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a 1947 menu of the Mount Pleasure Hotel Penang

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Norman Kelly

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 40
April 17, 2009 8:43pm

Hi Kayes,


Am fascinated by said menu, and given my limited Malay, I guess fried 'Selangins' is some sort of seafood, which seems logical given the garnish of Tartare Sauce, is Gula, sugar and Malaccan Kopi (Coffee)?, also where was the establishment located on the Island of Penang, I can read faintly 'Batu Feringhi', on the Menu, but a more precise location would be appreciated.


Looking forward to our arrival September at the 'E & O'.
Bomoh

Registered: September 2008
Location: Mount Gambier, Limestone coast, South Australia
Posts: 87
April 20, 2009 9:59am

I think it is either a spelling error or one of the Malay words that has changed. It is without doubt Ikan Senangin a fish similar to Ikan Kurau. Eleutheronema tetradactylum; Polynemus paradiseus;p Polydactylus sextarius; Plotosus canius for the technical.
Gula Melaka is a sago based sweet with palm sugar syrup and coconut milk.
Kopi is coffee.
Where it is I am not sure but today there is a Mount Pleasure condo up at Batu Ferringhi. Perhaps the old hotel was there in 1947? Kayes will tell you I am sure.
Norman Kelly

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 40
April 20, 2009 9:19pm

Hi Bomoh,


Thank you for enlightening, enriching even, your use of 'Latin Names' for fish that sit comfortably with Tartare Sauce as a garnish, it as been an education to have you interpret all the Malay meanings from the Menu, for at least this Orang Puteh, many thanks, and yes I'm sure the Mount Pleasure Hotel was probably near to where the 'Bayview Beach Resort' is currently located.
Bomoh

Registered: September 2008
Location: Mount Gambier, Limestone coast, South Australia
Posts: 87
May 11, 2009 3:39pm

no problem as I have a live in dictionary and encyclopaedia in the form of a Malaysian wife.
Norman Kelly

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 40
May 11, 2009 8:25pm

Hi Bomoh,


What can I say, other than 'Terimah Kasih' to you and your dear wife.



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