I'm going to the above this Thu, and have trawled these boards for must-eats. There are a couple of things that I couldn't find/have questions about - hope I'll find some help here!
A quick bit of background: I'm HK Chinese and it's been about 10 yrs since I've set foot in Malaysia (went to Penang and KL that time) - am interested in Malay, Indian, Nyonya, Hokkien food (will kill for good roti, char kway teow and nasi lemak, and have a milk tea addiciton), but probably not so much Canto (char siew/siu, dim sum, wonton meen etc.). Will be going with food-loving parents and family friends who love hawker food, but will at least have to have a couple of nicer, sit-down meals in the 6-day trip. So... any suggestions welcome!!
KL (will spend 2 days)
Saw Penang_rojak's mention of Bah Kuh Teh on Jalan Tun HS Lee - does it have a street number or name, or a landmark/cross street? (Google maps tells me this street is quite long...)
Cameron Highlands (1 night)
Apart from afternoon tea at Smokehouse (is it really that good?), what is there to eat?!
Ipoh (pit stop when going from Cameron to Penang)
Got a lot of info thanks to penang_rojak's post (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/598851). So, if I only have 1 meal (lunch) Kong Heng or Lou Wong Tauge Ayam Kuetiau? Which would be easier to get into? (I'll be there on a Sunday)
Penang (3 nights)
Laksa - I've read the laksa post (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/610166) but if I don't have time to cross to the other side, where else can I get a good laksa? (We're staying in Georgetown)
General hawker centre for Malay/Indian/Nyonya: Gurney? Swatow Lane?
Keen for Nyonya cuisine too - looks like I should try Nyonya Cafe at New World Park?
Where should I go for milk tea?
And lastly, where can I buy the best kaya? And - ok I lied, that wasn't the last question - what kind of food souvenirs should I buy & where?
Thanks a lot!