Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kuan Nan Coffee Shop, Chai Leng Park, Butterworth (Fried Mamak Mee, Jawa Mee, Kueh Teow Soup, Fried Kueh Teow, Ais Kacang, Chai Kuih, Lobak, Hokkien M

This restaurant has been operating in Chai Leng Park for 20 over years and I like to eat here not because the food is the best in Butterworth but because of the wide variety of choices available. If you are staying in Pearl View Hotel, just walk straight down the road beside the hotel and you will see this place which is just after the old cinema. Kuan Nan stalls opens quite late in the morning and operates till evening but by then all the hawker stalls would normally be closed by then. The best time to visit this place is around 11am to 3 pm. If you want to eat the famous Chai Kueh, go early as it is normally sold out after lunch. The prices for the food here are a little bit more than the other hawkers around this area but you can still find a good crowd patronizing this restaurant everyday. Address Restoran Kuan Nan Lebuh Kurau 3, Chai Leng Park 13700, Prai, Butterworth Map to Kuan Nan, Chai Leng Park, Prai, Butterworth

Ais Kacang (Ice Dessert) The ais kacang here is really huge, with all sorts of ingredients added. Among the ingredients I can remember are leong fun, peanuts, dried nutmeg, sweet corn, red beans, chendol, lychee and red jelly. I had a hard time finishing it!

Chinese Fried Mamak Mee (yellow noodles) This is one of my favourite dishes here. The fried mamak mee is tastier than that you can find in normal mamak stall. I have brought my outstation friends to eat this mee and they agreed with mee. Highly recommended!

Jawa Mee The Jawa Mee is sold by the same stall that sells the fried mamak mee. It tastes so so only, nothing special but so much better than many jawa mee that in KL.

Curry Mee The serving is rather small. The white curry mee is my wife's favourite. The spicy, aromatic and creamy soup makes you crave for second helping. Highly recommended.

Wanton Mee My wife likes the wanton mee here but I prefer the one in the wet market. This one taste quite good!

Char Kueh Teow (Fried flat rice noodles) This is my daughter’s favourite. It meets all the requirement of a good plate of Penang Char Kueh Teow. I find the owner quite erratic, sometime it is tasty and sometime not so good!

Hokkien Mee Lean Gaik Hokkien mee (Har Mee, Prawn Mee) started from a small stall here. It became so popular that they moved in to their own shop lot, same row as Kuan Nan, opposite the wet market. Another hawker took over the Hokkien Mee stall. The Hokkien mee is full of prawn flavour and my son says he still likes the one in Bandar Sri Damansara more. LOL,can’t get him away from the BSD Har Mee!

Lobak I ordered a plate of lobak here to try it out. Tasted ok but still missing that little ‘zing’ of a good Penang lobak. Anyway, the platter of taukua and prawn fritters tasted quite good!

Kueh Teow Soup (Flat rice noodles soup) Actually, I ‘tar pau’ (take away) this kueh teow soup, so the presentation might look odd to you. The kueh teow soup taste quite ok but I still prefer the one from my ex neighbour in Heng Hoe Restaurant not far away from here.

19 comments:

suituapui said...

Lucky thing I had my fill during my recent trip to Penang...so I'm not drooling! You ate the lobak before you took the photo! Hahahahahaha!

Pete said...

STP : Wah, cannot hide, STP got eagle eyes....can notice that I have eaten the lobak before taking pictures. Cannot tahan, just reached Butterworth that time, hungry leh! ha ha!

~dolly~ said...

it's hard to find so BIG ice kacang now already..
ho ho ho..
can add 1 scoop ice cream or not ar? =p

Pete said...

dolly : Sure, no problem...he he he!

mNhL said...

The ABC is HUGE ! I don't think I can finish it alone. And the curry mee look tasty with a spoonful of cilli oil. Yummy...

mNhL said...

The ABC is HUGE ! I don't think I can finish it alone. And the curry mee look tasty with a spoonful of cilli oil. Yummy...

Pete said...

mNhL : Whole body cooled down after I finished the ABC...he he he!

reanaclaire said...

Pete: yes, the koay teow still have the shape of the "plastic bag"... hahaha.. funny, the curry in pg is so whitish huh.. compared to the redness of IPOH curry.. we r very blessed with different styles of cooking in different states... agree? we can have a share to taste all sorts of flavors..

kenwooi said...

ooo..
i wanna try the lobak! =)

kenwooi.com

Pete said...

Claire : Ha ha ha, plastic bags shape!

kenwooi : Ok only lar but better than the ones that you find in KL!

suituapui said...

Ya...I had lobak in KL too...not nice! Penang's definitely better! Unless there are better places that I do not know of...in KL.

CheaHS@n said...

Whoa...curry mee!!! bay tahan (cannot resist).

Ayie said...

it's 10:30pm here now and thank goodness i am required to eat evening snack before bed by my nutritionist for my baby. Looking at all these delish dishes starved me...

mom and dad has high praises for m'sia's ais kacang! they had it when they went there for travel

Pete said...

Ayie : Opps, pregnancy food cravings! LOL! Your parents travel to Malaysia often? If they come to KL I can bring them to eat good ice kacang and chendol!

Ayie said...

they travel but not always in malaysia...maybe when i go there you can take us around! =)

Pete said...

Ayie : Sure, I can take guys around!

mommyscchoo@yahoo.com said...

Yes, Kuan Nan ! lots of variety, siew pao taste good also.

mommyscchoo@yahoo.com said...

Yes, Kuan Nan ! lots of variety, siew pao taste good also.

Pete said...

Mommy : Gotta try the siew pau next time....I think didn't see the stall leh!

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