Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Xiao Gu Noodles 小姑店 @ Hutton Lane, Georgetown, Penang.

Few weeks before the official opening of Xiao Gu Noodles 小姑店 at Hutton Lane, there was a colorful banner with playful teases hanging right outside the place... vying for attention; netizens have been wondering what the shop could potentially offer. Today, the shop is quietly running its business and to our surprise, it's a place offering Koay Teow Th'ng. While there is only one main dish on offer, the side dishes are equally interesting. The price tag for the noodles is slightly steeper than usual but given that the place is air-conditioned and you get a comfortable space to eat out (with good food), the place is worth a try.

Bee Tai Bak Soup (Rm 7.90)

Koay Teow Th'ng (Rm 7.90)

Koay Teow Dry (Rm 7.90)

Hand-Pulled Chicken (Rm 7.90)

Smoked Duck Breast Slices (Rm 3)

The broth of the Koay Teow Th'ng was really delicious... clean tasting yet, packed with robust flavors. They did not skimp on the toppings either... minced meat, fish balls and fish cakes were generously added, topped with a spoonful of lards and scallion oil. Something that I would not mind to have on a regular basis. For side, we had Hand-Pulled Chicken... shredded Chicken meat served with Soy Sauce, Lemon Juice, chopped Garlic, Chilies and Cilantro. It was refreshing and definitely appetizing but did not seem to blend in well with the Koay Teow Th'ng, I'd prefer blanched Chicken... the old fashion way to go with my bowl of Penang-styled Koay Teow Th'ng. Forget the Smoked Duck Breast... such a rip-off at Rm 3 for 3 small slices.

Soya Bean Curd Sweet Soup (Rm 3.90)

Taste: 7.5/10 (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)
Parking: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Business Hours: 10 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6011- 3302 8382

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