From the many variations of Koay Teow Thng in Penang, we all know how much Penangites love this simple dish, whether it is for our breakfast, lunch or dinner. In this post, we have gathered five of the best koay teow soup you must eat in Penang.
Honestly, who doesn't love this simple bowl of warm, soup-based meal, especially in the morning or a cold rainy day?
While it looked so simple on the outside, a lot of works are put into preparing the broth that pleasures your picky palates so well.
And there are just so many variations of Koay Teow Thng you can find in Penang!
Broth cooked on the spot with minced pork (that are actually like KL zhu yuk fan), duck meat koay teow soup with coagulated duck blood, chicken broth or even fish balls made of eels, you name it, there's probably a stall that sells it.
But with so many choices and so little space in your tummy, where should you start looking?
We've been eating Koay Teow Thng for the past weeks and here's a list of the best koay teow thng in Penang.
Let's check it out below!
Note: List is in no particular order; we will continue to update this post when we found something worth mentioning to you.
Best Koay Teow Thng in Penang
Seven Village Noodle House at Cantonment Road
The 60 year old recipe never fail to impress. For an affordable price, you get a bowl of koay teow thng that tastes so good, and portion big enough to feed even a big eater like me. And we're just talking about the regular size. The best part, you get to enjoy it in an air-conditioned restaurant.
Editor's note: This place serves one of the cheapest koay teow th'ng you can find in Penang.
Seven Village Noodle House (七廊粿条汤)
Hours: Open daily 7:30pm - 9:30pm, Close on 1st and 15th of Lunar Calendar
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Rating: 4.5/5Price: $$
Uncle Koay Teow Th'ng at Lebuh Cintra
Honestly, who doesn't love a warm, simple bowl of soup-based koay teow soup; especially in the morning or on a cold rainy day?
Editor's note: If we must really put a ranking for the best koay teow thng in Penang, this stall would be the number one on our list.
Lebuh Cintra Uncle 粿条汤
Hours: Open daily 7:30am - 10:30am, Close on Tuesday
Rating: 4.5/5Price: $$
Lum Lai Duck Meat Koay Teow Th'ng at Cecil Street Market
Seriously, who doesn't love a bowl of hot broth to warm your tummy in the morning. Especially those that are really sweet and flavourful like this stall here at Cecil Street Market. The famous duck meat koay teow th'ng here is always crowded with picky palates from morning till evening.
Editor's note: Order a side of duck drumstick and you won't regret for its tender-soft and juicy meats.
Lum Lai Duck Meat Koay Teow Th'ng (南来鸭肉粿条汤,七条路)
Hours: Open daily 7:30am - 7pm, Close on Wednesday
Rating: 3/5Price: $$
Pitt Street Koay Teow Th'ng at Carnarvon
Yeah we too find it slightly confusing when we write about this place. Pitt Street Koay Teow Th'ng at Carnarvon Street. Well, they moved from Pitt Street and the name remained. And so are the qualities you can expect from this well-known KTT stall.
Editor's note: Though they are well-known for their eel fish balls, we find the handmade pork fillets are the real star here!
Pitt Street Koay Teow Th'ng (椰脚粿条汤)
Hours: Open daily 8am - 2pm, 8am - 1pm Sunday, Close on Monday
Rating: 3/5Price: $$
Loh Kei Duck Meat Koay Teow Th'ng at Jalan Perak
Having been in business since the 1980s, Loh Kei Duck Meat Koay Teow Th'ng has long garnered a huge crowd of loyal eaters around Penang. In fact, this place is well-known for as one of the best Koay Teow Soup in Penang. The soup here is extremely sweet and addictive without MSG added.
Editor's note: Come earlier to avoid disappointments! They are sold out quite early!
Loh Kei Duck Meat Koay Teow Th'ng (罗记鸭肉粿條汤)
Hours: Open daily 7:30am - 12pm, Close on Thursday
Rating: 4/5Price: $$
Koay Teow Th'ng at Sri Nibong Cafe
This three decades old stall has been passed down and run by the next generation, and it still tastes as good as it used to be! Expect a lot of flavours and sweetness when you're slurping down this bowl of warm soup.
Editor's note: The flavours from the fried pork lards, enormous amount of minced meat and egg yolk will keep you coming back for more.
Koay Teow Th'ng (天桥下粿条汤)
Hours: Opens daily 6:30am - 3pm, 7pm - 10pm, close on Monday
Rating: 4/5Price: $$$
Now that you know where to look when you want a bowl of tummy warming koay teow thng.
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