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Good yau char kwai is becoming more and more difficult to find these days. A family friend introduced me to this yau char kwai (fried cruller) shop along Cintra Street in Penang last year. It’s been around for more than 30 years, and until today, there’s no signboard for this shop.


Freshly fried

I bought a few pieces and walked across to the coffeeshop for a kopi-o “kau” to eat with my yau char kwai. That’s how people in Penang eat their yau char kwai. Some people take it with soy milk, but I personally like dunking mine into the thick, dark coffee.


Kopi-O Kau


The simple pleasure of watching as the coffee coats the fried cruller makes me happy. Anyway, here’s a picture of what I wore that day. Fascinating hotel right? Was tempted to go and check it out. :P


Mini dress from Peep Boutique

76, Cintra Street,
10100 Penang.
Business hours: 12 noon to 8pm

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Melissa January 29, 2013 - 2:06 pm

From photo can see the yau char kwai is crispy. Dislike those like lembik and masuk angin type. I like to dip my crispy yau char kwai in a cuppa Coffee without ‘O’.hehe…. BTW…this one selling how much per piece?

Bangsar Babe January 30, 2013 - 9:56 am

I think it’s RM1 or RM1.20 per piece. Quite big also. :)


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