Along Jalan Penang

The weather usually gets hot in the afternoon in Penang.  So the best thing to do is to hunt for good local food (again) after a heritage visit at Pinang Peranakan Museum hehe.

This time we settled down at a coffeeshop at 475 Penang Road called Joo Hooi Cafe.

"C" is where Joo Hooi Cafe is

Penang Char Kway Teow RM4.00

The Penang Road Famous Chendul stall

The Chendol stall just opposite the famous stall

Penang Chendol! RM1.90

The Penang Char Kway Teow (RM4.00) tasted better than the one we had in the coffeeshop at Pulau Tikus.  The stall owner uncle was also very friendly.  I gave him a wrong RM50 note, mistaking it as a RM1 note, & he honestly told me & returned the RM50 note to me, then joked that we should treat him a cup of kopi since he was so honest.  He said it was common that his customers mistake RM50 as RM1 as the colour of the 2 notes are similar. Haha

After we finished our Char Kway Teow, we proceeded to the 2 Chendol stalls outside the cafe.  The picture where you see some people eating out of their Chendol bowls is of the famous stall.  It has no seats around the stall so customers have to either stand and eat the RM1.90 bowl of Chendol, or order for it to be served indoors at Joo Hooi Cafe, which will cost an extra RM0.50 each bowl.  It also has pictures of celebrities like Phua Chu Kang & family eating its Chendol pasted on its stall name.

Since we wanted to try for ourselves which stall is more to our liking, we ordered 1 bowl each from both stalls.  I ordered from the other stall which provides seats to its customers, but there was no queue while my friend had to wait a while before she could order.:p

The Chendol from the famous stall was too sweet for our liking, although I heard that they are more famous/ popular because its coconut milk is freshly made whereas the other one isn’t.  We couldn’t finish both bowls so the bowl from the famous stall was the one we “sacrificed” more given that it was too sweet for us hehe.

If you want to try out the yummy local food here, here’s a picture of the street for you to “match” when you go there haha:

The 2 Chendol stalls directly opposite each other. See how popular the right one is w/ a long q!

Cafe along Lebuh Keng Kwee - see the uncle in red top? He's from the Char Kway Teow stall

As it was just 2 weeks before Chinese New Year, a part of Jalan Penang was decorated with Chinese lanterns everywhere too.  What a pleasant sight… 🙂

Decorations up for the Chinese New Year


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