Fancy having a bowl of piping hot seafood beehoon or pork porridge? I had my share over at Lam Kei located in Nam Thean coffee shop along the busy Jalan Jelutong. This stall has been around for thirty-five years with the second generation taking over now. They have another stall selling this similar food inside Kedai Kopi Leong Huat Seng in Sungai Tiram, near to the Penang Airport.


Seafood with thick beehoon


Seafood porridge

Each individual bowl of noodle and porridge are made to order. You can pick your favourite ingredients to go with your bowl of porridge or noodles.  For the pork porridge there is a choice of minced pork, pork slices and also  innards of kidney, liver and intestines but these ingredients are not available on Thursday, Saturday and public holidays.

This pork porridge (bak moay) with the texture of the rice grain still retained in its wholesome shape. The soup is very savoury and delicious.  It’s served with some cut spring onions and garlic oil.


Another specialty item is the deep fried fish skin. This crispy side order can be left soaking in the piping hot soup or just eaten on its own…delicious in every bite.


As for the noodles, you can choose among the thin beehoon (yew), the thick beehoon (cho), mee sua and cintan mee. This bowl of beehoon with combination of white fish and mince meat is very flavourful and tasty.


The owners spend more than seven hours daily in preparing all the ingredients to ensure its freshness. The soup is boiled with pork bones for three hours.

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Look out for this coffee shop; it’s on the left hand side of the road if you are coming from Jalan Jelutong, just a few houses away from the Mobil station. Click here for the Map Location.



Nam Thean Coffee Shop
Jalan Jelutong

Business Hours : 6.00pm – 11.00pm

Closed on Sunday

GPS Coordinates : N05 23.642   E100 18.957

***updates 1/7/2011  : The stall has since shifted to Heng Leong coffee shop in Jalan Perak, directly opposite the Bomba.


For those working or staying around Sungai Tiram area, do look out for their other stall located inside Leong Huat Seng coffee shop. Make sure you visit this correct stall and do not be mistaken with the one selling beside the van, right outside the coffeeshop. Click here for the Map Location. It is on the left hand-side of the road if you are traveling from the airport to Georgetown.

This stall is run by another sister and they offer the similar ingredients plus some additional items too.



Kedai Kopi Leong Huat Seng
186G, MK 12, Sungai Tiram
11900 Bayan Lepas

Business Hours : 5.30pm – 11.30pm

Closed on Sunday

GPS Cordinates : N05 18.136   E100 16.527


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33 comments so far


I usually go to Leong Huat Seng for their Char Hor Fun and Yee Fuu Mee ….. The seafood porridge and mee’s portion are just way too big even for a big eater like me =.=||

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March 17th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Actually I don’t like to eat ” moay” ,but after looking at the “bak moay “, how I wish I can have a bowl of the moay !

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March 17th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Oh this one…. I find it so-so only. Ate there like 2 years ago… probably they have improved? :P

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March 18th, 2009 at 12:01 am

email2me – I noticed that the portion in the Sg Tiram stall is slightly bigger than the one in town too…but I have yet to try the Char Hor Fun & Yee Fu Mee. Thanks for recommending to me.

Bakeling – I too know a lot of friends that don’t take moay.

Angeleyes – Although both the stalls are run by the sisters, the taste are slightly different from one another.

March 18th, 2009 at 12:09 am

it’s usually either fish or prawns porridge and noodles but to get both in the same bowl is something new to me.

the natural sweetest of both must be fantastic, i’m sure.

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March 18th, 2009 at 12:44 am

I have not tried both stall yet. Will give it a try one day. lol

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March 18th, 2009 at 1:36 am

Oh I have tried this in the Sg Tiram stall! Didn’t know they have another branch in Jelutong. :) Yes, I like the fish meat beehoon very much, but I usually order Cintan instead of beehoon. The portion is smaller for Cintan, which is just nice for me. ;)

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March 18th, 2009 at 8:35 am

I’ve tried their stall near to airport….so best lah the food….fresh seafood….i am drooling!!

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March 18th, 2009 at 9:06 am

I like the cho noodle and the fried fish skin-is it of the garoper fish?

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March 18th, 2009 at 10:30 am

the famous expensive Fish Head Beehoon.

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March 18th, 2009 at 11:32 am

ck: used to go to the Jelutong stall many years back for their moey .. not as good anymore. Do try the one @ Kpg Malabar (opposite Kayu Nasi Kandar in town). Cant remember the kopitiam name but it’s famous for it’s beef ball noodles, lor bak & char koey teow in the afternoons .. the moey sells at night .. similarly for the CKT & Lor Bak.

March 18th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Nic (KHKL) – You can mix and match whatever you like and that’s the great part of it.

Food Paradise – Try it out and see which one is to your liking.

Iamthewitch – Just remember that they are close on Sunday.

SimpleGirl – The fish and prawns that I had was indeed fresh.

foodbin – It is from the garoper fish.

