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383 Jalan Penang | Chinatown, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just found out that the very good chicken rice stall in this cafe is now run by different people. After trying the new chicken rice, we were very disappointed. The rice was not as fragrant as the old one, the chicken meat was too dry, the dark sauce for the rice was too salty, and the chili sauce... More 

Thank wintermelon
Bangkok, Thailand
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a cafe where you can choose several favorite street food dishes to eat namely char kuay tiew, lor bak, chicken rice, and ice kacang. We tried most of the dishes and found the chicken rice the most delicious. The durian ice kachang is not bad too

Thank Tat_Tatchai
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

just enjoyed the various penang hawker foods like char kway tiaw, Lobak, Popiah and also the delicious kway tiaw soup .. and as dessert we got ice kacang with durian ice cream .. super yummy !

Thank Blesslink
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281 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We love anything durian, so we can't resist the colourful ice kacang topped with durian ice cream. Not the best durian ice cream I have had, but delectable considering the low price tag.

Thank nlaykhim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Our favourite place for brunch. The lobal stall here run by a youngish aunty has the best prawn fritters. The light and crispy batter studded with fresh white shrimps is highly addictive. The lobak or five-spice meat rolls are flavourful, succulent and…addictive too. Don't care what others say. This is the absolute best. ;) The chicken rice stall here is... More 

Thank allset2g0
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

I just notice that the original hainan chicken rice sell over 30years ago have move to TONG SENG HAINAN CHICKEN RICE just next few shop to kek seng coffee shop..the taste is the same...delicious...

2 Thank Raymond L
Penang Island, Malaysia
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

It has been about a year since my last visit to this iconic kopi tiam, famous for its homemade durian ice-cream. The ice-kacang with durian ice-cream and fruit jelly did not fail to disappoint. The flavour is exactly the same as what I enjoyed decades ago as a little girl. The char koay two was well done and yummy, fried... More 

Thank aliciak39
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Few stalls at the coffee shop. Authentic food like fried kuey toeh, popian, pie tea, lok bak, laksa, chicken rice.... all food is delicious, reasonable. The famous durian ice-cream ice kacang is a must to eat if you are a dessert lover.

Thank Denise P
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138 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Great food in an old style coffee shop. The booths look like they've been there since the 50s. I like that the coffee shop is very clean. And they serve great ais kachang with a dollop of ice cream Penang-style.

Thank chongbrood
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

The Coffeeshop setting was like back in the 60s and 70s with the wooden benches and small tables. We had popiah, Penang laksa and the signature ice kacang with durian ice cream and jelly.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian, Chinese, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 383 Jalan Penang | Chinatown, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?