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Char Koay Teow

20 Sep

Being unable to look for a Char Koay Teow that tastes as good as those in Penang is one of my major frustrations in food while working in Klang Valley. So I am glad to have found one that is able to fry up an authentic tasting plate of Penang Char Koay Teow, which is ironically so near to me all this time – the stall in Sun Hin Loong at SS2 just next to Watsons.

I know this might be old news but this entry is actually dedicated to you Penangites out there who are working in Klang Valley like me. If you wish to have a fix of some authentic Penang Char Koay Teow, this is the place to be.

There are countless Char Koay Teow stalls in Klang Valley that include the word ‘Penang’ into their stall name but the taste is always far from being close. After a while I just gave up the search totally. But recently a close friend managed to convince me to try Sun Hin Loong’s, because his recommendations usually won’t go wrong.If you wish, you could have extra prawns for an additional RM2 (normal price RM4.50) But do note that the number of prawns given are not fixed, more towards size I guess. So you could get 8 regular sized prawns or 5 large ones. Nevertheless, they are sweet and sea-fresh with a nice crunch, just scrumptious.


Panera Bread Grilled Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich

16 Sep

510 calories
16 g fat (6.5 g saturated)
860 mg sodium





Remember, bagels are shaped like zeros for a reason. You’d be better off with two glazed doughnuts. Or, simply move outside the menu’s concentration of doughnuts and pastries and Dunkin’ Donuts proves itself to be one of the better on-the-go breakfast joints in the country. Pair a couple of the Wake-Up Wraps with a zero-calorie cup of coffee to switch your metabolism from sleep mode to high gear.


510 calories
24 g fat (10 g saturated, 0.5 g trans)
1,060 mg sodium






There are two differences between these two sandwiches. First, the Grilled Bacon, Egg & Cheese is built on ciabatta, which provides 50 more calories and half as much fiber. And second, it replaces the ham with bacon, which means an extra 100 calories of mostly fat.


590 calories
18 g fat (3 g saturated)
55 g sugars






Similar approaches to breakfast with very different results. Replacing an oatmeal base with sugars and granola is never a good swap.