We reached Penang at about 12 noon. My brother picked us up from the airport. When we reached home, XY ate rice for lunch as she was hungry already. Then I made milk for CE. Next, lunch for ourselves. We left the kids at home to play with their cousin brother, WQ. Really thankful for SIL who’s very kind to take care of the kids while we went out to have a peaceful lunch.
We went to Sister’s Char Koay Teow (CKT). I think we go there every time we’re back in Penang. It was 1+pm on a Saturday but surprisingly, there weren’t many customers. We ordered yam cake and CKT. I was very hungry and finished the yam cake while waiting for the CKT. The CKT tasted just as good as always to me but CB said that it’s not so fragrant and the prawns weren’t very fresh. I don’t know... either I have a terrible taste bud or I was just too hungry. I think it’s both! LOL He also said the lady frying the CKT is not the usual lady. This is the first time we have it in the afternoon. Maybe the morning session and the afternoon session are run by different people. So he didn’t have an ‘ooomphh!’ lunch.
We had dinner at home. SIL cooked up a wonderful meal. There were sweet and sour crab, steamed fish, roasted chicken and vegetables. She also made a blueberry cheese cake. Before dinner, we sang the birthday song. The birthday girl made a wish, blew the candle and cut the cake. Whose birthday did I go home to celebrate? Mine! hahaha I had another great birthday this year. It was really great celebrating it with my family in my hometown.
~ mmmm... I love the crab ~
~ blueberry cheese cake ~Sunday
We didn’t go anywhere. We usually stay at home when I’m back coz it’s normally a short trip and I’d prefer to spend more time at home. CB went to buy some siu mai (meat dumpling) from Sister’s CKT. It’s another must-have for us as the siu mai is smaller than the ones we find at dim sum shops. So it’s very easy to eat, just pop one whole piece into the mouth and eat. Moreover, it doesn’t have too much meat. Not too jelak if eat a lot.
When he went there, he saw the usual lady frying (different from the day before). So he ordered CKT again as there weren’t many people waiting. And this time, it tasted up to his standard. He’s just proven his theory right - different session, different lady, different quality.
As for dinner, we went to a seafood restaurant in Paya Terubong. Will not elaborate much coz I didn’t take any pictures of the yummy food - too busy taking care of CE. The servings are not big so we ordered quite many dishes. We had 3 types of fish - steamed, grilled and claypot, deep-fried squid and small prawns, stir-fried big prawns, vegetables and fish ball soup. We enjoyed it very much coz the food’s tasty and fresh, with lots of variety.
In the morning, received an sms from AirAsia that our flight has been cancelled and they’ve put us onto the next flight. Luckily it was just an hour delay. I called the airline to confirm. Actually, we could take the earlier flight if we wanted but it’d be too rush for us. So we decided to go with the later flight (well, we don’t have much of a choice, do we?). Good thing the flight was on schedule. The kids were very tired. They slept in the taxi on the way home from LCCT. It was a short and tiring trip but a truly wonderful one.