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Penang Lost Another Food Gem As 10 Sen Wan Tan Seller, Uncle Gan Passed On

If there is one thing that’s definite, it is that Penang is a humble island jam-packed with food gems. So long as you’re in Penang, you will never go hungry. For Penangites, having spotted a hidden food gem is victorious, more so if it’s helmed by the older generation with decades of experience (this is how you know the food is good right?) Well sadly, Penang has lost yet another precious eatery as the infamous 10 Sen Wan Tan seller at Lembah Permai has passed on.

Uncle Gan: Penang’s 70 y/o Gem With 10 Sen Wan Tan & RM3 Wan Tan Mee

Gan Seng Lean, or fondly known as Uncle Gan has made it into the news for being the only one in Penang who sells RM3 Wan Tan Mee and RM0.10 (10 sen) Wan Tan. And no, his rates weren’t rates from years ago. In fact, he has remained his rates for over 20 years.

10 Sen Wan Tan Penang

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When we paid him a visit, Uncle Gan does not skim on the ingredients. For RM3, you’ll get a plate of Wan Tan Mee complete with fried Wan Tan, and some BBQ pork slices.

10 Sen Wan Tan Penang

Photo: @yeohloon_yeoh (Instagram)

To those who know, Uncle Gan has been making Wan Tan Mee ever since he was 15 years old until his passing last year in September 2021. He used to operate from his home along Jalan Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah.

Thank You, Uncle Gan, You Will Be Fondly Remembered

Unfortunately, Uncle Gan passed on last year due to a head injury. For Penangites, we didn’t just lose another eatery, we lost a friendly, commendable Uncle who is a priceless gem in the local food scene.

Take a walk down memory lane here:

Also Read: Leong Chee Kee: A 60-Year-Old Hidden Old-School Biscuit Shop In Penang

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