Char Koay Teow Basah (Wet) @ Sungai Rambai, Bukit Mertajam – When we talk about Char Koay Teow, the place “Penang” came into mind, and then it came the huge shrimps, and the dry flat noodles with beansprout, a little bit of hot chilli paste, cockles the the flat noodle pan fried with special soy sauce – Penang’s Char Koay Teow.
Have you ever wonder what it is when Char Koay Teow is fried by our local Malay friend? It turned from dry to to wet. Malay-style of Char Koay Teow is basically has a special salty and sweet wet sauce which pour onto the flat noodle and is believe that it’s from the little town of Bukit Mertajam.
With the absence of pork lard, it still however brings another type of surprise to you. It’s a whole new experience of Char Koay Teow.
On one of the road connecting into Bukit Mertajam town – Jalan Sungai Rambai, lies a Malay-style Char Koay Teow that provides delicious dinner and supper for the locals. It’s located in front of a furniture shop and you can easily spot the place when you see the AIA building, where the stall is just right opposite of it.
At RM3.00 per plate, you will see a bowl of waterish wet dark brown sauce which half flooded the flat white noodle. Beansprout, cockles and small shrimps are accompanied with the little dish. The sauce is special as it’s cook with egg and tasted salty, and a little bit of sweetness.
Ask for “udang kopek” which actually means for removing the shell of the shrimp when ordering to ease your eating experience. The little Penang’s street food by our local Malay friend is special, nice, yet I found the portion is rather small. It went in my stomach in just a short period of time.
Nevertheless, it’s something that should be try. I’ve read that at Alma, Bukit Mertajam has another stall that sells this kind of Char Koay Teow and I would like to try it one day.
Char Koay Teow Basah (Wet)
Jalan Sungai Rambai
In front of furniture shop.
Opposite of AIA building.
Opening Hours: 8pm to midnight.