Goo-Bak Koay Teow

…or better known as simply Beef Koay Teow.

Back in Ipoh, my favorite beef koay teow stall is the one in Woolley Center. It was formerly a stall in the Kampung Simee market, but moved to Woolley Center several years ago. Since I don’t go back to Ipoh very often nowadays, I really miss the beef koay teow there. The lady at the stall always recognizes me whenever I stop by. Talk about store loyalty!

Since I have relocated to Penang for about 10 years now, I’ve not found a beef koay teow stall which meets my standards….chewah… until recently. This quaint stall has a signboard in Mandarin, save for a few English words like Large, Medium and Small, and the prices. It’s located at the corner coffee shop very near the Taman Sri Nibong police station, along the same row as the Ayamas shop and Yosenabe steamboat restaurant. The beef koay teow’s soup is just right in thickness and exudes a heavenly aroma so inviting and addictive, you just can’t help but love it. My hubby and I frequent this stall about once a week now, because it is just so good it keeps us coming back for more. Customization is also available for each individual bowl as you can choose what to include and what to exclude. Compared to Ipoh, the price is slightly steep, at RM8 for a large bowl, RM7 for medium and RM6 for small. But it is still cheaper than a bowl of beef koay teow at Pho Hoa 😛

Yesterday evening we went there for dinner again, and when I started to explain how I like mine customized, the man said he already knew and when he repeated it to me, it was correct! Say…I wonder if they have frequent diner discounts there? *hopeful*

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8 Responses to Goo-Bak Koay Teow

  1. huisia says:

    my place here got one super yummy beef noodle..i craving it like every night wanna to eat..but heard beef not good for baby’s skin have to control a bit la..

    The Giddy Tiger says: Really meh? I don’t recall steering clear of beef when I was preggers. I had Mc-D’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese almost every week 😛

  2. jazzmint says:

    yum yum…i love beef noodles

    The Giddy Tiger says: Have you tried the Pho Hoa ones at The Curve? It’s pricey, service is so-so, but the food is good.

  3. Beef noodles!!!! Yummy!

    Cannot wait to go to Malaysia so I can eat with 100% authentic ingredients.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Hey, the Vietnamese beef noodles at the good ol US of A is superb! I can’t find anything like it here…

  4. WS says:

    you can try the beef noddle opposite Salvation Army…quite good…
    So far the best beef noodle i ever tasted is in Taiwan!!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Someone was telling me the same thing. But so far leh…

  5. shooi says:

    My fav stall in ipoh is the one at ipoh old town …Sin yun loong/ foong coffee shop. I don’t like the one at Wooley though.

    In penang, my fav is the one opposite the bomba at Jln Pantai.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Why don laik the Woolley one woh? And oooh… another one to try out? I haven’t tried the Sin Yun Loong/Foong coffee shop one. I thought Old Town is famous for white coffee and “kai-si-hor-fun” only? 🙂

  6. michelle says:

    Beef Noodles, my favourite too….yummy!!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Didn’t know there were so many beef noodle lovers around!

  7. Angie says:

    I heard that the one that shooi mentioned is a very famous stall. But very expensive. But we have beefball noodles in Kampung Malabar off Penang Road. Nice too!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Hohoho…another one to try!

  8. pat says:

    wah about time for me to leave a message – its about food! hehehe

    The Giddy Tiger says: Welcome welcome….It’s about time! Food is a universal language 🙂

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