Having been passed down to the third generation, Cowboy Street Cafe 勝豐记 is one of the few places in Penang where foodies can delight in a wide variety of Fuzhou delicacies. Located at the junction of Victoria Street and Armenian Street Ghaut in George Town, the family-run cafe behind CF Food Court offers a pleasant bright atmosphere.
The specialties to look forward to at Cowboy Street Cafe is its Fuzhou red wine chicken 福州特制红糟鸡, Fried Rice Cake 福州炒年糕, and homemade Yong Tau Foo 福州招牌釀豆腐.
Fuzhou red wine chicken 福州特制红糟鸡 RM 9.90
The traditional Fuzhou red wine chicken 福州特制红糟鸡 with mee sua (white wheat noodles) is a well-loved option. The main ingredient of the dish is red rice wine. Cooked together with ginger and chicken, the rich wine broth will have you slurping until the last drop. Slightly alcoholic, the reddish color dish keeps the body warm.
The cafe also offers another type of noodle – Tanghoon with Fuzhou Fishball Soup. The dish with tanghoon accompanied by six fish balls in a clear soup is reasonably priced, at just RM9.90. Handmade using fresh mackerel fish 马鲛鱼 and flower shark fish 花鲛鱼, the big-sized fish balls have a nice bouncy texture.
Tanghoon with Fuzhou Fishball
For diners with a bigger appetite, there is the Fuzhou Fried Rice 福州炒饭 and the Fuzhou Fried Rice Cake 福州炒年糕.
The Fuzhou Fried Rice Cake 福州炒年糕 is a hearty dish consisting of chewy pieces of rice cake made of glutinous rice flour. Stir-fried in a gravy with pork lard, homemade minced meat, and a spicy touch, the rice cake is definitely worth a bite. The portions are huge, so its best for sharing.
Fuzhou Fried Rice Cake 福州炒年糕 RM10.90
Fuzhou Fried Rice 福州炒饭 RM10.90
Then, there is the signature homemade Yong Tau Foo 福州招牌釀豆腐. The large bowl of light and subtle broth prepared with pork bones comes with pieces of yong tau foo accompanied by vegetables. The cafe showcase the best of the yong tau foo with fillings prepared with a combo of minced fresh fish. It teases the taste buds without being too fishy. A side order of dry koay teow added carbo for the dish.
Signature homemade Yong Tau Foo 福州招牌釀豆腐 RM11.90
Dry koay teow to go with the yong tau foo
Some unusual items like Golden Phoenix Bun 金福包, and snacks like Guang Jiang, and Lor Bak also made an appearance on the menu. The vegetarian Guang Jiang hooks customers with crunchy bean curd skin wrapping peanuts and creamy yam and radish.
Guang Jiang RM7
Golden Phoenix Bun 金福包 RM18.90
In such, Cowboy Street Cafe can be encapsulated in one sentence – a place in George Town, Penang for those who enjoy a bite of Fuzhou authenticity and a taste of Asia. The cafe carries on its daily business hours from 8.30am till 8.30pm.
Cowboy Street Cafe 勝豐记
171-B Lebuh Victoria
10300 George Town
Tel: 04 – 2620713