Updated on October 2010 : The restaurant has stopped operation.

We recently went to a newly opened food court in Burma Road. The 127 Food Court which offers many different kind of Penang hawker food is conveniently located with its front facing Burma Road and its side behind Jemput Tree and Isaribi Japanese Restaurant. It has a relaxing, airy and clean outdoor environment.


With so many stalls around, we had some time choosing the food. A small talk with the coffee seller got me into ordering a few items including this Arab Fried Rice. Indeed a good recommendation of this flavorful and spicy rice fried with chili padi and curry leaves.

Arab Fried Rice – RM3.50

We ordered a few bowls of noodle. The first was the prawn based soup of Hokkien Mee with additional add-on ingredients.


A plate of Char Koay Teow with the usual ingredients of bean sprouts, cockles, egg, Chinese sausages and prawns. The owner fried each order individually and it is not too oily.

Char Koay Teow – RM3.50

This Thai Fried Noodle has plenty of ingredients and fried in a very rich aromatic and spicy Thai sauce with added fresh mint leaves.

Thai Fried Noodles – RM5.00

Sang Mee or known as crispy noodle is topped with seafood, meat and vegetable. The texture of the noodle become soft yet retains its firmness when soaked in the eggy sauce.

Sang Mee – RM4.00

This Emperor Noodle is a type of rice noodle that is finer in texture. The noodle is fried to taste, served garnished with seafood and accompanying sambal. This dish is not commonly found in food court.

Emperor Noodles (Wong Tai Mee) – RM3.50

The skewers of tender and succulent meat were served with a mild piquant peanut sauce and it also tasted good just taken on its own. Besides the usual raw onions and cucumber, square pieces of white bread are given too but I would prefer if they give the thick Benggali white bread instead.

Chicken & Pork – RM0.50
Pork Intestines & Lamb & Malat (spicy) – RM0.70
Black Pepper – RM1.00

Many choices of meat

Pork Intestines

This ‘Majestic’ rojak stall actually is another branch out from their existing stall in Swatow Lane. This sweet and savory fruit salad is mixed with smooth prawn paste and topped with belacan powder and finely grounded peanuts.


Overall the prices in this food court are quite reasonable with drinks of hot and cold kopi-o @RM0.80 and RM1.00 respectively. Free Wi-Fi and entertainment programs shown on large projector screen are also provided. It is  open from morning till 1am and extended to 2am on Friday and Saturday with different stalls operating at different time. There are ample parking space at the back compound. Click here for the Map Location.


127 Food Court
Burma Road

GPS Coordinates : N05 2528.5   E100 1912.4

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26 comments so far


Looks like a real upgrade from the chu char before! So many different types of noodles I haven’t seen before in Penang. One question though, did they also upgrade their toilets so that it’s at least decent?? I’ve heard one complaint that it used to be an absolutely no-go area!

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April 30th, 2009 at 8:01 am

the Arab fried rice is a steal for Rm3.50-oh! those lovely pork satay and intestine.

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April 30th, 2009 at 8:10 am

Arab fried rice looks nice….is it the true Arab way of cooking? or Indian ?

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April 30th, 2009 at 9:36 am

I like the arab fried rice shot! Nicely taken.
I tried their rojak before, i found that it become watery easily. Do you face the same problem?

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April 30th, 2009 at 9:45 am

550ml jar of faith – It went through some changes and upgrading, very pleasant with clean toilets too.

foodbin – Look out for this place when you want to have some tasty hawker food…with easy parking too.

SimpleGirl – Not too sure…but it sure is tasty.

allie – You must try the Arab fried rice. As for the rojak, I would recommend to have the fruits separated form the sauce to prevent it from getting watery.

April 30th, 2009 at 10:12 am

wow…. it’s indeed many choices. Will drop by when I am in that area. ^o^

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April 30th, 2009 at 10:38 am

haha… i was telling hubby the other should we try this place…
thanks for sharing!!

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April 30th, 2009 at 11:38 am

Wow! Another food court. All my favourites. The Hokkien Mee with squid looks very appetising.

