Thought of the day

I thank whatever gods may be / For my unconquerable soul. / I am the master of my fate / I am the captain of my soul. ~William Ernest Henley, Invictus

Government's promises are like the Ringgit, they depreciate with time.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Duck Egg Char Koay Teow

Sis brought us to this famous duck egg char koay teow stall at Jalan Kulim, Bukit Mertajam, a shabby hawker center under a huge banyan tree. As can be seen from the picture, the char koay teow is fried with charcoal, which is deemed the BKM (best known method) to fry koay teow. This is of course coupled with the formidable combo of duck egg + lard + cockles. The duck eggs undoubtedly yield richer taste and thicker texture compared to regular chicken egg while the lard really heightens the fragrance of the dish.

Mom and dad went there twice on previous trips only to return in despair as the stall was not open. So this time we were really lucky and when we probed further, the boss revealed that he would take a day off whenever he feels like it. But worry not, two of his siblings are running similar stalls nearby, one near the taxi station and another one near the BM railway station.

Nice to look, good to eat!

Location: Jalan Kulim, In between of Taman Kuari and Taman Jaya/Sentosa
Opening hours: 8pm - 1am (Sunday - Thursday), 8pm - 2am (Friday & Saturday)
How to get there: map

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价格:大RM3.00 、小RM2.50、荷包蛋RM1、加料另计。







Anonymous said...

really looks good... gosh... my cholesterol too high, but tempted to try :p

Gnu said...

yup, with all those lard and egg, better eat moderately

Anonymous said...

Hullo David,

I write for Landmark Books, a small publisher based in Singapore. We are preparing for publication a Penang cookbook and would like to get rights to use the photo of the duck egg Char Koay Teow stall from your blog.

The book will be 208 pages with an initial print run of 3,000 copies. The retail price has not been determined, but should be between S$30 - $35.

I would like to have permission to use the picture for this and reprints.

Please let me know your rates and terms for reproducing the picture.

Please email me at

(Goh) Eck Kheng
Landmark Books