Home Food ReviewsCuisineChinese Loh Bak at Kheng Pin Cafe, Penang


Loh Bak is one of the must-try items when you’re in Penang. While the island boasts a good number of stalls serving this popular treat, one of the popular places to have your Loh Bak is Kheng Pin cafe along Penang Road.



I was told the uncle has been frying loh bak for almost 40 years and serves traditional loh bak such as tofu, prawn fritters, fish rolls and meat rolls. This loh bak was seasoned just right with five spice powder, and the meat remained moist beneath the crisp beancurd skin.


Also good was the fritters made with small prawns. The batter held the prawns together and was deep fried till crunchy. Best eaten with the homemade chili sauce and thick starchy sauce provided.


If you’re planning to visit Penang, remember to give this a try. Ask for a mixed platter and don’t bother ordering a small portion; a large one will barely be enough. :P


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Kheng Pin Café
80, Penang Road,
Georgetown Penang.
Business Hours: 7am to 3pm (closed on Monday)
GPS Coordinates: N 5 25.095 E 100 19.882

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Choi Yen January 31, 2013 - 4:29 pm

I like fried food but I’m quite concern about the cooking oil, I will cabut when I see “black” oil in the wok >.<

Bangsar Babe January 31, 2013 - 4:34 pm

Once in a while ok ma… :)

Sean January 31, 2013 - 6:41 pm

ooo, with 40 years of experience (longer than we’ve been alive, ya), this sounds like a reliable bet for loh bak! :D

Bangsar Babe February 1, 2013 - 8:48 am

Lol good point! :D

Pureglutton February 1, 2013 - 11:35 am

Ahh…this Loh Bak is our fave too… and then there’s the other hidden one in Pengkalan Weld that I blogged about, hehe!

Bangsar Babe February 1, 2013 - 2:59 pm

Yeah I saw. I’ll force Criz to take me there also next time. :P

Khai Loon Yeoh February 2, 2013 - 12:44 pm

No doubt is one of the best in Penang. As I frequent Penang a lot, I will always try to visit this place. Have had it for at least 18 years now. Since I am living overseas now, when ever I go back I will try to make an effort to go to this place.

Bangsar Babe February 3, 2013 - 11:31 pm

Waaaa…that’s torture man. How to tahan liddat??

jolene May 31, 2013 - 12:40 pm

I’ve never seen this way of cooking loh bak

Loh November 8, 2013 - 8:42 pm

So far this is the best. Never miss whenever I am in Penang.


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