Penang Char Koay Teow @ Restoran Double One, Bandar Menjalara

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If I wanted to have Char Koay Teow for dinner, I’d head to Top Kitchen at Taman Bukit Maluri. If it’s for breakfast or lunch, then Restoran Double One at Bandar Menjalara is the place to be.


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The fried koay teow stall is manned by an eldery couple – the uncle is the cook while his wife helps out with the rest. Uncle is originally from Balik Pulau, Penang and he has more than 30 years of experience in frying koay teow (26 years in Damansara Utama) under his belt.
That’s quite impressive and nothing short of dedication to the trade. You won’t find anything fancy in his plate of fried noodles. There’s no super sized prawns, duck egg or mantis shrimp like the ones you’d find in Penang – just honest and good complete with all the charateristics of a delicious plate of Char Koay Teow.
The unique one of a kind aroma from the stir-fried egg is present as well, I immediately felt I was back in Penang, even just for a brief moment.

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A large order is priced at RM5.50 and the portion is satisfyingly large enough to make you actually feel full. Uncle does not skimp on the ingredients too, as you will find at least 4 to 5 medium sized prawns along with a generous serving of fresh cockles thrown into the noodles.


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Uncle’s Char Koay Teow stall is open almost daily from 7.30am to 3pm and only is only closed occasionally on Fridays or due to important Chinese festivals.

Restoran Double One 双壹茶室
89 Jalan 3/62A (Bandar Manjalara)
52200 Kepong, KL

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