Xen Teck Café Ms Liang Oyster Porridge
Where to eat in the wee hours in Penang? How about Xen Teck Café at Pengkalan Weld? I stumbled upon this café (more like a coffee shop) by chance when I was looking for early breakfast near Jelutong Penang a few weeks ago.
It is a typical Chinese coffee shop, nothing fancy, non-air conditioned and even around 7 am, some of the food stalls already opened! They are oyster porridge, char kuey teow, pork noodle and bread toast.
I ordered Ms Liang Oyster Porridge. It is priced at RM 3 for small and RM 3.50 for large. This is my first time tasting Penang’s oyster porridge and I kept my expectation low.Surprise, surprise, surprise. The bowl of oyster porridge has no oyster? Actually the soup is cooked with oyster and the rice porridge is topped with meat, fried shallots and chopped spring onion. The taste is a bit light and it goes well with Chinese crullers (you tiao). It is a simple and light taste breakfast and not the ordinary heavy Malaysian breakfast. Something different than the usual ones.
Xen Teck Café Address:
Xen Teck Café
No.14, She Tan Jetty, Pengkalan Weld,
10300 Pulau Pinang
Mon-Sat 07:00am till 12:00noon (but usually earlier than 7 am)