Top 10 Malay-Style Char Koay Teow And Mee Udang Spots In Penang

We have a list of Malay-style Char Koay Teow and Mee Udang spots for you to satisfy those “pesky” cravings for comfort food. These spots will leave you feeling satisfied but wanting more of it at the same time. So if you’re still wondering where you can get these comfort food, wonder no more because you can just refer to the list below.


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1. Adam Char Koay Teow

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Not your regular Penang Char Koay Teow but it’s a Malay-style Char Koay Teow and the difference is the noodles are cooked in gravy instead. This spot is famous among the locals and the recipe has been used for a long time. Besides that, you’re able to try their ‘Nasi Lemak’ as well.

Address: 115, Jalan Permatang Pauh, Permatang Pauh, 13500 Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 7 pm – 12 am (Closed on Tuesday)

2. Restoran Aur Gading

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At this spot, you’re able to pick the number of prawns and size of said prawns when you’re ordering your noodles. Besides prawns, other seafood is available as well so don’t worry if you’re now a huge fan of prawns just like me. Don’t forget to give the blanched cuttlefish with spinach a try as well.

Address: Lot 2281, Jalan Pengkalan Machang, Titi Timbul Sungai Dua, Jalan Sungai Dua, 13800 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 12 pm – 12 am (Daily)

3. Sungai Dua Char Koay Teow

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If you’re bringing a few other friends along, this spot would be right because there are other choices of food as well besides the signature Char Koay Teow. This place is so famous that it’s packed almost every day but it’s definitely worthwhile. All you have to do is just be there early and be patient.

Address: 3640, Jalan Sungai Dua, 13800 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 5 pm – 3 am (Closed on Wednesday)


4. Ayu Mee Udang

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This is one of the famous spots for Mee Udang and has been featured on a TV show. The thick and sweet tomato base sauce is cooked briefly with the prawns before it’s served. Paired with either Maggi noodles or yellow noodles, this bowl of Mee Udang will leave you wanting more.

Address: 936 B, Lengkok Kampung Masjid 1, 11920 Teluk Kumbar, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours:  1 pm – 10 pm (Closed on Monday and Tuesday)


5. Key’s Char Koay Teow

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This Char Koay Teow definitely has the ‘wok hei’ that you’re looking for in a plate of scrumptious Char Koay Teow. In order to get the ‘wok hei’ flavor, you will be able to see the Char Koay Teow burst in flames for a short while when the chef is cooking.

Address: Lorong Perda Utama 5, Bandar Baru Perda, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 12 am – 2:30 pm (Tuesday – Sunday), 5:30 pm – 12 am (Daily)


6. Warung Tok Mat Mee Udang

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You can get the freshest of the freshest seafood here because of its location. Warung Tok Mat is located by the shorelines of Tanjung Bungah. You’ll be able to have a panoramic view of the scenic sea and river while having your dinner. You’re able to have crabs with your noodles instead if you dislike prawns.

Address: Jalan Tanjung Bunga, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 6 pm – 12 am (Closed on Monday)

7. Alma Matary Char Koay Teow

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This stall is located by the side of a road while it may look like nothing, the Char Koay Teow that’s being serve here tastes amazing. There are tables and chairs being set up as well so you can sit down and have your meal.

Address: 2685, Jalan Rozhan, Taman Hwa Seng, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 7 pm – 1 am (Closed on Sunday)

8. Kak Ina Mee Udang

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Perfect spot to bring your friends and family along because they have different variety of dishes for you to pick from besides their signature Mee Udang. You can even order the Mee Udang gravy with prawns and have it with white rice. Don’t forget to give their fried rice a try as well.

Address: Persiaran Sungai Batu, 11920 Teluk Kumbar, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 12 pm – 10 pm (Closed on Friday)

9. Sany Char Koay Teow

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Sany started from a small hawker in 1992 and now they’ve upgraded to a bigger space with an open kitchen and proper sitting area. Sany is known for its gravy because of the special sauce that they use. You can even buy the sauce that’s being used packaged in bottles. There are at least 20 dishes on the menu for you to choose from.

Address: 4, Lorong Mahsuri 2, Bayan Baru, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 6:30 pm – 3 am (Closed on Tuesday)

10. Salwa Mee Udang

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Salwa is among the famous spots in Penang and was once visited by the sultans and members of royalty, and a few more famous people. The prawns that are being served are fresh as it’s been caught by the nearby sea. The name of this spot is given by a late Malay screen legend, Jins Shamsudin.

Address: 219, Jalan Gertak Sanggul, Bandar Baru Telok Kumbar B, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 3 pm – 11 pm (Monday – Friday), 2 pm – 12 am (Saturday – Sunday)

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