LOL, today, I read the local newspaper in glee that VT has ranked Singapore (2nd) over Penang (3rd) as top choice of street food. Bangkok was ranked first. thestar.com.my/news/story.as... As a Penangite, I would say that I have enjoyed eating street food in my travels in Bangkok and Singapore. Of course, I will vote for Penang. What is culinary experience if you have eaten in Bangkok, Singapore and Penang. I think all 3 places deserve high marks.
Penang beats Singapore in my opinion and I'm going to test Bangkok next month.
Hi SL. I got quite excited when I saw your post because we plan to visit Penang in January. I have heard so many good things about Penang and it's all about food!! :o) ...btw, love your local 'Penangite' expression :o) Of course would would love to meet you and Winnie and I am sure that you will take us to the best foody hangouts :o) I would have to say that the Chilli Crabs in Singapore were great. Sherene (appleseed81) took us to a great little street cafe to experience this awesome dish. I believe that Penang has Baba Nyonya food? We were blown away by the taste twice in Melaka and are yet to find a better restaurant. So SL.... you have a big challenge to beat when we visit in January lol. :o) Don't know about Bangkok.
This is really funny. And i just noticed that the article has gotten 596 facebooks likes in less than a day so it's surely stirring up the minds. I'm gonna get a copy of the Star today to see if it's mentioned in the printed edition too. And for the food fight i am all in favour of Penang. For sure better than singapore and also better than Bangkok because of it's variety.
I certainly wouldn't want VT to be stirring up any sort of row, as it tries so hard to avoid conflict. However, I do find it very gratifying that it is deemed important enogh to be accorded suc recognition. I've only been through Changi airport in Singapore and cannot really comment. I have, however, been to Penang and Bangkok (many times) and thoroughly enjoyed the street food in both places, so I am probably not the best man to ask for a decision here!
I don't think this conflict will go futher than throwing a few satay sticks after one another Fergy :)
I just hope there is still some satay on there! You still in Malaysia mate?
I just rolled in to a town called Mersing after cycling 1437 kilometers through Malaysia. Will be heading to a little tropical island tomorrow called Tioman and after that i should have time for another 7-800 kilometers of leisurely cycling through Malaysia i think.
Damn you Claus, you never fail to infuriate me! Have a good one mate.
Thanks Fergy. I just googled a bit around and it seems like the story has made it in to leading news sites in all the countries that are on the list.
Guys! This is wild! Here is the original article if you haven't seen it yet: in.reuters.com/article/2012/... Thanks guys for bringing this to my attention - I will make sure to apologize profusely if I ever visit Penang! :) Talk soon, Blake aka Rudysmom626
> don't think this conflict will go futher > than throwing a few satay sticks Oh no it won't! I can assure you that waffles or pancakes or anything else coated with maple syrup are far worse weapons of destruction in any major food fight.
>> Was there any discussion about this top10-list in the VTforums, I dont remember any such question !?
i would choose Bangkok, Penang, then Singapore. Amongst my favs in Bangkok is HOY TAWD, which is a mussel and egg dish served on top of bean sprouts with a sweet chili sauce. My other favourite is the Kaprao dishes, the chili basil dishes served with, shrinp, chicken or shrimps over rice. We had a backppackers GH and restaurant here in the late 90's serving western, thai and indian dishes and the chili basil dishes were the best sellers. Penang street food is real good too as you have the Indian, Malay, chinese dishes.
Here another article from the newpaper yesterday, even Penang Chief Minister is defensing the position of Penang Hawker Food. thestar.com.my/news/story.as... Blake, you really need to visit Penang to taste the Food. Come over :-)))
We had a discussion about this sunject about 3-4 weeks ago Michael.
ok, so I missed that !
Yes I have found that discussion: VT Forum temporarily unavailable 56 answers by 22 different Vters and that seems to be enough to make such a list that IMO stands now for the meaning of ALL of us VTers and I ask myself is that really the right way to "get into the media" ?
I like when our ramblings here in the forum reach govermental level :)
Planning a trip to Penang and Kuala Lumpur for nextyear, what's your favourate spot in Penang??? anything to see or do? including a bite ofcourse
George Town is the place to be mate. Best spot on Penang island if you ask me and UNESCO world heritage.