Penang has been experiencing very stormy evenings these few days. With the focus on the by-elections, it reminds me of March 8th, 2008 when rain pelted down in the evenings and yet, none of us were daunted by the wet weather. I still walked over to the counting centre next door, in the rain, just to catch the latest buzz.
My focus has been on politics and the by-elections these days so eventhough I am writing a food blog, I still need to babble a bit about politics. Anyway….yesterday we experienced a very nasty weather with strong winds, thunder, lightning and heavy rain. Only hubby and the two younger kids were at home. So, we decided to drive out for dinner inspite of the rain.
I have scoffed at this restaurant along Jalan Dato Keramat, which is a few doors away from the 7-11 and Shell near the Penang Stadium. I often said, “Chey, recipe word also don’t know how to spell, how lah the owner want to open a restaurant?” You see, the name of the restaurant is New Receipe. It is opened 5 pm to 2 am and often, we see a crowd dining. But yesterday, being a cold, rainy night seems like a good time to eat boiling hot frog porridge.
The restaurant specialises in frog and eel porridge and also gungpo frog and eel. Since there are only two of us eating, we ordered a small size pot of frog porridge, a plate of white rice and gungpo eel. My two younger children ordered roti planta and fried chicken from the next door Jaya catering restaurant.
I am not sure if it is due to the cold evening or the gungpo and porridge were really good. I enjoyed sweating till every pores let out steam. I wouldn’t recommend you eat during hot evenings because the gungpo is really hot and spicy.
I am not sure how much the whole meal costs but each pot is about RM20+, depending on the size. The portion of the eel is big and I enjoyed eating those snake like fishes.
This is the poor, cute frog that has been eaten by me.
By the way, the Jaya Catering next door seems to be doing very good business too.