Famous Char Kway Teow, Ais Kacang and Popiah

So mostly I went to Penang to eat all the wicked stuff there, as you’ve probably noticed and I drove there this time so I was free to roam around, I chose not to get a local to show me around as I know quite a few places myself and I have more fun using a map and being independant.

The day after Roti Babi[/url] I went out looking for the best Char Kway Teow around, the one I had on the first day didn’t quite do it.

I headed out to Lorong Selamat (off Jalan Burma/Macallister) to find some famous Char Kway Teow, it’s been in the paper and shit so it must be ok, I’ve had the sisters one before with crab meat on top so I wanted to try this one.

I was greeted with the sight of a rather long queue..

And believe me when I say it was a VERY hot day.

What better to cool you down while waiting than some refreshing Ais Kacang!

It’s apparently quite famous in Lorong Selamat too.

But well really it was worth the wait!

Some of the hugest, freshest best cooked prawns I’ve had, it was really really good Char Kway Teow.

And a good sized portion, for around RM7 if I remember correctly.

I had some Popiah too, which were good, not too rich and nicely made.

Here is the famous lady with her red hat and safely goggles cooking Char-ing the Kway Teow.

Seriously, worth the wait!




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18 Responses to Famous Char Kway Teow, Ais Kacang and Popiah

  1. Jeremy C December 13, 2005 at 8:19 pm #

    mmm…looks simply delicious…jln burma, you say? have to go penang now…

  2. Peter December 13, 2005 at 8:51 pm #

    Big prawns do not make a good plate of char koay. Most of the time, big prawns are included to justify the steep price. It is that subtle saltiness, that stringiness in the noodles that make it delicious. Most of all, one that is cooked over a charcoal fire is known to taste better than gas cooked. I am glad you had fun here. Next time call me lar. Kim got my number mah.

  3. Avatar December 13, 2005 at 8:53 pm #

    Exact location is Lorong Selamat off Jalan Burmah 😛

    Self-service Koay Teow with HUGE A$$ Prawns.

    I would lead you to other places, but they are more obscure and hard to find.

  4. iesnek December 13, 2005 at 9:06 pm #

    wtf RM7 for kuey teow at Jalan Burma?

    Mahex, the price has gone up since I last when there.

    Did you try the pork porridge in penang?

  5. Kuzco December 13, 2005 at 9:13 pm #

    Eh did you shave your armpit?!(the BryanBoy thingy)

  6. KY December 13, 2005 at 9:41 pm #

    The wait is okay so long as they don’t make you self serve under the hot sun.

    That lady can certainly afford to hire a helper. Sometimes abit too lansi though.

  7. ShaolinTiger December 13, 2005 at 9:44 pm #

    I think cheapest is like 4 bucks or something seen as though I’m waiting 45 minutes..why be stingy, so I got the super or whatever it’s called.

  8. ShaolinTiger December 13, 2005 at 9:47 pm #

    Yeah my bad, my memory isn’t so great haha.

    I’ve edited corrections in.

  9. victor December 14, 2005 at 1:18 am #

    some serious business there. Very huge prawns..

  10. Max December 14, 2005 at 4:24 am #

    It looks like Vietnam! I miss my home! T_T

  11. cliu December 14, 2005 at 11:22 am #

    got once,my daddy went ask the auntie: Y so long our char kway teow still not yet on our table? the auntie said:if u wan to eat,then wait. If you can’t wait, just leave lar! =P

  12. beefstew December 14, 2005 at 11:49 am #

    this CKT stall is over rated and RM 7.OO is really the expensive. With RM7 per plate they should have come Narnia toys. They should have a mascot too… Like guy in a PVC giant oily prawn suite…

  13. ShaolinTiger December 14, 2005 at 10:05 pm #

    I don’t mind, I think it’s worth RM7.

    I eat McDonalds sometimes, that’s like 10 bucks for happy meal and this >> that, so it’s ok.

  14. ShaolinTiger December 14, 2005 at 10:06 pm #

    They are pretty lansi I agree, but well they are right, you can wait or not, it’s your choice.

    Someone else will be more than happy to take your place :p

  15. shades December 15, 2005 at 3:27 am #

    Honestly, I dun think u can find a bad char koay teow stall in Penang. Just look around my hometown Air Itam and you can find a decent one at around Rm2-RM2.50
    I’ve stopped going to Lorong Selamat for a while… over-hyped I think! 🙂

    Hope u manage to eat cendol at Penang Road…

  16. Kai Hong December 15, 2005 at 4:20 am #

    Ya ya !! The Char Kway Teow aunty with red hat and S.W.A.T. goggle.

  17. rachael December 19, 2005 at 12:08 pm #

    I hate you again! I need char keoy teow badly.


  18. lex December 22, 2005 at 7:28 pm #


    yr pix look great. wat digicam or phonecam u use to capture em?

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