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Penang Food – Gurney Drive Hawker Stalls @ Persiaran Gurney, Penang

Gurney Drive is popular with its hawkers affair and have recently become a phenomenon in Penang where visitors from KL and as far as Singapore flock down to Gurney Drive just to sample its delicate array of food. The number of people frequenting Gurney Drive hawker stalls on weekends is quite high compare to many years ago and it can be a daunting experience to visit the ever so famous Gurney Drive just to sample Penang’s delicacy as finding a place to sit can be as difficult as finding a parking space in Kuala Lumpur shopping malls during the weekend. Furthermore, the quality of the food has drastically deteriorate over the years.

Gurney Drive's Chee Cheong Fun
Gurney Drive’s Chee Cheong Fun

Gurney’s Drive Chee Cheong Fun fairs so much better than the flamboyant restaurant in The Gardens with the same name. From RM 2 for a small plate to RM 4 for large, you can eat until you vomit but you don’t have to pay RM 8 for a plate. What’s more important is a hawker food should be eaten in a hawker centre, if the patrons want to eat in an air-conditioned place, there is something called "take-away".

Gurney Drive's Muar Chee
Gurney Drive’s Muar Chee

Muar Chee (Stall #55) serves Muar Chee and they are just so tasty. Just like many other stalls, there are a few options to choose from — small and large with the difference at only 50 cents.

Gurney Drive's Fried Chicken
Gurney Drive’s Fried Chicken

M Tucky Fried Chicken (Stall #100) serves delicious Fried Chicken, Fried Sotong, Fried Chicken Skin, Fried Sausage and more. They are incredibly crispy and the stall usually has really long queues. Even though the food tastes quite good, they are also incredibly unhealthy.

Gurney Drive's Ais Kacang
Gurney Drive’s Ais Kacang

There is however, nothing to shout about for the Ais Kacang (Stall #78). It is quite bland and the ingredients is quite minimal and even though there are usually a long queue at this stall, don’t be fooled and intimidated by the queue.

Gurney Drive's Cendol
Gurney Drive’s Cendol

The Cendol is quite mediocre but it is definitely better than the Ais Kacang. Nevertheless, nothing beats the cendol in Cendol Klang. That’s for sure.

Gurney Drive's Longan Tau Fa
Gurney Drive’s Longan Tau Fa

Longan Tau Fa (Stall #76) is quite refreshing and unique as it is a cup of jelly and longan and is a better choice as dessert after a hearty meal at Gurney Drive.

Overall, Gurney Drive hawker stalls have changed so much over the decade. While the place is always filled with patrons, the number of eaters has gone up while the quality of the food has gone down. There are always other hawker stalls in Penang.

Price

  • Stall #108
  • Chee Cheong Fun – RM 2 (Small), RM 3 (Medium), RM 4 (Large)
  • Stall #55
  • Muar Chee – RM 1.50 (Small), RM 2 (Large)
  • Stall #87
  • Sotong Bakar – RM 8
  • Stall #100
  • Fried Chicken, Fried Sotong, Fried Chicken Skin, etc. – price varies
  • Stall #78
  • Cendol – RM 2
  • Ais Kacang – RM 2
  • Stall #76
  • Longan Tau Fa – RM 1.2

Address

Persiaran Gurney,
10250 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 2.0

Char Kuey Teow (Fried Kuey Teow) @ Lorong Selamat, Penang

Lorong Selamat Char Kuey Teow or Fried Kuey Teow has been famous since early 2000. Now, it is sheltered inside a restaurant named Kafe Heng Huat and not the one outside a few shops away in the street. However, many bloggers and food lovers alike have commented that the owners are not very friendly. It is indeed the truth — the owner told us to wait at least two hours when we were ordering, it’s like they are now so rich, they don’t need our business anymore. We ended up waiting for nearly one hour instead of the two hours she earlier mentioned. Rude and arrogant is not the way to service the customers. Furthermore, since their debut on 8TV’s Ho Chak, the price is now ridiculously high, starting from RM 6.50 to RM 9.00 for a bigger plate.

Lorong Selamat's Char Kuey Teow
Lorong Selamat’s Char Kuey Teow

Lorong Selamat's Char Kuey Teow Stall is in Kafe Heng Huat
Lorong Selamat’s Char Kuey Teow Stall is in Kafe Heng Huat

Lorong Selamat's Infamous Char Kuey Teow
Lorong Selamat’s Infamous Char Kuey Teow

Even though, the plate of Char Kuey Teow has three big prawns, the eggs seems to be a little bit soggy. The plate of Fried Kuey Teow is quite small, where the bigger plate will cost RM 9.00 instead of RM 7.00.

Lorong Selamat's Ais Kacang
Lorong Selamat’s Ais Kacang

Kafe Heng Huat also has Ice Kacang. The famous Ice Kacang is the one a few shop lots away on the street. The owner of Kafe Heng Huat allows you to take away food from outside except Char Kuey Teow and Ice Kacang, because if you want these, you need to buy from them.

My verdict? These are not the best Char Kuey Teow in town. I have tried many better ones and the big prawns are not worth it. Moreover, the attitude of the business owners are way too unfriendly they should consider closing down their business and eat wind instead.

Price

  • Char Kuey Teow (Without eggs) – RM 6.50
  • Char Kuey Teow (Regular) – RM 7.00
  • Char Kuey Teow (Big) – RM 9.00

Address

Kafe Heng Huat,
Lorong Selamat,
10400 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 3.0
  • Service – 1.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0