15 Koay Teow Th’ng Spots To Hunt For In Penang (2024 Edition)

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A comfort food that most Penangites know! Koay Teow Th’ng is either consumed whenever we’re sick, or enjoyed as a hearty meal. This soup-based street food consists of blanched flat noodles, drenched in chicken broth. Because of its prominence in the state, Koay Teow Th’ng has then become one of the most sought-after street foods in Penang. So if you want to try the very best, you have to hear it from the locals, the ones who curated this list!


15 Places Where You Can Slurp On Koay Teow Th’ng In Penang

 1. LUM LAI Duck Meat Koay Teow Th’ng

Cecil Market is widely known for the variety of local delights they have to offer, so do you know what’s the number one thing you should order there? It’s none other than their mouth-watering duck meat koay teow th’ng, the flavour of the duck is so heavily infused into the soup that every spoonful is a burst of flavour.

Address: Cecil Street Market Hawker Centre, Lebuh Cecil, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 7.00am – 5.00pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

2. Koay Teow Soup Cintra Street

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The early bird gets Koay Teow Th’ng! This roadside stall opens their shop right from the very early hour of 7 am. Their soup may seem deceptively clear, but it is actually packed with flavour. The owner revealed that they use old hen instead of normal chicken meat in their soup, so the meat is tougher and has a stronger flavour.

Address: 44-34, Lebuh Cintra, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 7am – 11am (Closed on Mondays)

3. Permatang Tinggi Kuey Tiow Soup

Known for its full-bodied broth, this famous KTT spot is always packed with locals. Many praised their handmade meatballs and flavourful chilli paste that blends well in the soup, giving a spicier kick to start the morning. You can also choose between the original soup version or the dry one where they serve the soup on the side. But be prepared for long queues, because this place is seriously that good that many would queue to try!


Address: Jalan Baru, Kampung Permatang Tinggi, 14000 Simpang Ampat, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 6am – 10am (Closed on Tuesdays)

4. Kuey Teow Thang Pak Tam


For those looking for a Muslim-friendly KTT, here you have it! Pak Tam is so popular among locals that they would sell out before 10 am. Their version of the soup-based dish consists of minced fried garlic, bean sprouts, and shredded chicken. What makes it even more different is that they would suggest you add sambal and chilli to your soup for an even more satisfying taste.

Address: Jalan Sungai Tiram, Kampung Sungai Tiram, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 6.30am – 11am (Closed on Sundays)

5. Loh Kei Duck Meat Koay Teow Soup


Running for almost 7 to 8 years, this hidden gem specializes in its thick duck broth paired with flat rice noodles. Their unique soup flavour is what lures the locals to return every time during breakfast hours. With its thinly slicked duck meat, each mouthful brings a sweet blend of savoury and meaty pleasure.

Address: 13, Jln Perak, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 7.30am – 11.30am (Closed on Thursdays)

6. Ah Boy Koay Teow Th’ng

Nestled in a shady alley, this unnoticeable stall is in fact a favourite Koay Teow Th’ng spot among the locals. This hidden gem is known for its deboned chicken with blanched sprouts that you can have together with your flat rice noodles, not to mention their unique pork-tendon balls that are to die for!

Address: Lebuh Clarke, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 7am – 2pm (Closed on Tuesdays)

7. Duck Meat Koay Teow Th’ng @ Jalan Bukit Bendera

Located at the foot of Penang Hill, this hidden duck meat Koay Teow Th’ng cart has been run by a husband-wife duo for over 30 years. Their fame lies in their well-seasoned broth, filled with meaty ingredients including tender duck meat, pork slices and intestines, fish and meatballs. Then wash down everything with a refreshing glass of sugar cane juice. Do take note that their seating is very limited as they prepare only a few tables for dine-in.

Address: 500, Jalan Bukit Bendera, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 12.30pm – 5.30pm (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)

8. Pitt Street Koay Teow Th’ng

Famous not only amongst the locals but as well as the tourist, so what can possibly bring the crowd to this place? The answer lies within their eel balls. As you chew on the eel balls, mild seafood-sweetness will slowly start creeping onto your taste bud. Add their signature homemade chillies into the soup for an extra kick!

