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

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

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

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

  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

  5. WITH EXTRA fried egg, double sinful!

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

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

  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. :)

  9. 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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