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One of my favorite Penang hawker foods is Kuih Teow Soup, or commonly spelled as Kuih Teow Th’ng in Hokkien. It is one of the few comfort foods you can have at any time of the day, any stomach “health” level since it’s soupy and isn’t spicy.

Anson Road market kuih teow th'ng
Anson Road market kuih teow th’ng

I was first introduced to this Anson Road market kuih teow th’ng by my mom when she ‘tapao’ a packet for us for breakfast. It immediately became one of my favorites, so I made it a mission to have it at the market itself the following trip back.

On the Sunday morning that I went for this, the stall was predictably very busy. I had to wait for 20+ minutes before being served.

kuih teow, chicken, fish ball, and the all important coagulated blood
kuih teow, chicken, fish ball, and the all important coagulated blood

The kuih teow soup here is surprisingly simple, with strips of chicken meat & some skin, fish ball, choi sum (vegetable), silky soft kuih teow, fried garlic oil, and most importantly – coagulated chicken blood. While some places utilizes duck meat for a stronger taste, this stall somehow managed to come up with the chicken based soup that’s very sweet and savory in taste, I love it.

I'm a happy camper, definitely worth waking up for
I’m a happy camper, definitely worth waking up for

If you don’t mind a bit of wait, this place is definitely worth checking out. Get there before 9+ in the morning though cos they usually sold out early.

direction to Anson Road market

Address:
Kuih  Teow Soup stall
Anson Road Market
Jalan Anson & Lebuh Melaka
Penang
GPS: 5.415880, 100.320892
Hours: daily breakfasts except Mondays

Kueh Teow Soup (粿條汤) has always been one of my favorite Penang hawker offerings, other than the usual suspects such as Char Kueh Teow and Curry Mee. So I went over to the famous Kueh Teow Soup stall at Lebuh Armenian in Geogetown to satisfy my craving last weekend.

Update: This place has since moved to Lebuh Carnarvon, updated entry here.

Penang Kuih Teow Soup at Lebuh Armenian
simple, light, yet superbly delicious

The restaurant is of an old school kopitiam with only slightly over half a dozen serving tables. The atmosphere at the place hasn’t change at all since at least a couple decades ago, giving a sense of nostalgia.

I ordered the Kueh Teow Soup with pork intestine as extra ingredient. By default, it comes with sliced pork, three very soft and tasty fish ball, fried pork fat and some fresh vege as garnish. The soup is light while flavourful, just how I like my kueh teow soup to taste like. The other ingredients, including the kueh teow, were very tender with the taste factor right on the dot as well. The kueh teow soup in PJ old town is nice, but this is of another level altogether.

Penang Kuih Teow Soup at Lebuh Armenian
the old lady’s top is of the “GUGGI” brand

This dish was only RM 2.50, and that’s with the extra intenstine added, it is RM 2.00 without. Pork tripe is available as the other extra ingredient. You can also order fish ball soup here. The stall operates from about noon to late afternoon.

Penang Kuih Teow Soup at Lebuh Armenian
located on the same road with the famous Kuan Yin Temple

Address:
Intersection of
Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling &
Lebuh Armenian, Penang

GPS: 5.415517, 100.337234