Duck Egg Char Koay Teow at Gottlieb Road

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

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.

Taman Emas Duck Egg Char Koay Teow
The prawns are fresh and juicy! - credit: @janicejsjl

Note: Go ahead and order a bowl of the Assam Laksa next stall, we promise you won’t regret it!

Char Koay Teow Taman Emas


Contact: +6016-4806558

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

Address: 1 Jalan Gottlieb 10350 George Town Penang

Char Koay Teow or Char Kway Teow is one of Penang’s iconic street foods.

The basic ingredients of this dish consist of flat rice noodles, pork lards, waxed sausage slices, bean sprouts, chives, fresh cockles and prawns stir fried in soy sauce and chili paste.

Usually chicken or duck eggs is added to the dish, though you can also order one without eggs.

One of the distinctive differences in taste between the stalls in Penang is the “wok hei” (char aroma). This largely depends on how the char koay teow is fried.

While many stall owners has turned to a gas stove for the convenient, many of the traditional (and famous) ones are still using their ‘wok’ over charcoal fire.

Charcoal fire helps to achieve better “wok hei” which then infused into flat rice noodles. There’s also a special term for it in mandarin — 炭炒粿条 (Charcoal Char Koay Teow).

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: @melvin.chan.kw