Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cheap and cheerful in Teluk Bahang

Before we surrendered our sluggish constitutions the next few hours to the coastline of Balik Pulau, we stopped to refuel and help my two inebriated buddies sober up from the night before. Nothing like a cheap, substantial Malaysian breakfast to help you through a gruelling hike while emanating stale alcoholic fumes.
Restoran Ibrahim in Teluk Bahang beckons, right before the final stretch of the road to the gateway of our hike.

Plain canai, a sight of comfort, all grease and kuah, limp to the tastebuds though.

Roti planta came with sugar against MS' delicate savoury hangover craving.

I spied purveyors of pork, unabashedly Chinese and muhibbah, in the vicinity of very halal Restoran Ibrahim.

Wantan mee, fat noodles, fat wantans in fatty caramel sauce - why does fat in food make us so happy yet not so when it makes its way to our thighs? Why can't our love for fat be non-discriminatory? Wantans were all pork (yay!), no prawns (boo!) yielding schizophrenic approval.

Same stall also dished up Penang koay teow th'g, clear and quite inspid, a far cry from the chu yuk fun (pork noodles) in KL that I've grown to love.

Nothing outstanding but breakfast choices in this part of the town were scarce, so no complaints or whinges necessary. Tummies full and hangovers subdued, we ambled along seeking our Vitamin D under the sunshiny skies of rural Penang.

11 comments:

Life for Beginners said...

That's the spirit... a nicely full tummy and sunny day out seeking a tan... I miss the beaches... :(

worldwindows said...

Some simple comfort or common food can take us a long way.... esp. starchy ones.

Nic (KHKL) said...

yupe, definitely no complaints. especially when you have roti canai, wantan mee, kuew tiao tng and a nice view all rolled into one...ahhhh...

Christy said...
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Christy said...

Hey, no booing to prawns...hehehe, I love prawn dumplings, LOL!:)
It's weird that they have a stall serving pork right next to the halal joint....interesting though!
Everything is possible here, huh?:D

Duckie said...

I like eating here!!!

mimid3vils said...

Simple roti kosong can make a perfect day hor.... :)

550ml jar of faith said...

LFB, yeah that sounds good... I feel all deprived now sitting at my office cubicle staring at the traffic below...

Worldwindows, yes, I could never live without carbs! I don't know how some people do it!

Nic, the view was the icing on the canai! :-P

Christy, haha, actually I was booing the fact that they didn't have prawns, not prawns per se! Prawns and me go a long way, OK!

Duckie, yup me too! Even though the food wasn't outstanding, it was like the perfect start to the round island hiking trip!

Mimid3vils, definitely. Roti kosong to start off a perfect day!

Tummythoz said...

Roti Planta or Bom & teh tarik will cure any hangover. Err mayb anything will taste good after a bitter bout of puke. =P

thenomadGourmand said...

oh that 's the plc we will pack our roti canai before heading off to the waterfalls! titi kerawang...

Selba said...

Yummmm... haven't eaten roti canai for a long time...