Penang Hokkien Dishes

   Posted by: CK Lam   in Hokkien

There are only a few restaurants serving Hokkien dishes in Penang and one of the place is Sin Lean Heang located in Goh Tiau Lor (5th Street) – near McCallum flats . This place have been around for a long time. It was fully packed with customers at lunch time and we waited almost an hour for our food.
We had the recommended dishes like bak kee th’ng, stir fried tau kua with leeks and big size prawns, fried oyster noodle (char oh mee), fried beehoon and oyster omelette (oh chien).

The first dish was the Bak Kee Soup – meatballs that are dip fried coated with cornstarch and cooked in a starchy soup with cabbage. The meat is very smooth.

Fried beehoon and oyster mee…. with plentiful ingredients.

Big plate of fried oh chien..

Kailan stir fried with salted fish (kiam hu)…very tasty.

Five Spice Tau Kua stir fried with big size prawns and leeks (suan nah).

This very satisfying lunch with chinese tea cost RM95.00. Will definitely come back again for another bite in the near future!

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9 comments so far


Wow! I want to try this place as soon as I balik PG! True Hokkien dishes

March 15th, 2008 at 10:16 am
Poppy Seed

yum – I had an epiphany at Ang Hoay Lor, this looks pretty fine. Thanks for posting droolicious.

March 16th, 2008 at 11:33 am

hope durianberry will try out the hokkien dishes when u come bk pg…

March 16th, 2008 at 5:07 pm
Rasa Malaysia

The food looks very good. I love Goh Huat Seng, but it’s more Teochew, but similar dishes. :)

March 24th, 2008 at 2:32 am

Have u ever try the other Ang Hoay Lor at:
13 JALAN PERAK, (next to STATE CHINESE (PENANG) ASSOCIATION & near France Taipei). Incase u need their tel.Tel:0165552306. Last time they are from Rangoon Road.

If U like Hokkien food, U must try. Their food is much more healthy and delicious. It tastes really nice and I guarantee you will love it.

June 13th, 2008 at 4:19 pm
CK Lam

Tks for recommending this place…will check it out.

June 13th, 2008 at 6:11 pm
Penang Tionghua

Sin Lean Heang was the offshoot of Ang Hoay Lor some 20 odd years ago by the latter’s Chief Cook.

Ang Hoay Lor was located at an old shoplot of Magazine Road now occupied by Traders Hotel(formerly Shangrila Hotel)more than 45 years ago.

The Ang Hoay Lor Jalan Gurudwara and Jalan Perak belong to the grandsons.

The dishes at Ang Hoay Lor or Sin Lean Heang are Hokkien Hui Ann Dishes. They are the only Hokkien Hui Ann Restaurants in Penang.

Goh Huat Seng and Goh Swee Kee are Teochew Restaurants

September 9th, 2008 at 10:36 pm

I visited this place after reading CK Lam’s blog! Wow.. its bak kee soup, oh chien (oyster omelette) and oyster noodles are really good.. in fact, my personal opinion, they are better than Ang Hoay Loh@Jln Gurudwara! I have been visiting Ang Hoay Loh for 20++years, and I think this Sin Lean Heang is better!

February 22nd, 2009 at 6:26 pm

I have to say Sin Lean Heang outstand Ang Hoay Lor and Hock Chuan Heong a lot these years, with their better food preparation qualities! At least you can feel the oh chien is fried full-heartedly by the cook. And with their reasonable price too. All 3 restaurants belong to the founder’s grandsons now, but the originality of taste of the Hokkien Hui Ann cuisine should sustained as good as what Sin Lean Heang did!

April 30th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

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  1. Penang Hokkien Restaurant - Ang Hoay Lor | What2See : Best of Penang Food!    Apr 13 2009 / 9am:

    [...] was  recommended to try out their specialty Hokkien dishes by my reader, Sky in my earlier post at Sin Lean Heang (another Hokkien restaurant) located in Goh Tiau [...]

  2. Penang Food - Hokkien Dishes @ Hock Chuan Heong, Macallum Flat | What2See : Best of Penang Food!    Nov 28 2009 / 10pm:

    [...] as they concentrate on their few specialties, just like what you will find in Ang Hoay Loh and Sin Lean Heang. The first dish was the aromatic and tasty Oh Chien (fried oyster omelette) with its starchy [...]

  3. Penang Local Food List Penang Deli    Jan 08 2010 / 5pm:

    [...] (Hokkian Zhu Char) Address: Goh Tiau Lor (5th Street)/ McCallum Street Related Links: http://www.what2seeonline.com/2008/03/penang-hokkien-dishes/ [...]

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