Penang has always been a gastronomic haven for us. There is always something new and yummy to be found when visiting. Stumbled upon(with help from local friend) this place that serves Hokkien food. This shop is in a place called Goh Tiao Loh(5 lane road?). Their specialty is bak ki and oyster noodles. This place is special because they use charcoal fire to cook their food. It is also very famous. Be prepared to wait abit during meal times.
Picture above is part of the spread! Waiting for quite some time as they were alot of people but it was well worth the wait. Sorry about the quality of all the pictures. Still trying to adapt to the new phone(O2 XDA IIi).
Oyster noodles. This is noodles and bee hoon(rice vermicelli) fried with oysters. The noodles taste really good. They are very generous with the oysters and the other ingredients such as fish fillets, prawns and some meat. The oysters used are really fresh.
Next is the fried tang hoon(glass noodles). The tang hoon was fried the same way as the previous dish. This dish is also very good(actually everything we had was good!). The tang hoon soaked up the delicious sauce nicely.
Oh Chien(fried oysters). This dish is oysters fried with eggs and tapioca flour(?). Again, they were very generous with the oysters and they were very fresh. They didnt use too much tapioca flour like some places do. This dish was one of the favourite dishes of the meal.
Cant remember what this dish is called. It uses the same soup base as the bak ki but it is served with mee sua(mien sin). The soup is nice and thick. Splash a little black vinegar on and you're good to go!
This is the star of the show! The bak ki. Dont really know what bak ki is but from what we can tell, its pieces of pork with a layer of sticky starch(tapioca flour?). Really nice dish. Dont know how to describe this dish, you just have to go try it for yourself! This dish was emptied within minutes of it reaching the table.
Overall a very good and satisfying meal. This restaurant serves very authentic home cooked Hokkien fare cooked in the traditional way(charcoal fire). There is abit of a wait but this is one of those places where the wait is worth while.
Makan Kings ratings = 8 out of 10