Penang Hawker Food – Lorbak @Kheng Pin

   Posted by: CK Lam   in George Town, Hawker, Lorbak, Penang

Another Penang food that most people enjoyed eating is the Penang Lorbak. It is an appetizer, a side dish of fried mixed stuff of fish fritters, fried beancurd, spring rolls, fried octopus, preserved century eggs and the lorbak roll.

The lorbak roll itself consists of chunky bites of marinated five spiced pork wrapped with bean curd skin (fu-pei). All these are eaten with a dipping of chili sauce and thick starchy lor sauce with beaten egg swirls.


This delightful snack can be found in most coffee shop, food court and roadside hawker stall. One of my favourite places for good variety of Penang Lorbak is at Kheng Pin Kafe located in the junction of Penang Road and Sri Bahari Road.


Everyone of us has a favourite item among the selections and mine is the prawn fritters (hae jie). The crispy piece of fritters which has shelled shrimps in it is just simply delicious. What would be yours?



The lorbak has an equally balance amount of five spice powder which is not so over powering. They were well flavoured and fried just right, not too dry.



Stuffing of shelled shrimps in tofu


Delicacy…century egg and the slices of preserve ginger!


Do drop in to this coffee shop to try out the Lorbak or Ngoh Hiong (as my Singaporean friends call it). Click here for the Map Location. Other place for lorbak is the hawker stall in Johor Road and at Ho Ping coffee shop in Penang Road/Jalan Kampung Malabar.

Kafe Kheng Pin
80 Penang Road

Business Hour : 7am – 3pm

Closed on Monday

GPS Coordinates : N05 25.239   E100 19.970

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34 comments so far


This is my favourite stall!

March 9th, 2009 at 1:08 am

This is my favourite stall!

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March 9th, 2009 at 1:10 am

this is good must bookmark it-the one i had in Gurney Drive was terrible

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March 9th, 2009 at 9:11 am

Just went back to this place two weeks ago. Apart from the Lor bak, other thing tastes nice too. lol

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March 9th, 2009 at 10:42 am

Hi CK, the Lor Bak is absolutely tasty & Chicken Rice there is quite nice too :)

March 9th, 2009 at 11:01 am

foodbin – This lorbak is famous and the owner is chosen to sell it in Singapore during the Pg food promotion.

Food Paradise – Most people go there for the lorbak and chicken rice.

Adelyn – The chicken rice is one of the better ones in town…will blog about it soon.

March 9th, 2009 at 11:14 am

my selection would be prawn fritters too!!!
the tofu with prawns looks yummy also. Full of choices is a dilemma sometime. haha

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March 9th, 2009 at 11:52 am

This is my favourite… My uncle always buy the lor bak and go home fry our own…

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March 9th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

This is my favourite… My uncle always buy the lor bak and go home fry our own…

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Sorry, forgot to add great post! Can’t wait to see your next post!

March 9th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

this definitely a best place to go and have nice snacks…

hi, we are having 1st anniversary celebration with some vouchers give away… come come joint the fun…

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March 9th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Hmm…this one super yummy! Haven’t take my dinner yet, hungry now.

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March 9th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

hi CK, Kheng pin is my all time favourite hawker joint in Penang. Did you try the Hainanese Chicken rice where they give you thick soya sauce (or tau yiu) to drench it over your rice? and the only satay available in the day time by chinese. the coffee shop is owned by my friend’s family and both their parents are the one selling the drinks!

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March 9th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

buzzingbee – Looks like you like the hae jie too. I love it especially when its hot.

Mabel – That’s a good idea for take away lorbak…

Penangtuapui – The food is good but sometimes parking can be a problem too.

Little Inbox – The place is only open in the day time.

Zeek – Nice of you for sharing the chicken rice…I like the smooth and tasty chicken too. I will try the satay on one of my visit.

March 9th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

I like the fried sotong here. So crispy and fragrant. Yummy!

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March 9th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Yup, Kheng Pin serves one of the best in Pg.
maybe its the variety.

the century egg, prawn crackers, and pork roll (lor bak) are compulsory orders.

a perfect side order, aside from Or Chien and Popiah! :) now i miss my Pg food!

