Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fishballs at New World Park

New World Park, the successor or rather, the revamped Swatow Lane, is still home to the migrated hawker stalls which used to be by the roadside.
However, frankly speaking, I still think the original ones along Swatow Lane are better and not all of them moved to the new complex.

If you try the Char Koay Teow in NWP, you could taste the difference. Same goes to the Char Koay Kak and Curry Mee.
One of those which is still doing pretty great even inside the complex is the Ice Kacang stall; found in the center of the complex.
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For a plain ol' ice kacang, it's only priced at RM2.

Of course, their specialty is definitely the ones with the fruit toppings of your choice; mango, banana, mixed fruits which will fall in the range of RM3-4.
Since I had always liked the plain ol' Ice Kacang, I will go for the simple one.
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There is one stall to the left of the Ice Kacang which proclaims their product; Tang Hoon Fish Ball.
Retailing at RM3, and since I love Fish balls, we ordered to try
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I was surprised that there were only 2 or 3 real fishballs (it's made of fish paste) and there was one meatball and one really huge white ball (which looked like a fishball) and there's also Yau Char Kwai in it.
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That big white ball; turned out to contain minced meat in it!
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I believe this is a type of Hock Chew fishball.
My parents say this Tang Hoon Fish ball used to be known as Katong Katong in their days; because the man who sells it will actually will holding a particular instrument which, when both ends meet; will make the 'Katong' 'Katong' sound!~
Interesting~

The Dry Koay Teow was on the average although the taste got better after you get the hang of it.
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Nothing special about it; I wouldn't order the 2nd round though.

Popiah, was filled with eggs and we chose to have it with the chili paste (which is usually slathered beneath the popiah skin on the surface part)
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Popiah in Penang usually comes in the 'wet' version where it will served with a portion of soup to enhance the taste.
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Nothing special about this popiah which I found to be rather on the mediocre side - I have tasted better.
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One note though; I found this place rather crowded during lunch hours on working days!

23 comments:

  1. i like this place for the BAH CHANG (CHUNG) and the Yam Cake! really good

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  2. There's one curry mee stall which is quite good too. It's located at the entrance, next to a bakery stall.

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  3. There's one curry mee stall which is quite good too. It's located at the entrance, next to a bakery stall.

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  4. Cheap and yummy food! I'm salivating at the sight of the popiah! It's a perfect side dish after eating the Dry Kuay Teow. Hmmm...I'm hungry now.

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  5. Well, I would say this place is a great place to entertain guests as it has everything from hawker fares to international food chains under one roof. Moreover, there are ample parking spaces for everyone.

    But to have all the extremely good ones would be rather difficult as good food in Penang are usually scattered everywhere. So far I have only found two such coffee shops in Penang with all great choices. One is Kheng Pin along Jalan Sri Bahari and the other is Eng Loh along Jalan Gereja (Church Street). Do try them out if you happen to be around that area. :)

    http://crizfood.blogspot.com/

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  6. oh~~~penang food...
    so miss the food thr...
    drooling~~

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  7. I agreed with you. I still think that the stalls at NWP are not as good as last time when they were at Swatow Lane.

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  8. i love Hock Chew fishball too!! ^_^

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  9. Very difficult to find this type of fish ball in town. The yau char kwai taste good too soaking in the soup..

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  10. cumi&ciki, hahaha...my gal friends seem to enjoy those too:)

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  11. allie, oh...is that the only one or there's 2 curry mee stalls?

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  12. dora, I love popiah too!:D

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  13. hie criz, i have heard of Kheng Pin...but not of Eng Loh:p
    Thanks for sharing;)

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  14. squall, come come come...to Penang:)

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  15. cariso, yeah....*slaps hi-5*

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  16. ling239, hahaha...aiks, I don't:p

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  17. ck lam, ehhh...I thought they are growing in number in Penang?:)

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  18. hungry now.. can i hv ice kacang, Hock Chew fishball & popiah as well^^

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  19. Do any of you remember the Hokkien-speaking Indian guy who sells pohpiah by the roadside when all these stalls were still operating from the roadside? Before NWP opened up?

    Well, I saw the same pohpiah Indian guy selling from his cart at the roadside...and for the life of me, I cannot recall WHICH road I saw him at!! :( Am gonna be bugged abt this for the next few days till I recall the exact location. Darn.

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  20. Wow, tang hoon fish ball! Have not seen anyone selling this for a very long time already. Must visit this place on my next trip back!

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  21. shell, hehehe....sorry to make you hungry:p
    The ice kacang was nice;)

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  22. Hie eleen, I'm not sure either....uh oh, sorry, can't help:(

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  23. pete, oooo...you like fishballs too?:D
    This is rare? I thought there's a few in KL?:P

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