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10 Best Bak Kut Teh Spots In Penang (Non-Halal)

Can I get a scream from all the bak kut teh lovers!

Bak kut teh may not be a famous Penang hawker food but truly let me tell you, it is one of the favourite food the locals have enjoyed for the last several decades. No matter who you ask – from an elderly person or to a high school student, they have surely tried bak kut teh before. Ancestors have since then passed down the recipe for great bak kut teh to their descendants, some of the bak kut teh spots in the list might have been at least 50 years old! Hop on as we take you on a trip to the past! Here’s our go on the 10 Best Bak Kut Teh Spots In Penang!

1. Khoon Klang Bak Kut Teh

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This is one of the few bak kut teh spots in Penang that offers two style of bak kut teh – the regular “wet” style and the less common “dry” style. Though their dry style is more sought after because of its rarity and also its exotic flavour, but their wet style bak kut teh is also as delicious as the dry one. Not to forget, their fried tofu with spicy salad, it’d be sure to open your appetite for more bak kut teh! Boss, more bowls of rice please!

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Address: 320, Jalan Perak, Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 11AM-10.30PM (Closed on Fri)

2. Kedai Kopi Ho Ping Bak Kut Teh

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Located right in the heart of Georgetown, it can be easily spotted! The bah kut teh was a good balance of herbal and smokey pepper taste. Praised by many tourists and locals, it might be your new favourite place to go for bak kut teh!

Address: Jalan Penang, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 8AM-8PM (Cafe Operating Hours)

3. Lai Xiang Bak Kut Teh (来香砂煲肉骨茶)

Somehow, eating by the side of the road always makes you feel nicer, am I right? If that is so, this spot is the one for you! The taste and smell of herbs are strong yet not too much of it. Just a spoonful is enough to get you coming back for more!

Address: Lintang Mayang Pasir 3, Bandar Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 4.30PM-9.30PM (Closed on Wednesday)

4. Coffee Island Cafe

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Looking for a bak kut teh spot with a view? Well, this place that is located along Gurney Drive will be sure to deliver! Their bak kut teh comes in a big portion, and they are really generous in filling up the bowl with pork ribs! You can either eat it with white rice or yam rice, both equally good!

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Address: 77, Gurney Dr, Georgetown, 10250 George Town, Penang.
Operation Hour: 7PM-11.45PM (Daily)

5. Hong Xiang Bak Kut Teh

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What made this place so special is because it’s different from other bak kut teh as it comes in small bowls instead of the usual big claypot. You can choose from different type of meats, mushroom, meatballs and vegetables. It’s also heated throughout your meal. Furthermore, the quality of meat is to die for!

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Address: 88, Jalan Macalister, George Town, 11400 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 10AM-10PM (Daily)

6. Padang Brown Bak Kut Teh

This spot right here has got really nice and juicy pork belly, not forgetting their pork ribs too! Though the soup is a bit on the thin side, but don’t let it fool you, its strong flavour will be sure to prove you wrong! It’s just so pleasant to drink; you will be asking the boss for refills in no time!

Address: No, 126, Jalan Perak, 10460 George Town, Penang.
Operation Hour: 6PM-12AM (Closed on Wednesday)

7. Ah Keat Bak Kut Teh

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Like other stalls, this one has options for you to choose each ingredient and instead of serving the iceberg lettuce separately, it is used to top the claypot soup. You will be back for more after you have a taste! Worth the money and calories!

Address: Jalan Padang Tembak, Air Itam, 11400 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 6PM-2AM (Tues-Sat), 6AM-12AM (Sun), (Closed on Monday)

8. Lao Xiang Claypot Bak Kut Teh

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Enough for good bak kut teh spots over on the island, now we present to you bak kut teh spots over at the mainland! Lao Xiang Claypot Bak Kut Teh is just one of the many good bak kut teh spots over at the mainland. Excellent broth boiled to the perfect taste, and also the dry version is super tasty and spicy with sufficient lady’s fingers and squid. Pack your stuff and let’s go!

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Address: 6, Lorong Sepakat 1, Taman Sepakat, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 7.30AM-2.30PM, 5.30PM-10PM (Closed on Thurs)

Read also: 5 Famous Things to Do in Bukit Mertajam Right Now

9. Bak Kut Teh Good Master Restoran 食王 (珍珠市) 肉骨茶

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Another gem that is frequently visited by the locals because of its welcoming and friendly staffs, the dark soup here carries a combination of sweet and bitter tastes. This is a must-try spot that you can’t afford to miss!

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Address: 18G, Lorong Maju Utama 1, Pusat Pernigaan Maju Utama, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang.
Opearation Hour: 11AM-10PM (Daily)

Read also: 10 Road-Trip-Worthy Street Food in Bukit Mertajam

10. Sin Da Wei 大威肉骨茶

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You saw it right, cheese! Dry bak kut teh with a twist! Doesn’t that just get you excited to try it? A new flavour from the mundane bak kut teh that we always have, something special and new! As for the soup, the taste is evident while the pork, as well as vegetables and beancurd found within, are absolutely delightful!

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Address: 18G, Lorong Maju Utama 1, Pusat Pernigaan Maju Utama, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hour: 11AM-10PM (Daily)

Read also: Rojak Orang Hitam Putih In Bukit Mertajam Penang

That’s it for our 10 Best Bak Kut Teh Spots In Penang! Don’t need to thank us; your happiness is number one priority! We hope that this is helpful to you when you feel like eating some really amazing bak kut teh!

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