To be honest, I have not really try out this super famous Siam Road Charcoal Char Koey Teow in Penang till few months ago during MCO period. I was back to Penang to take care my mom and got the opportunity to move around.
I gave up many rounds last time by looking at the bee line queue with at least 2 hours waiting time frame. Even during MCO period, only Penang regular also already 1 hour waiting line.
this 79 years old uncle Tan is regard as the King of Char Koey Teow that I read some blog he even made it into Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List. This is indeed very interesting.
When you ask Penang Kia where is the best Char Koey Teow in Penang, many will give you different answer. Again it is down to own preference and taste.
Currently Uncle Tan is passing his baton to his son in yellow shirt as the uncle will start fry first 2 hours then pass to his son. It is also because of his long standing hours and also getting older.
Uncle fry each pan carefully by ensuring the flame in it is blazing and each plate are fry out with wok hei.
Look at the colour of the Koey Teow, Pipping hot, filled with decent prawn and texture of koey teow here is certainly very different compare to others. Slightly chewy yet fragrant. I have tried 2 version one is normal spicy and add on spicy. I like mine with add on spicy. It gives the kick of it!
RM 9 per pack and if you more ingredients price ranging differently.
Overall, where will be your favourite Penang Char Koey Teow. Do share with me too as it had been long while that I last go back and keen to check out your favourite place.
Other usual that people will go is:
- Lorong Selamat Char Koey Teow
- i also try out the roadside old uncle 3 doors away from the shop is equally good also. Cheap and filled with 3 big prawns.
- ah leng char Koey Teow at Jalan Dato Keramat
-= Ka Ching =-
Food Rating 7.5/10, okay la good pun! Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk–
Siam Road Charcoal Char Koey Teow
82, Jalan Siam, George Town,
10400 George Town, Penang
Operating hours: 12pm – 6pm