Some advantages of staying at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence are the accessibility to shopping malls (Gurney Plaza & Gurney Paragon) and Gurney Drive Hawker Centre where there are galore of food options.
Gurney Drive Hawker Centre
The Gurney Drive Hawker Centre is currently situated at the northern end of Gurney Drive, just next to Gurney Plaza. It comes alive when evening beckons and transforms into a food paradise.
This hawker centre is quite similar to Singapore’s Newton Food Centre as it caters mainly to tourists. As such, do expect the food prices to be higher. However, it is a convenient location for visitors to try out delectable local fare without needing to travel too much. Some of the famous Penang food you can find here include wanton mee, fish meat noodles, lok-lok (as shown), prawn noodles, satay, char koay teow, rojak, seafood and many more.
The soup base of this bowl of Penang prawn noodles tastes spicy.
The version of Penang Ice Kacang – shaved ice topped with red beans, sweet corn, attap seeds, glass jelly, syrup and evaporated milk.
After your meal, take a walk along the street at Gurney Drive to visit the pasar malam.
Address: 172, Solok Gurney 1, Pulau Tikus, 10250 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Kimberly Food Street
Lebuh Kimberly is a popular food street in Penang. Having heard of many good reviews of the legendary Kway Chap at Restoran Kimberly, I thought I should give it a try.
I am not sure whether it is a culture for food vendors to use their hands to handle the food. I did feel uneasy when I witnessed that.
This bowl of Kway Chap comes with sliced duck meat, pig intestines, pig ear and pig tongue.
A taste of their signature dessert – Si Koh Soup (filled with ginko nuts, longan & lotus seeds).
If you are not a fan of Kway Chap, there are other food choices down the street.
Penang laksa, Hokkien mee and roasted delights.
Address: 137 Lebuh Kimberley, 10100 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Kopi & Toast @ Gat Lebuh Chuliah
Kopi & Toast at Gat Lebuh Chuliah is a cosy café which serves simple breakfast for you to start the day. It is pretty near to the Weld Quay clan jetty and wall murals are also within the vicinity.
The boy and girl on a swing is just next to the café.
Reminds me of old school days.
Butter and kaya toast with black coffee.
The toast was very much similar to what I had tried elsewhere though. What I like about this place is that it provides a good spot for you to rest while scouting for wall murals.
Address: 63 Gat Lebuh Chuliah 10300 Georgetown Penang, Malaysia
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