New Kid On The Blog – The prices are quite reasonable if you don’t ask for too many add-ons.

rebeccalee – Just have another try at the Jelutong stall since you have not been there so many years.
As for the Kpg Malabar, it is in Ho Ping coffeeshop, which I do go often.

March 18th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

eh i didnt know the original one was in jelutong!
the seafood looks fresh!
usually for porridge my family likes to go to the sin kim san kopitiam at macalister road (opp Esso)

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March 18th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

yeah, brimming with THAT much ingredients, should be very thick, sweet and flavourful. :)

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March 18th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Whyy whyy whyy must all the good stuff be in Penang!? I loveeee pork liver. That bowl of bak moay with some fish skin.. bet it was really good.

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March 19th, 2009 at 12:24 am

Ah… finally I made in here… but it takes several minutes before all the pictures showed up.

The seafood porridge looks so good! A big portion ya?

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March 19th, 2009 at 9:10 am

lingzie – I ate at their Jelutong stall and only knew about the Sg. Tiram stall lately. At times, I do visit the stall at sin kim san kopitiam too.

J2Kfm – Its sweet especially when the ingredients are fresh.

teckiee – Soaking the deep fried fish skin in the bak moay does add flavour to it.

Selba – Glad to see that you managed to come in…haha
The portion of the porridge is indeed big, very suitable for big eaters…value for money.

March 19th, 2009 at 11:09 am

Penang people are so blessed! All the nice food are found there..haha even their porridge comes with some many accompaniment :)) love the crispy fish skin!

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March 19th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

The seafood porridge looks good and the deep fried fish skin is so attractive to me~

March 19th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

The fish and prawns beehoon certainly looks appetising espectially the fried fish that seemed so crispy. Also the bak muay has big portion of liver, I will go gaga over this.

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March 19th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

“cheng cheng” and tummy warming. .sigh KL nds more of this..

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March 20th, 2009 at 11:31 am

Elin – Pg is known as the food paradise, so much to offer…haha

shell – The fried fish skin adds more flavour to the soup.

jencooks – Plenty of liao to choose from, right..

thenomadGourmand – Pg version is usually the cheng cheng ones whereas some of the KL ones comes with milk.

March 20th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

LAM KEI – That girl shown on the above very “LANXI”. She only welcome those who order add-on or keep on mix

April 25th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Max – Maybe she was in a bad mood that day cos she was quite pleasant when I visited the place. Why don’t you give it another try and see.

April 26th, 2009 at 9:09 am

That’s her usual look and never smile. I just go for the food and don’t care much.

September 25th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

Mike – I too go there and enjoy the food…

September 26th, 2009 at 12:53 am
Food hunter

I went Sg Tiram branch…luckily i see this blog pix b4 went….otherwise will “tersilap”, pls note that Van outside is NOT Lam Kei…dont be cheated ya…they are totally different people…and Van one the food not fresh…how do i know, as i went with my friend and we tried up, outside say got “Tomyam” is not original food we hunt for…hence we go 2nd time Lam Kei Sg Tiram, finally got taste it….the “Seafood porridge is cheap & good…it’s excellent…although long waiting…worth try.

July 20th, 2010 at 3:57 pm
Mrs Liao

wow!I purposelly come from singapore to taste it,the prawn bee hoon is so fresh,I tried both stall Sg Tiram & Jelutong,strange why so good biz and they off on trip must come back again…seafood porridge….miss u…..

July 20th, 2010 at 4:01 pm
May May

wow….want to share….I saw they have 3rd branches open at Jalan Perak (opposite BOMBA) heheheh that side no need to wait long quere like Sg Tiram or Jelutong…..hehhehe if I rush time….I’ll go Jln Perak one…..somemore the cook are handsome…hehehheh

December 10th, 2010 at 10:14 am
Ling Huang

ummmmmmm after I tried it at Jelutong last weekend…..and bought back 2kg “fresh fish head” i can keep it at fridge & cook for my family…it’s very tasteful even I just put at my “cintan mee” or just “steam” / fried it…and served (as one dishes)….delicous…’s value for the money……I want to share to others frends…..must not miss……these new menu take away “Fresh fish head”

December 10th, 2010 at 10:21 am
May May

I just get to know that, the Jelutong branch had shift to Jln Perak(Opposite Bomba) and their 3rd branch is at Sungai Pinang hawker stall……ck…u might want to update & go there…..^_^

May 18th, 2011 at 4:26 pm
Ms P'ng

I saw a banner putting at Jalan perak traffic light (Mutiara Vista shop lot) they going to have new branch on 1 May and the business strat from 12pm… i have one more lunch choise place……will go support, i like this yummy yummy soup….

April 16th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

I found that Sg Tiram’s branch the customer service changed a lot….more human touch now rather then last time xxxx hahahha meanwhile enjoy food also can chase astro series while waiting.

April 16th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

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