Friday, May 18, 2007

Rojak and Or Jien@Swatao Lane, Penang

The mere mention of Swatao Lane, some would say that it serves really good ais kacang ( a local dessert of shaved ice with syrup and red beans), which I did try couple of years back. Guess it didn't made a big impression as all I could remember was the rojak and or jien.
The rojak (local mixed fruit and veg salad) is fabulous here as I absolutely love the sticky prawn paste that goes with the fruits..Of so many fruit rojak I've tried, Swatao Lane's sauce got to be the stickiest..Pungent, sticky and sweet sauce generously poured on the mixed fruits and veg while a blanket of ground peanuts add to the finishing touches to this wonderful snack..They dont serve it with crackers nor crullers though..
Francis's favourite, the or jien ( oyster omelette) was served soon after..Again, Swatao's version is top notch.. Unlike the usual round omelette, this version is somewhat rectangle in shape.. The egg batter is fried till really crunchy, just like eating keropok. The oysters on the other hand, remains juicy and succulent. One bite and you'll ask for more!
Andrew, still feeling hungry (though we just had lunch at another place), ordered a plate of fried radish cake which tasted horrible! Don't order this!This is the Swatao Lane place we went to. Drive from Lorong Selamat (the famous CKT stall on your left) till you reach T-junc. Turn left, and then take the first turning on your right. That's Swatao Lane.

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Blogger Xiu Long Bao said...

aiks...i only managed to savour penang delicacies @ gurney street everytime i make my way to penang. No transport mafan to travel around.

18 May, 2007  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

U dint take the Indian Mee Goreng or popiah? Too many good choices-hor. Since u like d rojak so much, got tapau d sauce back (sold in plastic containers like black kaya)?

18 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

xiu long bao: no transport..ya, a lil mafan. but gurney street have some gems there too :) will write bout that another day..

tummythoz: the indian mee goreng or popiah? nice ar? aiyo, i didnt know :(. usually i'll hav mee mamak at bangkok road (very good!). my fren tapau-ed the sauce, but somehow, just cant recreate the version like swatao's

18 May, 2007  
Blogger tankiasu said...

Yea that Indian mee goreng is superb. I think its called Mee Sultan. One of the best ever!! ;-)

18 May, 2007  
Blogger wmw said...

Going there soon...what to eat? what to eat? {:o)

18 May, 2007  
Blogger Snapshots said...

The Original Masjestic Rojak, The Best in Town!!!

19 May, 2007  
Anonymous jason said...

I heard that Swatow Lane is very nice decorated at night. See

19 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

tankiasu: mee sultan? ok ok, will rmember that next time :)

wmw: wah, lots to eat, lots to eat! hehe

snapshots: yeah, love the rojak! yumz....

jason: really? am only there during lunch/ teatime ...

19 May, 2007  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wahlau.. the last time i was in penang i stuffed myself so badly that i was all sick on new years eve..imagine celebrating the countdown in bed!

21 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

guess that's the tendency when we're in penang.. cant stop pigging out! haha

22 May, 2007  

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