An unusual two-part tribute to Penang street food by Stanley Yu, who is originally from Hong Kong but now lives in London.
Notice, he largely avoided the upmarket ‘touristy’ food courts and found street food at its best – close to street level.
The main downside about Penang street food these days is that it has generally crossed – or is on the verge of crossing – the RM4 price tag per noodle dish. I suppose that reflects the rising prices of essentials especially foodstuff.
But the char koay teow plate seems to be getting smaller – little larger than a saucer in some places.