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Hong Kong Boy Penang Char Kway Teow in JB, Johor Jaya

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Last night, we went food hunting at the popular Hong Kong Boy kopitiam 香港仔美食中心 at Taman Johor Jaya.

There were many food stalls here, so we were badly spoiled for choice. It will take a few visits to try all the stalls here.


We were attracted to the busy Penang char kway teow stall 阿诚槟城炒粿条 because of the charcoal stove - something rarely seen these days. The smokey aroma rising from the wok, the incessant clanging of wok and spatula, and orangey flames licking the bottom of the wok convinced us to give this street side stall a try.


Waiting time is slightly long at around 20-30 minutes as Ms Ang (the lady boss) fries her kway teow one plate at a time, no matter how many people are waiting. 

No mass production compromise here.


The blue "A" tag is for the char kway teow stall, and the red "7" tag is the guo tie pot sticker dumpling stall which is also very good. 

Ms Ang stir fried the kway teow vigorously non stop as the charcoal fired wok was intensely hot. Any lag here and the kway teow will be burnt.

We were glad we waited. Even though we ordered dishes from other stalls as well, we repeated our order of char kway teow before finishing the first plate 😝


The fried kway teow was piping hot when it arrived at our table. Puffs of aromatic steam rise with every mouthful of char kway teow picked up between our chopsticks.

The kway teow kia type noodles were fried till slightly charred outside. The narrow width kway teow broke up and got stuck together a bit. I wondered if thicker and wider kway teow might catch more wok hei and stay intact better.

(Update: They have wider kway teow. Ask for it.)

The kway teow was moist but not wet or overly greasy. It tasted savoury, with sweet notes and was slightly spicy (as we asked for chili). 

The blended sauce was based mostly on lard and soy sauce.

The small see ham (cockles) were cooked just right. The well cooked fresh see ham flesh was tender and its juices still had that slightly salty taste of blood.  


The fresh plump taugeh (beansprouts) were juicy and crunchy.  


I like the use of lup cheong (Cantonese sausage) where the savoury juices were driven out by the super-heated wok, adding layers of savouriness to the fried kway teow.

RM6.50 per serving, Jun 2020 price. They have duck eggs, if you like.


Ms Ang and her husband who were from Penang had been running this char kway teow stall for over 15 years. Their son helps out at the stall.

(Some people say her husband is the most skilful.)


We shall be back at Hong Kong Boy for this Penang char kway teow and to check out the other stalls.

Restaurant name: Penang Char Kia Teow Stall in Hong Kong Boy Kopitiam 香港仔美食中心.阿诚槟城炒粿条Address: 2 Jalan Dedap 22, Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru
GPS: 1.540335,103.803570
Hours: 7:00pm to 12:00 midnight

Non Halal

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Date visited: 4 Sep 2014 | Reviewed on 11 Oct 2022

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  1. You come here at taman megah ria Restaruant lucky at night got fried kway teow more nice,brother of that lady is the seller,, also morning the shop is infront of new tea garden ,old lady from penang selling too

  2. Stall not there anymore. Some other stall run by another old couple.

  3. Johor Kaki, can you please advise if Hong Kong boy is just opposite Johor Jaya wet market?

  4. Greetings! Can we walk from aeon tebrau to Hong Kong boy?

    1. You can, it's about 20-30 minutes leisurely walk. But, I won't advice it as you need to cross and walk along stretches of roads with heavy traffic.


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