Kheng Pin Coffeeshop on the intersection of Penang Road and Sri Bahari Road has some of the best breakfast/lunch options in George Town.
The most famous stall here belongs to Lau Joo Choon, who’s been purveying “lor bak” - Penang-speak for Fujianese “ngoh hiang” for the past 3 decades or more. Still the best on the island.
Another favourite among the Penang crowd here is the “yee sung kai chok”: slivers of raw fish, topped with steaming hot, tasty chicken congee, dotted with delicious fragments of century egg and salted duck’s egg. Comfort food at its best, served topped with deep-fried “yu tiao” (dough fritters).
The “char koay teow” here is a hidden gem - lesser known than the other famous spots like the Lorong Selamat CKT and Siam Road CKT, the lady here stir-fries a mean plate of “char koay teow”, with the elusive Penang-style “wok hei” aroma and flavours.
Anne’s Nasi Lemak is a Chinese-style nasi lemak, richer and moister than the Malay versions, and with pork dishes as side options.
Kheng Pin kopitiam opens 7am to 3pm daily, closed Mondays.
Kheng Pin Cafe (群宾茶餐室)
80, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 7am to 2pm Tue to Sun. Closed on Mondays.