Char Koay Teow 30
Recently, a Char Koay Teow stall in Seremban went viral because of the ridiculous amount of cockles (siham) they serve. The plate was topped with so much cockles that you can't even see the noodle underneath.
It made us wonder if it was actually cockles with fried noodle instead. Our curiosity was aroused hence we decided to drop by 品香楼 to check it out last weekend while en route to Melaka.
Just a quick update to let you guys know that Penang Corner has shifted to a larger stall a few doors away from their previous location. With the extra space, it's more like a mini food court now and they could accommodate more stalls in it too.
Besides Aunty Gemuk, Lau Wan is another pork-free Penang-style char koay teow in PJ. Apparently, his char koay teow is so good that it recently won The Star People's Food Awards for the best char koay teow category. In fact, it beat the runner-up by almost double the votes. With that in mind, I had to drop by and try it for myself.
James Bond is in PJ and he's undercovering as a Char Koay Teow seller! You can find him at WDS coffee shop next to Kayu Nasi Kandar in Chow Yang SS2, which was previously known as Ho Ho Sek. After the new owner took over, the coffee shop underwent a minor renovation and there's an air-conditioned eating section now.
Tian Fatt was my next stop for KL-style Char Koay Teow. Like Fei Lou's in Jinjang, fresh cockles are also available; though you need to be specific if that's what you want. Otherwise, you'd get a a normal looking CKT that doesn't distinguish itself from the rest.
Mali's Corner is probably the first restaurant to come to mind when Malay-style Char Koay Teow is mentioned in KL. It recently made the news for the wrong reason too.