Ah Leng Char Kuey Teow, Air Itam

There are undoubtedly more than a handful of good char kuey teow stalls in Penang. And there is no denying that each individual has his/her own favourite stall. I personally have tried a few famous ones and although it is unfair judgement to make, I myself have a favourite stall and that is none other than Ah Leng Char Kuey Teow at Kafe Khoon Hiang.

Ah Leng Char Kuey Teow, Air Itam

Their opening hours are usually during the day time but when I found out that they operate in the night too at other location, there are very few words to describe my joy because now, I can have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner! A lil overkill, I know. LOL!

Ah Leng Char Kuey Teow Price List

It is said that this stall is operated by the originator and it is situated along Lorong Zoo 6 in a quiet neighbourhood. Getting to this place is kinda tricky but it should not be a problem if you have a smartphone with Google Maps installed or even better, a GPS unit.

Ah Leng Char Kuey Teow

As usual, a normal plate with (or without) egg will set you back RM6 (or RM6.50). If you’re feeling greedy like me on that day, you can opt for a special version which will cost RM10. To up the flavour, do request for duck egg instead. A special plate like this has 4 large fresh juicy prawns with a few strips of mantis prawns. Whether they (mantis prawns) helped the flavour, I can’t really comment but what I do know is that it was heavenly… especially when it’s fried with duck egg! There are no sliced lap cheongs (Chinese sausages) which I don’t really mind since I don’t fancy its taste and texture.

Ah Leng Char Kuey Teow

So, there you have it. If you are craving for a good sinful plate of Char Kuey Teow at night, do head to this place. They are open for business from 6PM to 1030PM daily except on Wednesdays… although we tried going there on Friday night and they were closed.

Address :
Lorong Zoo 6,
11500 Air Itam,

GPS Coordinates : 5.40271,100.284222


  1. argh, i studied at USM penang for three years, but i never knew about this outlet. looks much more sensationally sinful than the ones that i used to eat around the komtar area!
    i agree that lap cheong should just be cut out of CKT though … and replaced with extra cockles and pork lard, heh. i kinda feel that lap cheong’s sweetness clashes with the flavor of the other ingredients in the CKT, though i realize many people feel it adds an extra, enjoyable dimension :D

  2. Have heard very good things about Ah Leng’s. Have never tried it before.. only tried the goggled man’s one in Lorong Selamat.

  3. suituapui : yea. It’s the premium price but it’s worth every penny! Hawker stalls do no focus on presentation as long as their food are good. Haha.

    DropofContentment : Yea. It takes experience to be that good. But then again, most of the CKT stalls in Penang are better than the ones in Klang Valley. Haha.

    SMitten By Food : LOL!

    foongpc : I bet you do!

    Sean : Haha! Just make sure you visit them when you’re in Penang next time. Agree with you. I don’t particularly like the taste of lap cheong in CKT and the texture is just way off! I prefer more prawns! Hehe.

    Wendy : Same same. Hehe.

    Choi Yen : Erm… But still taste nice. Hehe.

    Baby Sumo : Oddly, despite my numerous trips to Penang, I’ve only eaten once at Lorong Selamat.

    Fish : I think it is usual price in Penang. But as long as the food is good, they can afford to charge at premium rate.

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