Thursday, October 23, 2008

Claypot noodles @ Song River

Gurney Drive is no stranger to anyone who swings by this little island up north, the Pearl of the Orient.
Due to the strategic location overlooking the sea view, it is no surprise that this stretch attracts locals and tourists alike to take a nice stroll along this walk.
It is also due to the popularity of this spot which attracted entrepreneur-minded people to set up food stalls and hotels along this place.

The most famous is the Gurney hawker food stall and also Song River coffee shop.
The variety in Song River is enough to make anyone go back more after their first visit.
Even I myself lost count of the number of times I've posted on this place.

Recently, we tried their Claypot noodles which was recommended by the guy who runs the stall
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It was an odd idea to have claypot noodles but we went ahead and order for 3 persons
It was great-tasting
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Sizzling hot but the noodles were crispy and when soaked in the broth served in the claypot, it was really some good-tasting noodles

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Besides the main course, we ordered a plate of mixed vegetables
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And also sweet sour prawns
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Besides this Song River Siu Chow stall, there are other hawker food stalls
The Otak-otak here is good too
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Priced at RM2 per piece, the serving was rather small in portion but it had really nice chunks of fish in it
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And I always liked the ice-kacang here, which is only available after 7pm (by the way)
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It is a really nice place to dine in; and with families.
Even the foreigners are regulars at this place....can you imagine how famous they are?

22 comments:

  1. I have no idea that the coffee shop serves ice kacang...looks yummy with so much red bean and jagung.

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  2. i don't normally like claypot rice, but noodles i wil try!

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  3. First time I saw this kind of fried noodles serve in a claypot. Worth a try oh!

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  4. i like the noodles. not tried the otak otak. must try!!

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  5. loong loong time didn't take clay pot noodle alr...so miss penang food~~~

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  6. Crispy claypot noodle is nice lorr! Then eat otak otak somemore, wash down everything with ABC. Nice dining by the sea side.

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  7. The variety u took so different from what I've ben having there. They sell different stuff for lunch & dinner?
    http://tummythoz.blogspot.com/2007/03/song-river-cafe-gurney-drive-penang.html

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  8. ck, oh yeah, I also found out not long ago about their ice kacang:)

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  9. cumi&ciki, oh yea....you should...when are you coming up here?

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  10. allie, yeaaaa...it's definitely worth it;)

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  11. duckie, my parents liked them too!~~^_^

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  12. squall, are you coming to Penang? When when when?
    Plan plan plan now....:D

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  13. pete, a penny for your thoughts:)

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  14. tummythoz, I'm not sure though....I think it's the same place?:D

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  15. hmm.... never try this type before... will go and makan makan

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  16. You miss their PAO .... They are famous for it and sold during the night time only.

    In the evening, they are famous for their Prawn Rolls (HEH CHO) and also stir fried dry Hor Fun with fish fillet. (TAR EH HOR FUN CHAR HU PI). They are using grouper meat to fry the dry hor fun. Is a must try here ! on this 2 dish during lunch time.

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  17. looks like a great meal... :)

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  18. I ate before crispy egg noodle in hotplate, not claypot. I can really see how crispy and yummy it is!

    Hehe I like the long exposure and the chopstick movement effect in your photo

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  19. yea Penangtuapui, go fast and my turn to read your review:)

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  20. email2me, pao???I didn't see it really...it's sold by the coffee shop???
    I am lost...

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  21. mikky, yeah....and better still when I was with my family;)

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  22. hie jun, yeah, I also was surprised by how nice it turned out...and I was just experimenting;)

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