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Ever since I moved to Klang Valley I have been wanting to find a decent kueh teow soup, one of my favorite dishes that you can find just about anywhere in Penang. Now there are many decent fish ball noodle soup around here such as the 60s Teow Chew fishball, and the other one in Damanasara Jaya, however, the ingredients are slightly different from a true kueh teow soup. A true Penang style kueh teow soup comes with fishball, sliced fish cake, chicken strips, sliced pork, and vege to go with the kueh teow (or your choice of noodle).

Kueh Teow Soup at PJ old town
finally, a bowl of real kueh teow soup

I have had a lot of forgettable kueh teow soup around this part of the country, there are times I had to force myself to finish the food. I was a little skepticle when one of my friends pointed out the offering at PJ Old Town to me, but I had to try it nonetheless.

I knew the recommendation wouldn’t be bad as soon as I saw the hawker stall bustling with activities. My order came after some 15 minutes wait, and it was good. Kueh Teow Soup the way I remember it, with the exact ingridients ingredients mentioned above, and they even sprinkle on some little cubes of fried pork lard (褚油渣) on top of everything, best. The springy fishball they served was really good, too. Sliced red chili and soya sauce accompany the soup.

Kueh Teow Soup at PJ old town
look at the spongy fishball!

Other than the traditional soup dish, they serve it the so called dried version too. With the choice of noodle or kueh teow with the ingredients (minus fishball) served with some dark sauce and the fishball and soup in a seperate small bowl. However, to me, kueh teow soup should always be served with its soup.

This dish is best when want to get away from the fried stuff and just want to have something that goes down the throat well. Not that you shouldn’t have it at any other time. I highly recommend this place.

Kueh Teow Soup at PJ old town
this old town place is great

The breakfast was a little over RM 3, in line with the average price despite the popularity. Parking at old town is usually a bit of a PITA, but the meal was worth it. The kueh teow soup stall is based at Soon Lee coffee shop, nearby to the excellent tomyam and the night market bak kut teh place at PJ old town.

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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Discuss : KY eats – authentic Kueh Teow Soup at PJ Old Town

  1. Hi KY!

    Thanks for another great makan hideout!

    Have you tried Ah Koong Noodle House? Next to The Store behind Berjaya Times Square. Good fishball soup as well.

  2. Hoh seh, going to try this liao, so far can’t find a decent koay teow soup in Klang Valley yet.

    BTW, do you ever tried one famous hokkien mee (prawn mee) right in front of the PJ old library? (forgot the shop name, paiseh). I think the stall owner is from Penang, if I hear his slang rightly.

    Beh dong, lao chui nua …

  3. aiyoh, the fish ball looks so delicious lar… and great review once again!

  4. pablopabla,
    I shall keep that in mind. Thanks!

    thanks for the recommendation, hard to find a good hokkien mee around here. Mee Yoke is just so-so..

    I type too fast k…. =/

  5. I am not hungry.

  6. yeah~ tat kueh teow soup i’ve been eating since i was… dun remember… but it was damn damn long ago… n mayb u didnt noe this… tat coffee shop was brought up tat 1 n only stall also… long time ago it was jsut tat kueh teow soup n 2-3 more stalls… look at tat shop now… everyday crowded wif ppl only…

  7. But koay teow tng without duck meat and coagulated duck blood not koay teow tng wor. Anyhoo, yummy!!!!!

  8. Primrose,

    You are absolutely correct. Then again, it’s already pretty hard to find that type of kueh teow soup even in Penang. Coagulated duck blood… yummmmmm

  9. Hello, first time here… wa, u really intro the place how to go and a lot of nice food on your page.. thats’s wonderful…

  10. Jon Chan

    Hello KY
    I love your posts.Have you tried the food at O&S coffeeshop in SEA Park/Paramount Gardens.They have the most authentic Koay Teow Th’ng and Penang Hokkien Mee ever.Will be most interested in youe assessment.

  11. Jon Chan,

    I frequent Sea Park area quite often, will take note on your recommendation and have it a try hopefully soon. Thanks!

  12. Pijat panggilan

    Its add delicious and interesting KY.

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