Siam Road Char Kuey Teow

TourDirections Penang is going to launch their hawker food page starting from Char Kuey Teow, so they listed out a few famous char kuey teow stalls in Penang for reference. As you know ( You MUST know!!) that Penang Char Kuey Teow is the no.1 ranking of "must try Penang Food" among the others, such as Hokkien Mee, laksa, wan tan mee, nasi kandar etc. There are so many stalls of Char Kuey Teow, which one is the recommended one? 

As a local, we don really have much preference, becoz for us, Penang Char Kuey Teow is a label for Penang so actually we can have a delicious one every where in any corner of Penang. Honestly, if the char kuey teow is ODD or not tasty, it wont survive in such a big competition in Penang. Anyway, there is a list from TourDirections Penang to ease the tourist for food hunt when in Penang. 

  • Lorong Selamat Char Kuey Teow
  • Ah Leng Char Kuey Teow (Jalan Dato Keramat)
  • Ah Leng Char Kuey Teow (Jalan Chor Sin Kheng)
  • Wa Hong Cafe Char Kuey Teow (Kampung Jawa)
  • Siam Road Char Kuey Teow
  • Bukit Mertajam Duck Egg Char Kuey Teow
  • Kimberley Street Char Kuey Teow
  • Jalan Johor Hawker Centre Char Kuey Teow
  • Padang Brown Char Kuey Teow
  • Sin Wah Char Kuey Teow (Pulau Tikus Market)
  • Kheng Pin Café Char Kuey Teow (Penang Road)
  • Ali Char Kuey Teow Basah (Bukit Mertajam)
So during my last holiday, I tried my first " char kuey teow" food hunt session. LOL its sounds so funny for a food hunt of char kuey teow as a penang lang for 22 years haha. The first station: Siam Road Char Kuey Teow as recommended by most of the people. Siam Road CKT ( Char Kuey Teow) is using charcoal instead of gas to cook for the char kuey teow, which makes it so famous becoz it locks all the traditional taste of char kuey teow in a small plate. 

Siam Road CKT is actually a roadside stall. So everyone will wait for the food at the coffee shop at the Siam Road while waiting for 3pm. Oh yeah, Siam Road CKT started at 3pm onwards until sold out, so don come too early yo hehe. it was only 2.45pm, and it was full house adi in the coffee shop @..@ 

while waiting for the CKT, we ordered a bowl of  dou fu hua , beancurd jelly which costs us RM2.50, it is nice to have something refreshing in this bloody hot day haha. 

The dou fu hua was very smooth and the black sugar was not too sweet for us. But I prefer the " lao ban dou fu hua " that I had in Singapore before. 

The outlook of the coffee shop. Plz noted that the parking lots are so limited. We had a hard time to search for a parking space =..=  it located between the intersection of Jalan Anson and Siam Road. 

Dang Dang Dang, the famous uncle arrived at his usual spot for his business sharp at 3pm. He was so nice when I asked his permission to take photo haha. And before he arrived, there was a long queue adi. So please be patient for a plate of CKT, if you were late, you might need to wait for up to 30 minutes for the char kuey teow. worth it? depends on own preference. 

Char Kuey Teow cooked by charcoal as the main fire source. Saliva are drooling again~ Ingredients of the char kuey teow? kuey teow, tauge, shrimp, Chinese sausage la chang ( pork). Eggs are on self preference. I ordered 1 plate with eggs and 1 without eggs. 

The landmark of the Siam Road Char Kuey Teow. Uncle you are so famous for that lo haha.
Cooking char kuey teow is not easy at all, uncle did not stop his hand at all from the moment he started the business. salute !

The price for the char kuey teow~ all in RM
translation: big portion RM5.50, with eggs RM4.50 ( small) , small portion without eggs RM3.70
for girls, a small portion is enough. If you wish to have a truly original char kuey teow, small portion without eggs is a better choice. 

Deng Deng Deng, the delicious Char Kuey Teow came to me after 20 minutes of waiting ( such a horrible queue). But for me it was worth becoz it is one of the most famous Char Kuey Teow stalls in Penang. the smell of the CKT was not so impressive, but it really made our taste buds felt "alive" when we put it into our mouth. The portion is just nice for a person. 

what is so special about this char kuey teow? something that you should not miss in Penang.
 Penang is the best spot to fill your tummy with all kinds of delicious food at a cheap price. This is why ppl entitled Penang as " the heaven of food". 
*Better than Serdang, Im starving here T..T  haha. cant wait to go back Penang again. 
Goodbye ^^

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Siam Road Penang Char Kuey Teow
Location:  Siam Road in Penang island
GPS Coordinates: N5 24.925 E100 19.219
Business hour: Tuesday to Sunday, from 3pm onwards until finish

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