kuey Teow Thng shop in Sungai Nibong cafe.
Toasted Bread with eggs
Awesome kuey teow thng with pork soup
And that, my friends, marked the end of our 3-day Penang getaway! It was very satisfying to finally savour some of the food that I missed after moving to KL. Definitely there will be a return trip!