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tupai
26-05-2011, 10:01 PM
...was on a lightning training trip to Penang and had the misfortune to be dragged along to Gurney road, as a friend wanna buy some really old fashioned biscuit in G Plaza..and pressed for time for a 9pm interview in Equatorial Hotel, we had to grab some food at the infamous Gurney Drive Food Crt.:eek:

I had the WORST ever food Penang hawker food at the Gurney Drive food court. *YUCK* tourist trap place. Expensive and cheh kai! *Ptui* ~ I saw the char kueh teaw guy cracked some 10-15eggs into the wok to mass-fry ala canteen style! And the rojak-pasembor ~ paid rm9 for a plate of *ptui* *ptui* ptooi* The 1person rm6 Oo-chien was a poor attempt to be an Ooo-chien! *Ptui* again!

The group on my left sharing my table was a big indonesian chinese family. The young adult group in front was from KL. The person and gfren next to my right, from thailand and there were so many equally blur kwai-lohs all Q up to buy the really low-class tourist substandard food.

This place will be DUH DOWNFALL of the famed penang char kueh teaw, oooo-chien, laksa and pasembor. Famous penang food here my ass!

my final *PTUI* to this place!

I should have convinced my fren to go further up to Tanjong Bungah or any one of those food court in Jelutong! :cool:

Yang Amat Berspitting on Gurney Drive FoodCrt T.I.U. xlatotupai

p/s Ganu... a blisssful evening cuci-mata at Penarik Beach :cool:

Raikonen
26-05-2011, 10:04 PM
Don't ptui so much la...So unhygenic and if u not regular, would have gotten a lorry load of bananas from changster...

tupai
26-05-2011, 10:24 PM
Don't ptui so much la...So unhygenic and if u not regular, would have gotten a lorry load of bananas from changster...
if ye all not cafreful, u and even the lorry with lotsa bananas will slip on my *PTUI* and *PTOOI* on the Cheh Kai end of Gurney Rd, nest to the roundabout Food Ctr! *Ptui* :mad:

Yang Amat BerPtuing* gurney fd crt TIU xlatotupai :cool:

monster
26-05-2011, 11:07 PM
yup, that place a tourist trap.... should have headed towards Tg Tokong... just about 300m from the roundabout near Gurney Drive Food Court there's Sabariah mamak restaurant on right (on left is Caltex)... been there couple of times, anytime better than Gurney Drive food court

zinglicious
27-05-2011, 03:24 AM
Tupai should have x change glances with is distant furry cousins at Gurney Drive where at the concrete slab facing the seas. Used to take guests to the tourist trap at the Drive. After dinner, I used to ask them to sit at the edge of the slab and say hello to the pussy sized mice having thier meals below it. There - this is the Gurney Drive Mickey Mouse attraction. :D

chewie
27-05-2011, 09:33 AM
you should have gone to Northam Beach Cafe...just opposite Northam Suite

you will love it with food from Malaysia, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Thai and etc... and sitting by the sea, enjoying a ho kau..

SiangMalam
27-05-2011, 12:41 PM
Lato, can you share the name of the foodcourt with me please....? Pm me if you wish and I will pass it up to the right party. ;)

As for those who ahve not been to Penang since March 2008, I think its not fair to say its full of cat-sized mouse!

Food might be lousy at Tupai's outlet, but pls do be fair and not slam Penang's cleaniness! :mad: I even think Gurney Drive is now even cleaner than Asia Cafe in Subang Jaya!

tupai
27-05-2011, 12:57 PM
Lato, can you share the name of the foodcourt with me please....? Pm me if you wish and I will pass it up to the right party. ;)

As for those who ahve not been to Penang since March 2008, I think its not fair to say its full of cat-sized mouse!

Food might be lousy at Tupai's outlet, but pls do be fair and not slam Penang's cleaniness! :mad: I even think Gurney Drive is now even cleaner than Asia Cafe in Subang Jaya!

