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Chew Jetty Penang Chiak, Aman Puri

Chew Jetty Penang Chiak, Aman Puri

It was by luck that rif and I stumbled upon Chew Jetty Penang Chiak in Aman Puri, when we ran some errands within the vicinity. We were initially headed to our regular roast duck spot but spotted a crowd outside Chew Jetty and decided to walk in to see what the hype was about.

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Love the interior!

The restaurant is fashioned to look like a fisherman’s house – quite befitting to its name. Service was prompt and friendly, and our food arrived within 5 minutes of ordering. Chew Jetty serves Penang hawker favourites like prawn noodles, lor mee, curry mee, char kuay teow and mee jawa among many.

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Hokkien Mee

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Yellow noodles + vermicelli, with shrimp, dried shrimp and egg

The prawn noodles (RM6.50 – small, RM7.50 – large) were pretty decent; thick and richly flavoured from the prawn stock, and topped with a generous amount of pork slivers, shrimp and fried shallot. While I still prefer the version from Penang, this is good enough until I make my trip up north.

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Duck egg char kuay teow

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Nothing to shout about

I thought the duck egg char kuay teow (RM7.50 – small, RM8.50 – large) lacked wok hei and the noodles were clumped together so flavours were not properly distributed. Not something I would recommend, especially since the lack of char didn’t little justice to the duck egg.

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Penang Loh Mee

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A popular order at Chew Jetty

The lady who attended to us told me that the loh mee (RM6.50 – small, RM7.50 – large) runs out fast, so I reckon it must be good – it was. I’m not a big fan of this noodle dish but it is one of the best I’ve tried so far, second to my favourite in Bukit Mertajam. This version was flavourful but a wee bit on the sticky side.

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Curry mee

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I wouldn’t mind coming back for more

Chew Jetty’s curry mee (RM6.50 – small, RM7.50 – large) came with plenty of cockles, blood cubes, cuttlefish and tofu puffs. I opted for a combination of yellow noodles and vermicelli – my preferred variation when it comes to Penang curry noodles. This version could have done with more oomph from the chilli paste, but overall, it was fairly commendable.

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Iced pat poh

They also carry pat poh (RM2), Penang’s version of herbal tea. I prefer mine with milk but only the plain version was available. Lunch came up to RM31 for the above – not too shabby considering the portions, I feel.

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Penang hawker feast

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Ambiance: 6/10
Price: 6.5/10
Food: 6.5/10 (non halal)
Verdict: Pretty decent Penang hawker dishes. I wouldn’t mind coming back for the curry mee and Hokkien mee.

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Chew Jetty Penang Chiak
3-36A, Jalan Desa 2/4,
Desa Aman Puri, 52100
Kepong.
Business hours: 8am to 4pm daily
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