Uncle Koay Teow Th'ng at Lebuh Cintra

Initially, we plan to keep this as a secret to ourself just like everyone else who knows this place. But then ok la, since we love you guys as much as the good foods!

Uncle Koay Teow Th'ng at Lebuh Cintra

If we must really put a ranking for the best koay teow thng in Penang, this stall would be the number one on our list. And it is probably one of the best kept secret among the locals.

People who knows this place call it the Uncle Koay Teow Thng.

Despite the very tasty broth, you almost hear or see no mention of it.

Lebuh Cintra Koay Teow Thng
Only about 4 tables - credit: @len_j_p

With the really limited seats, we can understand why almost nobody wants it to be known by too many.

We struggled to make a post about it too at first, but we really think you will love it as much as we do.

Visitors to this place are well aware that they will usually have to share a table with others after placing orders.

Then you wait patiently. (note: waiting time is reasonably quick)

Koay Teow Thng mix with yellow noodles
Koay Teow Thng mix with yellow noodles - credit: @foodventurer

The broth here is prepared with a lot of chickens and it tasted really sweet and addictive.

Like many KTT stalls, you get the options to have a mix of noodles or bee hoon per your liking.

Uncle Koay Teow Thng at Lebuh Cintra
Lebuh Cintra Uncle Koay Teow Thng - credit: @jusung927

There are generous amount of shredded chicken slices, meatballs and fish balls topped on the koay teow soup before serving. (you can also order an extra bowl of chicken meats with vegetables)

Uncle Koay Teow Thng, Penang
Silky smooth KTT with chicken broth - credit: @dorchuah

This place starts selling as early as 7:30am and finishes early thanks to the good business.

So, be sure to come as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We usually slurp the soup dry without wasting a drop every time we come to this Uncle Koay Teow Thng.

Note: The stall sometimes closes on random week days while mostly open on Sundays. We’ll update the business hour again once we get more solid info from uncle.

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Operating Hours: Open daily 7:30am - 10:30am, Close on Tuesday

Address: Lebuh Cintra 10200 George Town Penang

Koay Teow Th’ng or koay teow soup is a popular soup based dish in Penang.

Like the name implies, this soup dish usually consist of koay teow (flat rice noodles); though many places offer a variety of noodles to the mix.

There are also many variations of soup base being offered throughout the Penang island.

For example, some hawker stalls in Penang serve their Koay Teow Thng as cook-on-the-spot basis. Which the broth are usually cooked with minced pork in a pot of pork stocks. This is quite closely similar to the Zhu Yuk Fan (猪肉粉) you can find in KL.

While there are also many places that offers the variations of soup base prepared with duck, chicken or plain pork broth.

Most of the Koay Teow Thng stalls in Penang will also have the option for addons like extra plate of sliced duck meats, beansprouts, and coagulated duck blood (for the duck based broth), sliced chicken meats and vegetables (for the chicken based broth) and so on.

This used to be a soup dish that are consumed during breakfast, or for those who fell sick during the old days.

But as with most other foods you find in Penang, Koay Teow Th’ng can be taken be it day, night or even for supper.

Apart from that, most younger generations also tend to use KTT as a short name for Koay Teow Th’ng.

Heads up! When it comes to food and experience, opinions varies from person to person. So please take ours with a pinch of salt.

Photo credit: @koji.vk