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You can't be in Penang and not eating the iconic Char Koay Teow so well known by the world. This dish is the reason many people travel from miles away; to indulge themselves in a plate of sinful and oily meal that make tummies scream happiness.Join us on Facebook for latest food updates »
Char Koay Teow, a beautiful combination of silky smooth flat rice noodles, chili, pork lards, eggs and the "wok hei" that can't be seen but only be tasted.
But they are not all created equal.
You can almost find char koay teow wherever you are in Penang.
So how do you know if you're going to enjoy a good plate of this magical dish?
Or end up wasting another of your cheat day quota?
We had the same struggles just like you.
So, we scoured through Penang to find the best char koay teow.
While we're at it, we also created a list just for you; a list that we know won't disappoint.
Let's get started!
Note: List is in no particular order; we will continue to update this post when we found something worth mentioning to you.
Best Char Koay Teow in Penang
Duck Egg Char Koay Teow at Gottlieb Road
This stall opposite of the (Peng Hwa) Penang Chinese Girl's school fries up some really nice char koay teow; especially the duck egg version. It is creamy, full of aroma and comes with juicy prawns and plump cockles. We feel that the stall is really worth mentioning as it is really good and not really receiving enough limelight.
Char Koay Teow Taman Emas
Hours: Open daily 12pm - 5pm, Close on Monday
Ah Soon Char Koay Teow at Hillside
If you're craving for a good plate of char koay teow, you definitely don't want to miss this stall in Tanjung Bunga. Ah Soon Char Koay Teow has been around for a long time and is very well-known among the students in the Tar College students in Lembah Permai area.
Ah Soon Char Koay Teow (亚顺炒粿条)
Hours: Opens 11am - 6pm daily, close on Tuesday
Char Koay Teow at Siam Road
The famous Siam Road Char Koay Teow stall, now operates its business at a new address along Siam Road. And as far as we can remember, his CKT still tastes as good as it used to be from the old location at 110, Siam Road.
Siam Road Char Koay Teow
Hours: Opens daily 12pm - 7pm, Close on Sunday and Monday
Ah Leng Char Koay Teow, Penang
Ah Leng Char Koay Teow is a slightly 'wet' version of Penang CKT. They are currently running two stalls, operating at different hours and different locations in Penang.
Ah Leng Char Koay Teow (亚龙炒粿条) @ Ayer Itam (Night)
Hours: Opens daily 5pm - 10pm, Close on Tuesday and Wednesday
Address: Lorong Zoo 6 11500 Air Itam Penang
Ah Leng Char Koay Teow (亚龙炒粿条) @ Dato Keramat (Day)
Hours: Opens daily 10am - 3:30pm, Close on Wednesday
Tiger Char Koay Teow at Carnarvon Street
Tiger Char Koay Teow at Ping Hooi Cafe is well-recommended by Penangites. You can expect a plate of char koay teow fueled by a lot of wok hei here!
Tiger Char Koay Teow (老虎炒粿条)
Hours: Opens daily 8am - 2:30pm
That completes our list of the Top 5 Best Char Koay Teow in Penang.
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