Penang Char Koey Teow
A Penangite favorite, Char Koey Teow is available from the humble street hawker to the 5 Star Hotels in Penang, and it have been exported all over the world. This is one of the key dishes that identify Penang Street Food and you will find it in almost every coffeeshop.
What Char Koey Teow? Basically it Rice flat noodles fried with Chillie Paste, Soya Sauce with cockles, prawns, beansprouts, and ku chai, with or without an Egg in it. Various Stalls will have their own individual ingredients, and presentation. It is fried over a Charcoal fire, Wooden Fire or Gas Fire.
For more details,www.waisikkai.com (written by a penangite residing in KL) have a pretty good details on this dish, and where to find it in the Klang Valley, further this site clarifies on the what makes a good Char Koey Teow, such as banana leaf lining for the plate, pork fat crotons……
One of my regular spots for Char Koey Teow, is in Tanjong Bungah at pretty affordable pricing operates at Jalan Sungai Kelian in the afternoon’s, this stall is convenient for those staying at the Penang Beach Hotel Belt.
Jalan Sungai Kelian, Street Hawker. Rating 90%
What Special Here?
Fried over Charcoal Fire Alfresco Sitting
Park Halfway down Jalan Sungai Kelian, in a Hawker Cart, that offer Char Koey Teow and Koey Teow Th’ng. This cart have been operating from this spot for the past 15 years +, and offer a special home delivery to the Hillside / Concord area. Just call the Handphone number provided, will get you the Char Koey Teow delivered at no extra charge. Much Better then other Fast Food that Delivers.
Next to this stall is a Coffeeshop, recently open, for those who wish to eat their Char Koey Teow in Fan Comfort, My self, I enjoy it alfresco at the tables and chairs provided enjoying the breeze and shaded by the surrounding trees. Per Portion starts from RM3.00.
It’s version of Char Koey Teow, is fried over Charcoal fire, and includes Pork Fat Crotons, Slice Red Chinese Sausage, which I rate in the top 90%.
Location: Jalan Sungai Kelian, On the way to Tanjong Bungah From Town, Turn left immediately at the Tanjong Club at the traffic lights, Turn Left, Turn Right, Straight down Jalan Sungai Kelian. It’s on your left. On the way to George Town, Turn right after Tanjung Club, follow the same instructions Note: Late Lunch / Tea Time only, Wed or Thu (Not too sure).