SM, its the open air one by the roadside lah. The last 1Just by the roundaout lah...the same same but different from those of the olde days lah.
...many yrs ago,they only have hawkers operating outta vans etc...now they r on permanent food crt share-metal tables style lah.

Really its so bad that many my penang friends and relatives are laughing at me. A vet to penang falling into a tourist trap, a cardinal sin of eating 'penang food' there! Damn even that kwai Loh friend in BFeringgi fell off his chair laughing at me in facebook! :rolleyes:

Yang Amat Berkomen chehKai food@Gurney Drive roundabout openair foodcrt T.I.U. xlatotupai :mad:

p/s As a person brought up NOT to waste food, the so-called pasembor is the WORST ever and i cant even have more than 4mouthful! The Indonesian tourists asked 'kenapa tak makan habis Pak..." :eek: *PTUI!*

SiangMalam
27-05-2011, 01:09 PM
Sure, I understand. Your comments and feedback is much appreciated. I must also say it isn't the first, we got a Singaporean fella hentam until every Hokkien word (or were they Teochew too) was used in a Singapore blog.... we will bring this up to the exco on tourism next week.

But do come back yah... :D

USJ27Resident
27-05-2011, 02:14 PM
SM, its the open air one by the roadside lah. The last 1Just by the roundaout lah...the same same but different from those of the olde days lah.

Really its so bad that many my penang friends and relatives are laughing at me. A vet to penang falling into a tourist trap, a cardinal sin of eating 'penang food' there! Damn even that kwai Loh friend in BFeringgi fell off his chair laughing at me in facebook! :rolleyes:

*PTUI!*

Really don't understand this - why can't the hawkers themselves eject these errant hawkers that give the place a bad name...

If everyone quiet ~ sooner or later, people (even the veteran!) would avoid going to these places forever and ALL will suffer from the BAD REPUTATION...

Haizzzzzzz!!!

Eugene Chin
27-05-2011, 02:34 PM
Really don't understand this - why can't the hawkers themselves eject these errant hawkers that give the place a bad name...

If everyone quiet ~ sooner or later, people (even the veteran!) would avoid going to these places forever and ALL will suffer from the BAD REPUTATION...

Haizzzzzzz!!!

They should have some sort of management to kick out these hawkers who serve sub-standard penang food to saveguard the reputation. Whenever I go back to penang, for hawkers food, i'll never go to gurney drive. This place is for the blur blur tourist only and with so many complains, what have the ministry of tourism done to rectify...!!! :confused:

Dervish
27-05-2011, 02:53 PM
I always go to that hawker centre outside the I-can't-remember-what-name-Hotel. (Summit?) Don't really know if that's the best, but it's good enough for me. Also love the belachan chicken along gurney drive, a short walk away from Gurney Hotel. It's a small wooden house along the road and there's only a few tables.

fRaNkY
27-05-2011, 03:07 PM
I always go to that hawker centre outside the I-can't-remember-what-name-Hotel. (Summit?) .

Sunway Hotel @ New Lane

Dervish
27-05-2011, 03:09 PM
Sunway Hotel @ New Lane
Ya-ya-ya! Sunway! That's right! Thanks, Franky.

DarkNite
27-05-2011, 03:27 PM
....Really its so bad that many my penang friends and relatives are laughing at me. A vet to penang falling into a tourist trap, a cardinal sin of eating 'penang food' there! Damn even that kwai Loh friend in BFeringgi fell off his chair laughing at me in facebook! :rolleyes:
Hi yo, I'm so sad that of all people it was you!!!http://s.lowyat.net/style_emoticons/default/doh.gif


... Also love the belachan chicken along gurney drive, a short walk away from Gurney Hotel. It's a small wooden house along the road and there's only a few tables.Song River Kopitiam?


Sunway Hotel @ New LaneHave to be careful as the drinks there are premium price with lots & lots of ice. Suggest order can drinks BUT check price first!
Please check the hygiene of certain food stall also.

