Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Best Cheh Hoo in Jelutong, Some say Penang!

Once, a friend of mine from KL asked me, 'What's the difference between Pasembur and Cheh Hoo?'
'And why some call Cheh Hoo is also termed as Pasembur?'

I was kinda caught in the beginning but I told them, 'Pasembur is the Indian version of Cheh Hoo, and well, Cheh Hoo, is as it is named, practically, after its main ingredient, raw fish; which is what Cheh Hoo means in Hokkien'

I found my answer pretty convincing

Then on a separate occasion, my boss asked me, 'Do you know what is the ingredient in Cheh Hoo?'
I thought for a while and said, 'Raw fish lorr..'
Then I laughed and we both said, 'Jellyfish lar!'
Hahaha, and I chipped in, 'Technically, I still got it correct...there's still the word fish in it anyway!'

Now, quiz time too, where can you find the best (or at least reputed to be the best) Cheh Hoo in Penang?
The answer, in Jelutong; in the new Batu Lanchang Market!
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The Cheh Hoo, priced at RM3.50, is served in a stainless steel plate with a generous serving of the gravy and also fresh cucumber and mengkuang slices, not to mention the main ingredient; Jellyfish!
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This was reputed to be one of the best, if not the best, in Penang!

While you are enjoying your Cheh Hoo, do take a look around you, as there are lots of other local Penang delights available here!
After all, I am sure, when you are in Penang, you won't be pleased with just one Cheh Hoo filling your stomach on a makan trip right?

Chee Cheong Fun here; at RM1.30 is not too bad as my parents have commented
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It is the conventional CCF with heh Ko; the special shrimp paste only to be found in Penang!

And the same stall sells Otak-otak at RM2.20; which was also not a bad try as they were pretty generous with the fish in it
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The pungent (or fragrant) scent of Laksa filled the air and soon, I found one on our table as my parents wanted to try it out
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Since there weren't complaints, I am guessing it is not too bad:p

The Lam Mee here is on the average only
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So is the popiah (RM2.40 for 2)
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To drain it all, who could resist a bowl of Ice Kacang when you are on this island?
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After all, it is so hot out there, that it's a good time for a bowl of shaved ice
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Which you can choose to add the ice-cream scoop on top to make it COLD!
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Now, anyone of you planning a trip to Penang soon?

26 comments:

  1. Agree with you that the cheh hoo here taste good ! *Thumbs up*

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  2. That's one big meal - did you go with a big group? ;-P I had no idea there was a new Batu Lanchang market. Does this mean the old one is no longer operating?

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  3. oh, i didnt know my friend brought me to try the best cheh hoo in PG! i tried it mid this year and yup, very tasty indeed!

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  4. I am groaning right and it because I am hungry and watching your blog does not help! :)

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  5. I try it too, but it was too sweet to my liking.

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  6. have you tried the old uncle who operated his Cheh Hoo business on a mini van just opposite the Pulau Tikus Police Station before? But unfortunately he was retired! that will be the best for me.

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  7. wow .. food looks good!!

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  8. So much yummy food...this place is usually crowded during lunch and teatime.

    Btw...you have been tagged in my last post.

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  9. I wanna go Penang! It's been ages since my last visit :(

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  10. allie, oh yeah...kinda different from the other generic Cheh Hoo huh?:)

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  11. 550ml, oh yeah...with my family too:)
    They call this place the "Sin Ban San" in Batu Lanchang; that's why I call it the new market lor...it's located inside a market building

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  12. sc, haha...lucky you yeah, tried the best on your virgin expedition:)

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  13. hie cynthia, hahaha....ooops, I am sorry but I didn't cause the hunger pangs..I only contributed to the elevation of it:)

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  14. little inbox, really? I can't take sweet food too, but I found this not that bad. Probably the day you tried they accidentally added another spoonful of sugar?:p

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  15. gill gill, unfortunately I've never try from the old uncle

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  16. duckie, and tastes good too:)

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  17. ck, oh yeah...must be early or else either you can't get a seat or the food you want:p

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  18. jason, come come come...when when?:)

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  19. yup, the cheh hoo is very popular in batu lanchang market. Sometime hubby will order that when we brought visitors there. lol

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  20. must ask you to take me go eat the cheh hoo then, next trip to penang!

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  21. So does that mean if I plan a trip to penang you will be bringing me around to makan all this good food... I want the popiah, chee cheong fun, ais kacang and also the rojak. We order all these and we share k... yummy!!! gosh, starving d now.

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  22. food paradise, one of the best on the island right? Reputedly:)

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  23. cumi & ciki, sure sure:)

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  24. cutie, hahaa....call me when you're here, and bring along your to-eat list:)
    I will try my best!

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  25. i tried this before. the char kuey teow is best also. every time i go there, for sure i will order the sugar cane. yummy lo. and dont forget abt the ham chim peng as well. oh my!!! so many good food there.

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  26. my fav place for hawker fare in Penang. everything under one roof.
    the CKT, the Nasi Tomato, the pasembur, the sugar cane juice, etc etc ...

    but the last time i went for the pasembur, was slightly disappointed. the sauce too sweet and watery. hmmm ... craves for INDIAN pasembur that instance.

    which was available at another stall there as well.

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