Passerby from town to Paya Terubong area will sure to bypass this stall located on the right side of the road, selling You Tiao or more commonly known as Yau Char Kwai. This deep fried Chinese crullers which originated from Kuala Perlis, are similar to the normal crullers except they are extremely long, around 14″. It comes with variety of fillings, indeed a great innovation from the original version. At times, the place which is operated by Mr Tan, would be crowded with customers dropping by for the orders. We had fun visiting the stall while watching the making of the deep fried You Tiao.


Golden brown deep fried Te Chang You Tiao Wang @ RM1

These are many delightful crullers, some savory while others are sweet. Customers could request for different types of fillings and also half portion each with different fillings.  The menu is extensive, with almost any choice under the sun for customers to choose from. The following cruller is split open and filled with Tuna Mayonnaise.



Tuna Mayonnaise @ RM2.50

Mr Tan also came out with this Sausage and Mayonnaise You Tiao…something like a Hot Dog?



Sausage & Mayonnaise @ RM3



Chicken Floss & Mayonnaise @ RM2.50



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31 comments so far


oh, now that you mentioned bout the supply of you tiao in Kuala Perlis, I think the restaurant must be Hai Thien!

they served a mean you tiao + stuffed fish paste, with lots of mayo. we ordered them during both our visits there!

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June 26th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

This is what I call moving up the value chain. After all how much can one make per piece!

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June 27th, 2009 at 12:01 am

wow this is awesome! so creative indeed, I can’t imagine such traditional food turn into such up market trendy look! a thumbs up from us the biys! well done to the Chef, he is such creative one!

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June 27th, 2009 at 12:12 am

J2kfm – Must visit the restaurant in Kuala Perlis.

Chin – You are right :)

Big Boys Oven – Will bring you to try it out…sure there is one that you like.

June 27th, 2009 at 12:45 am

a very apt title-creative people with great ideas for a simple cruller.

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June 27th, 2009 at 8:33 am

i have not tried this stuffed you tiao before…but look interesting…should b nice with a cup of coffee…perfect combination for tea time…yummy yummy!!

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June 27th, 2009 at 8:34 am

That you tiao looks so nice and fresh I’d have them on their own! The way I like it best… :)

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June 27th, 2009 at 9:02 am

i’ve always wanted to try them .. but i just don’t go so far!!!

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June 27th, 2009 at 11:17 am

Hmmm……will try it out when I’m back to Penang next month.

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June 27th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Hmmm……will try it out when I’m back to Penang next month. Hopefully, i’m able to find the stall.

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June 27th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

wow…this is new! The tuna mayo one sounds awesome!

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June 27th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

i’m so impressed with the improviastion on the You Tiaos…drizzled and stuffed with a variety of stuff..

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June 27th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Too bad I missed this interesting food review! Looks so yummy!

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June 27th, 2009 at 10:01 pm
soo sean

Look Yummy. Must try this You Tiao one day.
Btw, I have tried the Hai Thien Restaurant in Kuala Perlis few times. Not bad, famous for seafood.

June 27th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

would like to try the kaya you tiao…
cannot resist the temptation of Kaya…

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June 28th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

CK, Congratulation for hitting PR 4.

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June 28th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Wow this is really special, so different from the ordinary you tiao, Mr. Tan must be a creative man. I would like to try the chicken floss you tiao if i have the chance.

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June 28th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Wow…so creative…love love it …hope Ipoh has this too soon ! Kudos to Mr. Tan !

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June 28th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

I’m with Modo. Would like to try out the one with kaya :)

June 28th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

interesting!!! especially the one with meat floss??? that’s so new for me :P

it is real nice to meet u up ytr. had a lot of great fuN! thanks for the invitation and looking forward more more yummilicious post!

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June 29th, 2009 at 11:21 am
Tammy Khoo

Thank you for posting this, it is really an unique and nice dish indeed for afternoon snacks.

I am still looking for the best Roti Babi in town. Any recomendation?

June 29th, 2009 at 11:30 am

foodbin – Indeed a very creative idea.

SimpleGirl – You tiao combined with coffee would be the best.

Life for Beginners – Same over here too…i like the Ma Keok on its own.

Duckie – Sure will be a day when you will pass by the place.

June 29th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

foodntravella – Just let me know, will guide you to this place.

pigpigscorner – Haha…try it to find out.

adel – Can never imagine the changes the you tiao went through, so many types of fillings.

food-4tots – Do try it on another visit to Penang.

soo sean – Will sure try to visit Hai Thien Restaurant should I visit Kuala Perlis.

Modo Alimentare – Kaya is a suitable filling for many items… also tasty with you tiao.

June 29th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Jason Wong – It’s something new to me, thanks for letting me into it :)

Mindy – I am sure there are plenty of chances to try out the you tiao.

Elin – Maybe Mr Tan might open an outlet in Ipoh in the near future.

allie – Another kaya lover :)

ai wei – Sure was great getting to know you too.

Tammy Khoo – Will sure to update you with the good ones.

June 29th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

eh eh, now you tiao had evolve till like ban chang kui..

some thing uniquee..will go back hunt since its quite nearby my place

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June 30th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

What a clever variation. Peanut butter would be my choice besides the original ones dip in a cup of kopi 0.

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July 1st, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Hie aunty, wah…got mayonnaise, sausage summore ar..first time see this leh..haha..which part of Paya Terubong? I must go try it when i’m back

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July 5th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

taufulou – Really a good way to described it…like the ban chang kui…haha

Sweet Jasmine – Looks like my dear friend likes peanut butter.

Hong – It is beside the SJK (Cina) Kong Ming 2. Directly opposite the big shophouses that house Ghee Tuition.

July 5th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

oh thanx a lot..if u mention Ghee Tuition then i know where d..will be back to Penang in 3 weeks time

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July 5th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Can help edit the operation time to 6.00am-5.00pm? Thanks CK~ :)

CK Lam Reply:

Thanks for the info Criz. I had it updated in the article.

September 19th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I didn’t know Youtiao can be made so creatively! :-)

Ho Chiak

November 12th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

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