…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*