Daily Archives: March 16, 2012

Penang: Pinang Peranakan Mansion

On Tuesday morning, we made our way to Amelie Cafe at Armenian St for breakfast but it was closed. So we walked over to Sri Anada Bahwan in Little India for some thosai before visiting the Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

The Pinang Peranakan Mansion is a must-see in Penang. The building is beautifully restored and it’s easy to imagine what life must have been like for a wealthy Peranakan family in the past.

While we were there, Anya went around pointing at all the baskets and saying, “Ah Ma has this!” and Adrian decided that since he’s half-Peranakan, he would pose in a dignified manner in every room. And when he wasn’t posing, he was jumping around pretending to be a Chinese vampire.

Amelie Cafe

thosai and teh tarik at Sri Ananda Bahwan

sipping Milo

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

air well

tok panjang

Ah Ma has this!

I am a dignified Peranakan man

the balcony

two mad Wees in a love seat

love the green!

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Penang: Ghee Hiang – Best Tau Sar Piah?

We went to Ghee Hiang to buy some tau sar piah (also known in Penang as tambun biscuits) but they were all sold out. Adrian bought his favourite beh teh soh and the others decided to call the next day to get them to deliver the tau sar piah to the hotel.

While Ghee Hiang is highly recommended by many, the taxi drivers say the locals think that Him Heang is better. We didn’t go to Him Heang although it looked very crowded when we passed by in the taxi. Personally, I only like the tau sar piah from Loong Fatt at Balestier Rd in Singapore.

Ghee Hiang at Jalan Macalister

the kids decided the mirror was the most interesting thing in the shop

I think this cyclist is lost

giant sesame oil