Penang Street Food: Satay


One of the more common and popular street food, satay can be found in a number of coffeeshops or hawker food centers in Penang. Originally a traditional Malay food, it has since gained popularity among the locals and tourists.

Penang Street Food: Ah Leng Char Koay Teow

Located at Zoo Road in Ayer Itam, this main branch of Ah Leng Char Koay Teow can be found at a residential housing area and off the main roads. Ah Leng, the man itself, can usually be seen frying his Char Koay Teow during the evenings (the stall opens in the evening). There is another branch located at Dato Kramat Road, George Town which is usually manned by his children.

Penang Street Food: Hutton Lane’s Koay Teow Soup (Koay Teow Th’ng)

A bowl of Koay Teow Th’ng with add-ons chicken leg and fish balls.

Koay Teow Soup (commonly known here as “Koay Teow Th’ng” locally), is a dish usually consists of koay teow (translated literally as ricecake strips), fish balls, duck meat or pork, lettuce and spring onions cooked in a bowl of hot clear broth. This particular stall is quite popular with the locals and is located at Hutton Lane, George Town.