Penang Food – Seafood Beehoon and Pork Porridge @Lam Kei

Fancy having a bowl of piping hot seafood beehoon or pork porridge? I had my share over at Lam Kei located in Nam Thean coffee shop along the busy Jalan Jelutong. This stall has been around for thirty-five years with the second generation taking over now. They have another stall selling this similar food inside Kedai Kopi Leong Huat Seng in Sungai Tiram, near to the Penang Airport.


Seafood with thick beehoon


Seafood porridge

Each individual bowl of noodle and porridge are made to order. You can pick your favourite ingredients to go with your bowl of porridge or noodles.  For the pork porridge there is a choice of minced pork, pork slices and also  innards of kidney, liver and intestines but these ingredients are not available on Thursday, Saturday and public holidays.

This pork porridge (bak moay) with the texture of the rice grain still retained in its wholesome shape. The soup is very savoury and delicious.  It’s served with some cut spring onions and garlic oil.


Another specialty item is the deep fried fish skin. This crispy side order can be left soaking in the piping hot soup or just eaten on its own…delicious in every bite.


As for the noodles, you can choose among the thin beehoon (yew), the thick beehoon (cho), mee sua and cintan mee. This bowl of beehoon with combination of white fish and mince meat is very flavourful and tasty.


The owners spend more than seven hours daily in preparing all the ingredients to ensure its freshness. The soup is boiled with pork bones for three hours.

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Look out for this coffee shop; it’s on the left hand side of the road if you are coming from Jalan Jelutong, just a few houses away from the Mobil station. Click here for the Map Location.



Nam Thean Coffee Shop
Jalan Jelutong

Business Hours : 6.00pm – 11.00pm

Closed on Sunday

GPS Coordinates : N05 23.642   E100 18.957

***updates 1/7/2011  : The stall has since shifted to Heng Leong coffee shop in Jalan Perak, directly opposite the Bomba.


For those working or staying around Sungai Tiram area, do look out for their other stall located inside Leong Huat Seng coffee shop. Make sure you visit this correct stall and do not be mistaken with the one selling beside the van, right outside the coffeeshop. Click here for the Map Location. It is on the left hand-side of the road if you are traveling from the airport to Georgetown.

This stall is run by another sister and they offer the similar ingredients plus some additional items too.



Kedai Kopi Leong Huat Seng
186G, MK 12, Sungai Tiram
11900 Bayan Lepas

Business Hours : 5.30pm – 11.30pm

Closed on Sunday

GPS Cordinates : N05 18.136   E100 16.527