Located along the roadside of Jalan Mount Erskine Penang is a small hawker food center.  This food center nearby Fettes Park has most of its stalls sheltered from the afternoon sun by some makeshift tents and shady trees.

The popiah (spring roll) sold in one of the stalls there is slightly different from the regular popiah. Besides all the main ingredients this version comes with crab meat. So far, I have only come across this place and the stall in Padang Brown Hawker Centre using this ingredient.

Penang Hawker Food - Poh Piah Crabmeat

All the crabs displayed in the stall

Penang Hawker Food - Poh Piah Crabmeat

Popiah skin/wrapper laid with the basic sweet and chili sauce, lettuce, stewed turnip (yam bean) and bean curd makes a good filling.

Penang Hawker Food - Poh Piah Crabmeat

The popiah skin is the most crucial ingredient in making the popiah. If you want to know how the popiah skin is made, do check out the entire making process in my other blog.

Penang Hawker Food - Poh Piah Crabmeat


Penang Hawker Food - Poh Piah Crabmeat

Penang Hawker Food - Poh Piah Crabmeat

The generous amount of added crab meat and roe gives an extra kick and combustion of taste. We had three rolls as our side dish together with some noodles.

Penang Hawker Food - Poh Piah Crabmeat

Painstakingly peeled crabmeat

Popiah laden with fillings can be found in this stall run by Mr Yeoh and his wife. Standard two rolls with crab meat cost RM3 whereas the price for “kah liu” extra crab meat will cost RM4.

Penang Hawker Food - Poh Piah Crabmeat

Penang Hawker Food - Poh Piah

The owner used to sell at the coffee shop beside the Rex Theater, now known as Meiko Home Furnishing along Burma Road. If you are a fan of popiah and like to have it with a crabby twist, do try this out. Click here for the Map Location.

Penang Hawker Food - Poh Piah CrabmeatPenang Hawker Food - Poh Piah Crabmeat

There are other several stalls that dished out quite delicious hawker food which I will be introducing later on.

Hawker Center (near to Fettes Park)
Jalan Mount Erskine,
Tanjung Tokong,
10470 Penang

Business Hour : From lunch till around 5pm

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35 comments so far


Just hopped back from the poh piah skin foodography.
Can’t wait to try this out. :)

October 27th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

what an indulge! i also want to try the crab meat popiah

October 27th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

hehe i just came back from there for lunch!!!

October 27th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

eh, didnt know that there go tpopiah

October 27th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

eh, didnt know that there go tpopiah
Sorry… forgot to say great post – can’t wait to read your next one!

October 27th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

I want to eat this… Where is Jalan Mount Erskine? Sounds so familiar… I think I’d come across with this name when I was on my way to Hard Rock Hotel.

October 27th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

you’re really good in food hunting. :)
but we beneficial from that. :)

October 27th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Little Inbox – Wow…poh piah skin foodography…that sounds interesting.

SimpleGirl – It would be nice if you like crabs.

Duckie – What a timing…how was your lunch?

taufulou – The stall is beside the mee goreng and economy rice stall.

Ming Na – Jalan Mount Erskine is the parallel road to Jalan Tanjong Tokong. You can turn left into this road after the Peng Hwa Girls School traffic light.

NKOTB – Good things are meant for sharing with friends and especially so with good yummy food :)

October 27th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Popiah crabmeat! First time heard of it, but I am sure it is definitely irresistible. Gorgeous!

October 27th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

this is something I like a lot craab in popiah, just awesome!

October 27th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

and thats considerably cheap, RM3 for 2 rolls. cant even get that at Kong Heng Ipoh. RM1.70 per roll, albeit thicker.

October 27th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

wow~popiah crabmeat!!!must be very delicious!!!thanks for sharing~~

October 27th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

a first-popiah with crabmeat-cheap, too.

