Thursday, September 5, 2013

Char Kuey Teow, Assam Laksa & Curry Mee @ Penang

Penang is home to quite a few of Malaysia's famous Hawker Dishes. We sampled 3 Dishes this trip beginning with Char Kuey Teow, Assam Laksa and Curry Laksa.

Ah Leng Char Koay Teow
Ah Leng Char Koay Teow

This was our first time visiting Ah Leng's Char Kuey Teow. We visited his Air Itam stall which opens during the evenings with Ah Leng manning the wok himself. We ordered his Char Kuey Teow special which included heaps of Mantis Prawn. The combination of Pork Fat, Mantis Prawns, Garlic and other ingredients made it such a flavorful and aromatic dish. We really enjoyed it!

Air Itam Market Assam Laksa
Air Itam Assam Laksa
Assam Laksa

The Assam Laksa on Air Itam Market is probably the most blogged about in Penang. Arriving at the stall we were greeted with a strong whiff of Assam Broth goodness! I really enjoyed the Assam Broth which had a nice balance of sour, sweet, salty and spicy. One could really taste the flavor of the Mackeral/Ikan Kembong and the Noodles were really soft and smooth.

Sister's Curry Mee
Sisters Curry Laksa
Curry Laksa

Just a 10 minute walk from the Assam Laksa store is Sister's Curry Laksa. The friendly sisters have been selling their version of Curry Laksa for decades. Their Curry Laksa broth is lighter than most Curry Laksa's I've had but I preferred their version which has a really strong and sweet flavor from the use of a lot of Prawn Shells and Head.

Contact Information:
Ah Leng Char Koay Teow
Address: Lorong Zoo 6, 11500 Air Itam, Penang

Air Itam Assam Laksa
Address: Jalan Pasar, Air Itam, Penang

Sister's Curry Laksa
Address: Alley off Jalan Paya Terubong, Air Itam, Penang


Ken said...

Oh no, the laksa at Air Itam market is a big no for me, well, hygiene problem ya know ;)

Kwong said...

Haha that's true they don't score well on the Hygiene side. I loved their Assam broth a lot though.