Penang Char Kueh Teow at Taman Sri Tebrau Hawker Centre, Johor Bahru
When it comes to Penang food, usually a plate of steaming char kway teow springs to mind. I miss the char kueh teow I had when I was in Penang, but I don’t have the time to travel back to the food heaven these few months. While we were going around hunting for food in Johor Bahru, Irene recommended us to try her favourite duck egg char kway teow in Taman Sri Tebrau Hawker Centre. Bring it on! It got me very excited because I have been craving for it the longest time.
So we arrived at Stall 54. With a choice of chicken egg or duck egg, the cook will cook each plate from scratch upon order. The noodles were well fried and nicely tinged with a scent of smokiness. The bean sprouts combined well with the al-dente texture of the noodles, giving it a contrast between the springy noodles and crunch bean sprouts when you bite into them. The quick frying plus the skilful handling of the heat from the stove, resulted in a pleasing plate of delicious Char Kway Teow. The use of duck egg accentuated the flavours more, giving it a rich finish.
Any Char Kway Teow stall in Malaysia is always better because they use charcoal and duck eggs! The aroma and taste of the duck egg gives a rich sensation to a smoky plate of char kway teow. In Taman Sentosa, we visited this stall to satisfy our craving for duck egg CKT, it’s good enough to make my belly happy but I am sure there are better ones. Where do you usually have your plate of duck egg CKT?
Add a little chilli and you get a beautiful balance of the savory and the sweet. Nothing to praise about the prawns though, it’s not as crunchy as those I had. Presentation wise, it is not the neatest, but who cares! The chives bring a nice dash of color to the plating. It’s a joy to have such a plate of char kway teow. And if you are in Taman Sri Tebrau, do try it. Let me know where else do you go for Penang style char kway teow in Johor Bahru.
Penang Char Kueh Teow Stall 槟城炒粿条
Address: No 54, Taman Sri Tebrau Hawker Centre, Johor Bahru.
Business hour : 5pm – 10pm