October 27th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

wah… looks nice and delicious. Have not try this. Will try out when I go to that areas. lol

October 28th, 2009 at 8:26 am

this is the place my family and i nick named ‘chui chui fong’ lol
dunno why.. i guess cos it’s open air and breezy kua.
i like the koay teow th’ng there too!

October 28th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

i was just looking at my photo archive and remembering the crab popiah i had at padang brown. i see that this is drier than the one at the padang, which is something that i prefer. good stuff!

October 28th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Alice – Then you must give this popiah a try.

Big Boys Oven – Plenty more crab meat for you if you ‘kah liu’.

J2Kfm – This size is relatively smaller when compared. Taste is slightly different too.

candlelyn – You are most welcome.

Foodbin – Give this place a visit to try out the rest of the hawker food.

FoOd PaRaDiSe – Plenty of food to try out plus the ice kacang comes with mixed fruits.

lingzie – I like the koay teow th’ng especially with their sambal belacan. The owner is very friendly too and speaks English to his customers.

Nic (KHKL) – I always like to have my popiah drier, not too soggy wet cos the skin won’t be as nice. Request for less gravy.

October 28th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

talking about popiah i still love the one at the dato keramat padang that. Not sure why it still give me a very pleasant memorable taste.

October 29th, 2009 at 12:57 am

Yes, the Padang Dato Keramat’s Pohpiah is more delicious. It is not that dry and its gravy have more crab flavour compared to the Mount Erskine.

October 29th, 2009 at 1:12 am

long time not visit here already…nice pohpiah…..
the curry mee also is my favorite

October 29th, 2009 at 9:15 am

Although I’ve been staying in Penang for a few years, but still I am not able to get used to Penang popiah style where the popiah will be drenched with some soup before it’s served. :P

October 29th, 2009 at 11:24 am

Wah crab meat! And it’s ready picked! Marvellous for lazy people like me. LOL

October 29th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

2 rolls only for RM3? thts cheap!

October 29th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Steven Goh – That popiah is good too.

Joe – It has its own unique taste.

thamchiak – Nice intro to the curry mee, will like to try it.

allie – I too don’t like too much soup, on it. Usually ask for less.

iamthewitch – Should try it when you can…and can ‘kah liu’.

xin – Haha…penangites are a lucky lot to get good hawker food at reasonable price.

October 30th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

i also agree that the curry mee there is good..

November 5th, 2009 at 6:37 am

been a while since i visit your blog. It makes me miss penang food so much! hahhaha.. Love to eat at mount Erskine when im in penang haizz…

November 16th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

tong – sure to try it out…

Eve – It’s been a while but I am glad to see you dropping by. Do visit again to catch up with the Penang food scene.

November 16th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

hey guys, i would like to recommend a stall in bukit mertajam that is kind delicious and which only cost rm1 per roll.u must try it if u are popiah lovers.it is located near bm wet market.de stall name is bai ren popiah.u can try de laksa as well.if nid more details direction to the stall can drop comment here as well.^^

December 2nd, 2009 at 6:06 pm

oh ya…almost forget.de laksa oni cost rm 2 per bowl^^

December 2nd, 2009 at 6:08 pm

de location of the stall is opposite yong kee in bm.business hour is from 1.30pm till 4.30pm.

December 2nd, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Mandy – I saw this stall when i was eating in Yoon Kee. Will sure to check it out. Thanks for sharing this place with me :)

December 3rd, 2009 at 10:11 am

Wonder how to get their popiahs and the skins.. I’m from Singapore =X

CK Lam Reply:

The popiah wrapper can be found in the stall at Chowrasta Market in town.

January 8th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

hey nice website…i bump into one cafe selling poh piah – pie tee..

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February 16th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

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February 16th, 2010 at 10:57 pm
Theresa, Melbourne

Loved your blog, and was keen to try the popiah. Unfortunately, the stall has closed down. Did have some lovely nonya laksa, though.

February 2nd, 2012 at 5:05 pm

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