Koay Teow Th'ng @ Lebuh Clarke, Georgetown, Penang.
Penang is a wonderful place where you get to find hidden gems everywhere; on one of my serendipitous encouters recently, I've found a Koay Teow Th'ng stall, tucked within a small alley along Lebuh Clarke. Business was brisk and many seemed to be regular patrons at this stall. Out of curiosity, I did a little research on the place and it appears that the Koay Teow Th'ng has been selling there for many years. They are famous of their Koay Teow Th'ng and their unique Pork-Tendon Balls. To find the place, navigate yourself to the end of Lebuh Clarke, near to the junction of Argyll Road and you should be able to see the stall on your right.
No one-trick pony, the stall dishes out Deboned Chicken with blanched Sprouts (Rm 7) as well. The poultry was deftly sliced up and beautifully presented on a bed of blanched Bean Sprouts; completed with some Lards and Fried Garlic. Unfortunately, the meat was too rough in texture, though the skin was chewy-resilient. Not mind-blowingly good but a decent add-on to go with a bowl of soupy Koay Teow Th'ng.
Comfort food for breakfast- Koay Teow Th'ng with extra Fish Balls (Rm 4.50), their luscious Koay Teow was velvety smooth and not even a clump was found. The broth carried a hint of meat-sweetness and amazingly light on flavor. I for one, dislike greasy broth but I found this stall perfectly balanced to my liking. The ersatz Fish Balls, on the other hand, were not as good as I would have hoped, probably a little fishy.
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: Near to the junction of Argyll Road and Lebuh Clarke, 10050, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 7 am to 2 pm. Closed on every Tuesday.
Contact Number: N/A