Tiger Char Koay Teow with bamboo clams @ Penang

Yea….yet another Char Koay Teow post! Well, basically you just can’t separate Penang with Char Koay Teow right?

2010.06.10 Ping Hooi Coffee Shop @ Penang-6

And the name is Tiger Char Koay Teow! Roar! Not only the name is a tad different from others, they did add extra ingredients to their Koay Teow – Bamboo Clams.

2010.06.10 Ping Hooi Coffee Shop @ Penang-5

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Quan Yin Teng (Goddess Of Mercy) Lor Mee @ Penang

The godness of Mercy, or better known as Quan Yin Teng is 1 of the most famous temple in Penang. It was built in the early 1800 and is 1 of the oldest temple in Penang. The temple is always full with prayers and on special occasion, such as the 1st day of Chinese New Year,or the Goddess of Mercy’s feast which was celebrated on the 19th day of the 2nd, 6th and 9th lunar months each year, it will be way way more pack until walking is a difficulty inside the temple.

And at this particular coffee shop – Kafe Hai Beng located just beside the famous temple, there is this famous Lor Mee which is really really good. The lor mee gravy is thick but not too starchy until uneatable.  Besides, if you are a fan of pork skin, you should opt extra for those as they are really good! 8.9/10

2010.03.14 Guan Yim Deng Lor Mee @ Penang-4

There are this 2 yellow and red bottle on almost every table in the coffee shop, which were used to store chili and garlic sauce. Don’t say I never warn you, the 2 bottle can make or break the Lor Mee! I had heard that many people, including my mum and PenangTuaPui almost miss it! Well, they can’t be blamed as usually the 2 bottles are used to store chili and tomato sauce in western cuisine, and there ain’t any Chinese Hawkers that used it besides here.

However, putting too much of them will make the Lor Mee become too sour and different from it’s original taste, so before you go crazy and add in as much as you can since it’s free, try it first.

2010.03.14 Guan Yim Deng Lor Mee @ Penang-3

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Kheng Pin Loh Bak @ Penang

Loh bak is something that most Penangtie like to order when eating their main such as Hokkien Mee, Char Koay Teow, Curry Mee and many others. Loh Bak is actually marinated minced pork wrapped with bean-curd, but when people order, they will usually also order other such as fried beancurd, prawn fritters, century egg and many others.

However, these days, even in Penang, it’s quite hard to find really good Loh Bak, and luckily Kheng Pin Cafe at Penang road still able to maintain it’s standards after years. The variety here is quite a lot compare to others, and each piece is very crispy. Besides, the flour here is not overwhelming until you can only taste flour but not the meat itself. 7.7/10

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The old uncle is busying preparing to serve almost every table in the coffee shop.

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Kek Seng Coffee Shop @ Penang

Kek Seng Coffee Shop is one of the old old old coffee shop that still survive up to date, and they served one of the best Ais Kacang (or also known as ABC – Ais Batu Campur) in Penang.

So what makes this plate of “Ais Kacang” so famous? Well, 1 of the 2 scoop of the ice cream is their homemade durian ice cream. The ice cream taste great IF you are a durian lover. It’s nothing like those durian ice cream from nestle, its way smoother, and gives you way more durian flavor. You can tell them not to add in the durian ice cream if you hate the king of fruit.

Besides, the red beans and jagung (sweet corn) toppings is good, and makes the “Ais kacang” just great! However, I find that the jelly (also homemade) is just so so. This plate of “Ais kacang” is way more satisfying than the famous Penang road Teowchew Cendol, simply because the standard here is consistent, unlike the Cendol sometimes taste good, sometimes bad.

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