At post time, I am seriously craving for Char Koay Teow. And although Lorong Selamat‘s Char Koay Teow is expensive for Penang’s standards, I would gladly pay RM10 or even more just to have a plate right here right now.
See the price tag, it’s RM5.50 for the smallest plate. That’s almost double the normal price. I am not sure if the price has gone up after the petrol hike. But, I hope not. By the way, this is just a rant post because I couldn’t get my hands on any good Char Koay Teow here yet.
I guess this stall is famous enough so I’d just skip the introductions and location map of Lorong Selamat. Yeah she’s notorious for being arrogant, ignores your special requests and you even have to queue up for her Char Koay Teow (self service).
One may argue there are many other Char Koay Teow stalls which are better, cheaper and friendlier than this one. But there’s no doubt her Char Koay Teow is one of the best in Penang. The extra large prawns that drive everyone’s attention, the fragrance and deliciousness from the plenty of wok hei are certainly not something easily found at my current area.
One unconfirmed story was that her stall was attacked with a brick from one of her unhappy customers. After that incident, the auntie was said to have improved her attitude towards customers. Any of you have insider stories to share?
Kafe Heng Huat
108, Lorong Selamat
Open 11.30am to 6pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
GPS Coordinates: N5 25.026 E100 19.477