Gah!!! Can anything scream terminal illness more? I am vehemently against eating local koay teow soup and this one looks nothing like its Thai counterpart. Luckily, one thing Thai this stall did nail (apart from the lilting sing-song accent) was the 4-condiment caddy.
Add a generous spoonful of this...
and more of this...
...and we have a spicy, near-Thai experience!
It's not breakfast in Banglamphu but it's several notches up from that bowl of soporific boredom that was initially served.
Sweet Pork Rice (RM4.50) from another stall. This one was quite lovely - the pork slices, heavily coated in sweet dark soy and garlic worked beautifully with plain white rice.
Also from the same stall, we got the seafood glass noodle salad (RM5). This one was a bit of a hit and miss, too much glass noodle, too heavy on the onions and the bird's eye chilli. My nose was running halfway ploughing through this sedate looking thing.
Oh and by the way, negatory on the pursuit of smoked salmon for potato skins. Either Penang folks have completely wiped the supply out over Xmas or the supermarkets didn't care to keep them ont their shelves. No great damage done, I substituted with bacon instead! :-)