Dervish
27-05-2011, 05:23 PM
Song River Kopitiam?

Have to be careful as the drinks there are premium price with lots & lots of ice. Suggest order can drinks BUT check price first!
Please check the hygiene of certain food stall also.
:o ~~~ Don't remember seeing any signage anywhere. It is a residential wooden structure with a short stairway (4 to 5 steps) going up onto the wooden floors. Very rustic looking.

I wasn't aware the drinks @ New Lane is expensive but the Oh-Chian is really, really good. ~~~ *slurps*

patrick
27-05-2011, 05:24 PM
I always go to that hawker centre outside the I-can't-remember-what-name-Hotel. (Summit?) Don't really know if that's the best, but it's good enough for me. Also love the belachan chicken along gurney drive, a short walk away from Gurney Hotel. It's a small wooden house along the road and there's only a few tables.

But the hawkers near Sunway is a tad pricey though. As for the small wooden house...you referring to Song River Cafe?

Dervish
27-05-2011, 05:27 PM
But the hawkers near Sunway is a tad pricey though. As for the small wooden house...you referring to Song River Cafe?
Just googled this place. No. It isn't the one I meant.

SiangMalam
27-05-2011, 07:24 PM
Hey DarkNite, you mentioned last time there was a good stall at New Lane with the pork belly porridge, there are 3 stalls lah, which one?

DarkNite
27-05-2011, 08:11 PM
Hey DarkNite, you mentioned last time there was a good stall at New Lane with the pork belly porridge, there are 3 stalls lah, which one?
Pork Intestine porridge (choice fried and non-fried). Not selling on Wed & Thur. The push cart is on the road, nearest to the Macalister Road on Sin Yin Nan Cafe side.

cskok8
27-05-2011, 08:12 PM
Since when is there a Gurney Rd in Penang? :confused:

DarkNite
27-05-2011, 08:12 PM
Since when is there a Gurney Rd in Penang? :confused:
Wat to do...tourist mah. :D

The food so bad that he also pening liao! :D

tupai
28-05-2011, 12:04 PM
Wat to do...tourist mah. :D

The food so bad that he also pening liao! :D

since i last coined it lah. HAHHAHAH! road or drive same same u kno wat i mean kaw-leow loh :D

even a vet tourist my2nd homer, also once awhile have to follow blur sotong kl fren to 'entertain' lah....resulting in a Freddie Kruger's horrid highlite of my 2d1nite work stayover there. A superduper BAD foodie experience leaving me puking foul words & spitting on the pseudo-flavors of penang! *PTOOI* !
:cool:

Ye all can go forth@ own risk. :cool:

BTW, just to wash away the really TERRIBLE penang pasembo/rojak horrid 5-mouth only taste, I am now going to SEA PArk for the 20+yr there selling one, Hassan or was it Hussin Rojak on a van, oppo the market, outside the corner sundry shop. And at Rm4.00/standard serve, it one of the BESTEST ever. Beat the foreverQ one @ ss15 hands down too! :cool:

Yang Amat BerRegretting eating@Gurney roundabut FoodCrt ToonIstimewaUtama xlatotupai :cool:

SiangMalam
28-05-2011, 01:24 PM
Lato Tupai, you deserve what you get lah, come to Penang also diam diam! Hey bro, scared I cannot open a bottle or two of Glenfiddich for you kah! At least with me, if you get food poisoning, the Glen will be washing it all off the systems, he he!

And if you are tired of local food, we can go eat at seaside marina at E&O Straits and chew on some pork knuckles (at Irish Pub Healy Max's) and sip some grapey juice cool by the sea breeze, duit tadak takpah, gaya mesti ada! :D

tupai
28-05-2011, 01:55 PM
Lato Tupai, you deserve what you get lah, come to Penang also diam diam! Hey bro, scared I cannot open a bottle or two of Glenfiddich for you kah! At least with me, if you get food poisoning, the Glen will be washing it all off the systems, he he!

