After exploring all the different holiday options, instead of going somewhere else, we decided to make our annual trip to Penang during the June holidays to keep our tradition of visiting St Anne’s church yearly alive.
We slowly crawled our way up North due to the heavy traffic, reaching St Anne’s, which is located in Bukit Mertajam, in the evening.
The church closes at 7pm, so we were asked to leave not long after we arrived. We decided to have dinner at Northern Coastal Seafood Restaurant in Butterworth (1, Pantai Bersih, Bagan Ajam , 12000 Butterworth, Penang).
Recommended by a colleague, promising great view of Penang Island, and fresh seafood, we were not disappointed.
(no photos of food, but the stingray in Nonya sauce is our favourite)
Girls loved the coastal wind and the view.
Girls were looking forward to the buffet spread at the hotel. It was one of the things they love about staying in Traders Hotel. 3 years in a row, we’d been staying here. The place is still well maintained and the service is tip top.
What I like best about Traders Hotel is its location. Soon after breakfast, we walked out to the Chowrasta market along Jalan Kuala Kangsar.
I would have tried a plate of Java Mee, if I wasn’t full. The noodle is fried with the sauce, instead of the KL type of just blanching the noodle then pour sauce over.
The Java Mee stall owner prepared a plate of Java Mee for his daughter, something for the hostess of the day, to share with her sister.
We saw a big crowd at the famous Penang Road Cendol stall. We’d never tried it before, so I queued for a bowl too.
And I don’t know what the fuss is all about. I shared a bowl with Daddy and we didn’t even finish it.
For lunch, girls insisted we go to Nonya Breeze (50, Lorong Abu Siti, 10400 George Town, Penang). We’d been eating at this restaurant on every of our visit, but never took photos of the food. This time, I we did.
I don’t think we can find this vege in KL, but it’s call kuaci cai on the menu. Fibrous and sweet leaves.
Asam Pedas Fish; I almost drank all the soup!
Zara likes this fried oyster mushroom.
Girls favourite, Inchi Kabin. Even on the journey, they already mentioned they wanted to eat this fried chicken in Nonya Breeze.
As usual, Nonya Breeze never disappoints. It was a good lunch.
We then took the long drive to Batu Ferringgi. As guests staying in Traders Hotel, we can make use of the Golden Sand Resort facilities, so we spent the rest of the day at the pool and beach there.
I wanted one of the girls to go with me on a parasail, but they both didn’t want. So, maybe next time.
Zaria is more of a beach person. Zara just wanted to go back to the pool.