Pitt Street


In Kl, its really really hard to find such thing as Fish ball/Duck meat Koey Teow Soup, therefore whenever I go back Penang, this would be one of the top items I would hunt to satisfy my crave. Last round, my friends bring to this place which is pretty well known for their homemade fish ball and also duck meat noodle.

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This shop is located at Lebuh Carnavan or pretty much known as Coffin Street whereby last time there are quite number of shops that does that.

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If you are an early bird then this place would fits you as they open from breakfast till noon only. Do come early as this place is pretty well known and the place is pretty small. Tables are quite limited and therefore you have to wait for a while for your table and after upon ordering you can easily wait for another 20-40 minutes depending on the crowd + take away also.

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 In this shop, menu are rather simple as they only sell one thing which is Koey Teow Th’ng unless you want to do add on side dish like pig spareparts, or fish ball. .

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Upon my seat at a table, I was very curious what are those as it doesnt look like a official article, instead the owner believe in bloggers and print out their review, frame it then add onto the wall. There are a few promoninent bloggers that he added up into his list.

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According to my friend, not only their main dish sells as hot cakes but their also Patisserie. Made fresh everyday and get it while stock last. I did saw a couple left and did not bother to take it as I thought after my meal there would be some left.I was wrong. It sold out right before I sat down.

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Tried out their signature drink which is Penang White Coffee with Iced Milo. Robust in flavour and hint of chocolate is quite visible. I ended up ordering another glass.

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 Another of their best seller is their Passion Fruit tea, as I observe many people order this. Indeed its very refreshing and a good quench thirst recovery.

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We have to wait quite a whole for this to get prepared as there are many people are still in the queue. A simple dish comes with duck meat, mince meat, fresh fishball and a slice of their special handmade pork fillets. We were the last few bowls that manage to get the pork fillets as you can always ordered it additional another bowl as that day we wanted too but the owner wants to safe for the remaining customer that they have. Pork slices are very soft and thin in slices, would be just perfect to dip with normal soy sauce.

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Usually I love their soup as they will boil it with some bones to make it extra sweet as their soup base is not bad as nothing much to shout about.

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No doubht that their fish balls and their pork slices are making the head lines. Read some of the review mentioning that previously they used to do their fish balls from scratch then now another people that are doing it on the skinning of the fish yet they still prepare 70% of it in the shop. .

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I don really eat fish balls, as I do not really like their texture but this one sure do make exceptional of it as its bouncy on the texture yet soft from the inside.

If you do miss how classic coffee shop works, please do come by this shop as the lady boss shout 1 end from another end. It looks she and her husband quarreling but its actually placing orders. One good thing is that this lady boss is very friendly.


-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, pretty good, fish ball + pork slices is a must order -Stamped-

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


Pitt Street Homemade Fish Ball Koay Teow Th’ng
183, Carnarvon Street,
10100 Penang.

GPS Coordinates: N5 24.863 E100 20.034

Business hour: 9am – 4.30pm. Closed on Sun & Mon

Contact Number: 017- 479 3208/ 017- 4773419

How many of you do actually come up here and pray? In Penang is not only famous for food as Kek Lok Si Temple is also one of the main tourist attraction when you visit Penang. One of the reason that you should visit this place as its one of the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia.

Back to the history of how it was build as the construction of the temple began in 1890 and was inspired by the chief monk of the Goddess of Mercy Temple at Pitt Street. With the support of the consular representative of China in Penang, the project received the sanction of the Emperor Guangxu, who bestowed a tablet and gift of 70,000 volumes of the Imperial Edition of the Buddhist Sutras. (source from wikipedia)

As the temple is still growing and expending, as below is the new section of the temple that building the new bronze Guan Yin statue was purely donations from visitors around the world that have visited this place.

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Besides the standing tall statue, every year during Chinese New Year, the whole temple is transform to temple of light that every corner and edge is well light up that make it so obvious to be miss if you are driving around as this temple is sitting at mid hill. During CNY, the temple had attracted many tourist from all around the region to flock at this place as it is only light up during 1 week before through 1 week after CNY.

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Of course we took the opportunity to come up here as well. As we reach, then we prayed and then make a good wish for year 2012 ad they have a wish tree that you just purchase these ribbon with many types of specific wish you wanted, good health, wealth, career, family and many more then write your  name behind it.

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of course there is a saying, the higher you put up, the chances of it to be more smooth for the year will be fufill.

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to avoid massive traffic jam coming up and down, its good to be up here before 7pm then leave before 9pm whereby after 8pm is the most people and congested traffic. You can even enjoy to be stuck in the traffic for at least 1 hour before coming up here. Viewing part of the island.

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As year of the Dragon, the place is decorated up with a few Dragon decor.

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Then thru donations around the world, usually we buy a plank/ piece of the rooftop tiles and write our name and for further construction, they will place this tiles up.

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If not you can buy a chunk of coins then put it on every base of this to make it a complete round.

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this is the bronze Guan Yin Statue that is still under construction on its final stage which is her roof.

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With the statue sitting at the top of the temple, and if you do plan to visit the bottom part of the temple, you can take a ride on this newly constructed rail train which cost RM2 for 1 way and RM2 for return trip.

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At 7pm sharp, the whole temple will be light up till 12am.

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Went up with the siau poh’s

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As night falls, its becoming more light up and nice.

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To head to another Pagoda tower, you have to pay RM2 per entry to visit this section then you get to climb to the top floor of the pagoda tower.

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Make another wish and ring the bell then put your donations accordingly.

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Well, this whole temple city being light up and its only happening once a year which is during Chinese New Year Period. If you happen to be around the city, do visit and enjoy the magnificent of the lights.


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