Friday, December 06, 2013

Siam Road Char Koay Teow, Penang, Georgetown

I was ferried straight from Bayan Lepas airport to this place:

Siam Road.


A plate of char koay teow! And I waited 1 hour and 20 minutes for it, longer than the former Bishopgate kolo mee in Kuching! 

Siam Road Char Koay Teow, Penang

But I tell you.

Good stuff!

Piping hot. Real hot. The old man was frying with one hand, the other, fanning the charcoal stove.

This, definitely has to make it to my Bucket List. 

Siam Road Char Koay Teow, Penang

He operates around 3 pm, almost daily. 

If you are not Penang local, make sure to ask for your taxi driver's number (wherever you are) once you get there, as it is NOT easy at all to catch a taxi in Penang.

Really worth the wait.

The lard, the cockles, the Chinese sausage, plus extra chilli, just perfect.

The epitome of perfect 10 char koay teow.


Anonymous said...

Desperate to go there to find our their taste.

Anonymous said...

Want to taste them :)

The Yum List said...

No matter how great the food is, I don't think I could wait an hour 20 minutes for it! Unless of course, they had given me a bottle of wine to wait with. ;-)

Simple Person said...

1 hour 20 mins..
I am sure it is very good..
If I stay there I will sell keropok.. so that ppl could eat while waiting .. lol

sibu food diva said...

deepak: definitely worth the try!

the yum list: don't worry, i'll drink with you! :)

simple person: haven't seen you online in ages! :) i'll support you kao kao if you sell keropok there ;)

Sean said...

that char kuey teow looks drool-worthy! i think 1.5 hours is too long to wait, but hey, it proves that you're a patient person! :D

Missy Missy said...

Dang!!! I missed this!

Guess I will have to catch this gem on my next trip in Pg.

sibu food diva said...

oh yes, sean. it's very drool-worthy indeed. worth every second of my long wait. and yes, i'm a very patient person! (only when it comes to food ;))

missy missy: you should! the champion of char koay teow in penang :) how can you miss it?