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.
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.
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.
One of the famous dinner time Hookkien mee stalls in George Town is the one at Presgrave Street. Sometimes known just as ‘prawn noodles’, it is a common hawker street food in Penang and a ‘must try’ for those who have been to Penang.