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This Food Truck In Penang Has Been Serving Crispy Fried Chicken For Over 30 Years

And its delicious!

It is amazing to see how many legendary eateries that we have here in Penang. We celebrate our heritage because we know there’s no other place that can give us food that is just as good and nostalgic. This one special fried chicken truck has been operating for more than 30 years and is currently handled by the second generation.

 al madina special fried chicken
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Legendary Fried Chicken Truck That Operates For 31 Years

al madina special fried chicken
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Al-Madina Special Fried Chicken is a food truck that has been circling Georgetown for more than 3 decades. The owner, Ibnu Hallaj is the second generation that handled the business. Clearly stated in the name, this legendary truck sells special fried chicken that is dipped in a special flour mix before fried. The special flour is a family secret that has been passed down by his father.

al madina special fried chicken
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Sold Out Every Time

Putting one of these in your mouth is a blessing. The crispy but juicy chicken will haunt you in your dreams for days. Not only that, but it is also not too salty and it has this rich flavor that will remind you of salted egg yolk. When asked about which of their product is the most popular, they can’t really point it out because everything will get sold out very quickly. However, it’s clear that drumstick and wings will always be a crowd favourite.

al madina special fried chicken
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Clearly, people are willing to wait in a long line because of the fried chicken. However, that’s not the only reason. Upon getting served, you will be charmed by the uncle’s soft-spoken nature. He will treat his customers cheerfully and patiently giving you more excuses to come back. However, they will open in different places every day. So you will have to refer to their schedule to know where they are selling that day.

al madina special fried chicken
Photo: @PenangFoodie
al madina special fried chicken
Photo: @PenangFoodie

Surviving MCO Thanks To Support From Loyal Customers

During the MCO in 2020, they admitted that they had to stop operating for 3 weeks. Thankfully it didn’t affect them too much. Especially since they already have a crowd of loyal customers that will always come back and support them. “Thank you for supporting us all these years, and please continue to do so,” Said the uncle, Ibnu Hallaj. Now that it is MCO again, remember to show your support towards our local business and give him a visit okay?

Operation Hours: 4 PM – 8.30 PM (Monday – Saturday) | Closed on Thursday and Sunday

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