Friday Squid Blogging: Gurney Drive Hawker Center

The Gurney Drive Hawker Center is one of the best places to eat in Penang, Malaysia. They sell squid prepared many ways.

Posted on October 13, 2006 at 2:51 PM • 5 Comments


akl168October 13, 2006 5:38 PM

Wow. Of all the blogs I read, yours and penangtalk are the two that I would have never guessed would be linked somehow. The world is indeed a small one.

I can't really recommend this place anymore because:

1. too spread out, and what is with the 'reserved' tables? I dont't like the fact that I could only order from hawker-X if I sat in a particular zone. If I want to be overwhelmed by choices, I'd rather head down to Supertanker where I can sit wherever I want, and order from any of the 50+ hawkers there.

2. the 'brothers char keow teow' (that used to be where the silverton condos are now) is no longer of the caliber that I remember them to be.

alspnostOctober 14, 2006 3:12 AM

How bizarre - I know the place well, and wonderful indeed it is. Personally, I don't care for eating squid, but the rest of the food in Penang is sensational! Never thought I'd see it mentioned here, of all places.

AlanOctober 14, 2006 11:30 AM

Now you are making me hungry.

I need to get you pictures of the squid jerky they sell in some of the local Asian markets. Good stuff. Great for squicking co-workers.

ShaolinTigerOctober 16, 2006 7:35 AM

Haha never thought I'd see mr Schneier blog about Penang on here.

I've been to the very place many times..I'm stationed in KL and a lot of amazing food can be found here too.

A large part of the reason I stationed myself in Malaysia was the food :)

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