I blogged about this place…

101 Food Court Penang char kway teow

…before, way back in 2017. I would not say it is the best in town but yes, it is good enough – my brother-in-law and my missus love his Penang char kway teow (fried flat rice noodles) but to me, there are a few other places that may be just as nice and perhaps even nicer.

I asked if they had cockles in their Penang char kway teow but they said no. In the end, I decided to go for the kway teow/mee kahwin (RM5.00)…

Kway teow mee kahwin

a combination of the flat rice noodles and the yellow noodles or as its name says, the marriage of the two.

No, there were no cockles, just a whole lot of those tiny prawns and some lap cheong (Chinese sausage) and no, they were not the pek hay (white seawater prawns) that I bought the other day. These hard-shell ones are much cheaper but they are all right, nice too and anytime nicer than those farmed ones that some people around here use for their Sarawak laksa or whatever. I can’t say I was thrilled by the combination though – perhaps, I should have stuck to just kway teow but with the lovely chili dip that came with it, I would say that I quite enjoyed it.

I saw the popiah stall by the side but it was closed. I loved it…

Jiali Cafe popiah

…a lot but it used to open only on Saturdays and Sundays only. I quickly asked the nice lady at the kway teow stall if they are still running their business and she said yes, except that they only open on Sundays now, not twice a week like before. Hmmmm…I certainly would make my way back here one Sunday just for this!

101 FOOD COURT (2.291330, 111.841751) is located in the vicinity of the shops around Medan Mall, Jalan Wong King Huo, back to back with Jiali Cafe along Lorong Tong Sang 4, two or three doors to the left of Wan Li Sheng Rou Mee.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

11 thoughts on “Combine…”

  1. A plate of CKT without cockles is actually not a big issue to me. With wok hei fragrance and lots of taugeh is my main priority in a nice plate of CKT and I would jolly enjoy it to the max. Same goes to laksa with cockles, I never like it. Prefer prawns anytime.

    Same here, best not to eat too many cockles, actually…all that talk about it being toxic, lead poisoning and what not. No big deal, those cockles and definitely not with my laksa, thank you very much!!!

  2. The popiah did looked good. I like it!! I prefer cockles and prawns in my ckt than lap cheong.

    Popiah’s different from the ones I make at home, not quite like the ones in Kuching either even though the lady calls it Kuching popiah…but very nice. I love it! You’re like my missus – she will leave all the lap cheong by the side.

  3. I like the popiah, toppings with nuts is kind of special! In Ipoh, I only like one stall selling popiah and it opens only at night. Nowadays we don’t have to wait half and hour unlike those days.

    That’s the main draw, so much crushed peanut. Makes it all the nicer! Luckily, this is not just available at night – I hardly go out at night for a long long time now.

  4. Yes, cockles is a must in penang ckt and sometimes I even asked extra for it… haha

    I guess if it’s not all the time, it is all right. I love cockles and balitongs too…but balitongs especially – after I saw on TV, so many of them eating the rotting carcass of a dead animal, I would not touch it anymore. What we don’t see wouldn’t hurt us, how very true!

  5. Got one night went with mom go newton food centre to eat sambal stingray, she asks want to order a plate of cockles to eat or not, i say no, very scare of food poisoning.

    Ah popiah, miss it!

    Newton!!! Last went there for dinner with my parents 1980 enroute to Australia and New Zealand. My mum was ok but my dad and I came down with food poisoning…and took turns going to the toilet all night long. Never again!!!

  6. I would love to get back up to Penang for more local food but it seems that won’t be for a while now.

    Things don’t look good over at your side, eh? I was thinking of hopping over already…and now, we’re back to Square One. Dunno when all this madness will end!

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