Penang - Pig's brain soup and stuff at Kampung Malabar
- klyeoh May 5, 2013 07:29 AM
This popular night-time street-side food stall in Georgetown's old quarter reminded me of similar places in Bangkok's Chinatown near Thanon Yaowarat. Offering Chiuchow or Teochew-style pork porridge or soups, replete with pig's liver, kidney, heart, brain, intestines and all kinds of delicious offal. The pork broth was rich and tasty, murky from the high-heat boiling.
I opted for the pork offal with rice vermicelli ("bee hoon"/米粉 ) soup - absolutely delicious!
The streetside stall outside Ho Ping Coffeeshop
(seating in evenings at Cafe 2218 or Moon Moon Cafe, Kampung Malabar)
Corner of Kampung Malabar Lane and Penang Road
This famous pork porridge stall has 3 cooks - one of whom seemed to have gotten his inspiration from Jaime Oliver aka The Naked Chef ;-)
This stall is famous for their 'bak moi' or pork congee. Personally, I have to stay away from all this high cholesterol pig offal. At night, the kopitiam also has a good 'sar hor fun' stall which has very good business. But I find the kopitiam to be very warm, maybe because the way it is designed, the ventilation is not very good despite all the ceiling fans.