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April 30th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

wow, the food there really looks yum yum!! Especially the Thai fried noodles and satay!! Will find time to try the food there

April 30th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Bread & Satay? Never c this combination before~~ :P

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April 30th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Hahaha arab fried rice with cili padi and curry leaves. Interesting becasue my friend told me Arab people cannot take in spicy food.

Never went to this food court although I have pass by the area a number of times. You and your husband ate all of the food mentioned? O.o

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April 30th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Food Paradise – Can order the western food for your little girl.

New Kid On The Blog – Do share your findings with me too.

Chin – Give this place a try.

DJC – Many more stalls… I will be revisiting it again too.

mimid3vils – Only a few stalls have the bread…the Hainanese in Penang used to serve the satay with bread.

Jian – Sure have adjusted the taste to suit our locals…and the amount of food was for four great eaters.

April 30th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Gosh I think I passed by this place a few times, didn’t know there are so many things to try! I think I’ll definitely wanna try the satay first!

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April 30th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

went there once for lunch. nothing much and the drinks were horribly expensive!!! was told that the price for kopi o is only for night time.

April 30th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

I’m a little sad cause i just learnt that Singapore has been promoting Penang Food as AUTHENTICALLY Singaporean!! That’s atrocious. Please spread the word. We need to campaign against this in the blogosphere.

Gourmand Extraordinaire´s last blog post..Bento King

May 1st, 2009 at 9:47 am

Oh that Penang buffet in Spore izzit? Heard they charge about SGD25 per pax for the buffet. So expensive!

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May 1st, 2009 at 3:13 pm

iamthewitch – There was a revamp and now there are plenty of food stalls besides the chu char stall.

duckie – Not too sure about that as I was there after the revamp and it was for dinner.

Gourmand Extraordinaire – Some parties might take advantage of the Penang Food brand as their own…look at the bright side! They won’t do it if our Penang Food was not good in the first place!

Jian – I am not too sure about it…perhaps you could shed some light on this.

May 1st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

There char koey teow is realy nice, and
foo gui noodle also good. Why no intro the foo gui noodle leh?

May 3rd, 2009 at 3:16 am

Hmm… you did not seem to mention about the taste of the food here. Did you really find them to be of good standard?


May 3rd, 2009 at 11:54 pm

aicelyn – The few of us could not eat more than what we ordered but we will try the rest on our next visit.

Criz Lai – I did enjoyed the food but just like in many food courts, one cannot expect to find every thing to your liking. The ones that I tried so far is ok.

May 4th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

the food here looks very interseting indeed! must try the next time!

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May 5th, 2009 at 1:08 am

One thing you didn’t mention is that they have a carwash at the back of the food court where patrons can leave their cars to be washed while they have their meals. Only RM10 for a full car wash and vacuum.

Perfect for super busy folks like yours truly who simply couldn’t find time to go sit and wait at car washers yet hate the drive thrus. :)

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May 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

bigboysoven – Another place for food lovers like you.

Eleen – Thanks for highlighting it. What a wonder…having your car wash while you are enjoying your meal.

May 21st, 2009 at 12:24 am
Linda Lam

I’ve had Mee Goreng (Indian) there with 1 hair inside. Curly black hair.

Other food sucks as well. They are all like a bunch of newbies trying to make hawker business as their career from the time when VSS is ‘in the air’.

That is the first and last time I’m going there.

August 3rd, 2009 at 3:37 pm
John S

Thanks for your blog – most enjoyable and informative. Of all the hawker stalls in Penang could you choose one [perhaps two] as your favorite? From the standpoint of being exceptional food plus modest [nice way of saying 'cheap'] in price? I’ll be heading to your spot on the globe soon and looking forward to many rewarding meals. From all of my readings it appears Penang is famous around the world for its wonderful [and cheap] hawker foods. Looking forward to it!
Thanks again for a great blog site. :)


CK Lam Reply:

Thank you for dropping. There are plenty of tasty hawker food around and it is not easy choosing one but I do love the char koay teow and hokkien mee :)

November 16th, 2009 at 4:44 am

Dear CK Lam, is the 127 food court still operating because i can’t find this food court. Please advice! tq

CK Lam Reply:

It is still operating but under a new management. Sad to say, there are very few stalls.

June 13th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

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