Thursday, December 24, 2009

Cari Makan @ Penang : Tho Yuen Restaurant

I managed to visit the so call nicest Chicken Rice in downtown Penang according to one of the PenangKia on my last two trip to Penang. We were discussing food in Penang during our last Blogger Gathering @ Yuen two weeks back... we came across this is a nice and old restaurant located @ Campbell Street. Anyone went to this restaurant before?

chicken Rice stall in front of the shop

The rice

The chicken

The restaurant not only selling chicken rice, they also sells dim sum... not sure it is one of the best or not ... I personally was not impressed with the dim sum. It's just okay only.

Siew Mai

Har Kow (Prawn Dumpling)

Traditional card system

How the traditional card system work? The dim sum order will be recorded in the card according to price... when you paid, the cashier will calculate base on how many plate that you have in that category. Some Dim Sum place still maintain this card system...

Hey guess what? My aunt told me they actually not very popular with their chicken rice and Dim Sum. Errrr... so, what actually they are famous for? hehehe... They are actually famous for their Char Tua Ban (Char Keow Teoy with the broader noodles). I'm yet to try out their popular dish...

Anyone tried their Char Tua Ban? Is it good?


Bravebear said...

=.=" is this good or bad luck... Always late nite food for the eye and not the tummy ~.~

Evann said...

Mmm... 4am now and I didn't have dinner. I see har kow.. I wannnnnt! :(

manglish said...

wow looked come u didnt order char kuay teow? hehe

Emo-Happiness said...

I heard people saying it is nice..
But still, i will recommend you to eat at lorong selamat char kueh tiao and eat at newer park there..
LOTS of choice.

at night? char kueh tiao again in jalan siam..


uLi.佑莉 said...

The bak gai looks yummy =)

[SK] said...

oooh, yummy chicken rice!! i love chicken rice, especially the rice itself.. :p

BoeyJoey said...

Food looks good :-)

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

foongpc said...

Don't know about the taste, but from your photos, the chicken rice and the dim sum looks yummylicious!!

foongpc said...

Merry Christmas to you, TZ!! : )

the happy go lucky one said...

i think i might have been there before, and tried their char koay teow, apparently they r quite famous :)

smallkucing said...

The Chicken Meat looks delicious...taste not that great ah? Too bad. Trial and error. Today went to Ipoh Chicken Rice at Jln Gasing. The Kampung chicken meat looked very nice but sad to say also not up to expectation

Peace Lover said...

The new owner Ah Keong used to be a leng chai who drove a Prelude. He must have pissed your aunt? LOL
I am surprised you really went there!


CH Voon said...

hello... i dont have any party at my home la haha... just create a story nia..

anyway, i wish you "Merry Christmas & Happpy New Year 2010!

TZ said...

Bravebear: Dude, you are so lucky to see all the nice, juicy food piccie in the mid of the nite... You really have the rite timing :p

Evann: hehehe... go down to China town in Perth and have yourself some Har Kow :)

Manglish: dude, i din know they actually sell Char Keoy teow :p

Emo-Happiness: i tried CKT @ Lrg Selamat... a long wait :( Anyway, i should go to Jln Siam for the CKT... Never try CKT there before.

uLi.佑莉: The Chicken look nice eh~

[SK]: hehehe... the rice in this shop is nice ... :)

BoeyJeoy: thank :)

Foongpc: hehehe... so the picture has already won your heart to go to the restaurant? Dude, Merry Xmas to you too.

the happy go lucky one: yup! that's wat my aunty told me... Sigh~ i din know until my aunt told me. Otherwise i will try their CKT.

smallkucing: hehehe... definitely way way better than the Jalan Gasing Chicken Rice... I already stopped going the Jln Gasing Chicken Rice. First, difficult to get a carpark. 2nd, too pricy, 3rd, Service is sucks.

PeaceLover: i don't think he pissed my aunt... just that this shop is famous for its CTB instead.

CH Voon: hahaha... just teasing you only. Anyway, merry Xmas and Happy New Year eh~

pikey said...

Char Tua Ban? no lo.... dunno wad's that.

TZ said...

Pikey: Tua Ban is actually a broader type of Keoy Teow :p

Nikel Khor said...

mark tis place down for other food hunt

here me at Nikel Khor