We made it a point to spend our last night in Penang at a typical Penang Chinese food court. New World Park is a food court that we walked past two nights ago on our way back to the hotel from Gurney Drive, and a place that we had seen quite a few times during our numerous bus rides.
I spent the entire afternoon working on the large volumes of footage we had captured the last five days, and in the blink of an eye it was dinnertime.
We left the hotel at seven in the evening and walked along Jalan Hutton until the intersection with Jalan Transfer where we turned left. We wanted to check out Lorong Popus, a location where we had read online about a possible homestay unit.
We scoped out the area in a quiet neighbourhood and should Hutton Central or Hutton Suites be unavailable for future trips the homestay at Lorong Popus will be a handy backup.
We then headed out of Lorong Popus back onto Jalan Transfer before darting left onto Jalan Dinding. We walked the entire stretch to its end and ended up on Jalan Hutton again.
We walked northwest for a while before turning left onto Jalan Swatow. We had arrived at New World Park Food City!
A large food court with remarkably lofty ceilings that provided excellent air ventilation, we were soon immersed in the sights, sounds and odour of the place. We walked around for a fair bit checking out the food stalls and eventually settled on:
- Grilled Lamb Chop for RM21.00
- Fries for RM9.00
- Char Kueh Teow with Duck Egg for RM9
- Tonic Soup with Rice for RM9.00
- A large plate of Lor Bak RM13.00
- 3 Pepsi plus a large Carlsberg for RM28
We will be heading back to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow and will miss Penang and its food tremendously.
Lastly, we feel that it is our civic duty to remind everyone that while masks are now optional outdoors, it is still mandatory indoors!
Hutton Suites Hotel - https://goo.gl/maps/Sa3pp5NKAQgx5pij6
Lorong Popus - https://goo.gl/maps/X9QUxATdAcMYErJL7
New World Park Food City - https://goo.gl/maps/3ma8BRh6nUWjXHEq7
We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.