Awesomed because it’s freaking Char Kway Teow baby!


Char Kway Teow was rated No. 1 favourite Penang Chinese food by the locals on AwesomePenang’s Facebook page by fans.

Char Kway Teow is a popular dish that basically consists of flat rice noodles stir-fried with light and dark soy sauce, chilli, cockles, prawns, and bean sprouts. Truth to be told, there are way too many variations and nice hawker stalls (or even commercialised food outlets) in Penang serving this awesome dish! These are just some of the most popular ones that we like!

Do not be confused, other variations for the name are Char Koay Teow, Fried Koay Teow, Char Kuih Teow, Fried Kway Teow noodles or just Stir-Fried Ricecake strips.

*List will be updated from time to time.

**List is not in ascending or descending order. These are some of the best in town in my opinion!

1) The Famous Lorong Selamat Char Kway Teow.

This one’s like really really famous in Penang. Notorious for being arrogant but you can’t deny that the Char Kway Teow served is still one of the best in terms of taste. Smoky wok fragrance, big juicy prawns and anything you would expect from an awesome plate of Char Kway Teow! It’s pretty pricey though, at RM7 onwards. I understand most Penangites wouldn’t recommend this place because of its high pricing and bad service (haven’t experience this myself, maybe because I don’t go very often) but no worries, read on for other awesome ones!

Lorong Selamat Char Kway Teow

The stall is located at Kafe Heng Huat, 108 Lorong Selamat 10400 Penang, Malaysia. If you wish to learn more about Lorong Selamat Char Kway Teow, check out a REVIEW by what2seeonline.

2) The reasonably priced and equally awesome Char Kway Teow in Kampung Jawa.

Can you get a plate of delicious Penang Fried Kway Teow at RM4? Yes, of course! This one’s a personal favourite as it’s more on the wet side compared to the usually dry Char Kway Teows. This Char Kway Teow stall is located in Waihong coffee shop at Lorong Kampung Jawa, 11900 Penang, Malaysia.

Kampung Jawa Char Kway TeowKampung Jawa Char Kway Teow

3) Siam Road Char Kway Teow stall

Despite being just a road side stall, very often you will see people queueing up for dapao under the hot sun at Siam Road. It’s been said that the stall owner has more than 30-years’ experience in frying Kway Teow noodles. One thing for sure, it tastes good. There is nothing too fancy about the ingredients, unlike those who uses big fresh prawns but it is still a reasonably priced Char Kway Teow worth trying! It’s at the end of Jalan Siam, 10400 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.Siam Road Char Kway TeowSiam Road Fried Koay Teow

If you need to know more details about it, read a REVIEW by vkeong here!

4) Ah Leng Char Kway Teow

Known for those fresh huge juicy prawns, Ah Leng Char Kway Teow really is one of the top spots locals and tourists would go for. Learn more about it!Ah Leng Char Kway Teow

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Comment below and let us know others to be added into this list of awesome Penang Char Kway Teows!