Lorong Selamat Food Stalls, Penang

While in Penang, Roboman and I left our girls with my-laws for half a day to see the sights in Georgetown on our own. We hired a taxi driver to take us around to visit some historical landmarks, and to make a pit-stop for lunch.

We told the good man that we wanted to go to a place where we could eat a variety of Penang street food, and he dropped us off at a corner coffee-shop at Lorong Selamat.

The place looked tiny, and unpromising, but we got off anyway, choosing to trust our driver's recommendation. To our pleasant surprise we enjoyed the food so much, and later found out that this place is rather well-known! In fact, TripAdvisor lists it as a place where you can find the "World's No. 1 Char Kway Teow".

We first placed an order for char kway teow, and were told we had to wait for 30 minutes! Roboman and I used those 30 minutes very well, ordering other dishes like Oyster Omelette, Penang Prawn Noodles, and Penang Laksa. The latter two were fantastic, while the oyster omelette was just good, in comparison.

I am hungry just looking at these photos!

Penang Prawn Noodles
Penang Laksa

Oyster Omelette

And here are two photos of the famous Char Kway Teow, each plate with 3 big juicy prawns. This dish did not come cheap though, at MYR$8.50 per plate!

I highly recommend this place if you are visiting Penang and do not have much time to spare looking for good street eats. You can get almost all the famous dishes here. The place is buzzing with both locals and visitors, and it is because the food is good, if not cheap. Another advantage of this place is that it is not far from Georgetown's tourist sites, so you do not need to travel far to fit this into your schedule.

Lorong Selamat Food Stalls
Off Jalan Burma, Chinatown
Penang Island

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