Caunterhall flats eating place

Caunterhall area has one of the earliest low cost flats.  My uncle & auntie used to stay there in their one room, miniscule high rise flats. The place is still very cramp but it has some of the nicest foods around Penang.

Their morning market has a lot of stalls with good food, i.e. provided you can stand the crowd and the din.  During the afternoon, their hawker food court has very nice nyonya kueh stalls alongside other hawkers.

At night, there is another group of hawkers.  Food prices are relatively cheaper than other places.  The hawker food court is next to the open field, near the roundabout at Heng Ee’s school.  For those not familiar with Penang, you can access this area from the side road of McDonald’s Green Lane.  Just go straight down the road, reach the roundabout and look out for the hawker stalls.

At night, they have this seafood stall which only sell shellfishes like clams, lalas, siput and the above ‘helicopter’ spiky clams.  They also sell crabs which is baked.  No frills and cheap.  RM5 per plate.

This is the main reason we go to Caunterhall.  Seafood package baked with delicious sambal and wrapped in banana leaves.  The cost of this package is RM12.  It has two squids, 1 large prawn, a piece of stingray and okra .  The portion is enough for two person, taken with white rice.

There are many other nice foods there like Stadium Curry Mee, Rex PohPiah and Jelutong Mee Mamak.  If you are not from around the area, do be careful with your belongings as this place is from the poorer part of the island.

Bah!  Internet connection is so slow, so I shall leave you with only one more photos eventhough I have other goodies to share.

This is Rex Poh Piah which is RM4 for two.  It has real crab meat with real crab roe.  A rarity nowadays when every hawkers cheat with crabstick which is not crab but processed fish.

Post Author: lilian

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10 thoughts on “Caunterhall flats eating place

    Ho Jiak

    (September 23, 2006 - 2:37 pm)

    I’ve tried the seafood package baked with delicious sambal before too. It was certainly awesome! But it was quite stuffy there, so I seldom go. There’s one Indian stall selling delicious Indian food too. I tried their Puree with Mutton Curry and it was good! Oh ya..I had the ice kacang with fruits…not bad:)

    K Sin

    (September 23, 2006 - 5:03 pm)

    I grew up sampling those food. I’ve been eating the wan tan mee stall by a fair fat lady wif glasses and fried chicken since i was of ya toddler’s age. The Chinese Pan Cake (Bang Chang Kuih) is one of my fav too. I was under my gransparents care who reside in Taman Free School.

    Used to take the bus to komtar wif granny and when we ar on the way back, grandma will say, “Kuan Ta Hor” to the bus conductor. Taman Free School = Kuan Ta Hor ??

    Till last yr only i knew of the name Caunterhall thru a fren’s parent. But But But.. from where the name Caunterhall terbit from still remain a puzzle to me.


    (September 24, 2006 - 2:49 pm)

    Food sold near the low cost flat area are usually cheap and good. Another good area for cheap food is the rifle range food court. But is is sooooo difficult to find parking there.


    (September 25, 2006 - 12:01 pm)

    The Joys of Penang and its hawker food 😛


    (September 25, 2006 - 3:43 pm)

    Ai?! Those spiky ones can eat ar? That’s interesting!


    (September 26, 2006 - 1:37 am)

    the curry mee and lor mee there are definitely good, not a bad place at all, wide range of choices there


    (October 7, 2006 - 4:47 pm)

    have u tried “char kuoy kar ” in penang ?


    (November 2, 2006 - 12:11 pm)

    when i’m in kl i always go to eat tis kind of seafood pakage in petaling street… the taste is good but u’ve to ask the cook to reduce the spicy or u’ll get sweat all over ur body coz it’s really hot… u can give it a try..:)


    (May 13, 2008 - 1:15 pm)

    I left Penang 27 years ago to US. Shamefully I had forgotten all about Penang. Until 3 years ago I had a chance to go back for a business trip, it seem that my memories suddenly come back all at once. Since then, I have been back every year. After reading your blog and recommendation, I will be back this June to try some of these foods and places. Can wait to try those foods…..


    (May 13, 2008 - 5:43 pm)

    Hi!! Auntie!! I’m from Caunterhall. Youdidn’t mention that there’s a kick-ass char koay teow stall in the morning. This skinny guy has a huge lady erving the koay teow. When you order it there, make sure you ask for more bak eu phok. At night, there’s a van opposite the field. A blue van. They have the softest, smoothest tau hua ever. You have to try these things. Trust me auntie. I grew up in the area.

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