There are many char koay teow stalls (Penang fried flat rice noodle stall) all over Penang. It is difficult to say which one is the best, as many of these char koay teow stalls are excellent. Tiger Char Koay Teow, which operates at Kafe Ping Hooi is definitely one of the best char koay teow stalls in Penang.
Kafe Ping Hooi is located on Lebuh Carnavon (Carnavon Street), at the intersection with Lebuh Melayu. The address is: 179, Lebuh Carnavon, 10450 Georgetown, Penang. The Tiger Char Koay Teow stall is located at the front part of Kafe Ping Hooi. The stall operates from 8AM-2.30PM, so many people comes here for breakfast and lunch.
At Tiger Char Koay Teow, the flat rice noodle is fried with duck egg, big prawns, cockles, and bean sprouts. Eating the piping hot char koay teow, you will find that it possesses the important “Wok Hei”, which you will find in the best char koay teow in Penang. The combination of duck egg and big prawns makes for a flavourful plate of Penang char koay teow.
While at Kafe Ping Hooi, you should also try the Special Loh Bak (Lobak King). The loh bak (five-spice pork roll) serves here is pretty good. If you come with a group of friends, having the char koay teow and sharing the loh bak makes for a very nice meal. Top that up with a cup of Kopi-O, heavenly.
Here is the location of Kafe Ping Hooi / Tiger Char Koay Teow in Google Maps: