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Penny Char Koay Teow in Penang

160 Macalister Road | Near Air Itam Morning Market 'RHB Bank', George Town, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
+60 12-430 6096
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible18%
27 Sep 2016
“Not worth the wait and hype”
15 Jun 2016
“most expensive char koay teow”
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
Asian, Malaysian
160 Macalister Road | Near Air Itam Morning Market 'RHB Bank', George Town, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a fried kway teow stall on Lorong Selamat. The lady has been selling here for many decades. The queues are always long with patient customers waiting for half an hour or more for your order. Price is very high compared to the average...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 16 June 2016

yummy char koay teow but pricey..need to wait min 30 mins.lots of tourists but few locals..could be due to RM 10.00 per plate with only 3 pieces of prawns

Thank spenglai
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This local delicacy is found everywhere...along the street stalls, local coffeeshops. Prices range from MYR$5 to MYR$6.90. Crispy and not too oily..spicy too!!! Price is reasonable. However I prefer mine with some dark sauce and loads of fresh cocklres.......

Thank Mikehen7
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Yummy Char Koay Teow but have to wait at least 45 minute. But you can order some other dish such as Asam laksa , fried oyster and lobak while waiting .

1  Thank ShirleyYap
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Too expensive and not that fantastic. It just like normal char koay teow, Ipoh char koay teow taste much better. Overblown expectation

Thank Jenongchia
Reviewed 16 January 2015

It's been 2-3 years since my last time back in Penang and without fail, I re-visited this reknown place to have my Char Koay Teow. The same lady with the familiar cap over her head is doing her thing over the wok. All I can...More

Thank Jimmy C
Reviewed 23 October 2014 via mobile

Came here to have the char kuey teow) CKT) which used to be so famous that you have to queue. Got here and was surprised there was no queue. We thought it was because we were early and it was a weekday. Boy were we...More

Thank Arulkl
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Absolutely love Penang Char koay teow... it is awesome... The taste is great, and though the portions are a tad small, but I don't mind. Considering the many other food you can eat in Penang.

2  Thank Grace G
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This has long been my favourite dish and I must have eaten it just about every day on my most recent visit to Penang. I never had a bad one!

Thank Jane F
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
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  • Address: 160 Macalister Road | Near Air Itam Morning Market 'RHB Bank', George Town, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 12-430 6096
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