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Pengkalan Weld, George Town
Lunchtime Malay rice; Chinese economy rice
Located in one of the busiest parts of George Town, CF is very much on-the-beaten-path for both locals and tourists alike. While many visit during dinner, this food court offers a few lunch stalls that are well worth checking out. Towards Weld Quay, you will find a tiny, unassuming, and likely unmanned, Malay economy rice stall. Once you wave your hands around enough, you’ll soon be met by the friendly cook, who will offer you a portion of fluffy rice to accompany the various delectable dishes on display. Food offerings change daily, but it’s hard to go wrong with any of them (the chicken curry of the day is a good place to start). Be sure to top your plate off with a spoonful of homemade sambal, which include quite a number of delicious Western dishes (don’t miss out on the great chicken pot pie and the German sausage) alongside its more standard Asian fare. Northam Beach even allows diners to bring their own bottles of wine for a corkage fee of RM20. After taking in the food court’s magnificent coastal views of the Straits
Eating & Drinking 2015/2016 will lend your meal both complexity and lots of spice. On the other side of the centre you can check out the Chinese economy rice stall, which features a wider array of dishes. Healthconscious patrons will be pleased to know that at least one steamed vegetable is usually on offer. If you want recommendations, simply ask the woman doling out the rice – she will gladly point you in the right direction.
of Malacca and the bright lights of nearby Gurney Drive, such an offer may seem quite enticing indeed. The sea breeze gives it a particularly relaxed vibe, and its décor – inclusive of Chinese lanterns, Christmas lights and great big potted plants – is downright charming when juxtaposed against the wide open sea. Not to mention, of course, the food itself. You may be paying slightly more for the great views, but the dishes are worth it. Besides Western food you can also enjoy a wide variety of other meals, including laksa, dim sum, a chapatti set complete with chicken korma, the rare Jawa mee, and much more. Be sure to complete your meal with a freshly squeezed-to-order fruit juice, a crowd favourite.