A Saturday lunch was at Ang Hoay Loh which occupied the corner garden space of the State Chinese (Penang) Association in Perak Road. This restaurant is an icon for some of Penang’s most authentic cuisines. I 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 Lor.


First on the menu was the Fried oyster mee includes ingredients of pork, prawns and vegetable. The mee is fried till damp with some gravy and it tasted good with the sweetness from the plentiful ingredients. Just leave the mee to sit for a while to soak up the gravy and you will get a plate of heavenly mee. Highly recommended!



Next came the Fried Tang Hoon, topped with prawns and sotong rings. This noodle is fried with much wok hei, very flavorful taken with sambal. You could just see the beautiful QQ texture of the strands of Tang Hoon, as its being lifted in the 2nd picture.



We could never leave out their signature dish, Bak Kee Soup – pieces of meat that are deep fried after being coated with cornstarch and cooked in a starchy soup with cabbage. I would definitely recommend this dish, as it is very much worth a try. Flavorful indeed and the meat are tender as well.



Last but not least, some vegetables to round up our meal. We had the Tau Kua stir fried with big size prawns and leeks (suan nah). What made this dish special was the tau kua, it was made with five-spice powder, lending extra taste to the dish!



There are also plenty of other dishes to choose from its extensive menu. Among them, are the Oh Chien (oyster omelet), Steamed Fish and Prawn Fritters as well. Prices have remained reasonable throughout the decades, making this place a regular for my family. Look out for this restaurant which is right across the Army Camp. Click here for the Map Location.

Total cost @RM36.90 plus drinks.

Ang Hoay Loh
State Chinese (PG) Association
13 Jalan Perak
10150 Penang

Business Hours : 12pm – 6pm

Closed on Wednesday

GPS Coordinates : N05 25.406   E100 19.036

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32 comments so far


I tried Ang Hoay Lor other branch at Jalan Gurdwara (Bricklin Road). My favourite is definitely the Oyster Noodle!

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April 13th, 2009 at 10:02 am

oh interesting marinated tau kua with spices?
looks bland though.

yeah, fried tanghoon with enough wok hei (and preferably LOTSA lards!) is divine.

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April 13th, 2009 at 10:59 am

pardon me, 1st time hearing abt this Bak kee soup…would like try how it tastes like….interesting place for Hokkien dishes

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April 13th, 2009 at 11:17 am

Alan – That’s their signature dish alright.

J2Kfm – It might looked bland, but the taste of the tua kua is good with the five spice powder.

SimpleGirl – In that case, you really must try it.

April 13th, 2009 at 11:35 am

My dad loves their signature bak kee.

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April 13th, 2009 at 11:40 am

I like to go to Ang Hoay Lor, because they serve good oyster noodles & glass noodles.

April 13th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

oysters always lends a sweet flavor to any dishes-love it!

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April 13th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

how come eh! this looks so similar to the one in Weld!

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April 13th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

This is about the most classic institution in Penang! My dad loves this place, but I have to say the food’s a little overpowering for me. Once in a blue moon is OK for me… ooh, I think the blue moon just emerged! :-P

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April 13th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

This is an old establishment. The Oyster Noodles and Bak Kee aka Starched Pork are their two most sought after dishes. :) Gosh! It has been some time since I last visited them.

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April 13th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

hahahha yaya,,…… bak kee… i am coming to u… dun worry….

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April 14th, 2009 at 12:29 am

Good fried tang hoon and oyster mee?? :-o This weekend will have new place to visit, less one headache to think of place to eat… hahahaha :D

April 14th, 2009 at 1:11 am

I have not visited them yet. But my gal will definitely go for the tang hoon. Will try it out one day. Looks so yummy! lol

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April 14th, 2009 at 7:54 am

Their relative branch out and open Hock Chuan Heong at Macallum street Ghaut Flat as blogged by PTP and BBO earlier.

Those Bak Ki and Oyster Noodle were fantastic!

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April 14th, 2009 at 9:32 am

my dad’s favourite restaurant!!!

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April 14th, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Ang Hoar Lor is my all time favourite restaurant.

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April 14th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Little Inbox – I like the bak kee too but surprisingly some of my friends don’t.

My Taste Heaven – Both version is just as good.

foodbin – It sure does…the sweetness is very different from other seafood.

Big Boys Oven – I have yet to try the one in Weld…

550ml jar of faith – Haha…maybe get to see you there on one of your home trip.

April 14th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Criz Lai – The business is so good that the waiting time can sometimes be unbearable.

