Sunday, February 17, 2013

Kafe Heng Huat

 This place is famous for their super expensive Char Koay Teow... RM 10 for a plate!! It's usually RM 4-5 outside but they charge double the price... Of course they don't cheat people with small tiny prawns, the prawns are really huge. Actually this place is just too well-known, there's no point writing too much about it... so I'm cutting this short and simple. Anyway, I think this place is more well-known as the "Penang Lorong Selamat CKT".

 Looks dodgy isn't it... It sure is. But guess what? You'll have to wait at least 15-20 minutes for your plate of Char Koay Teow. It's THAT good.

 I had the extra spicy one, I personally think it's better with chilli than without. Something different about this plate of noodle is the additional Chinese sausage (lap cheong) and the king prawns. Normally you won't see these extra ingredients, you'll only get the usual bean sprouts, spring onion, egg and tiny prawns. Perhaps that's why they charge so much more expensive than the rest of the coffee shops.

 While waiting for the noodles to arrive, we ordered extras. Ice kacang. This is your best friend during hot weather.. It's just a bowl of shaved ice with a mixture of syrup, brown sugar, beans and jelly. It can be really sweet so if you're not supposed to be consuming too much of sweet stuff then you should avoid.

 Oyster omelette (oh-jien). I don't know why it's like a must order when you're in Penang. I hate oyster but if it's cooked with egg then I'm fine.

 Prawn noodle. I was never a fan of prawn noodle but this one totally changed my perspective of prawn noodle. There are pork ribs in the noodle.. Correct me if I'm wrong, I've never seen pork ribs in a bowl of prawn noodles before. Nevertheless it's super awesome and spicy. It'd be better if they use bigger prawns, after all it's "Prawn Noodle" right.

 Penang loh bak. It's a Penang cuisine served with special sauce. That one thing that's a must to order is that pork roll. Don't know what's a good loh bak, pretty much tastes the same to me... Not in a bad way though. 

Rojak. Mixed fruit and vegetable. That sauce used in the rojak, is called the rojak sauce perhaps. It's just a special sauce specifically for this salad. 

Street food in Penang is... so awesome. The tip to food in Penang is... Never order one portion for yourself. Order everything and share.. Otherwise you'll be way too bloated by the end of the day ^^

Kafe Heng Huat
Lorong Selamat
Georgetown 10400 Selangor


  1. OMGeee this really made me miss home much =( GOOD FOOD definitely! Especially the hokkien mee! I think the small prawns (sliced into many many halves summore) is a tip that they're good hokkien mee.. those without are those you want to avoid =D

    Thanx for uploading this!

  2. LeX : Hehe hope you enjoyed it!!! :P So the prawn noodle is called Hokkien Mee???? That one I had was too tiny to even slice it into half. But the soup was really good though.. It was quite thick and strong, wasn't those diluted ones that you can barely taste :P

  3. Yup! and they sure taste heavenly with the pork ribs! I ordered hokkien mee in KL once and they sent me the black version of it. Nothing tasted like what i had in mind. ==

  4. LeX: Yeah! I think in KL it's just the general name, Prawn Mee. I've gotten to know this from my Penang friend, HAHA.

    The black Hokkien Mee is one of my favourite though!! :D

  5. Ohhh? Maybe u can post bout the best black hokkien mee in ur blog one day =D wud definitely give it a try if there's a chance!!

  6. LeX : I know of a few but I have no pictures of it >_< Maybe next time! :)