Address: 183, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 8am – 1pm (Closed on Monday); 8am – 12pm (Weekend)

9. Koay Teow Th’ng @ Sri Nibong Cafe

Nestled inside the bustling Sri Nibong Cafe, this koay teow th’ng stall is one of the main reasons why all locals choose to enjoy their breakfast there. Its slightly sweet yet flavorful soup drenching a series of ingredients such as their signature sai to fishballs, minced meat & egg is definitely a must-try. Don’t forget to order some of their other Penang delicacies there, including Char Koay Teow and Chee Cheong Fun!

Address:  Sri Nibong Cafe, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Taman Sri Nibong, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 6.30am – 3.00pm; 5.30pm – 9.00pm (Tuesday-Saturday), 6.30am – 3.00pm (Sunday)

10. 7 Village 七廊粿条汤

If you’d rather have your koay teow th’ng in the comfort of air-conditioner, then 7 Village is your best option! Though finding parking during lunch hour here might be a little hard, but whatever they serve is worth the hassle. They’re praised for their thick-based soup, and also their affordable prices!

Address: 37, Lorong Abu Siti, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 8am – 8pm (Daily)

11. Sungai Dua Koay Teow Soup

What makes this spot special is its addition of fresh seafood with its signature bowl of Koay Teow Th’ng. There’s not much difference in their version, with the usual ingredients of minced pork, fishballs and lard. However, along with the pairing of their fresh fish and seafood topped with only the simple flavouring of light soy sauce and fried garlic, it just took our breath away.

Address: Sungai Lokan, 13800 Butterworth, Penang
Operating hours: 7.30am – 5pm (Mon-Fri); 7.30am – 3.30pm (Saturday) (Closed on Sundays)

12. 113 Duck Meat Koey Teow Theng

If you’re not one who stays away from innards, you should definitely order their braised duck meat and duck intestines! Pairing these with their signature Koay Teow Th’ng is truly an experience, as the meat and intestines add on more texture to the flat noodles. They only use a simple touch of soy sauce and a drizzle of garlic oil to bring out the gamey flavour of the duck meat.

Address: 113, Lebuh Melayu, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 6.30am – 3.00pm (Mon-Sat); 6.30am – 12.00pm (Sunday)

13. Koay Teow Th’ng @ Lebuh Melayu

This Koay Teow Th’ng stall may fare differently than others, as it only opens at nights. Their version is quite light-bodied with a perfect hint of sweetness, embracing your taste buds with every spoonful. Taste the sweet combination of tender pork slides, bouncy fishballs, and the aromatic touch of fresh coriander.

Address: Gat Lebuh Melayu, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 5pm – 11pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

14. Lebuh Kimberley Koay Teow Soup

The palatable koay teow th’ng and the pleasingly braised duck meat will surely draw your attention to them as you pass by the hawker stall. There’s a reason why Lebuh Kimberley is always bustling with people, and this stall is one of the reasons why. The duck meat causes a light, sweet taste in the broth, and their handmade eel fishballs are also the highlights with their springy texture.

Address: Sungai Lokan, 13800 Butterworth, Penang
Operating hours: 7.30am – 5pm (Mon-Fri); 7.30am – 3.30pm (Saturday) (Closed on Sundays)

15. Heng Kee Lemon Koay Teow Soup

Have you ever seen koay teow soup with lemon? Never in our existence will we think of such a thing, of course, our first verdict and response to this is defiance but we still want to check it out and tell you about it. Thanks to the lemon, the soup packs spiciness, savoury and sourness! So, are you game for it?

Address: 90-82, Lebuh Mayang Pasir, Bandar Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 7.00am – 2.00pm (Closed on Sundays)

Koay Teow Th’ng Food Hunt In Penang This 2024

So Foodies? Have we piqued your interest in testing these spots out? Start embarking on a food trip to try out these Koay Teow Th’ng spots and more this new year in the food state of Penang. And don’t forget to share with us which one is your favourite in the comment section below.

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