Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Lorong Selamat Char Koay Teow

Char Koay Teow is definitely one of the must eats when one visits Penang. And Penang is blessed with many places that serve really good Char Koay Teow, one of them being the famous (or rather 'infamous') Lorong Selamat Char Koay Teow.

This place seems to be very popular amongst tourists. And sometimes I wonder if its the koay teow thats the crowd puller, or the infamous less than pleasant aunty who wears a red beret and safety glasses while frying her koay teow!

Recently, on a Saturday afternoon, which also happened to be a public holiday, I took a friend from out of town to Lorong Selamat because she had a craving for Char Koay Teow. And we proceeded to wait in line for almost 40 minutes before we could get our order!

The very very long queue...

Finally! Our Char Koay Teow...

This stall's char koay teow is definitely tasty but most times I'd give it a miss because of the long wait under the hot sun. My favourite Char Koay Teow is still Ah Leng's. :)

The Lorong Selamat Char Koay Teow comes in 3 versions - RM5 for the normal version (without egg), Rm5.50 normal version with egg and RM7.50 big version with added prawns. Business hours approximately 11am-6pm, closed on Tuesdays.

And yes, the aunty is every bit like the description. She wears the red beret and the safety glasses. Doesn't talk to anyone (you order with her assistant) and she continues frying plate after plate of char koay teow with utmost concentration! Just watching her makes me feel exhausted! And...a lil something else I noticed while waiting in line...our Lorong Selamat Char Koay Teow aunty also wears Crocs Shoes!! Original one okay?! :)



At 3:38 AM, Blogger bloomingtree said...

Ah Leng's definately better, RM8 per plate!

At 4:16 PM, Blogger lingzie said...

yes most definitely Ah Leng is better! though its more expensive, but i still prefer Ah Leng's! Don't have to wait so long some more!

At 2:02 PM, Blogger andrew said...

I will NEVER..EVER..EVERRR eat Lorong Selamat Char Koay Teow! no matter how good it is. Why you ask? heres my story... my uncle from KL ask me go tarpow Lorong Selamat koay teow for him...i ordered 2packets and proceeds to the kopitiam for a bowl of noodles,after 30mins...i went to the stall and see if its ready or not...the conversation goes something like this...'Aunty, my koay teow ready?' i get no reaction from her. i ask again 'Aunty, 30mins already i order 2packets,how long still i have to wait? she turn her heads up and say'I know...wait'. i go back to the kopitiam..ordered another drink and have a smoke...20mins later i got really p*ss off and go to the stall again. i ask.'how? are you giving other people first or you forgoten about mine?' the L*nsi aunty said to me ' everybody can want to wait lar!' I got TL, yell the aunty #%!!?&%$ kick her stall and go back home.Thats it for me.i dont really know why still soo many people goes there to eat? give her bisness someore treat us like sh*t.


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