I have substantially pronounced this a few times before yet we am going to repeat it again. If we are a Char Koay Teow (CKT) partner and formulation on visiting Penang soon, do yourself a foster and try a Malay chronicle as well. It is also referred to as Koay Teow basah, as it does have a soppy coming due to a gravy.
Do keep in mind though, that this is not a Halal chronicle of a Chinese CKT. The mixture competence seem identical yet a credentials character and ambience are totally different.
And of march this kind of CKT could also be found in KL. But carrying attempted utterly a few of them, we got to contend they are still a distant cry from a best.
For some reasons this image is some-more renouned and simply accessible during a mainland side of Penang eg. Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth and Seberang Jaya. Each city we mentioned has a possess CKT stalls and restaurants with their possess following of customers.
The latest CKT we attempted was located during Jalan Sungai Dua during Butterworth. Besides dishing out good CKT, they are also famous for soaking a duck eggs before to cooking hence their ‘telur di basuh’ tagline.
There are 3 versions of CKT we could try here: biasa (RM4.50) , besar (RM5) and special (RM5.50). The biasa one shown above is some-more of break apportionment yet should be gratifying adequate for a ladies. It has usually a handful of noodles with a few prawns and cockles.
I always go for a special chronicle that has a some-more inexhaustible portion of seafood and surfaced off with a boiled egg. The additional RM1 is value profitable for if we ask me.
It will not win any awards for display yet we assure we it tasted unequivocally delicious. The essence is especially honeyed and delectable subsequent from a baked prawns, finish with a sniff of incense from a combined eggs. But a tip part to a unequivocally good CKT is a tip ‘kicap’ that goes into it – instead of a cook or his skills and experience.
Among a many CKT stalls we have been to, this was a usually one that offering boiled prawns alone. we gave it a try quite out of oddity and found that a salsa had a some-more heated flavour. However, we won’t be grouping it again given it cost RM7 per plate. I’d rather have another portion of their special CKT.
With 4 chefs during work, plats of CKT literally fly out of a kitchen. So it won’t take prolonged for your orders to arrive. Ordering your food, on a other palm could be a wily and rather antipathetic experience.
Sungai Dua Char Koay Teow (Telur Ayam Di Basuh)
Jalan Sungai Dua
13800 Butterworth, Penang
Business hours: 5pm – 3am (closed on Wednesdays)