Backpacking Penang and feeling a little hungry? Looking for a nice place to have some Penang Hawkers food at night?
If you are in downtown Georgetown, you can head over to Kimberly Street where they are famous for their very good Char Koay Teow (Chinese fried noodles), Duck Broth, Tong Sui (Sweet desserts using Lotus seeds, Longans, almonds etc) and chicken feet
These stalls are at the Junction of Kimberly Street, Cintra Street and Sungai Ujong Road.
There is a fancy building on the corner of Kimberly Street and Jalan Sungai Ujong (Sungai Ujong Road). You can order dishes served with rice here. We peeked in and didn’t see anyone inside. We dare not judge if it is good or not. Maybe you can try it and let us know.
Most of the famous food stalls are located on the corner of Kimberly Street and Cintra Street.
Below is the famous Char Koay Teow.
Char Koay Teow: Fried flat noodles with prawns, slices of pork sausages, egg and cockles. It can be spicy, so just request to adjust how spicy you like it. (This is a non halal dish. Muslims should beware of this)
Kimberly Street Koay Teow Thing. Flat rice noodles served in either clear soup or dry soya sauce.
Koay Teow Thing is served with fish balls, chicken meat and liver.
You can also order thin rice noodles (bee hoon, on the right) if you like.
Chicken Feet- Apparently it taste’s so good that you just got to try it. There is no meat at all. Only skin. Sucking out the tender skin and tendons from the feet is a delicacy to the Chinese people.
The stall below sells duck broth and koay chiap. Koay Chiap are flat sheets of rice noodle served in an aromatic soup which is flavored with herbs, spices and soy sauce served together with different parts of the duck and pork.
Every bowl of Koay Chiap is topped with slices of duck meat, all sorts of innards (optional), bean curd and hard-boiled egg and doused with the soup.
Ingredients to cook up the dish. Duck meat, innards, eggs, pork innards etc.
It is a full delicious explosion, when you put one mouthful of Koay Chiap in your mouth. 😀 (Pork intestines, Pork Skin, Duck meat, Coaggulated pigs blood)
Peace Brother! (No it’s not a peace sign in the middle of the road) These are the other two hawker stalls along Kimberly Street. The Stall where my middle finger is pointing is famous for selling expensive Char Koay Teow. Think its like RM 6 per plate. Go check it out and let us know.
The stalls on the right sells cheap fried beehoon that tastes pretty good. There is also a stall selling fresh soya bean drinks there.
Have a tasteful and tummy filling meal here at Kimberly Street. We hope you find Kimberly Street an interesting eating joint as much as we love it. Happy eating from all of us as backpackies.com. Join us on facebook at backpackies is now on facebook.