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Best Penang Char Koay Teow

Oily, sinful, yet ultra satisfying! 😍 It is just so hard to say no to a good plate of CKT!

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.

Char Kuey 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

  1. Ah Leng Char Koay Teow at Dato Keramat

    The son of the famous Ah Leng Char Koay Teow runs the show here from morning till noon. The place serves a slightly wet version of Penang char koay teow, fried with a lot of pork lards.

    Editor: Silky smooth and extra creamy with duck egg upgrade

    Ah Leng Char Koay Teow (亚龙炒粿条) Dato Keramat

    Contact: +6012-4983962

    Hours: Opens daily 10am - 3:30pm, Close on Wednesday

    Address: Jalan Dato Keramat Kampung Makam 10150 George Town Penang

    Facebook: Ah Leng Char Koay Teow (亚龙炒粿条) Dato Keramat

    Rating: 4/5Price: $$$

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  2. Ah Leng Char Koay Teow at Air Itam

    Ah Leng Char Koay Teow serves a slightly wet version of Penang CKT. Expect addons like prawns, juicy cockles, and mantis shrimp to bring things up a notch

    Editor: Bouncy prawns and extra creaminess from the duck eggs are probably the best reason to keep you coming back.

    Ah Leng Char Koay Teow (亚龙炒粿条) Ayer Itam

    Contact: +6012-4983962

    Hours: Opens daily 5pm - 10pm, Close on Tuesday and Wednesday

    Address: Lorong Zoo 6 11500 Air Itam Penang

    Facebook: Ah Leng Char Koay Teow (亚龙炒粿条) Ayer Itam

    Rating: 4/5Price: $$$

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  3. 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.

    Editor: For extra creaminess, we again recommend you to ask for a duck egg upgrade!

    Char Koay Teow Taman Emas

    Contact: +6016-4806558

    Hours: Open daily 12pm - 5pm, Close on Monday

    Address: 1 Jalan Gottlieb 10350 George Town Penang

    Rating: 4/5Price: $$

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  4. 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.

    Editor: The is the best char koay teow in Tanjung Bunga!

    Ah Soon Char Koay Teow (亚顺炒粿条)

    Contact: +6012-4550382

    Hours: Opens 11am - 6pm daily, close on Tuesday

    Address: 24 Jalan Sungai Kelian 11200 Tanjung Bunga Penang

    Rating: 4/5Price: $$$

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  5. 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.

    Editor: The average wait time here is about one and a half hour, but we're going to tell you it's worth it!

    Siam Road Char Koay Teow

    Hours: Opens daily 12pm - 7pm, Close on Sunday and Monday

    Address: 82 Jalan Siam 10400 George Town Penang

    Rating: 4/5Price: $$$$

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  6. 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!

    Editor: The duck egg version is a must try!

    Tiger Char Koay Teow (老虎炒粿条)

    Contact: +016-4580926

    Hours: Opens daily 8am - 2:30pm

    Address: 179 Lebuh Carnarvon 10450 George Town Penang

    Rating: 3/5Price: $$$

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That completes our list of the Top 5 Best Char Koay Teow in Penang.

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