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March 9th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Yaya it so popular one. I heard my cousin it so famous one. The sotong damn nice!!! Really DELICIOUS!!!

March 9th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Oh I know this place! Really love the loh bak here. Always crispy and fresh! :)

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March 10th, 2009 at 10:24 am

Allie – Its done nicely and not too chewy.

J2Kfm – Looks like you chose most of their fast moving items.

Yen – Many customers go for their famous sotong.

Iamthewitch – You sure came to the right place. This is one of the better stalls for lorbak in Pg.

March 10th, 2009 at 10:46 am

the lorbak on this stall is great and I used to visit there, just that these few days are very hot and I know if I makan this sure will get sick again :(

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March 10th, 2009 at 11:03 am

I love the prawn fritters rather than lor bak!!!

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March 10th, 2009 at 11:11 am

WOw!!! This awesome. I like it.!!! YUM YUM!

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March 10th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

StevenGoh.com – Eat moderately should be alright.

My Taste Heaven – Me too…haha

Kalvin – Nice of you for dropping by my blog.

March 10th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

if only internet has the ability to produce smell….!

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March 11th, 2009 at 2:49 am

This lorbak stall has been my favourite since years and years ago!! This kopitiam used to sell excellent wantanmee.. but they shifted to elsewhere.
Yup, cudn’t agree more.. the white chicken rice is one of the best chicken rice in town :)
Thanks for this great post!

March 11th, 2009 at 8:12 am

Mouthwatering Lobak all the way! Have bookmarked this place for my next trip there. Thanks, CK :)))

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March 11th, 2009 at 11:02 am

iMyFish – It will be a special day when someone invent it. Not only can we see the pic but also get the aroma of it.

Bris77 – Yeah! another supporter for this lorbak stall.

Elin – Hope the taste is to your liking.

March 11th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

walio! the lobak looks so deliDelicious, defintely you should bring us there on our next trip to Penang!

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March 11th, 2009 at 8:41 pm
One Big Mouth

This lorbak man had represented Penang Food promotion on a number of occasions in KL and Singapore. The best Penang has to offer.
Notice that the lorbak uses a single strip of 5 spice flavored lean pork loin. Each bite has a firm texture and explosion of flavors. Many other places uses minced pork.
If you are nice to the uncle, he might give you the sotong that is full of eggs … delicious
I usually mixed the chili sauce together with the sweet one, this way .. the sauces coat the food better … try it!! Just some finer points to enjoy your lorbak

March 12th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Big Boys Oven – It would be nice to meet up again.

One Big Mouth – Nice having you in my blog and also sharing your info. I do mix up the chili sauce and the lor sauce together when I eat my lorbak…it sure enhances the taste.

March 12th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

CK, you know I love you and your food blog…and have always been an avid fan. So, I think I owe it to you to be completely honest.

This place’s lorbak fell *super* short of my expectations. Like, waaaayyy short :(

I read so much abt it from other food blogs and was super curious to try it out. When I was there with my fren, both of us were extremely disappointed with the taste & the quality.

Sorry to say I can’t agree with the rest of the folks who are fans of this lorbak.

At least I am honest :)

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March 13th, 2009 at 11:13 am

Eleen – Hi hi…it’s been ages since you last commented in my blog.
You are always welcome to drop your comments, be it postive or negative. This type of feedback is good for my readers as well as the hawker themselves.
Really hope to see the word ‘Eleen’ appearing in CK’s blog more often, ok? :)

March 13th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Yes, my apologies for the disappearing act. I was rather caught up with work and had to do some traveling to get up to speed with my new job.

“So busy till no time to check out food blogs? So untypical of a true Penang tham-ciak!” – I can already hear the thought in your head…coz it’s in mine as well! :D

I’ll definitely be back here more often, and hopefully … sometime in the near future, get to meet up with you and the rest of the Penang tham-ciaks.

Our food paradise is, after all, a very small island. :)

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March 13th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

on second thought, I prefer not to smell it if I cant eat it….

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March 15th, 2009 at 4:48 am

The prawn fritters are my favorite, followed by the lorbak. I like mine spiced well though.

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March 20th, 2009 at 4:48 am

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