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Ask anyone from Penang, and chances are char kuih teow is in the list of their favorite hawker dishes. So for those Penangites living in Klang Valley, there’s always a constant urge to find a good plate of char kuih teow.

So when a colleague who was also from Penang talked about this CKT place at Imbi, I knew that we will surely have to try this over lunch time, even thought it meant a good 1km+ walk under the sun.

Mei Sin kopitiam Char Kueh Teow stall
Mei Sin kopitiam Char Kueh Teow stall

Mei Sin eating shop is a kopitiam just off Jalan Imbi, and just like another famous kopitiam nearby – Win Heng Seng, this one is usually packed with white, blue, and no collar workers during lunch hours.

glorious char kuih teow, just need bigger prawns actually
glorious char kuih teow, just need even bigger prawns actually

We went there by around 12 p.m. and the crowd was just building up. The char kuih teow we ordered (of course I ordered in Penang Hokkien, always as a litmus test) took just 15 minutes or so to arrive.

The plate of RM 4.50 goodness came with lightly cooked cockles, prawns (medium size), egg, kuih teow, bean sprouts, and of course, chives. It was lovely, spicy, full of “wok hei”, and positively delicious.

I would rate this place a little better than the CKT stall at Win Heng Seng a stone’s throw away.

Sheng loves the CKT, and do try the fresh yao char kuai too
Sheng loves the CKT, and do try the fresh yao char kuai too

When you are at Mei Sin kopitiam, don’t miss out on the yao char kuai too. The freshly deep fried yao char kuai I had was very crispy and had just the right amount of saltiness with it. I wished there were some bak kut teh soup to go with, but I guess kopi-o wouldn’t be a bad substitute either. The yao char kuai place seems to be off on Thursdays.

Mei Sin kopitiam at Jalan Melati, Imbi

Restaurant Mei Sin
No. 16, Jalan Melati
Off Jalan Imbi,
Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.14396, 101.714768

Discuss : KY eats – Char Kuih Teow at Mei Sin kopitiam, Imbi

  1. ok, this would be a 3km-walk from my office. think i gotta drive, heh! 😀

    • Sean: hahaha that’s a bit far, but there was once I walked from KLCC to Pudu siu yok.. that was around 3km. lol.

  2. Michelle chin

    i always pass by this area hehehe

  3. iamthewitch

    Wah I’m more tempted by the yao char kwai than then CKT! 😛 Haven’t had those in a while.. yum!

  4. I love CKT. The closest one to me that tastes good is in Jalan Beringin (I think that’s what the road is called). It’s also a long walk under the hot sun from where I used to work but it’s worth it.

    They cook each plate INDIVIDUALLY.

    …which is probably why it takes ages for them to get their orders out. 😡

  5. wah the CKT here sure looks good. Can’t wait to eat more CKT when I’m in Penang this weekend!

  6. have you tried the CKT at stesyen universiti? all UM students say it’s good

  7. Yes.. I love Char Kuey Teow!

  8. you must try the fried nian gao at this shop too:D

  9. Try the kai si hor fun (dry version) there! Soooo in love with it. I always order the same food whenever I visit this kopitiam!

  10. this stall is actually good. parking can be a pain so normally we park elsewhere and walk.

    love the nian gao stall here too.

  11. […] site is that I do get a lot of good recommendations from readers. From the previous post on the char kuih teow at Mei Sin kopitiam, missyblurkit commented that I should try their nian gao (kuih bakul, 炸年糕, or fried gold […]

  12. Hi KY, I went to this Mei Sin Restaurant 2 times, and the restaurant seems no longer in operation, or they have moved to a new place? Could you please enlighten me

    • Asyroff: they should still be in operation, maybe close on those two particular days? Anyway I think I should check it out soon. 🙂

  13. Oh ok, I thought that they open all day, so tak dapat la kuih untuk buka puasa

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