Monday, 2 October 2017

Penang Char Kway Teow at Plaza Sentosa. Johor JB. 大順檳城炒粿條

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First an apology. I cannot remember who alerted me that a family of Penang's legendary Red Hat Auntie char kway teow is running a CKT stall in Plaza Sentosa in JB. My dear friend, you know who you are - my thanks to you and sorry I can't recall who told me this 😂

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Mr. Loh is the nephew of the Red Hat Auntie of Lorong Selamat (his mum is RHA's sister). He was a shipyard worker in Singapore for decades before setting up this char kway teow stall in JB under his aunt's tutelage, five years ago.

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Mr. Loh said that his char kway teow uses the same recipe and ingredients as Red Hat Auntie's CKT except for the kway teow noodles which are from a JB supplier. As his stall is indoors, Mr. Loh uses a gas stove instead of charcoal (which Red Hat Auntie uses). 

Disclosure: I have never tasted the famous Red Hat Auntie's Penang char kway teow before 😂

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I had Mr. Loh's large RM7.50 serving.

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The first thing I always check for in char kway teow is wok hei. Mr. Loh's kway teow noodles is stir fried with a blend of lard and vegetable oil giving it a slight caramelised surface. Yes, wok hei was present - giving the kway teow noodles a bit of toasty flavour and subtle crisp. The noodles were also neither overly greasy nor wet.

Mr. Loh uses a savoury blended sauce which gave the rice noodles interesting layers of savouriness. I can taste the characteristic flavours of Penang CKT in Mr. Loh's fried kway teow.

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Waxed sausage, prawn, blood cockle, bean sprout, chive, egg, and sauteed garlic added flavours and textures to the fried rice noodles, completing the humble popular dish.

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👉 Mr. Loh serves a likeable Penang style char kway teow. If you miss Penang CKT in JB, you can get it here at Plaza Sentosa 大順檳城炒粿條.

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Restaurant name: Plaza Sentosa Penang Char Kway Teow 大順檳城炒粿條

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Address: Plaza Sentosa, Ground Floor, Jalan Sutera, Taman Sentosa, Johor Bahru
GPS: 1°29'34.2"N 103°46'04.9"E | 1.492836, 103.768028
Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm (Friday off)

Non Halal

Date visited: 2 Oct 2017

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