Wet market is always a good place to search for good food, and due to the fact that most stalls nearby wet market are not commercialize yet, most of these stalls are able to maintain the quality of their food for a long time.
Being said so, Air Itam wet market is also 1 of the most famous market in Penang, and also 1 of the most crowded one. The crowd here every morning is incredible, and with it located nearby to the entrance of Kek Lok Si temple doesn’t help too.
Many times I had heard about the Koay Chap at Air Itam market, and some had said the Koay Chap here are consider 1 of the best in Penang. Like most other , the ingredients include duck meat, coagulated pork blood, egg and innards. Although the ingredients are good, but I am not a huge fan of dark black soup Koay Chap, as I prefer this and this more. 7.0/10
The Char Kuih Kah stall here is my mum’s childhood favorite food, and till now it maintain it’s standard, spicy, fragrant, nice! 7.5/10
The roti planta here is very very good too, in fact, it had became one of my favorite roti canai stall already! It’s cooked to perfection, taste sweet and very crispy! 8.5/10
The char kuih kah stall is located outside of Wah Meng Coffee shop, but you can eat it inside the coffee shop.
And the reason I will never drive my car to Air Itam in the morning…….
Total Damage: Koay Chap @ RM3, Char Koay Kah @ RM4, Roti Planta @ RM1.50
Operating Hours: Morning
Location: Air Itam Wet Market, Penang