For Char Koey Teow in Penang, which which one would emerge as one of the best? Till date, if I were to recommend one of the best in Penang, I would be lost of selection. However, Ah Leng Char Koey Teow is emerage as one of the best and usually I eat the one his elder brother fried which is at Ayer Itam area and for this branch is his younger brother that is doing the job for afternoon to evening session.
I remember that they used to operate in an old kopitiam which is right opposite: Khoon Hiang Cafe as now they are currently operating in Restaurant Tong Hooi. Under this establishment, I overhead a regular mention that famous chicken rice used to operate in the same kopitiam as ah Leng has also move into this kopitiam to operate.
Parking here can be a big problem as you can park right next to it by paying RM 3 per entry, in a restaurant compound.
This version of Ah Leng Char Koey Teow is slightly different from others where it is slightly moist from their own soup stock that they add in as per compare to the usual CKT version, it is fried to dry with wok hei.
Ah Leng homenade soup stock kept the aroma and pungent taste of it while cook with duck egg by adding extra cockles just make the taste even better. The usual will always add in with 2 big prawns at RM 7 along with Ah Leng Special version is by adding in mantis prawns ranging from RM 8-RM12.
I still like my CKT fried with wok hei and dry version, however there are still friends of mine love this version. Shall leave it to your decision to choose which version you like.
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Food rating 8/10 , pretty good stuff-recommended! -Stamped-
Famous Ah Leng Char Koay Teow
Restoran Tong Hooi
Dato Keramat, Penang