Mcalister Road Sister’s Char Koay Teow @ Penang

Mcalister Road Lam Heng Sister’s Char Koay Teow, one of the most famous Char Koay Teow in Penang. In terms of popularity among non-Penangties, it seems to be only second to the Lorong Selamat one. The Char Koay Teow was served with banana leave to enhance it’s fragrance, and with crab meat on top.

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Ever since I was small, I would loved to have my breakfast here, as I don’t really know where to find a good plate of Char Koay Teow for breakfast that time. However, their quality had degraded over the years, and the consistency is not there too. Sometimes when you are lucky, the plate of Koay Teow you get will be nice (as in above average only). If you are not, the plate of Koay Teow you get will be very very normal, which makes you wonder, is this really one of the most famous in Penang? Besides, although the prawns used was consider big, but I find that the prawns is tasteless most of the time, and in most cases, not fresh. The same goes to the crab meat, it’s more like a decoration to me as it’s tasteless too. 6.6/10

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I don’t know when it started, but the reason I came here is not for the Char Koay Teow already. It’s of the superb awesome ultimate O-Kuih (Yam cake). This O-Kuih is really wonderful, as the proportion of yam is so much higher than flour. The O-Kuih is top up with dried shrimps, fried shallots and spring onion. Eating it all together with the chili sauce, it’s just awesome for all yam lover! It’s definitely 1 of the best O-Kuih in town! I had known many people had dapao (take away) it back to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore after eating it. It’s a Must Try! 9.1/10

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Another thing that I love to eat here is the braised chicken feet. Chicken feet is consider the smoothest part of a chicken, but since it’s dirty in nature, most people find it disgusting. Hence it’s your lost of dare not to try the best part of a chicken! 8.3/10

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Eating chicken feet is always a mess….hence…..

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The attitude of both the sisters is quite arrogant too. Most of the time they will tell you have to wait very long ar, although they don’t have much customer inside the coffee shop, and you still get your food in less than 20minutes. Besides, I also heard that their attitude is even worse in the past, until someone dump some cow shit into their wok, only their attitude change a bit, but I am not sure how true is this.

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The stall that sell awesome awesome O-Kuih.

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Again, if you are planning to try the best Char Koay Teow in Penang, this is not a good place. I order this is also for the sake of blogging only, as I am already in love with Ah Leng. However, do come here for the O-Kuih ya!

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Total Damage: Char Koay Teow – RM4, O-Kuih and braised chicken feet – RM7

Operating Hours: 7am to 12pm

Location: Mcalister Road, Penang.

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10 thoughts on “Mcalister Road Sister’s Char Koay Teow @ Penang

  1. The chicken bone picture is a little bit disgusting, man…

    Yah it’s very famous, even I ( JB people ) also know of it. But never tried it out before.

  2. It’s a waste you are not staying in Penang or else I would have drag you for a better and more reasonable plate of CKT at 5am. LOL! Anyway, by 9am-10am no more. πŸ˜›

  3. Still, quality here is again top IMHO, but only in the morning when skinny sis is cooking. As from noon a guy takes over. Big sister apparently retired with some health problems? If so I wish her all the best.
    The only thing that turns me off here are the styrofoam plates! I’m considering bringing my own plate and chopsticks in the future… but wonder if they would appreciate? Not sure!

    • Haha, I only went to Sister’s CKT in the morning, never try the noon version before.

      Well, I agree that different people different taste, 1 of my friend prefer sister’s over than all the other 2 (bar from sin hwa), while for me, i like ah leng the most, next is lorong selamat, sister’s and sin hwa

      I know many people love to claim that they are born and breed in penang, a real penang person and hence say that the one in lorong selamat is very bad, i think they just hate the aunty attitude until they forget food is 1 thing, service is another.

      for the sister’s one, both cook is really old d, wonder who will succeed them when they both retired.

  4. aitah bro..i tried the ckt last week…the old lady and her daughter i guess was there..not many people but they still take a long time to whip up the ckt..maybe due to her age or simply for the hype coz she was waiting in between plates maybe for the wok hei to accelerate…but the lor bak and the yam cake was outright tremendous…….the whole family loved it…….wouldnt mind visiting the place again in future but will surely pass the ckt…had a very uneasy aftertaste till the evening!!!

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