You can't be in Penang and not eating the iconic Char Koay Teow so well known by the world. This dish is the reason many people travel from miles away; to indulge themselves in a plate of sinful and oily meal that make tummies scream happiness.
Char Kuey Teow, a beautiful combination of silky smooth flat rice noodles, chili, pork lards, eggs and the "wok hei" that can't be seen but only be tasted.
But they are not all created equal.
You can almost find char koay teow wherever you are in Penang.
So how do you know if you're going to enjoy a good plate of this magical dish?
Or end up wasting another of your cheat day quota?
We had the same struggles just like you.
So, we scoured through Penang to find the best char koay teow.
While we're at it, we also created a list just for you; a list that we know won't disappoint.
Let's get started!
Best Char Koay Teow in Penang
Ah Leng Char Koay Teow at Air Itam
Ah Leng Char Koay Teow serves a slightly wet version of Penang CKT. Expect addons like prawns, juicy cockles, and mantis shrimp to bring things up a notch
Ah Soon Char Koay Teow at Hillside
If you're craving for a good plate of char koay teow, you definitely don't want to miss this stall in Tanjung Bunga. Ah Soon Char Koay Teow has been around for a long time and is very well-known among the students in the Tar College students in Lembah Permai area.
Char Koay Teow at Siam Road
The famous Siam Road Char Koay Teow stall, now operates its business at a new address along Siam Road. And as far as we can remember, his CKT still tastes as good as it used to be from the old location at 110, Siam Road.
That completes our list of the Best Char Koay Teow in Penang.
Which one did you like the most?
Related: Must Eat Street Foods in Penang