Char Kuey Teow
This humble dish is basically flat rice noodles, stirfried with shrimp, Chinese sausage, cockles, chilies, bean sprouts, eggs and chives with a generous mix of soy sauce. It can also be found throughout Malaysia. However, the Penang version has a special fragrance and mouthwateringly intense flavours which some people swear by (and are willing to travel for!). Typically fried with pork lard, we recommend the char kuey teow at Siam Road which is fried with duck eggs. For a halal version (made with vegetable oil), head over to Bee Hwa on Lebuh Dickens.