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Frankie Char Kuay Teow, Damansara Perdana

Frankie Char Kuay Teow

Ken recommended this char kuay teow place in Damansara Perdana to me when we caught up for curry laksa not too long ago. According to him, Frankie is the nephew of the man behind the famous Ah Leng Char Kuay Teow stall in Penang. I hardly venture into Damansara Perdana except when we went for our marriage preparation course last year. So after a few Whatsapp messages and two phone calls to Ken, I found the stall.

Remember this stall

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Frankie is friendly and speaks good English, so if you can barely speak Cantonese/Hokkien, you’ll have no problems ordering from him. rif and I ordered two large plates of char kuay teow with duck egg (RM6) and waited patiently for our noodles. Most of the people at the coffeeshop were there for the char kuay teow or wantan mee, which also looked pretty promising.

Spot the duck egg

Duck Egg Char Kuay Teow

Our large plate of char kuay teow had plenty of wok hei and smelt delicious. It was lighter in colour compared to Robert’s, but this char kuay teow had its own merits. Well separated and fluffy, the noodles boasted a good wok hei and was nicely seasoned. I liked how the duck egg gave the noodles a rich flavour. That’s quite a noticeable difference between normal egg and duck egg in char kuay teow.

Fluffy and well separated

That said, it wasn’t spicy enough for me. The cockles were plump and juicy, while the beansprouts were crunchy. On top of that the medium-sized prawns were relatively fresh and succulent. If you like your char kuay teow less spicy and still full of wok hei, this is your best bet. I rank this as one of the better char kuay teow stalls in Klang Valley. And you don’t have to go to Penang for a touch of Ah Leng Char Kuay Teow. ;)

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Ambiance: 5/10
Price: 6/10
Food: 6.5/10
Verdict: Pretty good char kuay teow. Order the version with duck egg; it’s tastier.

Frankie Char Kuay Teow (non-halal)
Restoran 8888,
Jalan PJU 8/5d
‪Damansara Perdana,‬‬
47820 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.


24 Responses

  1. ulric

    I’ll keep this place in mind when I m next in Damansara Perdana for watever reason…hehe =)

    Btw…u can ‘kah lat’ lar :P

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Hahaha! Yeah…next round I’ll ask him to double up the chili. ;)

  2. The best Penang CKT in town ….. better than none …..

    1. Bangsar Babe

      One of the best la. :)

  3. Val

    So which do you prefer ? Robert’s or Frankie’s ? I trust your recommendations !

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Both are good. But I prefer Robert. More kick. :P But I’ll also go for Frankie cos got duck egg. :)

  4. i don’t really like my ckt spicy so this might be okay for me. :D

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yup. This would be perfect!

  5. Duck Egg Fried Kuey Teow, always the good one!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Totally agree!

  6. looks delicious.. but nowadays I don’t really go into CKT…
    the weather is so hot .. and need to drink lots of herbal tea to cold down..
    They are lots of CKT..
    CKT in puchong (from the famous tong shin road), then the sister CKT…

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Liddat la…eat CKT then during Leong Cha. :P

  7. Oo.. I like Ah Leng CKT, gotta try this one too! love the duck egg cos I think it makes the CKT more fragrant and richer.

    Will check this out since its quite near to my home! =)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Do try and let me know. :)

  8. Next time ask for extra spicy! Hehe that’s what I always do when I have CKT ;P

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yup. Next round I’ll ask for extra large and extra spicy. Lol!

  9. I have special place in my hear for char kuay teow – one of the first Malaysian dishes I tried. :-)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Then you should try this one. :)

  10. Will pay a visit since it’s quite near for me :)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Let me know what you think!

  11. ooh, i actually would prefer zero chili and spices in my CKT! i just wanna enjoy the sweet-savory creaminess of the recipe and the full glory of its cockles and pork lardy flavor :D

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Hahaha! You and cockles!

  12. Loo Chee Kwan

    I shall visit this stall soon. Had enough of Robert Char Kuay Teow for the past 7 years already, need a change badly. Btw, I was in Penang last week and managed to try Ah Leng’s CKT. Hopefully this has the same standard hehehehe

  13. Nicole

    Hi, May I know what is their operating hours?

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