If you liked the KL Chu Yuk Fun (猪肉粉), you will like this one at Sri Nibong Cafe.
We wouldn’t say they are the same, but they are somewhat similar, if not better.
Sri Nibong Koay Teow Th’ng
This stall here, uses an enormous amount of pork to prepare their stock before attending to your orders.
Then a lot of minced meats, fish balls, shrimps, fried pork lards and raw egg were added to the soup. It is a mix of all the great flavors, cooked to your order, on the spot.
There are two ways you can enjoy them, either dried or soup version.
For the soup version, you’ll get a full bowl of protein filled soup, which tastes very very sweet, along with the silky smooth koay teow (flat rice noodles) inside the soup.
While the dried version still comes paired the soup, but in separated bowl. Their silky smooth koay teow will then be mixed well with pork lards and dark soy sauce.
In either case, we advice you to stir up the soup well so that all the flavors from the pork lards and egg yolk can get mixed up nicely.
Whether you come by in the morning, noon or even evening, do expect to take some time to look for a seat. Although this coffee shop is big enough, but you can imagine the kind of crowds coming for this goodness.
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Koay Teow Th'ng (天桥下粿条汤)
Operating Hours: Opens daily 6:30am - 3pm, 7pm - 10pm, close on Monday
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.
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