There are around 8-10 hawker stalls lining along both side of Lorong Selamat. The once famous Lorong Selamat Char Koay Teow is easily spotted with the lady in red colored hat.
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Due to her well known notorious reputation, the stall is no longer as crowded as it once was. (and of course, that is also due to the many more CKT options in Penang these days!)
It has been a while since we last tasted the good "wok hei" (char aroma), sweet juicy big prawns and cockles from this stall. We can't help but to revist this place again.
The waiting time is no longer the 2 to 3 hours it used to be under the hot sun; as there were not much crowd.
Lorong Selamat Char Koay Teow
She still fries each individual plates over charcoal fire with a fan strategically placed to keep the fire constantly burning hot. It is either regular or large, with no other specific requests.
Except this time, we find the char koay teow became a bit too mushy to our likings; though the "char" flavours and big sprawns are still around.
Hopefully it was just us going on the wrong day; and the quality will come back again on our next visit.
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Red Hat Auntie Char Koay Teow (小红帽炒粿条)
Hours: Opens daily 11am - 6pm, Close on Tuesday
Rating: 2/5Price: $$$$