Note: If you missed out the morning session, this same stall is available at the Pulau Tikus Market in the evening.
Like the name implies, the koay teow soup here are served in duck broths.
The broths are prepared fresh daily with a lot of pork bones, ducks, anchovies, along with some family secret ingredients, cooked for 4-5 hours before serving.
It is no wonder the extreme sweetness found here does not require any MSG enhancement.
Besides the sweet soup base, generous amount of fried pork lards were added on the koay teow soup.
It plays an important role on the taste buds; which in turns attracts the never ending crowds of loyal eaters who comes back regularly.
Getting a plate of thinly sliced duck meat is a must to pair with the noodles and broth.
This is a heavenly made noodle soup when digging in along with some sliced chilis.
Be sure to come as early as possible to avoid disappointments as this place is known to sold out earlier than their closing hour!
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Loh Kei Duck Meat Koay Teow Th'ng (罗记鸭肉粿條汤)
Operating Hours: Open daily 7:30am - 12pm, Close on Thursday
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.
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