And if you are tired of local food, we can go eat at seaside marina at E&O Straits and chew on some pork knuckles (at Irish Pub Healy Max's) and sip some grapey juice cool by the sea breeze, duit tadak takpah, gaya mesti ada! :D

soi lah adik...lightning visit sambil belajar lah. :D

Next time in the veryvery near future lah...guarantee kita minum & makan & enjoy a cuban or 2. :p

Yang Akan Berparti sama lu soon TIU xlatotupai :D

Naka
28-05-2011, 03:03 PM
Nowadays, some of these new cooks like to short-cut their cookings. They want to get rich fast. Some are actually truck drivers, farmers. You see plenty of them in London and Europe and here too. :mad:

DarkNite
28-05-2011, 04:16 PM
..., we can go eat at seaside marina at E&O Straits and chew on some pork knuckles (at Irish Pub Healy Max's) and sip some grapey juice cool by the sea breeze, duit tadak takpah, gaya mesti ada! :D
Roasted Pork Knuckle at Healy ho liao & ade standard also!

SiangMalam
28-05-2011, 06:54 PM
Pork Intestine porridge (choice fried and non-fried). Not selling on Wed & Thur. The push cart is on the road, nearest to the Macalister Road on Sin Yin Nan Cafe side.
Trying it out tonight DarkNite! :D

SiangMalam
28-05-2011, 06:59 PM
soi lah adik...lightning visit sambil belajar lah. :D

Next time in the veryvery near future lah...guarantee kita minum & makan & enjoy a cuban or 2. :p

Yang Akan Berparti sama lu soon TIU xlatotupai :D
Yes, do gimme a shout when you're here. Coal and iron ore business not doing well at all - thats what one very messed up fella insisted in this forum - but I should be able to afford a Char Koay Teow ala Lorong Selamat for you... special order okay!

lly
30-05-2011, 12:09 PM
:o ~~~ Don't remember seeing any signage anywhere. It is a residential wooden structure with a short stairway (4 to 5 steps) going up onto the wooden floors. Very rustic looking.


Could be Rest. 77 Curry Fish Head? Have not been there for a long time.

tupai
31-05-2011, 04:17 PM
a fren PM me this site...nice!

yummilicious?

http://www.what2seeonline.com/2009/02/seafood-at-ah-keat-seafood-restaurant-raja-uda-butterworth/


Yang Akan BerSlurpin' diP'ng ToonIstimewaUtama xlatotupai :p

DarkNite
31-05-2011, 10:21 PM
a fren PM me this site...nice!

yummilicious?

http://www.what2seeonline.com/2009/02/seafood-at-ah-keat-seafood-restaurant-raja-uda-butterworth/


Yang Akan BerSlurpin' diP'ng ToonIstimewaUtama xlatotupai :p
The entry was posted on Thursday, February 12th, 2009. so the prices are not as stated!

LMei
01-06-2011, 10:08 AM
But the hawkers near Sunway is a tad pricey though. As for the small wooden house...you referring to Song River Cafe?
I went to Song River during my last trip to Penang. Food is still good but of course pay higher price due to location on Gurney Drive. Better than those food stalls.

DarkNite
01-06-2011, 01:51 PM
I went to Song River during my last trip to Penang. Food is still good but of course pay higher price due to location on Gurney Drive. Better than those food stalls.
Did you have the famous charcoal grilled BBQ chicken wings and/or other parts?

The Grill fish is not bad too.
I love the beef satay and the peanut sauce!

The roti babi is ok only cos the sauce is not good! Sauce for roti babi should be like a home-made Lea & Perrins that should give a full bodied Ommph!

Ah Weng's chap fun is good but only if you arrived before 6pm! Their queue is damn bloody long. If you have a chance, order the steam stingray with spicy sauce. Superb with hot steam rice!