Whenver I am back to Penang, I will try to head over to famous BM Yam Rice 大山脚芋饭 at Bukit Mertajam, Penang as one of my favourite dining place. They have been operating this place for more than 30 years and it is a family run business. Over past 1 year, I saw this place had gaining tourist traction and might as well I start to blog about them.

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What to have here? They are famous for Yam Rice or we call it “or pui” serve with a mix bowl spare part of pork. Inclusive blood, intestine, pork balls, pork slices, pork kidney and others. Each bowl are made upon order and currently, you will have to wait at least 30 – 45 minutes for your order. It used to be only 10-15 minutes.

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One of their signature tofu. Just look at the colour and texture.

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For yam rice, you get to enjoy the rice which is slightly dry, fragrant with soy sauce and fresh yam along with dry shrimps. Still using charcoal to cook, thats why the aroma is slightly different.

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My usual for 1 pax. Cost about RM 15

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Their special chili paste is a must dip.

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There are quite number of Yam rice in BM however this taste slightly different with its salted veggie and broth. Give you a nice balance of both flavors yet the rice is not too salty from dry shrimp yet just compliments well.

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Enjoying my pippin hot bowl of Yam rice and I think they are the best Yam Rice in Bukit Mertajam and maybe slowly making its mark in Best Yam Rice in Penang. There are afew also in Chai Leng Park. Apparently this place is also quite famous. Do give it a try at Raja Uda (click here)

However, for KL folks – dont be sad as they  have branch here too. In Publika non-halal food court is operate by one of their family members which I constantly go. Taste is quite similiar.

I also found out another outlet in Kepong that is also operating by one of their family members where the soup taste is more towards Salted veggie.


-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10, one of my favourite place !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

BM Yam Rice 大山脚芋饭
6, Jalan Murthy,
14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

Phone: 012 564 6104

Operating Hours: 8am – 3pm (till finish)



  1. I last had this with my late dad more than maybe 20 years ago.. nowadays only manage to get the one at Publika.. I need to stop by this place again

  2. If you could work on your expression in the English language I think your blog could become more popular. When the language is poor it spoils the read. Sorry for being a language nazi LOL.

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