If you are within the vicinity of Bukit Tengah and looking for a simple yet gratifying lunch or dinner, considering heading to Jalan Besar at Perkampungan Juru. It is a modest house offering fried rice, char hor fun, ee foo mee or char koay teow.
I was aware of this place back dated to 2010 and recently Shirleen's friend introduced us to here, claiming it serves one of the great fried rice yet not well known by public.
How nice could a plate of fried rice (RM4.00) could go? A plate of rice fried to golden colour embellished with slices of chickens and prawns, it possess a decent amount of wok-hei, imbued by the experienced chef during the process of frying.
The fragrance of rice also derived from the egg fried with the rice, turning it to become a popular and traditional Chinese dish - 蛋炒饭. We added a fried egg (RM1.00) for a greater satisfaction, and we truly enjoyed the bursting flow egg yolks.
Their char koay teow (RM4.00) did not yield much surprises as the fried rice, as it was a normal koay teow fried with dark soy sauce. The usual char koay teow standalone stall would be a better option if you are craving for a plate of char koay teow.
It is hearsay that their char hor fun taste good, and we have it bookmarked on our to try list.
They have two chefs rotating to take the frying and cooking role, and I believe both of them are well experienced to prepare a lunch or dinner for you.
Fried Rice @ Jalan Besar, Bukit Tengah
238, Jalan Besar, Perkampungan Juru, 14100, Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
Operation hours: 11am - 9pm (Closed on Sunday & important holiday such as Chinese New Year, New Year, Christmas and Merdeka)
Location map refers here.
Landmark: opposite Dewan Serbaguna Perkampungan Juru
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