Well well well, there is this 1 koay chap which is very famous in my hometown, but I never heard of it, neither I had the chance to eat it until recent time. Reason is, the operating time of the stall is absolutely out of the time I eat.
Well, firstly its only a small mobile stall, and the “ah pek” who sell it will ONLY slowly cycle it to it’s usual place at around 10 PM. It will then take around 20 minutes for him to set up the stall. However, the problem is, I was told that the “ah pek” only sell when he feels he want to, and there ain’t any indications on when is his off day or such.
Another problem is, it’s only a stall by the road side, so you can’t like say, wait at the coffee shop, order something to eat first while waiting for him and pray that he come. What you can do is, come at around 10.30 PM, if he is there, stopped and buy. If he is not there, then sorry, come another day.
HOWEVER, this will lead to another problem – waiting time. Just look at the picture above. The crowd is usually at it’s peak at around 10.30 PM, and you will just have to stand and wait wait wait (usually around 30 minutes). The waiting time is not because the “ah pek” is working in slow motion, but rather because he do waste a lot of time doing nonsense which greatly slows down his speed. If you think you can come late to avoid the crowd, sorry to say that if you come after 11 PM, the chances of it sold out is very high.
Yes, you can come early (which I did), but if you are out of luck and the “ah pek” decided not to sell that day, then you have only yourself to be blame. I did come and waited there at around 9.50 PM, but the stall was no where to be seen. There was already 5 customer waiting there although the “ah pek” was not here yet. Luckily at around 10.10 PM, he was here. PHEW!
Since it’s only a mobile stall, all you can do is take away, and yes, for such a huge bowl, it only cost RM4.70! I opt for extra ingredient (as usual).
It was too big bowl for me though, hence I separated it out into 2 portion, and man, this koay chap is really good!! Seriously worth the wait and all the hassle. The main ingredients were duck meat, duck innards, pork skin and egg. The pork skin is very nice, very fragrant. The duck meat too is very tender and taste superb.
Besides, the soup is usually something make or break a bowl of noodle, which this stall performs superbly. It’s very flavorful and lovely! I shall now declare it as 1 of my own Must Try food in Sungai Petani! 8.8/10
I however MUST warn any of his new potential customers. I seriously doubt many of you can eat something like that if you were to watch how he prepare your packet of koay chap. The “ah pek” hand ain’t the most beautiful hand in the world (since he always in touch with water, so you know la), and he will use his hand to tear off the duck meat (instead of using knife to chop), even after he touch all the other stuff such as money without washing his hand first! So before you go, consider it first. Either don’t look at how he prepare, or just accept and enjoy this bowl of awesome koay chap!
This koay chap stall was located by the road of Jalan Kuala Ketil, Sungai Petani. It’s before the Caltex station if you are coming from Sungai Petani town, and just opposite of these row of building (refer picture below).
Total Damage: RM4.70 (well, I had heard many people told me that the “ah pek” don’t know how to calculate one, so you might get different price)
Operating Hours: 10PM to 11PM (operating days are based on the “ah pek” mood)
Location: Jalan Kuala Ketil, Sungai Petani, Kedah