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Introducing Penang Local Street Snacks and Food – Chowrasta Market in Video (Part 6) – With Tripvid


Exploring Penang’s busiest market – the Chawrasta Market. Tasting piping hot bowls of Koay Teow Soup with succulent duck meat, fragrant pandan kueh drizzled with sweet gula melaka syrup and fresh homemade soy bean milk. These are a small fraction among the local delights you can find at Chowrasta Market.

E & O Hotel, Sarkies – Selera Kampung Ramadan Buffet 2016

The annual holy month of Ramadan is drawing nearer. During this month, Muslims will fast for the whole month to purify and cleanse the body and soul. Usually when the fasting time of the day has ended, it will be feasting time, “Buka Puasa” and most eateries will be packed with people.


To commemorate this holy month, E & O Hotel has come up with a special buffet theme at Sarkies – “Selera Kampung”. This buffet brings in a series of hometown and traditional Malay cooking. For more details on the buffet, please watch the video below:

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Introducing Penang Famous Food, Oyster Omelette in Video (Part 5) – With Tripvid


This oyster omelette stall is located at the junction of Kimberley Street and Carnarvon Street and has been here for 90 years! The omellete was crispy and golden in colour and gave a juicy and soft texture – this is the perfect formula for an amazing plate of oyster omelette. Join Travor James and myself to explore this devoured flavor of oyster omelette.

CREATE Event Penang, 2016


On Saturday 28 May ’16, there is a manifestation of this notion in CREATE – the first “crowd creation” festival in Malaysia – at Hin Bus Depot Art Centre, Penang. Aspiring to bring a diverse group of urban creatives together for collaborative efforts and experiences, the festival will see CollaboArt – a curated graffiti piece paying homage to things emblematic of Penang by Koh Yung Shen (The Swagger Salon founder). The join force artists are as below:

  • Singapore’s YouTube-sensation pop band The Sam Willows
  • Paperplane Pursuit
  • Backyard Buskers
  • Alexis G
  • Talitha Tan
  • Ramsey Westwood – DJ

Being a crowd creation festival, guests will have something to do as well as they can look forward to participating in several activities, namely the still vague#mashtag and a goodies-unlocking crowd cycling activity. For more about the event please view the video below:


E & O Hotel Farquhar’s Bar, Sunday Roast Buffet – For Relaxing And Fulfilling Sunday

What would be a better way to pamper yourself on a Sunday afternoon than indulging into a scrumptious grill and roast buffet? To have a glimpse of E & O’s Sunday Roast buffet, please view the video below:


Sunday Roast at Farquahar Bar, E & O Hotel is currently serving:

  • Roast Side of Beef
  • Roast Chicken Breast (with sage & onion stuffing)
  • Slow-Cooked Lamb Shoulder.

Serving along with the meat are Yorkshire pudding, goose-fat roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and mushy peas.



The Sunday Roast are available at Farquhar Bar every Sunday. Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Eat-All-You-Can @ RM68.00 nett per person. (Discounts are applicable for food only)


The gravy that accompanied with the roasts paired very well with the meat and was delicious.


Wines, beers, whiskey and cocktails are also available on the Sunday Roast buffet.


Overall, I find it this is the best way to relax and pamper myself after a hectic week with the endless roasts and grills, greens and drinks. This is the true meaning of life.

Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):

Price (more stars, more reasonable)
Food Presentation

Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Pork Free
Credit Card
Private Room (Private Area)
WIFI Available

Operation hours: 12:00pm – 4:00pm (Available Only Sunday)
Contact: 604-222 2000
Address: Eastern & Oriental Hotel, 10, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang
GPS: 5° 42′ 33.46″ N, 100° 33′ 58.91″ E

Introducing Famous Penang Food, Putu Mayam in Video (Part 4) – With Tripvid


Putu mayam in Malay or Idiyappam (இடியாப்ப‌ம்) in Tamil is a Tamil dish from southern India. It is now a popular dish in southern India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. One of the famous Putu Mayam in Penang is located at Pulau Tikus market. This fluffy, aromatic and mouth-watering dessert is a great way to kick start your day.

Jaya Bintang Cafe, Bukit Mertajam – An Affordable Cafe

There have always been a lot of coverage on affordable and delicious breakfast in Penang island. However, I believe there are even more of this kind in mainland Penang. One of it is at Bukit Mertajam and the one that I visited is Jaya Bintang Cafe located at Jalan Sungai Rambai. For more details on the food and the place, please watch the video below:

The menu and price list of the food:


Jaya Bintang is also known to have colourful wrapper for its nasi lemak. Unfortunately on the day I visited they only had red wrapper, else there would be green and blue wrappers as well.


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