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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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
Duck egg char koay teow.. so sinful!! Who cares about the cholestrol ;P
Some people quite particular about it ma…hehehe. :P
Tat’s a hell lot of soy on n under the extra duck egg…I prefer a drizzle of soy on top…*shudders* =)
That’s not soy sauce. It’s his magic concoction…I suspect that’s why the egg and noodles are so tasty! Hehe
Aha…the secret dark sauce for his CKT…tat explains it…hehe =)
It’s really yummy! You should try if you happen to head up north. ;)
my fav stall is at Jalan Kulim there..
It’s always not open. I tried going there 3 times…all tak jadi. :(
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
Hahaha…you and me both. If only it’s in Bukit Bandaraya…LOL!!
WITH EXTRA fried egg, double sinful!
And double yummy too!! Hehehehe… :)
Best la the ckt…
Do u notice that there is a lot ckt is using a short spatula ….
I noticed, but I don’t quite know why. Must ask Rif…the CKT lover. :P
for better control :)
Oh wow my hometown!! You made me miss the food there! :)
Go back more often! :)
I wish I can, too many work commitments and outstation traveling.
Mmm..I love this place. During my last trip to Penang, I had to tapau packets back for 2 separate people who want it. :)
Hahaha! Now you make me wanna go back there… :P
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.