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.
Hence, this was our first stop before its time to check in to the apartment.
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.
Ok lar, tired already…woke up so early in the morning to travel. Time to get some rest in the apartment.
Before that, we settled our lunch at Iyara Thai Cuisine. Price was on higher side, but taste wise was good.
View from our apartment.
Love the high window, would love to sit at this spot to enjoy the seaview. However it might be quite hot in the afternoon due to the direct sun.
Room size : 93 m²
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 😀
Mom was happily checking out the kitchen.
There’s microwave, plates and utensils, electric portable stove, pot, electric kettle, refrigerator.
Includes Free Wifi
Master Bedroom at Loft with 2 Queen Sized Bed
with En-Suite Bathroom.
Bedroom 2 with 1 Queen Sized Bed and a common sharing bathroom.
Jet was very excited to know that there’s a claw machine shop downstairs.
Luckily I managed to get one from the machine. These machines are tough man!
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.
Wantan Mee stall, was seen working non stop serving plates of wantan mee.
Popiah (non-fried version)
Filled with sauce and main ingredient was stir fried turnip. A simple and yummy snack.
The Pancake (Ban Chien Kuih) from this stall was nice. Its crispy when its eaten hot. Filled with corn and crushed peanuts.
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.
Penang Fried Radish Cake. The flavors are very similar to Char Kuey Teow. A simple dish which main ingredients are steamed radish cake, bean sprout, egg, dark soy sauce and seasoning.
Penang White Curry Mee (with pig blood)
The White Curry Mee here was good especially the broth. And its not too spicy.
Duck Meat Kuey Teow Th’ng
Duck meat were thinly sliced, served with kuey teow and soup. The duck meat and soup were the 2 main important items.
Nasi Lemak with Sambal Ikan Bilis
Maggi Goreng, a popular noodle in Malaysia. Using instant noodle (Maggi) as the main ingredient. Followed with bean sprout, fried beancurd and spices. A simple and delicious dish.
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.
3D2N ended too quick. We enjoyed the accommodation here. Made us feels like a home.
How did we move around in Penang?
I uses both MULA and Grab E-Hailing App.