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Hmm, I'm not sure if I've had this before. Is it like rojak?

You're so lucky! I would love to participate in one of Bee's culinary tours of Penang!


Nate - it's a bit like Indian rojak(pasembur) -- more veggies, less fried stuff, and the addition of jellyfish which I think is unique to this version. The sauce is lighter, not quite as peanuty or spicy, and a bit sweeter.
I love Indian rojak but it always sits in my belly like stone. ;-)

Rasa Malaysia

LOL. Too funny, the post and being "that woman."

The next day, I went to the second place and had the pasembor and I think the Batu Lanchang one does taste a tad better. But I think the best one is still Padang Brown. ;)

I went back to GHS for that leeky dish and decoded the secret ingredients. They used dried sole bits in the gravy (which is a fantastic ingredient I use on some of my home-made veggie dishes)...I think I have that recipe all figured out. Stay tuned for my version once I get back to the US. :)


Okay, I've had chae hoo before, which I think is the name that Chinese give this dish. Don't know where in Penang it came from but I recall that I didn't like it because it was overly sweet.


Yay! You got to hang out with Bee! =)


What fun it is when foodies get together! I'm continuing to enjoy yours and David's work very much.


JELLY FISH?! i'm Rojak LOVER!!! JELLY FIsh Lover too!!! arGGggg Png Png.. i wan Png rojak wif EXTRA JELLY FISH!!!

bill watters

I was in Penang about ten years ago renewing my Thai visa. On the little market street that runs one down & parallel to the main drag (L.Macdonald?) towards Centrum and the bus terminus, I came across a fantastic dim-sum shop. It was open from dawn to only 9.00 a.m. Chinese ladies walked around packed tables in a small restaurant area with large trays of small dishes offering what I can only call gastronomic treats par excellence! Steamed rice with meat wrapped in a banana leaf seemed popular. It looked like the breakfast haunt for locals. Everybody ate with total enthusiasm amidst the noise of banging woks and hissing steamers. The saucer like dishes cost 10R each - so for an english pound one could eat really well. I wonder if it's still there?

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