Thursday, January 2, 2014

113 Duck Meat Koay Teow Th'ng (台牛后) @ Lebuh Melayu, Georgetown, Penang.

I believe Koay Teow Th'ng is another top favorite for most Penangites, tucked within the old building along Lebuh Melayu, 113 Duck Meat Koay Teow Th'ng is well-known to the locals for serving quality Koay Teow Th'ng for many years. Chanced upon the place during a food hunt and I guess serendipitous finds are always interesting. Located at the end of Lebuh Melayu and junction to Carnavon Street, right next to Ping Hooi Cafe, the place is always full of patrons during lunch hours. I was not able to trace the prices for each dish but the total damage for our meal was Rm 14 for three dishes and great service from them, our orders were served to us in a jiffy.

For those with exotic taste buds, their Braised Duck Meat and Duck Intestines with Sprouts are must-try items. Duck Meat and Intestines were in their pristine conditions with a simple touch of Soy Sauce and drizzle of Garlic Oil to boost the aroma. The soft and tender Duck Meat manages to lock the moisture within and the crunchy Intestines are to die for. They both made a lovely complementary dish to go with the Koay Teow Th'ng. 

Their signature dish- Duck Meat Koay Teow Th'ng, silky smooth Koay Teow/ Flat Noodles topped with slices of tender Duck Meat and some of their home-made Fish Balls. Unlike other Fish Balls, theirs were not as bouncy as the normal ones do, they were full of flavors and unique in its own way. On the other hand, the broth was equally delectable and flavorful which puts many Koay Teow Th'ng to shame. While it was not the best in town but it was a pleasingly comforting dish that you can eat on a regular basis. 

Their Duck Meat Koay Chiap, on the other hand, paled when in comparison with their Koay Teow Th'ng. The broth itself possesses a very strong gamy smell which might not be acceptable by some. I was not impressed with the "Koay"/ Thick Flat Rice Noodles either, they were not as al-dente as I thought they would be and it lacked of a "kick" for the broth, probably generous amount of chopped Coriander will do the trick. 

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 5.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 113, Lebuh Melayu, 10100, Georgetown, Penang. 
Business Hours: 6:30am to 12pm for Koay Teow Th'ng whereas Koay Chiap will only be available from 11:30am to 3pm. Closed on every Sunday.
Contact Number: N/A

Lebuh Melayu, Georgetown, 10300 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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