My friends have spent the past half a year hounding me to give Penang Corner a try. The original plan was the 6 of us heading there together for lunch but then, the whole virus pendemic hit us and lets just say that the plan never did happen. Recently though, I was in the mood for some good char kuey teow and Penang Corner came to mind. Since I’ve got time to spare, driving 25 minutes to Kepong sounds somewhat exciting, lol … change of scenery and all.
Of course, before I headed over, I checked some Google reviews online and I came across many raving about how good the food was … “good Penang food in KL”, “good Penang Curry Mee“, “Penang hawker food in KL”. I loveeeeee Penang food and reading all these positive reviews sure got me all worked up with excitement and hunger.. Off we headed to Kepong for lunch in hopes of ‘hantam-ing’ good Penang food.
Penang Corner together with several other eateries made up a row of shops along the side of a busy road. Parking was easy, we all parked by the roadside. During my time of visit, there were about 4,5 stalls that were opened – Char Kuey Teow, Penang Curry Mee, Yong Tau Foo, Rojak, BBQ Pork and drinks.
Char Kuey Teow (Large), RM 7.50 + Penang Curry Mee, RM 8 + BBQ Pork, RM 8
Among all the dishes we ordered, I liked the curry me the best. The look and taste, it was pretty close to the dish I’ve had in Penang. Of course it would never be as good as the one up North but it does come pretty close. You’d get white curry mee that becomes all orange/red once you add the spicy sambal in and give it a good mix. Besides that, there were a good portion of pork blood cubes and cockles as well as tauhu, squids, pork balls and mee hoon. When it comes to this dish, I do agree with the postive reviews left by other customers – the Penang Curry Mee here is goooooooood 👌👌👌.
The Fried Kuey Teow was pretty good. We were on the fence about this dish. Two of us thought it was good while the other three thought it was okay. So, I guess it varies according to individual preference. The Large came with a good serving of noodles with Lap Cheong/Chinese sausage, 4 medium sized prawns, eggs, taugeh and cockles. I liked that the noodles had a slighty charred taste? To me, that gives a dish that extra ummphh if done right. Here, it was. Overall, we all liked it. How much we liked it though differs by individuals.
This was something on the side we ordered to accompany the main dishes. It definitely is not the best there is out there. Not something I’d spend 25 minutes driving for. The meat texture is somewhat hard and chewy but because it is coated by some sweet sauce, it managed to add some moisture and soften the meat. If you just want bbq pork and do not mind if it isn’t the best around, then do give this a go. It was a nice side dish to have with the noodles – both the kuey teow and curry mee.
Overall, food was pretty good. I especially liked the Curry Mee. However, would I drive all the way to Kepong, spend 25 minutes on the road just to eat at Penang Corner? Once in a very blue moon perhaps and that too, maybe during the holidays.
Address: Gerai 28 B, Jalan Besar, Kepong Baru , Kepong, KL.
Opening hours: 8 am – 2 pm. Closed on alternate Mondays.
Signing out now, Ciao.