BY CK Lam
Siam Road in Penang is a road well-worth for a food detour with many cafes and hawker stalls housed in this road. There are eateries such as the popular char koay teow stall, Passionis, 3 Monkeys Juice, and Tao Kae Noi Mookata.
Recently Yan Yam Cafe 炎茶餐室 – 炒叻沙/东炎面 added a touch of coffee shop dining to the scene with a handful of hawker stalls.
One of the stalls offers an interesting dish of Fried Laksa. This fried base noodle is slightly spicy, sweet and sour with a distinct aromatic and pungent flavour, just like the popular Penang Assam Laksa soup noodle.
Stir-fried with large juicy prawns, pineapples, and torch ginger flower, the plate of round and transparent rice noodle is served garnished with fresh cucumber strips, Chinese lettuce and onions. The dish easily captures one’s desire. However, it would be great if the owner adds in some mint leaves too!
The stall is also the place where you can have a bowl of clear noodle soup and tomyam noodle soup. Ordering is done with your choice of ingredients and noodles. The tomyam version is a sensation of spicy and sour.
Hot and cold beverages are also available, and homemade chrysanthemum and cooling Chinese herbal tea are just some of the choices.
The stall opens daily from 4pm till 11pm except Tuesdays.
Yan Yam Cafe
14 Siam Road