Penang's 6 Best Char Koay Teows
2014-04-02
* Some of the dishes below are not halal. When it comes to Penang food, usually a plate of steaming char koay teow springs to mind. Once a humble dish for the poor, it’s amazing how this meal has become a popular hawker food. It’s essentially flat rice noodles flash-fried with a touch of sambal, prawns, cockles, egg, Chinese sausages (lap cheong), bean sprouts, and chives. In Penang, the most sought-after char koay teows are cooked by the older generation, who has served customers from the world over for decades. Here are the island’s six best char koay teows, with each being exceptional in its own right. (Click on the restaurant's name for address and our members' reviews.)

1. Jalan Siam Char Koay Teow

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2. Lorong Selamat Char Koay Teow

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3. Lebuh Kimberley Char Koay Teow

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4. Sisters Char Koay Teow @ Jalan Macalister

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5. Ah Leng Char Koay Teow

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6. Tiger Char Koay Teow

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