Pitt Street Koay Teow Th'ng at Carnarvon

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 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.

Unlike many koay teow th’ng stalls that serves fish balls made of West Saury (西刀鱼) which are usually bouncy; the stall is famous for their fish ball made from eels (鳗鱼) that are extremely soft.

Pitt Street Koay Teow Th'ng with Eel Fish Balls
Pitt Street Koay Teow Th’ng with Eel Fish Balls - credit: @gabond99

You can ask for a separate bowl of extra eel fish balls if you’re a fan; though we find that we love their handmade pork slices to be more attractive. We are probably more used to fish balls that are bouncy.

Koay Teow Th’ng with fried garlic and pork lards - credit: @julietung21

Their broth on the other hand, is quite flavourful topped with extra chopped fried garlic and pork lards.

Pitt Street Koay Teow Th'ng (椰脚粿条汤)

Contact: +6017-4793208

Operating Hours: Open daily 8am - 2pm, 8am - 1pm Sunday, Close on Monday

Address: 183 Lebuh Carnarvon 10100 George Town Penang

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.

Photo credit: @wjs86