Char Kway Teow (炒粿条) in Penang is a savoury, smoky wok-fried dish. The ingredients are simple – flat rice noodles, dark and light soy sauce, chinese sausage, bean sprouts and prawns.
As one of Malaysian all-time favourite noodle dishes, Wowember curated the 6 best Char Kway Teow fueled with ‘wok hey’ (the soul of Char Kway Teow) that you must try if you ever visit Penang! Jom~ Start your food hunt with amazing Char Kway Teow options across Penang.
Burma Road Char Koay Kak
⭐ 42 Google Reviews
📍Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
🕑 2.30am – 8pm (Monday – Friday)
Let’s start with Burma Road Char Koay Kak – one of the best Char Koay Kak hawker stalls in George Town! Located at Jalan Burma, its smoky ‘wok hey’ will awaken your taste buds. It is known to be generally affordable at local prices.
Siam Road Charcoal Char Koay Teow
⭐ 1.4k Google Reviews
📍82, Jalan Siam, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
🕑 12pm – 6pm (Tuesday – Thursday)
Siam Road Charcoal Char Koay Teow is one of the tastiest! Operate only 3 days weekly, so plan properly and don’t let the waiting time turn you off – It’s best to arrive early. Aside from the long queue, it will be your hugely satisfying food hunt experience.
Presgrave Street Corner Heng Kee Char Koay Teow
⭐ 42 Google Reviews
📍67D, Lebuh Presgrave, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
🕑 4pm – 9.30pm (Tuesday – Sunday)
With its amazing hawker atmosphere, Presgrave Street Corner Heng Kee Char Koay Teow (三条路炒粿条) will be your best street food experience in Penang. So get this flavorful and savoury delicate Char Koay Teow and take a seat to enjoy the hawker food vibes here!
An Char Kway Teow
⭐ 63 Google Reviews
📍Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bandar, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang
🕑 6pm – 12am (Monday – Saturday)
An Char Kway Teow served until midnight so you could swing by for supper. That’s why it is also one of the best supper destinations in Penang. It comes with a generous portion of big prawns, I bet you don’t want to miss this out!
Left-handed Char Koay Teow
⭐ 111 Google Reviews
📍79-G-11, Ivory tower, Kampung Jawa Baru, Off, Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150 George Town, Penang
🕑 11am – 9pm, closed on Wednesdays
In a city with such amazing local food, you won’t want to leave out Left-handed Char Koay Teow (左手炒粿条). Taste heavenly and highly recommended by many locals, this great Muslim-friendly Char Koay Teow is definitely a MUST-TRY CKT in George Town.
Charcoal Seafood Char Koay Teow
⭐ 61 Google Reviews
📍35, Lorong Baru, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
🕑 6.30pm – 10.30pm, open daily
Follow the crowds to Charcoal Seafood Char Koay Teow, it paid off with its delicious charcoal-fried CKT after a long queue. Even with the small portion, still worth the queue for this special fragrant and mouth-watering CKT!