This restaurant is located in the seedier side of the city and has been there for years and years.Â In Penang, this is only one of two places where you get Hokkien dishes like bak kee th’ng and other dishes unique to the Hokkien clans.
Their signature dish is of course the Teochew taukua (hard bean curd) stir fried with leeks and prawns. It is very delicious and only this restaurant can getÂ the right taste.Â There is a hint of five spice powder in the taukua, sweet leeks and the prawns are as good as they look.
Another thing that we definitely order on each trip is the oyster noodle.Â They use lots of oysters as can be seen from the photo.Â No one oyster noddle stall can compete with Ang Hoay Lor because the other oyster noodles usually have very strong smell of ammonia (or whatever chemical is used in making yellow noodle) which can be a turn off. I suspect Ang Hoay Lor must use tonnes of lard to make their food delicious.
You need to order Chinese tea to go with your meals because the taste is very ‘jelak’.Â The above fried rice for one person has four large prawns!Â There are no other messy stuffs in their fried rice like unnecessary char siew, peas, carrots and corn.Â Just pure rice, lots of prawns and some bits of pork.
After all the above prawn galores, we never order other dishes.Â However, they have prawn fritters which is huge prawns coated with flour and deep fried.Â (hair kean)Â Another dish is the bak kee th’ng which is pork coated with tapioca flour and cooked in soup.Â The pork will have a shiny layer of tapioca, making it slippery and soft.Â You should also try their fried tunghoon or mungbean noodles.
Ang Hoay Lor is located at 260 Jalan Gurdwara (Brick Kiln Road), Penang.Â Opposite RHB bank.Â You can also pre-order your food and make reservation at tel. no. 04-2624841.Â The place is run by a large family.Â Business is usually good during meal times.Â Therefore, it is wise to call and make reservation.Â You can also make a call and pick up your take-away food.
Ahem….after seven weeks on going vegetarian, this is my first meal!Â No meat, just some oysters.Â And maybe a prawn or two.Â After all, my husband needs help with the prawns!