I am sure many of you are as confuse as I am. is Robert Char Koey Teow a Franchise? Not only till recently a few people share with me that its actually a family chain and I was introduce to visit the Original Famous Penang Robert Char Koey Teow in Damansara Kim, PJ. To get a decent Penang Char Koey Teow in KL is not easy.
I am sure alot of you have tried Penang Char Koey Teow and of course it is down to personal taste. While He was frying, I had a quick chat with him. This Original Robert Char Koey Teow was founded by him 40 years ago under his name Robert. Currently where he is operating is the latest location he was here.
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Other location you see such as Famous Robert Char Koey Teow in Section 17, is actually run by his Brother in Law which I am a regular there. Follow by generous portion economical pricing which is nephew in Kota Damansara and a few other locations are all family related.
While I was there I find it interesting that he do prepare a special dish out. Fried Koey Teow with fresh egg. I ask uncle what’s that he said you try la. Alot of his regular order that. Ended up I did order one too. I also found that his frying style is quite different and he ends the frying plate with alot of fresh taugeh in quick stir fry.
My first plate is actually very good which is his special signature with raw egg. Can see pork lard and the colour is pretty spot on. Full with wok hei with mild spiciness that I like.
Second plate which is the original seems to be dissapointing as the colour of koey teow is big different. Then do not find hint of pork lard cubes. True enough that by the look of it and the taste is alittle off. Lack of wok hei and taste is very pale. Seems there is lack of consistancy.
Of course my first time there and I plan to go back again to give it another try. While I was waiting for him, I do see alot of take away which I am sure those are all his regular.
-= Ka Ching =-
Food Rating 6/10, consistency not there.!!!~-Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Those of you
Robert Char Koey Teow Damansara Kim
1082, Jalan 17/29, Seksyen 17,
46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor (Next to Kompassion)
Operating Hours: 8am – 3pm
Tel: 012-373 0360
Maybe his last name is Roberts, you know like Julia Roberts. hahaha.