If there’s one thing that we take pride in here in Penang, it has definitely got to be our vast food scene. Our street food is a prime example of a multi-faceted culture right here in Penang. So, if you delve a little deeper, you will uncover countless decade-old coffee shops in Penang that still hold on to tradition. One such coffee shop is Bee Ghah Kopitiam at Teluk Kumbar.
80-Year-Old Bee Ghah Kopitiam Combines Coffee And Butter
Bee Ghah Kopitiam is an 80-year-old rustic coffee shop tucked in the quiet town of Teluk Kumbar. Patrons are usually returning loyal customers or residents nearby looking for a quick meal. However, in this seemingly discreet coffee shop, they have been serving a unique combination of coffee and butter.
Kopi Butter at Bee Ghah Kopitiam was first introduced 80 years ago. Today, the coffee shop is currently helmed by the 2nd generation of the owner, Mr. Teoh. He mentioned that his father introduced the queer combination of coffee and butter because the older generation enjoyed the taste of butter in their cup of coffee.
To this day, each cup of coffee is hand-brewed using a cloth coffee strainer. Additionally, local coffee powder is used before adding in some condensed milk, followed by the butter. You’ll be surprised that this combination tastes exquisite as the creamy butter blends together with the fragrant coffee.
While you’re there, pair the Kopi Butter with a series of toasts like Eggs on Toast, Benggali Bread (Kaya or Butter), and more. In fact, the best way to enjoy the toast is by dunking it in the Kopi Butter.
Also, there’s another old generation stall worth checking out in the coffee shop; 67-year-old Daud Nasi Kandar. Signature dishes are the Daging Cincang and Ayam Bawang. And of course, a concoction of Kuah Campur to bring the plate of Nasi Kandar together.
Breakfast Spot In Penang Serving Unique Kopi Butter & Toasts
So, the next time you’re looking for a hidden gem to explore in Penang, make your way over to Bee Ghah Kopitiam. Maybe when you have a sip of the Kopi Butter, you’ll never look at ordinary coffee the same way ever again. Bye!
Address: 34 MK9, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Operating Hours: 7 AM-10 PM (Opens Daily)
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