Strange but true. And I always thought I’ve been writing a lot but sadly no. Anyway, here’s my continuation on the Penang series and let’s hope my next 100 post would be much …. faster.


Penangites find good food in many places usually unknown (and even odd) to tourists. It’s best to check with your local tour guide, if you have one. If you can’t find any, there’s always your friendly neighborhood food bloggers. Just google and you’ll have a whole gastronomic itinerary listed out for you.

Don’t be surprised to find some stalls that are set up beside a busy road are considered to serve very good food by the locals. Don’t worry about cleanliness as most of these outlets are clean, unless proven otherwise. The most important thing is to be adventurous with your tongue and to look at the condition of the stall and its surroundings. If there is a water tap nearby and if the food is served hot, you should not be worried.

Lorong Selamat is one of such. It’s located between Jalan Burma and Jalan Macallister, 2 of Penang’s busiest’s street. Along this street, you will find some of Penang’s favorite top bites such as the Penang Char Kuay Teow (fried flat noodle). Scout along the street and you will also find good Prawn Mee (locally known as Hokkien Mee or Noodle), Assam Laksa (this noodle soup comes with sour broth flavored with tamarind and has ingredients such as pureed fish, fruits, veggies and a generous helping of chili. The combination are powerful and will have the uninitiated breathing fire) and also O-Chian (Fried Oyster or Oyster Omelets).

Char Kuay Teow

Fried Oyster

Prawn Mee

Do be careful when you order your food : Penang laksa or hokkien mee are quite different from what you’d get in, say, Kuala Lumpur. There are two types of Hokkien mee: Hokkien hae mee and Hokkien char mee. Hokkien hae mee (Hokkien prawn noodles) is commonly served in Penang and Singapore while Hokkien char mee (Hokkien fried noodles) is commonly served in Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley. The dish commonly referred to as “Hokkien mee”, depending on the locality, can mean either Hokkien hae mee or Hokkien char mee. For example, Hokkien mee in Kuala Lumpur refers to Hokkien char mee and vice versa. So if your order arrives different from what you expected, better check again before complaining.

Here’s the location map to Lorong Selamat.


  1. New Kid On The Blog Said,

    a very good feast
    .-= New Kid On The Blog´s last blog ..Edgecumbe Mee Goreng =-.


  2. cumidanciki Said,

    Congratulations and Jubilation! πŸ˜€ nice work
    .-= cumidanciki´s last blog ..Canton-I because… hungry-I =-.


  3. EVo Said,

    Tai ko! congrats on the 100th anniversary wei! LOL i still have some time to reach that..about halfway now ^^

    Btw i heard that the lorong selamat charkueytiao has moved / closed shop. they’re just not there anymore lo. U might wana ask around for its latest location πŸ™‚


  4. email2me Said,

    I like Ah Leng’s CKT more.
    .-= email2me´s last blog ..Restoran Super Kitchen Chili Pan Mee Now Available at Chow Yang SS2 =-.


  5. J2Kfm Said,

    congrats on your 100th!
    this CKT a bit . .. arrogant lah.
    somemore gotta queue, and pay a nice sum for medium serving.
    .-= J2Kfm´s last blog ..Meet The Floggers : A Precious (Pea) Story =-.


  6. thenomadGourmand Said,

    LOL. tht CKt stall is one tht i nvvr will go to!
    Anyhow..u had a great time in Pg eh?
    .-= thenomadGourmand´s last blog ..My Daily Obsession – BREAD!!!! =-.


  7. Bangsar-bAbE Said,

    Yes…I agree with J2Kfm. The CKT ladies were quite arrogant and the CKT was blardy expensive!! But it was quite good in my opinion…and the oh chien was also not too bad. =)
    .-= Bangsar-bAbE´s last blog ..A Slice of Heaven, by Just Heavenly =-.


  8. Big Boys Oven Said,

    hahahahahah you meet my wonder woman at lorong selamat! just awesome! πŸ˜‰
    .-= Big Boys Oven´s last blog ..James & Cissie’s Wedding Desserts at Tanarimba, Janda Baik =-.


  9. superwilson Said,

    I wanted to go the CKT ladies but CK Lam asked me to find the “uncle” store few steps away. Waiting period on Saturday 1 hr 15 min.

    Need to find you next week 4 makan session.
    .-= superwilson´s last blog ..Sunrise Viewing @ The Broga Hill, Semenyih =-.


  10. mimid3vils Said,

    Initially hubby plan a makan makan trip on this coming Thursday but I couln’t on leave, *sob*sob*
    .-= mimid3vils´s last blog ..Kechara Oasis =-.


  11. jason Said,

    I don’t think I’ve been here but since many ppl commented about the owner’s behaviour, maybe I should stay away from her stall πŸ˜›
    .-= jason´s last blog ..Bangi Kopitiam at Port Dickson =-.


  12. ck lam Said,

    Good to see your continuation of Penang Food…with the nice mosaic style presentation too. Will share with you more of other tasty CKT around the island on your next trip.
    .-= ck lam´s last blog ..Penang Food Bloggers Tasting Session at Ivy’s Kitchen =-.


  13. christock Said,

    congratulations! and your food pics are amazing as always! πŸ˜€
    .-= christock´s last blog ..Runway 101 =-.


  14. Sugar Bean Said,

    Wonder how local food can look so nice on your pictures, nice photography! Haven’t been to any of these places before. Yeah, the prawn mee thingie is tricky, didn’t know it before I started reading blogs. πŸ™‚

    Sorry to ask for a favour, can you please link Sugar Bean? Thank you.
    .-= Sugar Bean´s last blog ..Masa Japanese Restaurant (?) =-.


  15. Rasa Malaysia Said,

    To avoid the confusion, in Penang, the soupy Hokkien Mee is always called Hokkien Mee, and the stir-fried version is simply called Hokkien Char, and it’s always sold together with Sar Hor fun. Hope this helps. πŸ™‚
    .-= Rasa Malaysia´s last blog ..Dried Oysters =-.


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