We wanted to know whether the new Pakatan led Government in Penang has made a difference. More specifically, if the exquisite fighting fit Aunties & hunky goggled men are still woking their noisy stuff.
Or have they ( horror of horrors ! ) been outchopped,sliced,boiled & out-fried by those swift alien beings flanking in all directions.
This time, armed with cutting-lips intelligence from street-smart local guides we landed onto uncharted waters.
We miss our earlier CKT experience at the New Lane ( left pix, off Jln Macalister ) as a satisfaction B+ , and expected more this time.
Without taking unnecessary risks, we were led into Lorong Selamat ( safe lane , above) where it has been said the best of everything is ( or was ) waiting. From brown eggs to bloody curry mee , dark laksa and light beers. While good & filled with bean sprouts and those prawns and the splitting CKT aroma , the touristy hyped Char Kuey Teow failed to meet our high expectations :(
Suddenly it struck us that our initial encounter with The Slow Sisters CKT some years ago ( Macalister Road, above ) wasn't so bad after all & we could still vividly recall :) that d Ladies Xtra-L o n g Symphony was more exciting than the over-Safe Lane snorkeling team.
and finally we dipped into Jalan Dato Keramat to meet Ah Leng ( above )
( many thanks to an early morning tip from our friendly Penang fellow Gluttons cklam & Partner)
who some people say fries the best CKT in da world
probably ...( who knows )
as the 1 mantis prawn flavored CKT RM9
with the ( 2-die-4 ) bouncing 5 prawns topping
was a Winner inside out.:D
famous Ah Leng CKT
junction of Jalan Dunlop -Jalan Dato Keramat
unmatched & smelling strong