Monday, December 26, 2011

Penang famous charcoal Char Koay Teow, Jalan Siam Penang



We just back from a makan trip vacation (food hunting trip) where we went up to nothern part of Malaysia, Penang, Taiping and Ipoh..Our first stop was in Penang,,and we listed a long list of Penang famous street foods to try out. Let me first share with you this famous charcoal Char Koay Teow (Stir fried Chinese flat noodles) at Jalan Siam Penang..



Penang famous Charcoal Char Koay Teow, Jalan Siam


Penang famous Charcoal Char Koay Teow, Jalan Siam


There is no table and chair provided, so we choose to sit in the coffee shop just opposite the Char Koay Teow stall, and be prepared to wait for at least half an hour (we waited for 45mins !!). See this picture you know how tiring to wait for a plate of yummy Char Koay Teow, hehehe..

Penang famous Charcoal Char Koay Teow, Jalan Siam


This stall is running by this old man and helping by his son who is in charge of taking order and deliver the order to customers.
Penang famous Charcoal Char Koay Teow, Jalan Siam


Penang famous Charcoal Char Koay Teow, Jalan Siam


Sorry, i was wrongly focus this picture, hehehe..Anyway, this was the best Char Koay Teow i have ever had, it was stir fried till perfection and full of "wok hei" !! I just love this simple Char Koay Teow with a lot of lard, "si ham" (cockles), egg, bean sprouts and "ku chai" (Chinese chives)...and also appreciate the way how they prepare this noodle by cooking with charcoal..
Penang famous Charcoal Char Koay Teow, Jalan Siam

Penang famous Charcoal Char Koay Teow, Jalan Siam


My son Desmond also gave thumbs up for this plate of yummy Char Koay Teow.

Penang famous Charcoal Char Koay Teow, Jalan Siam


Penang famous Charcoal Char Koay Teow, Jalan Siam



While we are leaving, I still seeing people wait for their Char Koay Teow even rain has started...

Penang famous Charcoal Char Koay Teow, Jalan Siam

The source of lead us to this yummy Char Koay Teow, refer to Malaysia Food, Travel and Tourism blog (VKeong)

Siam Road (Jalan Siam) Char Koay Teow

End of Siam Road

GPS Coordinates: N5 24.925 E100 19.219

Business hours: 3pm to 11pm (Closed on Mondays)

Note: Stall will shift to somewhere at Anson Road after 8pm

** if you wish to cook Char Koay Teow at home, you may refer to my recipe here..

37 comments:

Wendy的厨房日记 said...

Aiyoh! It looked so attractive!
I think I can't find charcoal char kuey teow over JB.....
Drooling.....

Rachana said...

Your son is such a cutie :-)

Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

Angel @ Cook.Bake.Love said...

I am late but still like to wish u and ur family merry Christmas and a happy new year.

The char kuay tiao looks sp good.

Bakeling said...

You are humorous enough to show us those people who wait patiently until falling in slept !

Sherleen.T said...

the Char Koay Teow is glowing in your pictures...thanks for sharing, next time when i go Penang, at least i know where to find nice food...hehehe

ping said...

Looks like you had a very yummy Christmas, Sonia! :D

Small Kucing said...

wow...i thought sister CKT is fomous there. Looks like this old man one is much better. Raining also got people wait

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

哇,我口水流不停~

AhTee said...

YumYum, it's making me hunger for supper during this hour, the type of translucent koayteow is difficult to find though..

Cass Tan @ 揾到食 said...

i went there 2 years ago and now still miss the foods there..

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Oh dear, i must quick quick go Penang, ask Akira to bring me go eat....

Torviewtoronto said...

happy holidays to you and family

Cocoeriley said...

Your lovely son very cute. Happy New Year!!!

Lydia said...

Looks nice.... we drove by many times but never stopped. Will make a trip there soon, before we left Penang. Happy new year!!

Melanie said...

Sonia, in Taiping (my hometown) also got one famous charcoal char koay teow and the waiting time is almost the same for this one in penang. I usually waited min an hour. This famous CKT in Taiping also featured in Axian Food Adventure in ASTRO AEC together with this CKT in Penang.

Little Inbox said...

Wow, the whole family enjoyed the fragrant fried koay teow yea…
I’m salivating now… hehe...
Happy New Year!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

I am bookmarking this stall for visit next time. Happy Holidays, Sonia !

sean said...

我也要参加你的美食团。^^

Belly Good Cooking said...

CHARCOAL Char Koay Teow... Wow and yums. So lucky to have a family with much patience waiting. Hope will get to eat from this stall when I visit Penang. :)

hanushi said...

That sound like a delicious and mouth watering trip! Merry christmas!

爱丝特 said...

Looks yummy.. feel so hungry now

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year ^_^

Anonymous said...

I'm from Penang. I frequent this Char Koay Teow stall quite often because it's near my office. This old man has been in this business for many many years. He also has another brother doing the same business near my home. I guess I'm lucky to be living in Penang known as the hawker food haven. But frankly speaking, I still prefer my own cooking. How much hawker food can one eat every day? Healthy home cooked food is still the best, isn't it?

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Reinnie Choo from Penang

Sherleen.T said...

today just realized the comment i posted in your previous blog is not posted successfully...:( the wishes all gone...

Jeannie said...

Hey Sonia, I was in Penang too until last Saturday! I didn't go to this stall but there is a shop in Jalan Selamat that serves very delicious char koay teow too!

Little Corner of Mine said...

It sure looks divine! But how come no shrimps?

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Melanie, we dropped by Taiping too, if i know Taiping also have good CKT, sure go there and makan..anway there will be next time,,Thanks for the info.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Reinnie Choo, Oh, you are lucky to stay in food heaven Penang..ya, agreed with you, like you said home cooked foods still the best! Happy New Year to you too.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

LCOM, ya ho, i also just realized that our plate of CKT no shrimps!! and I tried to recall hard, also can not remember whether they added shrimps or not, hahaha!

Pete said...

Rain, Shine, sleepy....must also wait for a good plate of Char Kueh Teow...ha ha ha!

Your son is cute!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Ohh this looks delicious! Your son is such a handsome boy! ;-) I now miss Taiwanese street food after seeing your photos. Hehee.

Melanie said...

Sonia do drop me an email if you need help on the direction :)

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Hi Sonia, this must be the longest time that I haven't been visiting your blog since Sep! Wow, looks like you were busy looking for food huh! This dish of noodle certainly makes me salivating! Penang's chow keoy teow is the best, yeah!

Shu Han said...

OH MY GOSH, seeing that is making me salivate. really. and it's 12am at night here in london ): how to find.

Lori said...

Those photos make me want to go now! :) When we were in Malaysia we only made it to KL. I really want to see the rest of the country.

Anonymous said...

Great post!

www.penangfoodmap.com

Anonymous said...

That was where I used to eat my char koay teow when I was little (over 20+years ago.) It's a little bit oily but love it so much!

Julie Mendez said...

the Char Koay Teow is glowing in your pictures...thanks for sharing, next time when i go Penang, at least i know where to find nice food...hehehe

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