Where Would One Find The Best Char Kway Teow In Malaysia?

Some crave the "wok hei" while others love the "basah" type, but which char kway teow places are at the top of your personal list? Join the SAYS Food Awards and tell us now!

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Where would one go to find the BEST char kway teow in Malaysia? The SAYS Food Awards needs your vote!

SAYS Food Awards 2014 is the first mobile app powered food awards for Malaysians.

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The SAYS Food Awards is the first mobile app powered food awards for Malaysians to crown most deserving restaurants and signature local dishes. Join the SAYS Food Awards and start nominating the places you think serve the best char kway teow!

Kam Heong Kopitiam @ PJ State

Kam Heong Kopitiam.

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"For a plate of old school lard laden char kuih teow, nothing beats the CKT stall at Kam Heong kopitiam in PJ State. The kuih teow used here is slightly fatter, and lard usage is rather generous as well. The operator previously operated at the other end of the same row of shops, but has since taken over at this new location directly next to UOB bank."

"Kam Heong kopitiam in PJ State is quite famous as the kuey teow served here is slightly fatter, and it comes with large amount of lard as well. Besides the char kuey teow cooked in Chinese char kway teow style and I would say it is definitely satisfying."

Restaurant Kam Heong is located on No.8, Jalan Tengah, Petaling Jaya (North), 47300.

Restoran Jamal Mohamed @ Kelana Jaya

Restoran Jamal Mohamed, Kelana Jaya.

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"This is probably one of the smallest portion Fried Kuey Teow I've ever seen. It does look pretty standard like elsewhere with average amount of lala and prawn in it. The kuey teow has soft and smooth texture, and it is not too oily, judging from the fact that usually Fried Kuey Teow is much more oily than this."

"For those who prefer pork free/halal char kuih teow, Aunty Gemuk at Restaurant Jamal Mohamed at Kelana Jaya serves up a pretty good dish. The CKT here is a little more moist, consistent with most Malay style CKT. Very flavourful and easy to eat, one of my favorite pork free CKT ever."

Restoran Jamal Mohamed is located on No. 24, Jalan SS 5A/9, Petaling Jaya, Kelana Jaya, 47301.

Kafe Ping Hooi @ Georgetown

Kafe Ping Hooi in Georgetown, Penang.

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Kafe Ping Hooi (corner of Lebuh Carnarvon and Lebuh Melayu) is frequently cited by locals as dishing up one of Penang’s best char kway teows, and this one is distinguished by the addition of stir-fried duck egg (this will cost you 4.50 ringgit, as opposed to 4 ringgit if you opt for the plain old chicken egg version).

"Introducing Tiger Char Koay Teow 老虎炒粿条 at Ping Hooi coffee shop along Carnavon Street, which has seen operated by the Yeow family for three generations over half a century.
Tiger premium Char Koay Teow here @ RM6 is a healthy portion that consists of extra prawns, bamboo clams and fried using duck egg – something common in the mainland Penang but quite rare in the island."

Kafe Ping Hooi is located on 179 Lebuh Carnarvon, Georgetown, 10100 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Botak Char Koew Tiow @ Sri Rampai

Botak Char Koew Tiow.

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"Licin mak makan, berbaloi beratur panjang, sedap dan sila datang sini, pusa hati, total makana untuk 2 CKT special, 1 CKT biasa, 1 Keuy Teow kerang, 2 teh o ais & 1 teh ais RM 24.00!"

"Kalau ikut tekak aku memang boleh layan dan sedap la...ada 3 ekor udang yang besar dan fresh untuk char kuew tiaw biasa...kalau char kuew tiaw special ada letak udang dan kerang."

Botak Char Koew Tiow is located on No. 22, Taman Equine, Jalan Putra Permai, Sri Kembangan, 43300 Selangor, Malaysia.

Aimar Corner @ Sri Gombak

Aimar Corner.

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"This shop is a household name in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Shah Alam. Ever since owner Wan Shuhairul Wan Darus expanded his operations to Batu Caves, char kway teow lovers in uptown Kuala Lumpur have been going there in droves. The noodles are thin and fine and the aroma-packed gravy is brown and thick, a result of his specially concocted sauces. Be prepared to wait during peak hours."

"Kali ini kami dah jumpa port terbaik melepak sambil makan char kue teow yang best di Sri Gombak. Nama restoran ni Aimar Corner. Memang ramai orang setiap kali kami makan di sini. Secara keseluruhannya char kue teownya memang mantap, sedap dan kena dengan selera tekak kami anak-beranak."

Aimar Corner is located on 57-G, Jalan Prima SG 3/1, Prima Sri Gombak, Batu Caves, 68100.

Ah Leng Char Koay Teow @ Jalan Dato Keramat

Ah Leng Char Koay Teow at Khoon Hiang Cafe on Jalan Dato Keramat.

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"The prawns given here are huge. Char Koay Teow has eggs, prawns, bean sprouts and the prawns are the highlight for some. You need large prawns for a good bowl of tasty char koay teow...I’d say probably the best char koay teow I have eaten thus far in Penang. This one goes to the top of my list. The oils and flavors blend properly. This is not a salty dish and the “wok hei” / 镬气 is present in the dish. "

"Khoon Hiang is located at Jalan Dato Keramat.Char Kuey Teow This char kuey teow is very tasty but the portion is very small. The prawns given are very big and chewy. They are very fresh and sweet. However, it is a bit oily for this char kuey teow."

Ah Leng Char Koay Teow is located on 358, Jalan Dato Keramat, George Town, 10150.

Restoran Sun Hin Loong @ Petaling Jaya

Restoran Sun Hin Loong in Petaling Jaya.

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"If you wish, you could have extra prawns for an additional RM2 (normal price RM4.50) But do note that the number of prawns given are not fixed, more towards size I guess. So you could get 8 regular sized prawns or 5 large ones. Nevertheless, they are sweet and sea-fresh with a nice crunch, just scrumptious."

"This is so far the best Char Kuey Teow both of us had eaten for a long time, due to its spicy-ness, plus there are generous amount of large prawns and cockles too, it's not too oily as well."

Restoran Sun Hin Loong is located on 65, Jalan SS2/64, Petaling Jaya (North), 47300.

Think these places are just "so-so"? Know there's a TASTIER char kway teow out there? Nominate it in the SAYS Food Awards now!

The SAYS Food Awards 2014.

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Introducing the SAYS Food Awards - where you have the ability to nominate and vote for what you feel are the best foods in Malaysia!

The SAYS Food Awards is the first mobile app powered food awards for Malaysians to crown the most deserving restaurants and signature local dishes

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