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Top 10 Best Breakfast Spots in Butterworth

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Millennials have probably heard the adage “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” a thousand times from every uncle, auntie, or someone older they know. Many of us even agree with the saying but are quick to alter our beliefs if it meant that we could at least have ten more minutes of sleep. In the process, we regrettably skip breakfast missing out on all the delicious food we could be having if we were not still asleep. In this article, we’re bringing you ten reasons why you should not hit the snooze button and wake up for breakfast instead. Here are our top 10 picks of the best breakfast spots in Butterworth for all you early birds and night owls alike.

10 Best Breakfast Spots in Butterworth everyone should know about

1. Dim Sum @ Restoran Chao Zhou

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Dim Sum is a popular Malaysian breakfast dish many of us find hard to resist. Even the the most hardcore night owls succumb to its charms and would crawl out of bed to savor plates after plates of dim sum. Restoran Chao Zhou, a Teowchew style restaurant, has been in business for over 20 years offerring freshly made dim sum. There are 100 different types of dim sum to choose from which are prepared daily ensuring that all dishes are fresh and delicious. Give this restaurant a try today.

Address: 107,109,111 Jalan Gan Chai Leng
Taman Chai Leng, 13700 Perai

Open from 7 a.m. daily
Tel: +604-3978948

2. Nasi Lemak Warung Kak Sadiah

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The best thing about Nasi Lemak is that it can customized to your liking. What we mean by this is that you can add dishes such as prawns, chicken, and squid to your nasi lemak while maintaining the base ingredients which makes nasi lemak a Malaysian favorite. Warung Kak Sadiah is such a place which offers one the ability to do just that as you can choose from 15 different types of dishes to add to your nasi lemak. This stall has been in operation for over 30 years and is well experienced in offering the best nasi lemak around butterworth.

Address: Taman Bagan Baru, 12000 Butterworth
Time: 5.30 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.
Closed on Mondays

3. Thosai @ Sri Ananda Bahwan Restaurant

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One simply cannot talk about Indian food for breakfast without mentioning Thosai. Sri Ananda Bahwan, a family-run south indian restaurant, first opened in the 90’s have quickly grown into a business empire. What makes this particular restaurant unique is that it is the birthplace of the family-run business. Here, one can enjoy a variety of delicious thosai from crispy plain thosai to rich masala thosai. Give their thosai a try today!

Address: 2983, Jalan Bagan Luar, 12000 Butterworth
Time: 7 a.m. – 11.30 p.m.
Tel: +604-3310781

4. Curry Mee @ Old Market Food Court

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This curry mee stall located at Old Market food court in Butterworth is well-known among locals. The stall has been operating for over 30 years by the Tangs since their father first started at Chain Ferry. Today, the stall is run by the siblings who are continuing their father’s legacy in offering the people of Butterworth a bowl of spicy, flavorful and rich curry mee. Give this curry mee a try if you’re looking for something spicy to start off your day.

Address: 3662, Jalan Chain Ferry, 12100 Butterworth
Time: 7.30 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

5. Ah Khoon Loh Mee

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Ask any local and they will assure you that Ah Khoon’s loh mee is a must-try if you’re in Butterworth. This thick, gooey and flavorful loh mee is the perfect breakfast meal for any one looking for popular breakfast spots in Butterworth. If you like your food spicy, simply add a spoonful of sambal along with your loh mee. It is important to note that they usually run out of noodles rather early as the shop is usually packed with patrons. So, be sure to arrive early to beat the queue or risk missing out on this famed loh mee.

Address: 4042, Lorong Bagan Luar 4, Bagan Luar, 12000 Butterworth
Time: 7.30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed every two Fridays of the month.

6. Beef Noodle @ Meng Chai Kopitiam

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Forget about going vegan, this beef noodle is another must-try if you’re in Butterworth. The recipe has been passed down from father to son and the stall have been operating for over 57 years. A bite of its tender and juicy sliced beef and a spoonful of its warm beef soup will surely satisfy every foodie helping you tackle the day with a filled belly.

Address: 15, Lorong Bagan Luar 3, 12000 Butterworth
Time : 8.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays

7. Ah Kok Hokkien Mee

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If you don’t know already, recipes being passed down from parents to their children is a common theme in the food business. Ah Kok’s hokkien mee is no exception as he inherited the recipe from his mother who used to sell hokkien mee over 40 years ago from a pushcart. The soup is first boiled in pork bones and prawn shells resulting in a thick and favorful pork and prawn browth. In addition to the usual soup version, Ah Kok offers a dry version of hokkien mee in which the soup is replaced with a thick gravy. It is without a doubt that Ah Kok is continuing his mother’s legacy in enhancing people’s mornings one bowl at a time.

Address: 7111, Jalan Raja Uda, Taman Ceri, 12300 Butterworth
Time: 7.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
Tel: +60164325111

8. Koay Teown Th’ng @ Restoran Kim Seng

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koay teow dry
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The master behind this delicious bowl of koay teow th’ng, Ang Ah Yee, has been in business for over 35 years. Famed for its clear pork broth soup, Mr. Ang’s koay teow th’ng will surely leave you wanting more. There is also a dry version if you’re not a fan of the soup version. Oh, and did we mention that you can also order a plate roasted pork as a side dish? It is safe to say that Mr. Ang is making us think twice about sleeping in.

Address: 4468, Jalan Kampung Benggali, 12200 Butterworth
Time: 7.15 a.m. – 3 p.m.

9. Duck and pork rib soup noodle @ Restoran Yang Way

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If you’re on the hunt for something healthy to start off your morning then this is the spot for you. Husband and wife, Khaw Swee Eng and Saw Siew Huah have been in business for over 20 years. So, it is safe to say that we have every bit of confidence in them preparing a nutritious bowl of duck soup noodles for us. In fact, the couple tells us that it takes two hours to simmer the duck and pork rib soup resulting in a delightfully fragrant and sweet soup due to the high quality herbs and wolfberries used. Aside from noodles, there are also choices of rice, vermicelli and maggi mee to be served along with your bowl of duck meat, pork ribs, pork legs or chicken.

Address: 20, Lebuh Kurau 3, Chai Leng Park, 13700 Perai
Time: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed on Mondays once every fortnight

10. Sweet Paradise Dim Sum

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Yes, dim sum is so good that we had to include it twice on this list. Another popular dim sum restaurant in Butterworth is none other than Sweet Paradise dim sum. One is almost spoilt for choice here due to their wide variety of fried and steamed dim sums. In addition to dim sum, Sweet Paradise also offers delicious pastries such as egg tarts making them worthy of a spot in this list.

Address: 2. 4, Jalan Bagan Baru 1, Kampung Jawa, 12000 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang
Time: 6.00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tel: +604-3238496

There you have it 10 best breakfast spots in Butterworth worthy waking up for. We hope this list would encourage early risers to try some of them and stop night owls from trading breakfast for more sleep in the morning. And if you’re still not convinced that Butterworth has plenty of amazing food to offer, read this article on the Top 10 Famous Food in Butterworth. As always, if you think we missed out on a couple of your best breakfast spots in Butterworth, be sure to drop a comment below. You only live once, so, wake up, and eat as much as you can!

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