We went to Hock Chuan Heong Restaurant to have our lunch on the 2nd day, I knew this restaurant via Big Boys Oven blog..as usual, I gave a try since he said here served the famous authentic Hokkien cuisine called Zhu Cha (Chinese dishes)..
Look at the address, it look simple to locate, but in actual fact we drove Pengkalan Weld street twice also couldn't find this restaurant. Luckily we saw a postman and ask him for the location, he was so kind and ask us to look for apartment (no 344 , and there is a mini Post office at the ground floor) but not coffee shop nor restaurant..So next time if you have lost direction, the best person to guide you will be a postman, hahaha..
- This restaurant was very crowded, whole house full, see Desmond's face frustration after we waited for 45mins for our lunch, pity him...
- very "old fashion"古早 of bowl.
- 古早味 Hokkien braised noodle, this was good, yellow noodle cooked with pork slices, internal parts, cuttle fish and prawn, full of "wok hey". Desmond had two bowls of this..
- we all love this dish, Char Tao Kua (Stir Fried Tofu with Leek), simple combination fried tofu, fresh prawn and leek. This dish is full of "wok hey" and 古早味..
-this is Bak Kee (pork slices soup), for us, it just normal, fry pork slices which coated with tapioca flour (we feel that they coated with too thick of flour), and they added too much of pepper and also the soup is quite oily (because they fried the pork slices before add into soup).
We also ordered Char Oe Chia (Pan Fried Oyster Omelette), but have to "tapao" pack back to hotel because we were too full as all dishes served are very big portion. Anyway, I would suggest you to give a try if you happen in Penang, a very 古早味 (old fashion style) of restaurant, and would suggest you to order normal stir fry dishes e.g like sweet and sour fish, tofu, veggie & etc..and try to go there during off peak hour..Thanks Big Boys Oven for good recommendation.
Hock Chuan Heong Restaurant located at:-
344-G-5, Pengkalan Weld,10300 Penang.
Opening hour: Lunch until around 6:30pm
Tel: dont think anyone will pick up your call as they are all too busy...
Do enjoy eating out !!!