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SF hound to KL, Penang, then Singapore

hyperbowler | Oct 19, 201404:22 PM

I've been slowly crafting an itinerary for a trip ... that begins later this week. Eek!

We're coming from San Francisco, so the priority is on foods that would be difficult to get here. There seems to be such a variety of foods the try that we haven't put any fine dining on the itinerary. That also means we don't have to worry about reservations. Let me know if that's short sighted.

This is a lot more regimented than we'll actually do, but I more wanted to use it as a guideline for when things are open, etc. Any yays or nays, other options? And where is the best place in Penang to get Inche Kabin? Thanks!

Friday, 10/24: Arrive Kuala Lumpur at 1:45pm (AirBnB in Chowkit)
- late lunch
+Restoran Kudu bin Abdul (Nasi Kandar)
- walk to Chow kit wet market
- dinner Jalan Alor (street food, starts at 4pm, very busy at night)
+Wong Ah Wah bbq chicken wings and "Kam Hiong" Crabs (5:30pm-4am)
+Meng Kee grilled chicken fish (don't get noodles)
+ Frog porridge at 36, Jalan Alor (6pm till late)

Saturday 10/25: KL
- lunch at one of these
+Pak Loh Chiu Chow
+Sakura cafe (nasi lemak, 11am-2am)
+Tasty Enclave
- view Petronas towers-- book in advance (closed mondays)
- view Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve
- dinner
+Vishalatchi Food Catering (Chettinad cuisine)

Sunday 10/26: KL
- city center/Chinatown:
- lunch
+Lien bee (KL-style Hokkien noodles)
+Big Mouth (Bak Kut Teh)
+Kiew Yee Teow Chew Char Kueh Teow
- Merkeda Square "Learn more about the city's past at the excellent City Gallery (12) at the southern end of the square (; free; daily 8am to 6pm). Then head east over the Klang River to the Art Deco façade of the covered Central Market (open daily 10am to 10pm)."
- Batu Caves (via Putra line, trains run every 30 minutes and take 20 minutes;
- Masjid India (Little India #2)
- dinner
+Saravana Bhavan (Thali)

Monday 10/27:
- breakfast
+ Kin Kin Chili Pan Mee (Incredibly Spicy Noodles)
- Head from KL to Taman Negara for 2 night jungle trek (no idea what to expect there, we haven't booked anything)

Wed 10/29: Taman Negara to Pengang
-lunch Kimberley hawker center
+ CKT with duck egg
+ Blood soup
+ Lap cheung
+ BBQ chicken
+Hokkien fried egg noodles
- dinner Red garden hawker center

Thurs 10/30: Penaang--- will stalls be closed on Thursdays?
- lunch
+ Nasi Kendar clear line
- National Park hike > beach.
- dinner - what's good near the beach?

Fri 10/31: Pengang
- Jelutong morning market or MacAlister Road Hawker Center
- lunch and/or dinner
+ Kheng Pin Café (Lor bak)
+chicken murtabak (Hameediyah Restaurant)
+Northern Nyonya dishes like Chicken Curry Kapitan, Inche Kabin and Perut Ikan (Mama's or Nonya Breeze)

Sat 11/1: Pengang to Singapore
- stay at Pod - Boutique Capsule Hotel
- lunch at Maxwell Food Centre
+TianTian sells out by 6 pm chicken rice , get there before opening to avoid lines
+ Big Scissors Curry Rice
+ Xing Xing tapioca cake stall,
+ Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake
+goreng pisang
- Southern Ridges hiking trail
- dinner
+ Peranakan- Bakwan Kepiting - the pork-and-crabmeat-balls sou, Babi Buah Keluak
- night zoo, 7:30pm - midnight

Sun 11/2
+ dim sum buffet at Jade
- Peranakan museum
+ dinner at Hong Lim food centre or find a place to get Southern Nyonya dishes like babi pongteh, ayam buah

Monday 11/3 Singapore
- lunch
+Adam Food Center
- cemetery
- Dinner
+ Chilli crab at Long Beach (East Coast Parkway or Dempsey Road branches), or Palm Beach @ One Fullerton, or No Sign Board Seafood @ the Esplanade
flight at midnight

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