One of the ultimate beauty of Malaysia is the representation of a multicultural community and how strong we have come forward with various elements of unity and respect. One thing we can all love and come together is when we indulge in the art of eating. Accommodating to one’s belief is one way to keep everybody happy and Bee Hwa Cafe, aka your regular kopitiam, has been doing this since day one.
Bee Hwa Kopitiam
Bee Hwa cafe is a traditional Hainanese Kopitiam in Lebuh Dickens. Looking into trying Penang’s authentic Char Koay Teow yet afraid of the dish containing pork or beef at the usual spot of famous Char Koay Teow? Fret no more cuz Bee Hwa caters everybody as they’re halal and completely street food worthy.
The idea to serve local street food halal was due to the shop’s location opposite the Penang police contingent headquarters back in 1992. Fast forward 26 years late Bee Hwa Cafe, visited by all races especially Muslim and Indians, serves all the vintage Chinese street fare, including their signature curry mee, Hokkien mee, hailam mee and even the little-known “birthday mee” – noodles in a clear, starchy gravy that the Chinese traditionally eat on their birthday