Lemon Koay Teow Th'ng @ Bagan Lallang, Butterworth, Penang.
At a secluded corner/ end of a village at Bagan Lallang is a stall selling Koay Teow Th'ng; the humble set up right in front of the owner's house draws a huge crowd on weekends. The regulars who patronized the place know where to find a bowl of good and affordable Koay Teow Th'ng; not just ordinary Koay Teow Th'ng but with a zingy twist- Lemon. Unlike the one we had at Kafe Kam 88, theirs does not come with a slice of Lemon. The Lemon Juice will be added to the soup before dishing out to diners. It is not advisable to dine in here if you would prefer your dining hall clinically clean as the floor gets a little muddy on rainy days. Not too shabby for a change but not entirely the place that I would drive all the way there for a bowl of Koay Teow Th'ng. *Direction to find the place can be found at the bottom of this blog post.*
Lemon Juice will be added to the Koay Teow Th'ng (Rm 3/ small) here by default, if you so wish to have an ordinary Koay Teow Th'ng, without the zingy touch, you should inform them beforehand. Like most Koay Teow Th'ng, their rendition comes with minced Pork, clear broth, silky smooth flat Rice Noodles/ Koay Teow and Fish Balls. It was nothing out of the ordinary except with a jolting sourness added into the broth. However, with the magical mix of their home-made Chili paste, it turned into a delectable hot and sour soup. It was certainly very appetizing and comforting but I am not too sure if I am willing to travel all my way there just to have a bowl of hot and sour soup.
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 5.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Service Charge: No
Direction: From Penang, drive and exit at Sungai Dua exit on the North-South Highway. Go straight until you see Bagan Lallang on your left, make a turn into the road. Drive passed Ong Cheng Huat Seafood on your right, there will be a small alley leading to small factories/ workshops shortly (on your right). Turn into the alley and go straight, make right turn on the second junction into a housing area with wooden houses. You should be able to see the stall from there.
Business Hours: 7 am to 11 am/ sold out. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: N/A