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End of the World Restaurant

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Registered: July 2008
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Phoebe
Phoebe

Registered: October 2008
Location: Land Down Under
Posts: 152
December 3, 2008 1:58pm

A restaurant named "End of the World"? Hmm, its owner is obviously not the slightest bit superstitious. How refreshingly interesting. Smile


As for those bananas, we'd be lucky if our supermarkets here (in Melbourne) have even a quarter of them in the fresh fruits section. The exhorbitant prices we now have to pay for these once-affordable fruits are outrageous. Three days ago, the price was AUD4.98 per kg (approx RM11.50 per kg).
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,395
December 3, 2008 2:08pm

Phoebe, the End of the World Restaurant did a roaring business in their old location which was also in Telok Bahang but right next to the beach and close to two picturesque fishing jetties. Tourists flocked there for the scenery and food. Then that place was gazetted as part of a forest reserve and so they moved to this spot in Telok Bahang town. I don't think they are doing as well now.
Phoebe
Phoebe

Registered: October 2008
Location: Land Down Under
Posts: 152
December 3, 2008 2:37pm

Thanks, Kayes. Is the food at the restaurant any good at all? And what about accommodation in the vicinity? My bearings are not at all good in Penang so am not too sure where Telok Bahang is. I'm definitely going to put aside 1 whole week out of my 5-week vacation in 2010 just to wander around Penang. I reckon the Penang Tourism Board should pay you a life-time retainer for all the good work you've been doing for Penang. Smile
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,395
December 3, 2008 2:46pm

The food isn't too bad. Telok Bahang is further up from Batu Ferringhi .... less than 10 minutes if you drive. The Mutiara Beach Resort (now closed for renovations) is within walking distance from the present End of the World Restaurant.
Phoebe
Phoebe

Registered: October 2008
Location: Land Down Under
Posts: 152
December 3, 2008 3:03pm

Thanks for the virtual guide. Smile I'm familiar with the names Batu Ferringhi and the Mutiara Beach Resort. Not too sure if I'm game enough to drive around in a hire car again, though. Did that in 1997 and got hopelessly lost for hours on end on two of the 5 days we were in Penang. That was 11 years ago and I thought my memory of Penang was still OK at that time. Come 2010, gee, I think I might be really pushing my luck by then. Smile
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,395
December 3, 2008 3:16pm

Phoebe, use GPS. I will give you all the co-ordinates so that you can lock them in before you come.
Phoebe
Phoebe

Registered: October 2008
Location: Land Down Under
Posts: 152
December 3, 2008 4:14pm

That's a good idea, Kayes. Thanks. But, let's not be coy here. You know what lady drivers are like, right? Wink Besides, I'm planning to be in Penang with my old-time bosom buddy who's flying in from Germany to join me. Ooh, a left-hand driver and a right-hand driver and both female being let loose on the streets of Penang! Smile!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,395
December 3, 2008 4:26pm

Phoebe, it will work out fine. Lady drivers aren't all that bad. I know a lady driver who lives in Ipoh and she drives really quickly and stylishly. Just let me know what you want and I will fix the co-ordinates for you. For example, if you want the best laksa or char kway teow .... I will provide you with the co-ordinates that will lead you straight to it. No need to remember street names.
Phoebe
Phoebe

Registered: October 2008
Location: Land Down Under
Posts: 152
December 3, 2008 4:43pm

Kayes, that's very generous of you. My buddy, Claudia, loves shopping whilst I prefer trekking but we both have never been known to knock back good hawker food. One place I really want to track down is that school in Tanjung Bungah that I mentioned some time ago. I'll make a mental note to call on your expertise closer to the time, for sure. Thanks.
Bomoh

Registered: September 2008
Location: Mount Gambier, Limestone coast, South Australia
Posts: 81
December 4, 2008 9:20am

The place to eat in this area is Ah Pang's a tumbledown place with great food at very reasonable rates. Try their prawns cooked in Tom Yam sauce and chilli crabs. Just be careful if you go there after 8pm on a Saturday that the hash hasn't invaded the place and drunk all their beer. You'll learn a lot of songs with very raucous lyrics.
Phoebe
Phoebe

Registered: October 2008
Location: Land Down Under
Posts: 152
December 4, 2008 1:50pm

Mike, thanks for the tip on Ah Pang's place. I'm a worshipper of spicy seafood so those dishes your recommended will certainly go down well. And thanks, too, for the tip-off about the HHH. I'll be sure to stay well away on Saturday evenings eventhough I'm a teetotaller and being an Aussie, I've heard much worse lyrics. Smile



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