We were in Chowrasta Market, or commonly known as Kelinga Bansan by Penangnites one Saturday morning. We wondered why Penangites called market(pasar) as Bansan.. >__<. Anyway, we were there looking for pok cheng(薄撑) sold by one poh poh. We walked from end to end of the market twice but still failed to found the stall. Not giving up, we walked around for one more time.
My girl: “Poh poh ON LEAVE ha?”
Me: “ Don’t know leh… maybe finished selling and went back liaw?
Feeling so hungry, we gave up at last and moved to Soon Yuen Coffee Shop beside the market for their famous koay teow th’ng and wantan mee. Wantan mee was served to us very soon with the price of RM2.80. The mee was very springy with a light sweetness, a taste which I had been looking for, very similar to the one I ate at Klang. The mee was two thumbs up but the wantan was a let down.
We waited quite long for our koay teow th’ng. A second remind to the stall owner only to realize that that had forgotten our order. The koay teow thn’ng tasted normal to me but I like the homemade fishball which were fresh and springy.
After breakfast, we had a walk around the market and bought a small packet of mua chi. I did not know how to differenciate a nice or bad mua chi but my girl said it was ” not nice at all “.
Start driving to Penang from KL at 4.30am and ended up not getting to had poh cheng was a big dissapointment. I will give myself another chance to look for it when I come to Penang at the end of August. Keep my finger cross.
Soon Yuen Coffee Shop
No. 25 & 27,
Jalan Kuala Kangsar,
GPS Coordinates : N 05°25’03.4” E 100°19’56.3”
Business hour : 7am-12pm