Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Trip to Sungai Petani

It was a few months back when my childhood bestie Tracie and Jo are out in Penang, and one sunny afternoon I went on a trip with their family to Sungai Petani, Kedah for lunch. It was a 40 minutes drive from Penang island. The journey there was smooth as there was no jam along the way.
 Crossing the Penang Bridge, usually it takes only 20 minutes to cross the bridge provided there is no jam.
The restaurant we went was called Chuan Heang, which is located somewhere deep in the ulu places inside Sungai Petani. This is Tracie, Jo and their father.
Right after we sat down, we immediately ordered some of their well known dishes and of course their refreshing coconut water. The coconut is big, filled with coconut water and fleshy and most importantly its very fresh.
This is their famous appetizers, which is called Man Tou Fish Wrap. Man tou stands for steamed bun in chinese. The steamed bun are soft and freshly steamed wrapped around the deep fried fish cracker. Steaming hot bun plus hot fried fish cracker, this combination is fantabulously awesome.
We also ordered stir fry tou fu. Its a very common dish and you can get it in mostly every restaurant. But in order to make it tasty it requires some skills. The tou fu must be first deep fried till crispy and then stir fried with the sauce.
 The highlight of the day is this dish which is braised pork knuckle. Seriously I have a crave for pork knuckle, no matter its deep fried, german style or braised pork knuckle, they are my all time favourite. The braise pork knuckle was made to perfection. The meat is so tender and juicy that it immediately melts in your mouth.
Fish dish is very common too, we ordered steam fish thai style so it combines a taste of sweet sour and spicy. A very appetizing dish I would say, but I am not a fan of fish.
And lastly me with our super "wai sek" face. Hahaha. Well lunch was good I will give it a 7 out of 10 for the tastiness of the food. If given a free lift to the restaurant I would not mind a second visit. Hahaha..  



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