I am actually salivating when I’m writing this post. I miss the taste of it, too bad I can’t get this at Penang. Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea is a famous stall selling authentic Hainan Coffee and toasted bread which is located at Imbi Market.
My bf’s brother introduced this place to us during our last trip to KL.
Updates: Argyll Road Wan Tan Mee shifted. Does anyone know their new location? I’m missing this wan tan mee.
Food blogs are really torturing! It tortures you even when you are not feeling hungry and no doubt it torture you even more when you feel hungry. Those food pictures never fail to make me drooling. Even just by writing a post about it, when I look at those pictures, I’ll be craving for the food! Imagine that I write this post during lunch time where I yet to take my lunch. Just feel like having a plate of wan tan mee now!
If not for my colleague who introduced this place to me, for sure I’m not able to locate this place. It’s a small and old coffee shop named Tai Wah Cafe, but old is gold right?
The interior of the coffee shop. There’s one old grandmother clock hanging by the wall. From my observation, most of the customers consist of middle and elder range group who seems like regular customers to me. The coffee shop is kinda small and always crowded with customers.
This is a common place for Bayan Lepas workers. Sri Nibong Cafe is a corner lot coffee shop which is located at Sri Nibong opposite Ayer Cafe. When I first started to work at Phase 1 FIZ, my colleagues introduced this place to me. They told me the instant cook koay teow teng and the wan tan mee here taste good. This coffee shop is always full of people especially during breakfast and lunch hour. The environment is pretty warm and heaty which is the one thing that I don’t like about this place.
Minced meat, fish ball, slices of fish cake and a runny egg are the ingredients used to cook the koay teow teng. I personally feel that the quality has deteriorated over the years I’ve patronized this stall. Sometimes the koay teow used are in small pieces instead of flat long strand. Basically we have to use spoon to scoop the koay teow. Nothing much to shout about the soup base. My favourite would still be the one at Seng Thor Coffee Shop which of the soup base is definitely worth mentioning.
The runny egg is the only thing I like in this bowl of koay teow teng. Sound so pathetic huh. Well, this is just my personal taste ya.
I read about this wan tan mee in MyLoveMyFood blog. I was attracted to this wan tan mee stall when some of the commentors said it’s one of the Best in Penang. This stall is located at the busy Burmah Road where the famous Apong Guan is located.
The wan tan mee stall is just located beside the busy road. There are very limited tables laid just in front of the shop houses at the back of the stall.
We ordered a normal bowl of wan tan mee, there was some wan tan, vege and char siew. The wan tan mee was served in a bowl and it looks “white” compare to other type of wan tan mee I had before. We waited quite long for our order to arrive.
The moment we entered Eng Loh coffee shop, the wantan mee stall and its menu attracted our attention. There are around 10+ items displayed in a big signboard.
This is the menu that attracted us. When I walked near the stalll, the owner keep on promoting the noodle to me. I find it very hard to reject her, so I ordered the all egg wan tan mee.
24 hours 7-Eleven, 24 hours KFC, 24 hours Mc D are familiar to us but 24 hours Wan Tan Mee? When I first heard about this, it was quite hard for me to believe it.
This stall operates by a 73 years old man and his wife. His wife operates the stall from 7am – 1pm, and the old man takes over then. The only off day is Tuesday night.
He has been operating the stall for ~ 50 years. According to him, he plan to operate the stall for another 2 years.
The stall owner in action making some wan tan for us.
I got attracted by a board which stated ‘Whole Egg Wan Tan Mee‘ while we are on our way to eat the Campbell Street Market Curry Mee.
Nowadays most of the noodle for wan tan mee are bought from the noodle manufacturer. It’s seldom that we can get the self made noodle for wan tan mee. Therefore, weeks later I am here again to try out the self made wan tan mee.
Thong Kee wan tan mee is served in an old style coffee shop.
Penang is very famous of its hawker food. Every hawker center or coffee shop you enter, the very common food will be char koay teow, hokkien mee, curry mee, wantan mee and jawa mee. But it’s very rare to have the good ones to concentrate in one hawker centre or coffee shop. So, you’ll have to travel to a few coffee shop to satisfy your craving for Penang Hawker Food.
There one place where you can find a few good hawker food at night. It’s located along Chulia Street. It’s a very busy street at night as well as in the morning. In the morning, you can find the famous and tasty beef koay teow at the other end of the street.
You are able to locate quite a number to tourist dining at this area.
The curry mee here do not really need much introduction among Penangnites. I believe many bloggers have blogged about it too.
Gurney Drive is one of the landmark for Penang Tourism. I remember during my visits to Penang when I was small (I am not Penang Lang), my uncle will brought us eat at Gurney Drive. We enjoy so much as we saw so many types of food for us to choose from.
Now I’m working in Penang, I like to eat at Gurney drive still. But I only eat from a few specific stalls. The stall that I like is Fried Lok Lok.
You can choose your favourite ingredients and the stall owner will deep fried it on the spot for you.
I chose some seafood tofu, fish ball, meat ball, taiwan sausages and squids. The squids taste good as the batter used to fried the squid is fragrant with some pepper taste.
Here are some shots of what is available for you to choose.
The sauce to dip your fried items in. There are satay sauce and normal chili sauce.
Normally I’d have a bowl of laksa to go with my fried items. But on my visit that day, I spotted this char koay teow (ckt) stall. It’s written The Cantonment Road Famous ckt and it attracted me. The ckt taste good with the wok hei fragrant and it’s not too oily. I noticed that you can order the special ckt which cost RM 9. I guess the special one is the one with added big prawns. But my favourite ckt would still be Ah Leng ckt which mantis prawns will be added for a special plate of ckt.
My bf ordered wan tan mee. It taste normal, but the dark soy sauce is slightly too much to my liking.
And not forgetting rojak
as our dessert. We bought it from stall #77. I found that the rojak has too little grounded peanuts. I like mine with lots of grounded peanuts to goes with the shrimp paste. Taste wise, ok.
The drink (leng chi kang) tasted too bland.
Map for those who are not familiar:
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I am having lor bak as my breakfast today. This is the thing that was in my mind when I stepped in Kafe Kheng Pin. Why would I have such thinking?
The varieties types of lor bak displayed at the stall caught my attention. And I observed that almost every table in the kafe had a plate of lor bak.
The batter used for the various type of lor bak is very crispy. It’s not very oily. I like the squid, but high cholesterol lol.
Hokkien mee taste pretty normal to me.
The wantan mee taste pretty good, but the lye taste in the mee was pretty strong. The wantan is quite big compare to other wantan mee stall.
Map for those who are not familiar:
It’s very easy to locate this kafe as it’s located just opposite the big Body Glove outlet at the corner of Penang Road and Jalan Sri Bahari.