Koay Teow Kerang Bakhari @ Medan Selera Simpang Kuala, Alor Setar

Malay Fried Koay Teow has seldom rose into popularity among the Chinese community, partly due to limited exposure. Since young, we were introduced by parents to Chinese Char Koay Teow solely, and the images of Chinese style Char Koay Teow has vividly imbued within our expectations - lard oil, cockles and wok-hei. Anyhow, trust us, there are great Malay Char Koay Teow out there which will leave your saliva drools, an example of it would be Koay Teow Kerang Bakhari at Medan Selera Simpang Kuala, Alor Setar.

Koay Teow Kerang Bakhari Simpang Kuala Alor Setar Kedah
Koay Teow Kerang Bakhari is manned by a senior uncle, owning the experience of frying a plate of aromatic koay teow for more than 30 years. Obviously, due to religious obligations, lard is totally absent in the Char Koay Teow but the aroma factor is no less than a plate of Chinese version Char Koay Teow. This is largely attributed by the chef's insistence on using charcoal to fry still. 

Koay Teow Kerang Bakhari Simpang Kuala Alor Setar Kedah

The chef fried the koay teow toward the greasy type, thus making the noodles silky soft. Interestingly, I did not feel the excessive of oily taste, in fact I was enjoying it though it was bad for health - atherosclerosis, strokes, obesity, or even diabetes mellitus, you name it. 

Moreover, the chef has never been ungenerous on the food toppings. 6-7 pieces of small prawns and some cockles are thrown to the plate of char koay teow but what I enjoyed the most was the egg! 


Koay Teow Kerang Bakhari Simpang Kuala Alor Setar Kedah

Instead of the regular koay teow for RM 4, just add RM 1 to enjoy the legendary egg, which I would gladly to fork out the extra RM 1 as the return was extraordinary. It is not an stir fried egg, but a fusion between a stir fried and semi cooked egg. The runny egg yolk is partially solidified within the egg white mass, and the whole egg texture still remained smooth.

If you are graduated from Chung Ling High School Penang, you will find this egg 70% resembles the well known Chung Ling scrambled egg. It was my surprise find here, as I have not got back to Chung Ling for years to reminiscent my good old days in the canteen! 

Koay Teow Kerang Bakhari Simpang Kuala Alor Setar Kedah

If you are a big eater, add on another RM 1 for the big portion. Nevertheless, I felt it was way too overwhelming due to the greasiness. 

Koay Teow Kerang Bakhari Simpang Kuala Alor Setar Kedah

Koay Teow Kerang Bakhari Simpang Kuala Alor Setar Kedah

It sometimes depends on luck whether you can get Koay Teow Kerang Bakhari as the operation depends on the availability of the ingredients. Naturally, avoid Tuesday as it is their off day, and mostly they are sold off by 9pm if they are open. 

Koay Teow Kerang Bakhari Simpang Kuala Alor Setar Kedah

Koay Teow Kerang Bakhari
Medan Seleran Simpang Kuala, Jalan Alor Mengkudu, 05400, Alor Setar, Kedah.
+6019- 548 7738
Operation Hours: 5.00pm till finish (Closed on Tuesday)


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