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10 Oyster Omelette (Oh Chien) You Need To Try In Penang

Fried Oyster Omelette, also known as ‘Oh Chien’ by local is one of the must-try street food in Penang. Comes with juicy, fresh oysters atop a bed of crispy yet sticky egg batter fried to perfection, this delicacy is guaranteed to please your taste buds, especially paired with the sour yet spicy chilli sauce. Of course, you can easily find in hawker centres all over Penang, but which one is the best?

10 Places To Enjoy Amazing Fried Oyster Omelette

In today’s article, we’ve specially curated a list of Top 10 Oyster Omelette (Oh Chien) You Need To Try In Penang. Without further ado, let’s check out what we have on the list.

1. Restoran Bee Hooi

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Located in the heart of Burmah Road, Bee Hooi Restaurant is a popular spot flocked with locals to satisfy oyster omelette cravings. With the right combination of starch and egg batter, the omelette is fried to perfection. A dip of its fresh, plump oysters into the slightly sour yet spicy chilli sauce is a heavenly combination. Needless to say, it has all the flavours of what a good ‘oh chien’ in Penang.

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📍 415, Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang

🕑 06:00 PM – 12:00 AM (Close on Tuesday)

2. Goodall Cafe

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While the stall at Goodall Cafe may have been known for its Char Koay Kak, the fried oyster omelette is popular as well. The omelette might be a little softer and stickier than the regular one but the oysters that aren’t overly fried mixed really well with it. Finishing off the dish with some scallions and spicy chilli sauce makes the dish more flavourful. If you love seafood as much as we do, you can order the 3-in-1 fried omelette which includes oyster, squid and prawn.

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📍 Jalan Gottlieb, Taman Selamat, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang

🕑 6:00 PM – 12:30 AM (Closed on Tuesday)

3. Jelutong Post Office

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Located at the Jelutong Office Hawker Centre, this hawker stall is the hottest ticket in town for an impeccably good fried oyster omellete. A generous serving of oysters and chilli complements the gooey yet slightly charred omelette superbly. Despite the excessive frying, the oysters still retain a really moist and juicy interior, which bursts upon putting it in your mouth. How good it is? You need to come and check it yourselves!

📍 266, Jalan Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

🕑 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

4. Kedai Kopi Seng Thor

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If you’re looking for old taste, look no further than fried oyster omelette stall at the Seng Thor Coffee Shop. Fluffy and sufficiently moist on the inside, and crispy around the edges, their ‘oh chien’ is extremely satisfying. The oysters, in the meantime, are soft and subtle that give an exciting punch to each bite! Needless to say, the entire dish will definitely leave you wanting for more.

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📍 160, Lebuh Carnarvon, 10100, George Town, Penang

🕑 2:00 PM — 05:00 PM

5. Heng Huat Kafe

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Another famous fried oyster omellete in Penang nestled in Heng Huat Cafe. The crispy yet chewy fried omelette with the fresh and plump oysters make the dish a wonderful delight. Apart from the chilli that was fried together with the dish, the chilli served alongside makes every bite an absolute joy. Also, they serve up a decent prawn omelette if you’re not an oyster lover.

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📍 108, Lorong Selamat, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang

🕑 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

6. St Loo Coffee Shop

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If you prefer a crispy version of oyster omellete, this is just for you! The egg and starch batter is fried until it attains the right level of crispness. Each bite of the omelette reveals a good blend of crispy and chewy starch bits, accompanied by coriander leaves and garlic chilli sauce at the side. Trust us, the gastronomic blend of crisp goes really well with the juicy and wild taste of oysters.

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📍 156, Lebuh Carnavon, 10100, George Town, Penang

🕑 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

7. Presgrave Street Hawker Centre

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Located in the heart of Presgrave Street, Hin Kee is a popular spot flocked with locals and tourists every day. Don’t leave without ordering the fried oyster omelette. The moist and slightly crispy omelette paired with delicious, succulent oysters, a big thumbs up! Also, a generous amount of coriander leaves is added to cut through the oiliness and offer a more refreshing bite.

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📍 Lebuh Presgrave, 10300 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang

🕑 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

8. New Lane

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New Lane Hawker Center is a food court in Penang that does the crowd justice as the lane closes down for stalls to serve the ever-growing queue. Widely known for the variety of local delights, one of the must-order is undeniably the Fried Oyster Omelette. The extra big and fresh oysters have lightened up the dishes – which is a plus point. As a whole, the dish is an appetising blend of both texture and flavour.

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📍 Lorong Baru, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang

🕑 4 PM – 11 PM (Closed on Wednesday)

9. Bayan Baru Food Court

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Another must-try oyster omelette in Penang nestled in Bayan Baru Food Court. As compared to most, the oyster omelette here is slightly more charred and crispy. The key point here is that the chilli paste is cooked together with the omelette to make it more spicy and aromatic. Don’t forget to check out the dish if you happen to come to Bayan Baru Food Court.

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📍 Bayan Lepas Stall 32, Bandar Bayan Baru, Jalan Mayang Pasir 3, Penang.

🕑 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

10. Song River

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People around the neighbourhood are no stranger to this coffee shop. All of the food here is above average and no visit would be complete without ordering a plate of the oyster omelette. It comes with a generous serving of oysters that are cooked to a smooth and moist texture, every bite is delicious! Also, don’t forget to pair it with the chilli sauce to make the dish even better.

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📍 No. 65, Gurney Drive, 10250 George Town, Penang

🕑 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

List: 10 Best Fried Oyster Omelette In Penang

We’ve reached an end to the list of Top 10 Oyster Omelette (Oh Chien) You Need To Try In Penang. As usual, if there are any that we happen to miss out, do comment to let us know. In the meantime, don’t forget to try out these stalls that we’ve specially curated for all you foodies.

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