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