10 Best Food In Raja Uda You Need To Know

While Penang island is better known as a food paradise among tourists and local Malaysians alike, Raja Uda has been one of the most exciting places in Butterworth, Penang. At this 4km-long street, you can actually satisfy your cravings for delicious Penang local food without giving much hurt to your pocket. Here we’ve curated a list of Top 10 Best Food You Should Try In Raja Uda and we are sure that you will find something that you would love to try out.

Top 10 Best Food You Should Try In Raja Uda

1. Zi Wei Yuan Steamboat

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Starting off our list is the famed steamboat along Jalan Raja Uda, Zi Wei Yuan steamboat. What’s so special about it? The soup is made from a combination of fish and yam, perfect for those not wanting plain pork bone boiled soup or tomyam based ones. In addition to this, charcoal is used to heat the steamboat which makes the soup boils slowly and hence the soup is aromatic and fried grouper cubes did not even break despite numerous rounds of boiling. It is advisable to book a reservation beforehand or arrive early as this place is packed with patrons on weekends.

📍 6525, Jalan Raja Uda, Taman Bunga Raya, 13000 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

⏰ 6 AM – 11 PM (closed on Wednesday)

2. Tomyam noodles @ Restoran Ju Heng

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Set in Raja Uda is the ever famous Ju Heng tomyam. No surprise that many would drive over to the mainland just to have a taste of it. You have a wide variety of ingredients to choose from such as minced pork, fish fillet, prawns, squid and many more to complete a bowl of tomyam goodness. In addition, you can opt for clear pork broth soup as a base for your noodles if you’re not a fan of spicy and sour tomyam soup.The fairly-priced tomyam is also Penangites favourite supper spot. Some say it’s super addictive, so eat at your own risk.

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📍 Jalan Raja Uda, Taman Bunga Raya, 13000 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

⏰ 6:30 AM – 3:00 PM (closed on Tuesday)

3. Butterworth Curry Noodles House

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One of the favorite food places for nearby residents is undeniably Curry Noodles House which can be found along the food lane of Raja Uda. Patrons are able to top their Curry Mee with their own preferred ingredients such as squids, fishball, Taiwan sausage and many more. Besides, their dried curry mee with slightly thicker, richer and creamier broth is very good as well.

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📍  Pusat Perniagaan Raja Uda, 42, Jalan Raja Uda, Kampung Baharu, 12300 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

⏰ 4:00 PM – 1:30 AM (closed on Sunday)

4. Restaurant Chaw Choon Dim Sum

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Well-known amongst the locals, Chaw Choon Dim Sum is a restaurant tucked in Raja Uda to fulfill your never-ending craving of dim sum. Expect an extensive range of Dim Sum dishes, from the common Cantonese delights to the less common localized-delicacies, all well and reasonably priced. Nothing can go wrong with a little queueing to get your freshly hot deep fried dim sum as the restaurant is always full-house.

📍 6970, Jalan Raja Uda, Raja Uda Industrial Estate, 12300 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

⏰ 6 AM – 1 PM

5. Claypot Chicken Rice @ Kedai Kopi Hwa Lam

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Forget about going vegan, this Claypot Chicken Rice is another must-try if you’re in Raja Uda. The fragrance of chicken rice is pleasant to nasal sensors. The tongue cannot agree more as the taste is also very impressive. Infused with the best essence of chicken, the rice has a savory flavor and is a delicacy by itself. A sprinkle with scallion (spring onion) adds a fresh sensation to the exceptional infusion of chicken goodness. Also, don’t leave without their hot bowl of porridge, simple yet amazing.

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📍 5022, Jalan Raja Uda, Taman Sin Tat, 12300 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

⏰ 8 AM – 12 PM, 6 PM – 1 AM

6. Yam rice @ Hong Keat Coffee Shop

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Craving for a nice fragrant bowl of pork bone broth and flavorful yam rice? Located right next to Sri Siam Fish Head Curry lies another gem. Like any other stall, they have plenty of pig spare parts for you to choose from and their soup base is from sourish salted vegetables pork soup with a side dish of braised pork knuckle in Chinese black vinegar to share. Everything here is cooked to perfection, so do give them a try.

📍  6955, 6948, Jalan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

⏰ 10 AM – 3 PM (Closed on Mondays once every two weeks)

7. 亞獅 Mee Jawa Pasembur

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Moving on to the next Top 10 Best Food You Should Try In Raja Uda, is the lightly meal of Pasembur. Prepared with their delicious tomato-based gravy, this Mee Jawa is also topped with crunchy pasembur crackers and a spoon of sambal to spice your tastebuds. Their homemade sauce is quite unique as it is extremely less reddish in colour and the taste is the bomb.

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📍 6794, Jalan Raja Uda, Taman Dahlia, 12300 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

⏰ 12 PM – 6 PM

8. Sri Siam Curry Fish Head @ Hong Keat Coffee Shop

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Whether it is for lunch or dinner, one of the easiest go-to for a simple economical meal of rice and dishes has to be the economy rice. However, this stall in Hong Keat Coffee Shop is no ordinary economy rice stall as it is famed for its fish head curry. A bowl of curry with requisite fish head is thickened with coconut milk, adding another layer of flavour to the curry. Sounds yummy to my tummy! In addition, there are plenty of other curry dishes to choose from such as mutton curry, wild boar curry, squid curry and many more. This is the perfect spot for those looking for good economy rice in Butterworth.

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📍 6948, Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, 12300

⏰ 10 AM – 3 PM (Closed on Mondays once every two weeks)

9. Ah Kok Hokkien Mee

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If you’re looking for kochabi flavour of Hokkien mee at Raja Uda, do try out the Ah Kok Hokkien Mee. No frills needed, the pull factor is the sweet and addictive prawn broth as well as the wide variety of add-ons. In addition, Ah Kok offers a dry version of hokkien mee in which the soup is replaced with a thick gravy. If you always have an appetite for Hokkien Mee and happen to be around, do drop by and check out Ah Kok’s signature Hokkien Mee.

📍 7105-7113, Jalan Raja Uda, Taman Aman Jaya, 12300 Butterworth, Penang

⏰ 7.30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed on Monday)

10. Lao Shan Dong Bah Kut Teh (老山东肉骨茶)

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Cooked in a claypot, the bah kut teh has a good balance of herbal and smokey pepper taste. To balance up the decidedly meaty dish, they also offer side dishes such as lightly blanched iceberg lettuce topped with meat floss and sesame oil for added flavours. Praised by many locals, it might be your new favourite place to go for bak kut teh!

📍 No.1, Lorong Perniagaan Melur, Jalan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

⏰ 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM (closed on Wednesday)

Top 10 Best Food You Should Try In Raja Uda

We’ve reached an end to the list of Top 10 Best Food You Should Try In Raja Uda. 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 food places that we’ve specially curated for all you foodies. Bye!

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