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Siam Road Charcoal Char Koey Teow


Recommended by locals, it's possibly the most famous CKT in Penang. You order at the tiny street stall and then wait in the cafe opposite. Expect to wait quite a while. I enjoyed it but it's unlikely to blow you away. The pieces of pork crackling give it a lift. RM5.50.

"The classic travelling food cart on 4 wheels. He cooks it over a perfected over the decades, wood fired wok and the smoky smooth appeal, is the reason for the lines wherever he drags his cha kway teow cart to."

— Ranked #14 at the World Street Food Top 50 2017

Note: I'm not sure if it's closed on Sundays or Mondays.