PenangTuaPui – I hope they have prepare enough bak kee for the penangtuapuis…haha

CY – Hope you like it.

Food Paradise – Go a bit earlier to avoid the lunch crowd.

email2me – I definitely will go and try it.

duckie – He must be one of their regular customers.

cariso – No wonder business is so good…so many people like it, you and myself are also one of them.

April 14th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Hi, CK. I like your food blog and also love the fried tang hun so much…..Fried Tang Hun is my favourite food…..My mum and I’ll visit this restaurant in very near future….I hope they will run the business during the public holiday as well….I’ll share with you my opinion after i try this restaurant….cheers…….

April 15th, 2009 at 8:47 am

wow…. so many dish for RM36.90 .. gotta try it out one day!

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April 15th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

I just blogged about the same place! I went there recently with a few Penang friends and thought it was great! In fact it was my friend/co-worker Esther that turned me onto your site. I love it. Thanks and keep up the good work.

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April 15th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Yeah it’s nice!!!! But need to wait so long!!! Best time to go there is 3-4p.m. I like the Hor Jien and Mee Sua Kor. Must try!!! Hehe!!!

April 15th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

This is really nice food

April 16th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

ee.y – Glad you like my food blog…do visit again for updates.

JamieDawnRose – That price is for three person.

Kristy – Esther did recommend you to one of the best place for Hokkien dishes. Thanks for dropping by with your comment.

Yen – Good idea too…thanks!

Home Tuition – Thanks for visiting my blog.

April 17th, 2009 at 12:41 am

Hi, CK. the answer is certainly………cheers.

April 17th, 2009 at 8:29 am

Went there once. Food was ok but service sucks big time. Waited for close to an hour for our food to arrive and when it finally did, the food was served in such a hurried manner. They were throwing the plates on the table instead of putting them down nicely. It was a bad experience for us and we vowed never to go back there ever again.

April 22nd, 2009 at 8:09 pm
Penang Tionghua

Ang Hoay Lor and Hock Chuan Hin (Gat Lebuh Macallum) are the only shops selling Hokkien Hui Aun dishes in Penang. The latter was the chef of ole Ang Hoay Lor at Magazine Road (now occupied by the Open Car Park adjacent to Traders Hotel.

Fukienese is made up of 5 district groups – Chin Kang, Lam Aun, Hui Aun, Tiong Aun, Aun Kui.

It is said that the best Fukienese wholesalers are the Chin Kang sub-group, Lam Aun are great retailers, Hui Aun are rickshaw pullers (shhhh…), etc…

Examples of Great Fukienese Hui Aun men

Tan Kah Kee – Founder of Jimei University, Xiamen, original founder of Southern Rubber, dad-in-law of Datuk Dr Lee Kong Chian who inherited Southern Rubber, now called Lee Rubber

Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, Founder of Genting, the richest man in Malaysia?

Tan Sri Loh Boon Siew – needs no mention

Tan Sri Loh Say Bee – Founder of Tasik Cement

Wee Tiong Ham of Indonesia – Sugar King of S.E.A before Robert Kuok

Lim Siow Liong – Sempornae cigarette king – richest man in Se Asia

Thers is no Fukienese great cooks..
so Ang Hoay Lor strives on that leverage…hahaha

April 23rd, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Eclaire – Waiting is quite common but throwing the plates around is rude but anyway can always give it a try another day.

Penang Tionghua – It is nice to see you commenting again. At least now, more people will know about it…thanks :)

April 23rd, 2009 at 6:38 pm
Penang Tionghua

CK Lam
Just for your info.
You may be surprised by this email. I have deleted my old email account, reallynaive@yahoo.com because I have outgrown that stage of naivete at 3 score year… hahaha. TQ

April 23rd, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Penang Tionghua – No problem…will update with your new email address.

April 23rd, 2009 at 9:20 pm
Penang Tionghua

Simple Girl (3) -

Bak Kii Thng = Meat Paste Soup

Hammer the meat to a fine dough, knead it with tapioca flour. Scoop it with table spoon, drop it into a bowl or two of boiling water.

Sprinkle some pepper on the soup. Take it dipped with soy sauce.

Hey, Presto, the recipe for Bak Kii Thng!

A small contribution from a Hui Aun Hokkien who speak native Hui Aun Hokkien (minanhua), albeit born and bred in Penang.

Yours truely

Penang Tionghua

April 25th, 2009 at 11:49 am
Yen Chong

I went to Ang Hoay Loh @ Perak Street last Sunday (14 Jun 2009), highly recommended the food there..

June 16th, 2009 at 12:22 am

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