I am not much of breakfast guy, usually not hungry in the morning, however one breakfast I do crave in Penang, Malaysia is the koay teow th’ng soup. It is a fairly simple, mild dish with my favourite including fish balls, slices of fish cake, small strips of chicken, crispy pork cracklings, koay teow noodles and green onion all swimming in a tasty chicken broth. For me the favourite part is the oh so delicate koay teow rice noodles, they almost melt your mouth.
The stand I always go to is located in the small hawker center in Pulau Tikus market. I think the uncle and auntie have been running it forever and it is the most popular stand. At 5 RM (about $1.50 CDN) a bowl, you can’t go wrong. Pair it with the local coffee, which you can almost stand the spoon up in, and you have a breakfast of champions. The stand is called Ah Liang Koay Teow Soup.