Chulia Street night hawkers

Chulia Street is one of the main roads in Penang. It connects Penang Road, which is the town area to the jetty and heritage zone. So, traffic is usually very heavy. There are lots of backpacker motels along Chulia Street and hence, it is one of the more interesting street in Penang.

wantan mee

At night, a portion of the street become alive with night hawkers selling all sorts of tasty local foods. I don’t usually go there due to parking problem and also the discomforts of perching on a stool sandwiched by the drain and the busy street. However, we went to check out some furniture and feeling thirsty, we had a drink outside the Regent furniture.

wantan mee hawker, chulia street

From two glasses of orange juices, we went on to sample more and more funny fruits. The three hawker stalls around us were doing brisk business. It means they are probably serving delicious foods.

char koay teow, chulia street

We decided to sample them. We had char hor fun, wan tan mee and char koay teow.

And the funny juices we had are :

Banana + papaya
Celery + bitter gourd
Passion fruit + mango
Water chestnuts

The costs of the fruit juices is not very expensive as they are between RM1.50 to RM2.00 only.

fruit juice stall

The char koay teow, wantan mee and char hor fun were prepared by very elderly folks and hence, the original taste is there.

char koay teow chulia street

I haven’t posting for a long time because I just don’t feel like it. Today, I am finally posting after such a long time. It must be the bitter gourd and celery concoction I had just now.

bitter gourd and celery

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8 thoughts on “Chulia Street night hawkers

    Frank Catania

    (September 23, 2009 - 4:47 pm)

    Nice to see your posts again. While I look out at gray skies in Boston, your posts bring me back to the lively streets and tasy food of Penang.


    (September 30, 2009 - 11:41 pm)

    Hi Frank! Thanks for dropping by.


    (October 13, 2009 - 10:57 am)

    Wow, nice springy wantan noodles…missed Penang food so much!

    leon koh

    (October 20, 2009 - 10:05 pm)

    what a great blog~~~!!! love all the pictures.. yummy!!!!!

    will be back for more read!


    (October 21, 2009 - 5:43 pm)

    The char koay teow look delicious..Remind me of KL food.

    jenn air grills

    (December 15, 2009 - 1:16 am)

    Tremendous pictures! I agree with Monique — sooo tasty!


    (December 20, 2009 - 2:41 am)

    Further down there is another Wan Tan Mee stall, I believe is nicer than the one publish here….


    (December 24, 2009 - 12:33 pm)

    Hey I live somewhere around and know most of them…

    Yeah the fruits stall is rather famous in town due toits affortable price. Local folks go there almost every night to have Vitamin C booster.

    You guys should try the authentic Char Hor Fun at the other side of the road ( ask where is the char koay Koak & Lok Lok – ( just opposite ). However do not go on Wednesday & Thursday but best is to call first…Believe me, you’ll never find another stall that fry char for fun with so much “fire & smoke”

    As for the Char Koay Teow stall, yes, it is another must-eat local stall that many still unaware. In fact, the uncle was in one of the Nescafe commercial in the 80s ( the one that figured a guy palying an instrument at night next to the back lane )

    The Wan Tan Mee is the so-far best around the area unless one prefer to have Sui Kow, then the further up one has it. Otherwise, that is the stall, also famous for ignoring people’s order but “will remember”

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