Yam rice for lunch? Yes,of course. How could I resist when my hubby suggested it. There are a few places in Butterworth selling it but we still prefer to frequent the stall in Bukit Mertajam, located behind Jalan Kulim. The stall is based in Kedai Makanan Hing Hing at Lorong Melor. It serves yam rice, preserved salted vegetable pork soup, stew soya sauce pork trotter as well as stew tofu and egg. Not to miss out the special chili paste with thick black sauce.

That’s a choice of having white rice or yam rice but most customers will opt for the latter.The rice is boiled with the yam (which is why the rice is so fragrant). The yam is soft and creamy…and I love to have more pieces of it.
Ordered two bowls of soup that comes with chinese celery and preserved salted vegetable. First bowl was mix ingredients of pork organs – stomach, liver, pork slices and meatballs. The other bowl consist of rectangular pieces of pig blood (congealed pig blood). Its jelly like structure is very smooth like tofu.

We also had the stew pork trotter as a side dish.

Up to now, we still can’t find any stalls selling this dish in the island…. so whenever we feel like having yam rice, we will take a short journey up to BM to enjoy this delicious food.


* The stall has shifted to a new coffee shop located just nearby the old place. Do drop by Eleen blog’s for a detailed map to this place.

Business Hours : 9am – 3pm
Closed : Wednesday

GPS Coordinates : N05º 21.690   E100º 27.787

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5 comments so far

R @ C

i’m from BM and tis is my fav food.. I saw there is Hawker stall centre named 1997 at Farlim selling this food.. but it not tat tasty if compared to BM yam rice

February 13th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

I have tried the yam rice at another shop in Chai Leng Park, Butterworth. I still agree with you that those sold in BM is tastier..

February 14th, 2008 at 12:16 pm
Eleen Por

Hi, I am an island baby (born n bred in Penang island) and am hopelessly lost when I cross the bridge! *blush*

Can you please give me directions on how to get to this yummy yam place from either the Penang bridge or the ferry terminal?

Sorry to trouble you, ya… :)

August 27th, 2008 at 9:35 am
Penang Tionghua

What2see -

There are 3 Yam Rice shops in a row at Chai Leng Park. Go to the centre one – called Soon Leong.

It has dropped in standards from the old owner’s time. However, it is still a good alternative to the BM shop and much nears – Prai side of Penang Bridge.

September 13th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

Hi CK – You mentioned that you can’t find this on the island. I found it at the corner stall at Goodall food court on Tanjung Tokong, next to Island Plaza. I tried the yam rice and chue chaap tong, both are quite good also. Only difference is the sauce, they don’t have dark soy with chilli but serve with chilli padi and soy instead. Good option if you are lazy to cross over to the mainland :-)

CK Lam Reply:

Thanks CH, I will drop by the food court :)

September 15th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

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