This coffee shop has photos of the Chief Minister all over their walls. Left wall, right wall, front and back. So, you can’t help but wonder if those photos actually help to sell more bowls of koay teow?
The owner obviously loves to promote their koay teow using politicians photos. There are several DAP Exco members photos and also Gerakan Teng Hock Nan.
Above is one of the newspaper cutting which they have proudly displayed in a frame. I wonder if I can ask CM if I can franchise those types of photos? Since I am his photographer/videographer, I can follow him around at every hawker place, take a photo, process and let the hawker hang it. Of course, I must add ‘Visit www.penangfoods.com for the best Penang foods review’!
BTW, if you are a hawker, don’t try to ‘belanja’ them (i.e. CM and his senior officers) because they do not like the idea of eat-for-free offer. However, some hawkers may ‘kah liu’ (add ingredients) as compliments.
So, which kopitiam is this? It is the Pitt Street koay teow thng which is now located at Carnavon Street. I don’t exactly like it very much because I find it too plain. I prefer mine with duck’s blood and duck meat. This is more the eel balls and plain pork version.
However……I recommend you try their hup toh soe (or walnut cookies) and the fresh and hot coconut tart. I love coconut tarts baked in the traditional way and was ‘allocated’ three today. The tarts were actually reserved but the lady sold me three because I was so disappointed when she told me they were reserved.