Friday, April 15, 2016

Abalone Koay Teow Th'ng @ Chang Senr Coffee House, Pulau Tikus, Penang.

Penangites' all time favorite- Koay Teow Th'ng just got an upgrade. Proudly introduced by two gentlemen, this particular stall manned by the duo at Chang Senr Coffee House (opposite to CIMB Bank Pulau Tikus) sells their Koay Teow Th'ng with an attitude... luxurious condiments can be added to your Koay Teow Th'ng. Diners can opt to have Abalone or fresh Scallops to be added while expecting to pay around Rm 20.50 to Rm 40 for a bowl of Koay Teow Th'ng. Was it worth it? It was a fun experience but we did not think it was a wise choice for fork out Rm 20 for such a miniature Abalone to go with the bowl of Koay Teow Th'ng.

Signature Koay Teow Th'ng with mini Abalone (Rm 20.50)

There are different tiers of Koay Teow Th'ng available here; the budget-watchers can go for the basic-usual Koay Teow Th'ng while those wish to splurge could for the middle-high range with a mini Abalone added; those with deep pockets could go for the premium level... Abalone and fresh Scallops. We opted for the middle range. It does come in a larger portion (larger than the usual ones) with aplenty of condiments such as Fish Balls, Hock Chew Fish Balls, Pork and Duck Meat, mini Abalone and some julienned Lettuce. The broth was tasty, with a discernible meat-flavor (or the unpleasant duck gamey smell for those who are against it). A tad pity that the Koay Teow (flat rice noodles) were in a clump... the texture could be smoother and lighter. Everything was delicious except the noodles. The Abalone on the other hand, was just an Abalone. It was most delicious with a resilient chew... would I be keen for a second bowl? I'd probably go for the normal basic version in lieu of the premium Abalone version. 

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: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 304, Jalan Burmah, 10350, Pulau Tikus, Penang. (opposite to CIMB Bank)
Business Hours: 7 am to 3 pm. Closed on the first and fifteenth day of the month according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar.
Contact Number: N/A