(See him cooking in our video here)
The old man has been frying up the noodle dish for over 50 years from his bicycle cart on the side of the road. He doesn’t seem to be slowing down based on the speed he whips around the metal spatula. But when he finally does decide to call it quits, I'm happy to report that his son has already decided to take over the business.
And yes, it tastes just as good as I remember it!
Char Koay Teow (stir-fried rice noodles) is the most popular hawker’s dish in Penang, and the main reason Penang is so famous for food. The flat rice noodles are stir-fried over high heat with soy sauce, shrimp paste, prawns, cockles, bean sprouts, chives and chili (optional). The dish may also include Chinese sausage, fishcake or eggs.
Which Char Koay Teow is your favorite? Let us know! We will start compiling a list of quality Char Koay Teow for Penang.