During the first term of school break this year, we made a family trip to Penang by plane. It was just a short 3 days 2 nights trip. My mom has been wanting to visit Penang because the last trip she went was many years back when we were still teenagers.
I came across friends recommending this place, Maritime Suite Penang which is located at Georgetown, Penang. This property is quite new actually. Okay, the main reason of me choosing here instead of hotel….is that everyone could fit into 1 unit. Otherwise we’ll need to book few rooms to fit all of us.
Above photo is the ground floor of the apartment. There are Food & Beverage Shops, Convenient Stores (7 Eleven & MyNews).
List of shops:- https://automall.com.my/#
Distance from Penang International Airport = 14km
Well, there’s always pros and cons in everything. We are only allowed to go into our respective apartment unit about 2pm because they need to do cleaning. Unlike hotels, we can leave our luggage/belongings at the lobby.
Yes! It is the famous Teo Chew Cendol at Penang Road. We were lucky to be early to beat the queue. You can have the cendol either in a bowl or a plastic cup for take away. Well, I personally felt the cendol is just average. The kidney bean was nice, but the gula melaka wasn’t strong enough for me. Perhaps I’ve put high expectation to it since it is so popular. Anyway, it is just my personal opinion. You may think otherwise.
Next, we came to Tean Ean Local Products to buy some local confectionery and not forgetting the freshly made Tau Sar Pheah (baked flaky pastry biscuits filled with a sweet or savoury filling made from grounded mung bean).
There are many big brands here in Penang but Tean Ean is one of the recommended ones by the local. It has more varieties of products.
Before that, we settled our lunch at Iyara Thai Cuisine. Price was on higher side, but taste wise was good.
2 Bedrooms with 3 Queen Sized Bed
A key card is required to enter the premise. So, I assumed its quite safe lar.
There’s also an average sized swimming pool, but didn’t get chance to use it. Not enough time 😀
There’s microwave, plates and utensils, electric portable stove, pot, electric kettle, refrigerator.
There’s this new food court quite a short distance from Maritime. Its called “Fisherman’s Wharf Food Corner Penang”. Varieties of food offered here. Prices are slightly on high side compared to hawker stalls in town.
槟城渔人码头 Fisherman’s Wharf Food Corner Penang
Open Daily 11am – 1am
Other than that, we also visited Cecil Street Market for lunch and breakfast before we leave Penang. Reason we chose Cecil Street Market because it was recommended by the local and it is just 2km away from where we stayed. We eventually skipped Gurney Drive because the local people told us it is overrated and expensive.
shared by Penang Foodie blogger.
We didn’t try all the above, but had what we felt attracts us.
Filled with sauce and main ingredient was stir fried turnip. A simple and yummy snack.
A Malaysian version of salad. Filled with cucumber, bean sprout, turnip, fried bean curd, prawn fritters then drenched with sweet spicy peanut sauce.
Mee Jawa, a traditional Javanese style noodle, it is from Indonesia and also popular in Malaysia. The dish is made of yellow noodle, chicken, vegetables, egg and spices. I noticed that not all places having the same flavors.
The White Curry Mee here was good especially the broth. And its not too spicy.
Duck meat were thinly sliced, served with kuey teow and soup. The duck meat and soup were the 2 main important items.
Cecil Street Market 七条路巴刹
Open Daily from 7.30am – 7pm
Difference between Fisherman’s Wharf Food Corner Penang and Cecil Street Market, Fisherman’s Wharf Food Corner is more towards fusion food. They served local, Japanese, Western, Korean food. Unlike Cecil Street Market, served mostly authentic local Penang food.
How did we move around in Penang?