Penang Food – Gurney Drive Hawker Center

One of the popular and convenient eating places in Gurney Drive is at the Gurney Drive Hawker Center beside the roundabout. This place mostly patronized by tourist and also by the locals offers variety of Penang hawker food. My favorite food at this hawker center is the Yau Yue Ong Choy (cuttlefish convolvulus) which is also known as Ju Hoo Eng Chai in Hokkien and also the blanched cockles.

Ju Hoo Eng Chai at Gurney Drive Hawker Center

Blanched cuttlefish with crisscross pattern looks beautifully curl up

The stall No. 90 which is located right at the end of the row, nearer to Gurney Plaza has huge cuttlefish hanging right in front neatly together with baskets of century egg, cockle and other seashell.

Ju Hoo Eng Chai at Gurney Drive Hawker Center

The fresh green convolvulus is commonly known as kangkung

The blanched vegetable, pieces of cuttlefish and jellyfish was served with a combination of Chinese sweet sauce and chili sauce, garnished with coarsely chopped peanuts and toasted sesame seed.

Ju Hoo Eng Chai at Gurney Drive Hawker Center

A delicious dish @ RM8

Cockles and other seashells are available in abundance in this stall too. The live cockles are blanched in hot water and best to have them medium cooked. Just dig out the flesh and dip into the chili sauce with chopped garlic…simply yummy. I also love to have the cockles in my Char Koay Teow and Curry Mee.

Cockles at Gurney Drive Hawker Center

Cockles at Gurney Drive Hawker Center

Blanched plate of cockle @ RM5

There are other types of seashell but I still prefer the cockle although I know of many people who are shunning away from them due to various health reasons.

Seafood at Gurney Drive Hawker Center

Seafood at Gurney Drive Hawker Center

Several stalls have cuttings of article about them written by various magazine and newspaper including this stall.

Gurney Drive Hawker Center

Gurney Drive Hawker Center

Do look out for the stall No. 68 which sells Wan Tan Mee. I was recommended by a friend to try out the spicy Ma Lat version but unfortunately it was not open on that night.

Gurney Drive Hawker Center
Persiaran Gurney
10250 Penang

Business Hour : 6pm – 12 midnight

Click here for the Map Location

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