Char Koay Kak, to me, is the same to Char Koay Teow as both are fried using the same method – black soy sauce, egg, beansrpout. While most Char Koay Kak does not served with prawns (unless those stated seafood), preserved vegetables are used.
However, most of the time Char Koay Teow will taste better. Reason is Koay Kak come in the form of square pieces instead of flat noodle, and while Koay Kak itself is tasteless like white rice, the person who fry it need to have more skill to ensure each piece of Koay Kak is full with flavor.
It’s quite hard to find a plate of good Char Koay Kak these days even in Penang. However this uncle who operate this mobile stall at Perak road (near to the morning market at Perak road) whom had been selling Char Koay Kak for years already, and I must say his Char Koay Kak is quite good.
Koay Kak is actually steamed rice cakes that come in big square form. It was then cut into smaller pieces before it was fried. Since the rice cake itself was very soft and smooth, instead of using knife, they just need to use hand to push the rice cake over a piece of metal wire in square form, and tar da, it’s ready to be fried.
Since it’s a road side stall, so well, all is take away only. So I just have to deal with it, eat inside the plastic bag lol. However, this doesn’t stop me from enjoying a real good plate (sorry, I mean plastic) of Char Koay Kak. 7.0/10
Total Damage: RM2
Operating Hours: Morning
Location: Perak Road (Oposite the Perak Road wet market)