Archive for the ‘Hawker’ Category

BY CK Lam

In case you haven’t heard, traditional local coffee (kopi) with coffee art is in. Evelyn Ang is leading in serving the traditional local coffee differently at her Star coffee stall 星星 tucked away by the roadside in Noordin Street, Penang.

There is much history to the ‘tiga roda’ coffee stall. Evelyn had spent decades working alongside her husband at the stall previously located at the lane between Noordin Street and Magazine Road. Over the years she learned much about the coffee beans and took interest with coffee art.

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Local coffee with star coffee art

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BY CK Lam

For quick delicious stir-fried noodles in Penang , head over to the intersection of Beach Street (Lebuh Pantai) and Malay Street (Lebuh Melayu). The place is buzzing during dinner and supper time with a handful of hawkers stalls selling koay teow thng, mee goreng and char hor fun 炒河粉.

It is not difficult to find the char hor fun hawker stall as smoked can be seen wafting around the surrounding area. The stall by N. H. Teoh attracted a loyal following not only for its char hor fun, but also other stir-fried noodles.

Char Hor Fun at Beach Street, Penang

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BY CK Lam

The intersection of Beach Street (Lebuh Pantai) and Malay Street (Lebuh Melayu) in Penang comes to live at night with the presence of two street food stalls.

The koay teow th’ng stall which has been around for over 38 years draws crowds for its comforting broth.

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BY CK Lam

Penang is bursting with hawker food stalls and one fare enjoyed by both the young and the old is the Koay Teow Th’ng. This dish, commonly known as KTT among Penangites is a bowl of noodle in delicious clear soup, with simple ingredients and condiments of light soy sauce and sliced green chilli padi.

 

Lum Lai Duck Meat Koay Teow Th’ng

A specialty at Cecil Street market hawker center is Lum Lai duck meat koay teow th’ng. The koay teow th’ng comes in a clear soup, with flavorful sweetness of duck and pork.

A standard bowl of koay teow th’ng here comes with slices of shredded pork meat, duck meat, fish cakes, fish balls and duck’s blood (in coagulated form). It is garnished with spring onions and served with condiments of freshly sliced chili in soy sauce. One can have this comforting noodle with a side order of duck drumstick.

Address:
Cecil Street Market Hawker Center
Penang
Business Hours: 7.30am till 7pm
Closed every alternate Wednesday

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BY CK Lam

Tong Lek, the fried fish noodle stall previously in Yummy Cottage food court on Macalister Road has closed and the good news is the owner has shifted the business to a shop house further down the road.

The business is now officially named Tong Lek Eight Cafe. The owner continues serving the fish beehoon in pork broth with deep-fried fish fillet and fish belly, a house specialty.

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BY CK Lam

If you are in the Northam Beach Cafe in Penang, do check out the the nutty goodness of peanut candy and peanut sugar from Ang Seng Heong. Although both are made with peanuts, each has its own distinctive taste and texture.

The peanut candy, also known as kacang tumbuk or kong th’ng (in Hokkien) isn’t anything new. With scrumptious taste of peanuts and sugar, this crumbly snack has been around for ages and its recipe still remains a perennial favourite among customers.

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BY CK Lam

The fried char koay teow and the light noodle dish of koay teow th’ng is a popular hawker food across Penang. For those staying around Hillside in Tanjung Bungah Penang, one best place to try these two dishes is at Ah Soon Char Koay Teow stall.

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BY CK Lam

Penang is a hawker paradise with a huge variety of interesting street food stalls offering plenty of good and reasonably priced Chinese, Malay and Indian cuisine. I revel in the delights of hawker food, sold throughout the market area, neighbourhood stalls and the narrow back alleys of Penang.

Some of the stalls offer sitting areas while others have none, so you may have to eat while standing up – a bit of a challenge. However, it’s an even bigger challenge to decipher what goes into each dish and just where those flavours dancing on your palate stem from. This is where I can help.

Hokkien Mee

What it is: Also known as prawn mee, Hokkien mee is served with choice of either blanched yellow noodles or rice vermicelli, or a combination of both.

Flavour Guide on Penang Hawker Food: Hokkien Mee

 Hokkien mee with add-on pork ribs

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BY CK Lam

Jalan Raja Uda in Butterworth, Seberang Jaya is overloaded with many hawker food stalls and some has since become beloved local dining spots. One such spot is the tom yam noodle stall located in a shoplot beside the SRJK (C) Kwong Wah Primary School. Due to not having a signboard, most customers brand it as the Kwong Wah Tom Yam for its near distance to the Chinese school.

Here, you will find warm comfort noodles cooked in clear soup besides the renowned tom yam soup.

Tom Yam Noodles at Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth Penang 光华小学旁边 by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

For those who go for late night eats in Penang,  I am sure you have patronized Restoran Yunus Khan. Popularly known as Jiao Sai, the supper spot is renowned for its signature stir-fried and soup based instant  noodles.

Jiao Sai Mee Maggi Goreng (Stir-fried instant Maggi noodles) by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

The secret is in the soup

The light and flavorful noodle dish of koay teow th’ng is a popular hawker food across Penang.  One place that many would head to for a bowl of koay teow th’ng (flat rice noodle) is the stall located on Clarke Street – a street between Argyll Road and Hutton Lane.

Hidden in a small alley, you will find the koay teow th’ng stall that has been running for more than 30 years.

Koay Teow Th’ng at Clarke Street, Penang by what2seeonline.com
A bowl of koay teow th’ng prepared with beehoon

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BY CK Lam

Heeding my friend’s advice, I headed out to Kareem Pasembur Rojak stall. This little pasembur stall opening on the side of Union Street in Penang is constantly packed at lunch hour, with a line of people  from the surrounding offices.

The man behind the stall is Abdul Kareem Yusoof.

Kareem Pasembor Rojak @Union Street Penang by what2seeonline.com

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