For those of you who don't know what a Lor Bak is :
Lor Bak or meat rolls are wrapped in beancurd skin and deep fried to perfection. Lor Bak are usually served with two dipping sauces in Penang: chili sauce and a starchy sauce flavored with five-spice powder and eggs.
“Penang Lor Bak” stalls can be found everywhere in Malaysia but you have to come to Penang for a taste of the real thing with the full range of ingredients including boiled octopus, pig’s ears, Heh chih (prawn fritters), Tau kua (bean cake), Hard-boiled eggs, Century eggs with pickled ginger and more.
OK. Since you now know what a Lor Bak is now, in Penang, there's 1 very famous place to get the best Lor Bak in town. That place is : Cafe Kheng Pin, 80 Penang Road. It opens from 7AM-3PM and closes on every Monday. So avoid going there after 3PM and also on Mondays.
On Thursday, May 29th 2008, Graeme, Chern Ta & I (rach) went for the famous Lor Bak after our lunch which was the famous Char Koay Teow at Lorong Selamat. Cafe Kheng Pin is a very old style, old school coffee shop which you can still see a lot of old traditional settings, furnitures and it's quite dirty. LOL.
We ordered 3 lor bak, 2
ah kua's tau kua's (bean cake), and 3 pieces of Heh Chih (prawn fritters)
The chef uncle
If you don't know where the coffee shop is, it's easy. It's Cafe Kheng Pin, at Penang Road and it's located right opposite of Body Glove and oh, remember the chef's hat too. It comes in handy as there's also another coffee shop beside Cafe Kheng Pin.Sometimes if you are unlucky, the Lor Bak stall will be closed cause the uncle will be off outstation or overseas, like get invited or hired by a hotel or something for his lor bak and all for a couple of weeks. Lots of people come from far and near for this uncle's lor bak. The best thing is - it's not pricey!
What are you waiting for? Start packing and come to Penang for great food! Haha
foodie -Racheal Lim 001