Siam Road Charcoal Char Koay Teow

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  • Cara D.
    "You can eat in kopitiam opposite this uncle."(7 Tips)
    Wong L.
    "one of the best Char Koay Teow in Penang with lot of customer"(3 Tips)
    wk k.
    "Very good ckt but min 1 hour waiting time"(3 Tips)
    Stewart T.
    "... teow in Penang using pork lard and charcoal fire. Come before 3pm if you..."(3 Tips)
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  • Stewart T.
    Stewart TanApril 29
    By far one of the best char kway teow in Penang using pork lard and charcoal fire. Come before 3pm if you don't want to wait an hour for a plate or for a table. Uncle cooks by the road side!
  • Hobart L.
    Hobart LimAugust 18, 2014
    Still the best Penang CKT. Strong wok hei, flavorful, and best of all, the correct ratio of lapcheong (Chinese sausage) to cut through the oil and saltiness. Taste tested against Tiger and Lrg Selamat
  • John R.
    John ReyesNovember 28, 2012
    Be prepared to wait about 30mins or so for your order. It's well worth it when you try it tho. You can wait at the kafe and order a minuman while you wait & they'll serve your order of Char Koay Teow!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeNovember 21, 2015
    I cant deny this uncle really fry good CKT. Secret ingredient is the pork lard and of caz the charcoal fire. Bear in mind that the CKT indeed very oily and slightly wet.
  • Zxara T.
    Zxara TanApril 24, 2016
    Super nice charcoal char kuay teow by the roadside. The char kuay teow has a nice fragrance of lard seasonings, I waited for around 25mins for this kuay teow and it's worth waiting for! :)
  • Alyssa N.
    Alyssa NgAugust 19, 2014
    Worth the 45 mins to 1 hour wait. The old uncle will be fanning and frying each plate while his son will be taking and distributing orders, eat in or take out. Charcoal powered ckt!
  • Ivy M.
    Ivy MDecember 28, 2016
    Yummy charcoal fried kway teow and the uncle uses pork lard oil to fry 😋 Better to take away cos the plates and chopsticks for dine in are not thoroughly washed.
  • Minnie C.
    Minnie ChewMay 27, 2015
    Really good and the thumb up for this delicious char key teow. Went there on a raining weekday, so waited in the opposite shop.
  • Daphne G.
    Best char kuey teow ever! Flavourful with si hum and lap cheong..yummy!❤️ be prepare to wait for an hour though
  • Chrysandra O.
    Chrysandra OngSeptember 17, 2014
    Come for few time but cnt wait, this time I came 2:30pm, finally I got it first time and it's damn nice, the best I ate before!worth to wait
  • Josephine N.
    Josephine NeohApril 25, 2012
    That is not enough for u if u just order the normal potion bcz it was jz too yummylicious!! The price is reasonable n the uncle is friendly.. No regrets!!
  • William W.
    William WilstrothDecember 10, 2012
    Best Char Koay Teow in town! It's cheap and it's two thumbs up! Plus you can have it by the roadside. This is the place where local Penang goes to!
  • Vincent W.
    Vincent WongNovember 18, 2015
    Very cheap and tasty char kuey teow. Top 3 in Penang...#1 char kuey teow goes to Khoon Hiang ah Leng char kuey teow! ;)
  • Sereen T.
    Sereen TengDecember 19, 2015
    Best CKT in penang. Many customers are waiting even before it opens for business at 3pm
  • Wong L.
    Wong LongApril 4, 2014
    This is one of the best Char Koay Teow in Penang with lot of customer . Check out my review here.
  • Julie C.
    Julie ChanOctober 12, 2013
    Best char kuey teow I have ever had, business extremely good. A lot of people waiting in the opposite coffee shop
  • agape_ian
    agape_ianNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best char kuey teow ever! Taste way better n much cheaper than al the char kuey teow(s) in Penang. Must try!
  • John M.
    John MarslandAugust 15, 2016
    Best ckt in Penang. Order from the old dude cooking and sit inside nearby. Worth the wait!
  • Bumblenee O.
    Bumblenee O.November 24, 2012
    The Best in Penang, IMHO. A big plate cost RM5 now. Business Hour: 3pm onwards. Closed on Monday. Read more
  • Candy C.
    Candy ChloeAugust 6, 2015
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  • Hong Lim P.
    Go early else queue for one hour. Order a coffee nearby and eat this charcoal CKT. Get a large plate.
  • Daphne S.
    Daphne SeowMarch 28, 2012
    One of the best CKT. Fried over charcoal fire. Super oily but I guess that's what makes it so tasty!
  • Ameline L.
