char koey teow with prawns


Char Koey Teow seems to be one of a staple food that every one constatntly looking the best one either best Char Koey Teow in KL or Best Char Koey Teow in  PJ. There might be one, as every cooking method is different. I was introduce to this 粿條王 Koay Teow King at Uptown Damansara, PJ that serve authentic Penang  Char Koey Teow.

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I was ask by a few readers to check this place out. Little did I know that actually this place is own by my friends husband whom is a Penang Kia himself that went into FnB industry for pure passion into serving best Penang street food in KL or PJ. He went up to Penang and bought the recipe from a retired CKT seller and train with the recipe creator for a month.

On and off the owner himself will be in the kitchen frying koey teow for diners.

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Do not be shock by this pic as this is not the usual way of frying a plate of Char Koey Teow, CKT as this order was a special order. Add extra spicy and extra pork lard.

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Its a place to be for many diners that are craving for Penang Char Koey Teow. Menu is pretty straight forward and there are some enhancement too if you want  to opt for special version.

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A classic Seriously Best Coffee (kopipeng) @  RM 4.50 in the shop that is a MUST order. A well balance of evaporate and condense milk yet the punch of the “kauness” of coffee is just right.

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This is one of the shop specialty. Not your usual Pork Satay (6pcs) @ RM 15 as this is a Thai infuse version Pork  Satay. Well marinated and grill to perfection. Juicy inside out and a great starter before arrival of CKT.

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As for this place is Char Koey Teow with “extra fresh Siham”. This is a heaven for my friend as he loves fresh si ham and this is perfecto for him.

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My usual is Original Char Koey Teow with Prawns  @ RM 12. Find that the price is quite decent as a normal plate in Penang is already RM 10 – RM 15 depending how big the prawns are. Prawns here are pretty decent  in size and fried to juicy. Koey teow is fried just right with wok hei.

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This is one of a specialty that not many CKT store in Penang do offer this version and because of the cost. An Original Penang Char Koey Teow with big prawns and crab meat. Those of you that do have budget, this plate is topped with fresh crab meat and it is quite generous of it. @ RM 18 

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Then new in the menu as was told to try this out. Grandma Fried Rice. A different style of cooking method which I kinda miss. Rice is moist yet not too dry as the usual one. Topped with a perfectly fried sunny side. It had been long time that rarely a person will fried a fried rice with long beans.

Best way to eat it is a spoonful of rice + a bit of egg + a dash of sambal. A spoonfull like just below.

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Overall, it is a decent place for Char Koey Teow fix in Pj. Price is quite decent as starting from RM 9. Best to start off with Original Char Koey Teow with Prawns and a glass of Kopipeng. This is perfecto!

A place with mix reaction taste. Some of you might like it some of you might not.


-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, good. quite okay pun! -Stamped-

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

Authentic Penang Char Koey Teow
8 Ground Floor,
Jalan SS21/58, Damansara Utama

Operating Hours:
Tuesday – Friday : 11.30am to 4pm, 6pm to 10pm
Sat& Sun : 10am to 4pm, 6pm to 9pm
(Close Monday)

Tel: 03-7731 9818

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