Among my close friends, I am known to be extremely picky when it comes to Penang style Char Koay Teow. So when I say that I have found one that is the definitive version of this iconic dish that every Penangite in KL crave for, you just have to take my word for it.
Sisters Place, a kopitiam-like restaurant at Pacific Place in Ara Damansara is your next destination if you are serious about satisfying your craving for Penang Char Koay Teow. As a bonus, the Curry Mee is great too!
The normal version is priced at RM8.50 while the special edition with extra seafood such as cockles, prawns and the addition of squid will cost RM13.50.
Since I got here all the way from Kepong, there’s no way I am gonna go home without ordering the most elaborate one. As soon as the noodles arrive, the aroma hit my senses and I immediately start to salivate. Just look at those large prawns, simply gorgeous!
Although I was not asked if I wanted chili in my noodles, it was served spicy and could prove to be a little too hot to handle for some. But that’s how we Penangites like our CKT so I have no qualms about it whatsoever. In fact, I enjoyed it because that is how it’s supposed to be. For those who can’t really handle spicy food, I would suggest you tell the staff while ordering.
Personally, I’d rate the Char Koay Teow here a 8/10, which is already a very high score to give. And just for the record, I am also being extremely nitpicky here.
The larger than average portion and generous amount of fresh seafood given in the special version is more than sufficient to justify the price, but I’d love to have larger cockles in my CKT for a juicier bite. And lest I forget to mention, Sisters Place is a pork free establishment so there’s no lard used in the noodles.
As for the Curry Mee, it’s RM8.50 a bowl and also comes with a good amount of toppings. Considering it’s a pork-free rendition, it’s as good as it gets. The soup is prepared according to White Curry Mee style but with some chili pre-mixed, so it’s not entirely ‘white’.
If eaten as it is, the flavor is just like what you’d have expected – rich in coconut milk and leans toward sweet. To up the spiciness, simply add the chili paste accordingly.
Besides the two noodles mentioned, Sisters Place’s menu also features a couple of other Penang dishes such as Hokkien Char. Other local offerings include Cantonese Yee Mee, Nasi Lemak, fried rice, chee cheong fun, yong tau fu and many more at reasonable prices.
Sisters Place’s main branch can be found at USJ 16. Address included at the bottom of the post.Sisters Place Restaurant
Unit D-01-02, Block D
Pacific Place Ara Damansara
Jalan PJU 1a/4, 47301 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7859 6128
Business hours: 9am – 11pm daily. Closed on alternate Mondays
11, Jalan USJ 16/2G,
47630 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Business hours: 7am – 8pm. Closed on alternate Tuesdays