Koay teow – make mine big and plenty of garlic March 23, 2008Posted by asianpixmen in Food, Malaysia, People, Places.
Char koay teow has been the favourite of many Malaysians for such a long time that it has become almost an institutionalised dish among the local hawker fare.
Ask those health fanatics to step aside when they tell you that all that oil that comes with the koay teow will shorten your life by about 10 years.
God forbid, I have aunties who are lifelong companions of koay teow, satay, mee rebus, Oh Chean and what-have-you along Penang’s Kimberly Street, Macalister Road and Jeluntong Market, and they are now well into their late 70s.
So what does that tell you about the much dread word “cholesterol”? Nothing really, except when it’s your time to go, you will go – barring a coconut falling on your head at the most inopportune time!
Anyway, this koay teow chap is enormously popular in Brickfields. He serves it up hot and spicy, just the way the customers want it at this corner coffeeshop opposite the Brickfields YMCA. I have been a loyal customer of this establishment for many years.
As testimony to the the popularity and endureance of this quite unclean coffeeshop, the place is always filled to the brim during the weekends. I believe a number of its customers are also doctors and physicians who constantly advised their patients to stay away from this type of eatery!