Sunday, January 04, 2009

缺钱@CKT

It's Friday today, tomorrow is Saturday, still no need to go back to work...

It's Sunday today, tomorrow is when reality kicks in again: time to go to work!

Actually, going to work is really a good thing... please don't feel dejected about it.. in the current economic climate, the people that's really dejected are those that wanna look forward to going to work, but could not...

Otakuism results:

Wednesday: KOYAK!
Thursday : KOYAK!
Friday : KOYAK!
Saturday : KOYAK!


Sunday? Today? SAMA SEKALI KOYAK!!!!

Went to the company's basketball court early in the morning to have a 45 minutes of 1-on-1 session with a colleague,

Came back for a shower,

Then went with a totji + noisy couple to town for breakfast...

Red spot is the location

The stall is known as 姐妹炒粿条 Jimui (donno how to pronounce in Hokkien) Char Kuay Teow..

By the looks at the crowds, and the size of their wok, and the total number of egg trays, their CKT should be really awesome! We came to the right place!

They even have a hand-written banner saying this:

全城仅此一家
绝无分行
Only 1 outlet in Penang
No branches

So, without hesitation, we went in and sit down...

The auntie told us that we have to wait for 30 minutes. That's surprise #1...

Nevermind, since it's so popular, waiting is expected... but it'd better be good, or else...

So we waited, and waited, and waited, and after more than 30 minutes.. it's closer to 40 I think...

Jimui Char Kuay Teow!!

I like their prawns, very Q, not like other CKT prawns that have this 入口即化 melt instantly in your mouth texture.. you know, prawns are not supposed to 入口即化...

But the CKT itself... I don't know, it tasted somewhat familiar, but it's not the CKT taste that I'm used to... let's put it this way: it tasted weird for a CKT...

It's probably just me, because there's really lots of people eating there, and all of them are willing to wait for more than half an hour... but for me, if you want me to go all the way to town and wait more than half an hour for this.. again... I'd probably 三思再三思 think 3 times, then think another 3 times before I make my decision whether on or off...

Bihun soup with sotong balls, white button mushrooms and egg

Seriously, I think the bihun soup that I cook myself for lunner taste better -.-"

PS: CKT = char kuay teow; breakfast-lunch = brunch, so lunch-dinner = lunner...

2 comments:

AsX said...

Actually i too think that some of the stalls are over-rated! Maybe when you get famous, your quality drop because of the increase in quantity.

RealGunners said...

and sadly, everyone thinks that penang is food paradise.. usually, i find that only penangites will say that penang food is much better than KL =.=

anyway, i don't mean to say that the ckt in question is bad.. it's just not the same from what i'm used to, i suppose, hence i'm not going back again..