Bee Hwa Kopitiam Penang Serves Pork-Free Chinese Food

One of the ultimate beauty of Malaysia is the representation of a multicultural community and how strong we have come forward with various elements of unity and respect.  One thing we can all love and come together is when we indulge in the art of eating. Accommodating to one’s belief is one way to keep everybody happy and Bee Hwa Cafe, aka your regular kopitiam, has been doing this since day one.

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Bee Hwa cafe is a traditional Hainanese Kopitiam in Lebuh Dickens. Looking into trying Penang’s authentic Char Koay Teow yet afraid of the dish containing pork or beef at the usual spot of famous Char Koay Teow? Fret no more cuz Bee Hwa caters everybody as they’re halal and completely street food worthy.

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The idea to serve local street food halal was due to the shop’s location opposite the Penang police contingent headquarters back in 1992. Fast forward 26 years late Bee Hwa Cafe, visited by all races especially Muslim and Indians, serves all the vintage Chinese street fare, including their signature curry mee, Hokkien mee, hailam mee and even the little-known “birthday mee” – noodles in a clear, starchy gravy that the Chinese traditionally eat on their birthday

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The signature curry mee offered at Bee Hwa (RM6) is a mix of yellow noodles and vermicelli in coconut milk and prawn-based broth. Added to the delectable bowl of flavourful noodles were prawns, crab sticks, fish balls, brown squid, clams, tofu, boiled egg, and mint leaves. One way to call it is a bowl of awesomeness! 
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Over here, they’d encourage you to add chili padi (bird eye chilies) to your Char Koay Teow (RM6)! How fiery is that? The only way to find out is to try it out! Serving a healthier version perhaps though this plate of noodle doesn’t lack for taste. The portions are generous with crabstick, prawns, fish ball and crunchy bean sprouts stir-fried with the flat noodles to perfection. Add on the fried egg for an ultimate satisfaction!

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From your favorite Wan Tan Mee up till some comforting bowl of Mee Udang, Bee Hwa provides the wants and the needs. If you’d rather skip all this reading and dive straight up into a colorful imitation of the words,  check out our video, the place and tell us what’s your favorite halal street food? Till then, Cheers.

Address: 10, Lebuh Dickens, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Hours:  7 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Sundays
Phone: 04-263 6092

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