If you have never done a food tour I am sure you would find this one ok. I have done about 5 around Asia and believe me this one sucked!!! This was so disappointing as I was so looking forward to Penang so much ........ the best place in Malaysia to eat, the home of so many of my favourite dishes. So ok why did it suck? We got picked up right on time and made our way over to the market for breakfast. Every stop you make you get like 3 choices of where to go. Not really my thing as well ............ I have never been here before so you tell me! I could see where they were going by giving you a choice of what you feel like but for me it all looked good so what do I do? We arrive at the market and the guide seemed pretty nice, showed us 2 choices of what we should get and then disappeared. We were kind of standing around for a bit wondering if he was just showing us something or if we should go ahead. Finally I decided to just get it as he was no place to be seen. The 2 choices were great and he re-appeared after about 15 min later. I thought we are off to a decent start, that's where it all kind of ended. From here on out he would just drop us off at places and I mean drop!! "Oh sorry, nowhere to park the car. Just walk down that road 5 min you see historical sight". I mean seriously, sometimes he would just drop us off in front of a hawker center and be like "many good food inside, you go try" Sooooooo what do I need you for ??? You think I can't find a hawker center? Then there was the waiting in the boiling sun. Everytime he dropped us off he would say "meet back here at 2" ......... 2:10..... 2:20 .......2:30 oh there you are!! Seriously had the laws in Malaysia not been so strict I would have killed him. He offered no information and was constantly sneaking off to smoke and call someone. If you have never been on these type of tours you might think it was a good day out, nice food and a driver but trust me go on the KL one with Charles or the Hong Kong one with Ski and you will think this is a joke. The worst food tour ever and Rasa I hate you so much for it as you took one of the food capitals of the world and ruined it for me.
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