Kafe Wahong – Kampung Jawa Famous Char Koey Teow

Early last month, I was having business trip back to Penang. I was craving for Char Koey Teow (CKT) for my breakfast on that morning. I was thinking where to find a good plate of CKT early in the morning where all the super famous CKT still not yet open for business. Ah Leng Char Koey Teow only opens at 9am. That time was still 7am. Hmmm …… Scratching my head to figure out …. suddenly Kafe Wahong bumped into my mind.

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This coffee shop have nothing in special but since my early days where I was still in secondary school, they already famous for its CKT among FTZ workers.

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Affordable priced CKT ranging from RM2 to RM6

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This stall is there for more than 20 years and they still keep the way they fry the koey teow. Plate by plate.

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Perfect proportion for a plate of char koey teow. Too many is not nice …. too little customer will not return

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This stall’s signature way of serving the char koey teow at the edge of a plate

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RM3 per plate come with 2 big prawns


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This may look little …. but if you push the koey teow down, the portion is reasonable and just perfect.

Place: Kafe Wah Hong
Location : Kampung Jawa. Nearby The Petronas Petrol Station, Bayan Baru, Penang
GPS Coordinate : N5 19.657 E100 17.676
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Business Hour : 7am till lunch
Off Day : Sunday
Food Type: Hawker Food
Price: RM2 onwards
Payment Terms : Cash
Cleanliness Votes : 2/5
Food Votes : 5/5
Air Conditioned : No
Halal : No
WIFI : None
Smoking and non smoking zone : None
Tax : None

Recommended Foods : Char Koey Teow

Recommended Drinks : Coffee Oh Ice!



  • July 3, 2009 - 11:53 pm | Permalink

    Any reason why it is placed on the side of the plate? Looks good though, wish it wasn’t so damn far though.

    • July 4, 2009 - 8:33 pm | Permalink

      The reason he put it that way is to enable the waiter to be able to take multiple plates and serve it to tables. Like per trip that fella walk, he can take up to 6 plates on 2 hands.

    • July 4, 2009 - 8:33 pm | Permalink

      This stall actually in Penang.

  • July 4, 2009 - 12:19 am | Permalink

    This one nice ar? I always eat the corner kopitiam, char koay teow by aunty one. :p
    Will go try it out πŸ™‚
    .-= allie´s last blog ..Song River | Penang Restaurant =-.

    • July 4, 2009 - 8:34 pm | Permalink

      This one pawns that aunty stall. Taste a lot better. My all time favorite for morning CKT

  • July 4, 2009 - 3:08 am | Permalink

    Drrrrrrroooooooooooool … Looks fabulous! I too wonder why the signature “side of plate” serving style!

    I miss Malaysia…

    • July 4, 2009 - 8:35 pm | Permalink

      The reason he put it that way is to enable the waiter to be able to take multiple plates and serve it to tables. Like per trip that fella walk, he can take up to 6 plates on 2 hands.

      Yea man … I love Malaysia.

  • July 4, 2009 - 6:31 am | Permalink

    CKT! CKT!

    So early can get yr fiz liow?? at 7am! But Kg Jawa?? whr’s tht??
    .-= thenomadGourmand´s last blog ..Green Apple SAMBAL Burger!!! =-.

  • July 4, 2009 - 9:28 am | Permalink

    The hand of the man looks wet… is it because of oil?

    Love CKT for b’fast in the weekend πŸ™‚
    .-= Selba´s last blog ..Huize Trivelli =-.

    • July 4, 2009 - 8:36 pm | Permalink

      It was oil. Frying a plate of CKT has lots of oil flying around.

  • July 4, 2009 - 8:09 pm | Permalink

    ah…. never try this shop. I always go to the other end where Allie mention. Will drop by and try soon. ^-^
    .-= FoOd PaRaDiSe´s last blog ..Ah Joo Durian @ , Teluk Kumbar, Penang =-.

  • July 5, 2009 - 11:49 am | Permalink

    I used to see FTZ ppl flocking there at this kopitiam but I’ve never tried the CKT before.
    .-= cariso´s last blog ..The Sun : Deco Part =-.

  • July 5, 2009 - 12:30 pm | Permalink

    why they wanna serve the CKT lopsided one? hmmm …
    beats me. or he just couldnt care less about the presentation. πŸ™‚
    .-= J2Kfm´s last blog ..Something Sweet for the Weekend – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts @ Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur =-.

  • July 5, 2009 - 1:42 pm | Permalink

    I can smell the “wok hei” from my screen. Drooling!
    .-= food-4tots´s last blog ..Chinese chicken salad =-.

    • July 6, 2009 - 7:28 pm | Permalink

      I look back also drooling coz KL cannot get such quality CKT.

  • July 6, 2009 - 11:23 am | Permalink

    Sure glad to know about this place.
    .-= ck lam´s last blog ..Teochew Food @ Yoong Kee Eating Shop, BM =-.

    • July 6, 2009 - 7:28 pm | Permalink

      Give it a shot …. worth for the drive from town to Bayan Baru πŸ˜€

  • July 6, 2009 - 3:07 pm | Permalink

    It must be delicious as you had already at half of the Kuey Teow before you took the pictures! πŸ™‚
    .-= Big Boys Oven´s last blog ..Fai & Hui Sein’s Wedding =-.

    • July 6, 2009 - 7:29 pm | Permalink

      I am guilty =.=|| I haven’t touch the CKT when taking the pix. A pinch or 2 only. Not 1/2 plate. πŸ˜›

  • July 6, 2009 - 7:27 pm | Permalink

    I think the hokkien mee that you mention was located on the other end’s kopitiam πŸ˜€

  • July 7, 2009 - 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Huh, why served at the edge of the plate? So weird lah!!

  • July 9, 2009 - 11:59 am | Permalink

    RM3 is really cheap! It looks good too!

    • July 12, 2009 - 3:49 pm | Permalink

      Penang price leh ….. in KL if got RM3 I will take it every morning πŸ˜€

  • July 11, 2009 - 12:47 pm | Permalink

    looks little…but maybe it;s stacked high up hehe
    will try it out. thanks for sharing.
    .-= buzzingbee´s last blog ..The No Eye Deer – Revisit and Review =-.

  • July 31, 2009 - 11:47 pm | Permalink

    Got many people sure good one…lol.

  • January 13, 2010 - 12:30 pm | Permalink

    I’m from the United States but our dinner group usually has different themes and we cook foreign cuisine. I’m happy I came to your site although I doubt if we have the stuff used in this picture and if we have it I doubt if its as fresh as the one there. If you’re interested in American food do check out my site Thanks again!

    Heather (dinner group enthusiast)

  • May
    May 3, 2014 - 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Is this place open on Sundays? Would like to try it out tomorrow AM!

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