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Duck Egg Char Kuay Teow, Bukit Mertajam

Bukit Mertajam is a place I hardly venture into because the highlight of Penang is the island, or so I thought. A recent pit stop on the mainland allowed me to explore the many food delights Bukit Mertajam had to offer and I even revisited an old favourite – duck egg char kuay teow.

The stall is located next to the Bukit Mertajam taxi station and opens from 8pm onwards. Often, the wait can be long especially when there’s a queue. I hate it when people ‘tapau’ more than 10 packets of this char kuay teow in one order as that only meant I had to wait even longer for mine to arrive.

Laden with wok hei

Duck egg

I don’t speak a word of Hokkien, but managed to order two plates of duck egg char kuay teow with an additional fried duck egg on top. Not sure how much a plate cost these days but I paid RM11 for 2 large plates with extra egg and a cup of very diluted herbal tea.

One plate is never enough...

The char kuay teow was as good as I remembered it to be. This was wetter than the usual char kuay teow you get in Penang island, but packs a wallop of wok hei. The noodles were smooth, thoroughly seasoned with special black sauce and came with plenty of cockles and crunchy bean sprouts. I would have preferred slightly larger prawns but that’s just a small issue.

Fried duck egg

The runny yolk of the fried duck egg gave a touch of creaminess to the already rich kuay teow. Seriously good stuff! You just need to ignore the cholesterol police barking at the back of your conscience and schedule a detox session the next day.

Runny yolk

I tried to takeaway a packet of this once and the noodles were still tasty when I ate it in KL. Of course, nothing beats eating it on the spot. So if you’re ever in Bukit Mertajam at night, you know what to eat!

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Ambiance: 3/10
Price: 6/10
Food: 8/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: A must-try in Bukit Mertajam. Enough said.

Duck Egg Char Koay Teow
Next to Taxi Station
Jalan Pasar, Bukit Mertajam
GPS Coordinates: N 5 21.902 E 100 27.615


21 Responses

  1. Duck egg char koay teow.. so sinful!! Who cares about the cholestrol ;P

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Some people quite particular about it ma…hehehe. :P

  2. ulric

    Tat’s a hell lot of soy on n under the extra duck egg…I prefer a drizzle of soy on top…*shudders* =)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      That’s not soy sauce. It’s his magic concoction…I suspect that’s why the egg and noodles are so tasty! Hehe

      1. ulric

        Aha…the secret dark sauce for his CKT…tat explains it…hehe =)

        1. Bangsar Babe

          It’s really yummy! You should try if you happen to head up north. ;)

  3. my fav stall is at Jalan Kulim there..

    1. Bangsar Babe

      It’s always not open. I tried going there 3 times…all tak jadi. :(

  4. whoa, an ADDITIONAL duck egg atop of the already eggy CKT? i think i’m in love! i wish this was in bukit jalil instead of bukit mertajam though :D

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Hahaha…you and me both. If only it’s in Bukit Bandaraya…LOL!!

  5. WITH EXTRA fried egg, double sinful!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      And double yummy too!! Hehehehe… :)

  6. Best la the ckt…
    Do u notice that there is a lot ckt is using a short spatula ….
    Y ahhh?

    1. Bangsar Babe

      I noticed, but I don’t quite know why. Must ask Rif…the CKT lover. :P

      1. rif

        for better control :)

  7. Oh wow my hometown!! You made me miss the food there! :)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Go back more often! :)

      1. I wish I can, too many work commitments and outstation traveling.

  8. Mmm..I love this place. During my last trip to Penang, I had to tapau packets back for 2 separate people who want it. :)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Hahaha! Now you make me wanna go back there… :P

  9. Jeebs

    There are 3 duck egg CKT stalls in BM actually. I think they are all brothers. One is by the taxi stall as you mentioned, another is by the train station, and the other is at Jalan Kulim , opposite caltex.

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