    Ameline Lai 🎸April 3, 2013
    Bestttttttt Char Koay Teow ever!!!! Always get more clam hehe. If really hungry will order another plate!
  • Eric Y.
    Eric YongFebruary 17
    Is a must try CKT... but get ready to wait for 1-1.5hours for a plate of CKT... if you running out of time just try next time... Nice CKT...
  • shaggy
    shaggyAugust 25, 2012
    Yummy delicious. Uncle has been frying Char Koay Teow for the last 50 years! sign off shaggy
  • David C.
    David ChuaOctober 8, 2013
    Char kuey teow has a moist texture towards it, but still one of the best. Personally I'd give it an 8/10.
  • Charlie T.
    Charlie TanOctober 21, 2014
    Must try kuey tiao with plenty of flavors
  • Peter W.
    Peter WeeApril 11, 2013
    Be prepare to wait for 45-60 mins. Priority goes to dabao and those old cust. Nv follow order. The koay teow is good bcos the old uncle very professional but nt his son. Dono FIFO method :(
  • Joachim O.
    Joachim OoiJanuary 24, 2015
    Comparing with Lrg Selamat CKT, this is more oily, more spicy, cheaper, and lacking of a special aroma taste. Number 2 CKT in Penang for me. -Penang Kia Food Critique-
  • Jun H.
    Jun HengNovember 22, 2014
    The best charcoal char koay teow in Penang! Been eating it since I was young.
  • Jia Liang O.
    Jia Liang OoiSeptember 2, 2016
    Best Non-Premium CHAR KOAY TEOW in Penang. They don't put fancy ingredients, but just a simple plate of heavenly Char Koay Teow. Do expect long waiting time up to 1 hour. Theirs worth the wait!
  • Kenneth W.
    Kenneth WongNovember 17, 2014
    Best CKT in Penang. Cheap and need to come early to avoid long queue.
  • Samantha Y.
    Samantha YongNovember 9, 2015
    Very flavorful char kwey teow but a tad bit too oily. Uncle cooks them at his own pace so be prepared to wait for a bit.
  • Lee 충.
    Lee 충청의 Jia 리January 8, 2014
    One hours kua tiao.,.should try 👍👍👍delicious
  • kay l.
    kay limMay 20, 2014
    Very nice and delicious. But priority for those olds customer... So wait for 1-1.30hours...
  • Alan G.
    Alan Guan CheongJune 8, 2016
    Very Good taste CKT, i love it, very strong "wok yin meh" but have to wait at lease 1 hour plus, super Long Q 😕
  • Cara D.
    Cara DelavingneApril 26, 2016
    You can eat in kopitiam opposite this uncle. Good sedap and lazat CKT!
  • Hezaline Y.
    Hezaline YipAugust 2, 2016
    Waited about 45 mins for this plate of CKT. Was good but in my opinion, not worth the wait. Head on over to Ah Leng CKT for good & fast CKT.
  • Edwin Y.
    Edwin YenJune 17, 2016
    IMHO this is the best CKT of all. The average 40minutes waiting should proof the point.
  • Jin Y.
    Jin YuenApril 4, 2015
    Rm5.50 2-3 big prawns. Tasty but oily. Have to wait at least 30 mins.
  • Gary H.
    Gary HorNovember 16, 2015
    Good Char Koay Teow. The wait can be a bit long sometimes.
  • Ivan P.
    Ivan PigJanuary 4
    The people here are crazy, would wait one hour for this. But it is just too damn tasty
  • The Hungry Doc
    The Hungry DocNovember 14, 2015
    I daresay this is the best plate of char kuey teow in Penang!
  • Kelvin J.
    Kelvin JayvnApril 9, 2011
    Best if you want cheap Char Koay Teow. Not the best as there's Ah Leng who's the best.
  • David F.
    David FooAugust 11, 2011
    Best of the best. Reasonable price compare to Lorong Selamat. Highly recommended.
  • Yong Jie W.
    Yong Jie WongDecember 28, 2013
    Sit at the opposite coffeeshop to avoid the sun. Should order some drinks though.
  • pipi p.
    pipi pawOctober 19, 2016
    Uncle , loves you! WORLD BEST CHAR KOAY TEOW
  • Neu T.
    Neu TeaApril 15, 2013
    Open: 1500 to 2300 Hrs. Rest on Mon. Quote: "Stall will shift to along Anson Road after 8pm"
  • Karen K.
    Karen KasumiJune 21, 2013
    You'll never regret for ordering a large one... Cause you'll never get enough with a normal one...
  • Andrew
    AndrewFebruary 25, 2016
    Best char kuey teow in Penang.. But it's a long wait!
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