No doubt, Penang’s street food scene is the pride for many Penangites. Curry Mee, Laksa, Char Koay Teow, and the list goes on. Did you know that some of them are award-winning legendary hawkers? In fact, one of Penang’s legendary hawkers, Siam Road Char Koay Teow was once again listed in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, under the Essence of Asia Collection.
Siam Road Char Koay Teow Penang Ranked In Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List
Ask around and you’ll find that almost every Penangite is no stranger to Siam Road Char Koay Teow. What started off as a humble pushcart along Siam Road has now expanded to a standalone coffee shop. But one factor remains the same throughout all these years–the snaking queue from fans.
Even when there are plenty of Char Koay Teow in Penang, each with their own specialty, Siam Road CKT remains close to the hearts of many. Operated by 79-year-old, Tan Chooi Hong, known as Uncle Tan, he has been frying each plate of CKT over blazing charcoal wok. This is the secret to a simple plate of flat rice noodles that has all the essential elements; beansprouts, eggs, cockles, shrimps, and Chinese Sausages.
Along with Siam Road Char Koay Teow in Penang, 3 other eateries in Malaysia made it to the list as well. They are Kuala Lumpur’s Bijan Restaurant, Kota Kinabalu’s Kedai Kopi Yee Fung, and Ipoh’s Artisan Handmade Bread.
The Essence of Asia Collection Highlights Spots Integral To Asia’s Culinary System
The Essence of Asia Collection is an unranked collection that aims to highlight “local – and often more casual – spots that are integral to Asia’s culinary ecosystem” and it spans 49 cities across 20 countries. It is based on recommendations by chefs of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 and 2021, the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy Chairs, and trusted gourmets in the region.
Read the complete article here.
We would like to invite you to join our New Private Community Group! Here you are free to ask questions, share your love for food, and explore the Penang community! We will also regularly post about casual promos and latest findings.
Click on the button below and hunt good food with us today!