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Gurney Drive: Penang Fried Kway Teow

Penang is famous for its local authentic delicacies. So when my friend told me that I could get some Penang lovin’ at Ang Mo Kio central, I was thrilled. The menu was overwhelming but I decided to follow my craving, Fried Kway Teow.

Gurney DriveIf this is what they really serve in Penang, I’m going to fly there and gorge myself to death. Its savoury, tasty and not oily at all. I actually prefer this rendition of the fried kway teow as compared to the dark and sweet-tasting ones of our local hawkers. My dish took longer than my friend’s Assam Laksa, but when it was served up hot and smoking, I guessed the wait was worth it. The portion is pretty small though.

Gurney Drive is a famous food heaven in Penang for its local hawker food. And this is what the eatery is named after. Tucked away in a little corner at Ang Mo Kio Central, Gurney Drive aims to bring a little piece of Penang to Singapore. An impressing menu to boast, you will be spoiled for choices. I will be back for sure, to try out another of their speciality dish, Assam Laksa.

Penang Fried Kway Teow S$6.90
Jubilee Square
61 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
#01-07 to 10 (next to Blk 722)
Singapore 569814

Fried Kway Teow, by the dancing man.

Old Airport Road Food Centre is not only packed with a large variety of dishes, but a number of stalls that sell the same dish. So how do we know which stall is the better one? The first sign you look out for, is the sight of a long queue. So besides a recommendation, I also decided to try fried kway teow from this particular stall because of the long queue. While I was waiting in line, the next thing that grabbed my attention was the name of the stall: Lao Fu Zhi Fried Kway Teow. I may not understand the choice of name, but I think its a relatively good marketing strategy. Once I reached the end of the line, I realized that the man behind the wok is actually dancing, or bouncing to the clangs of a bustling kitchen. Not an everyday scene you catch in life.

One thing that I loved about was how my kway teow was smoking hot, and it was literally smoking. The taste was good and slightly sweet. In addition, the fragrance of the dish just invokes the senses. This is not the best I’ve tried but I will get this again at Old Airport Road Food Centre.

Fried Kway Teow
Lao Fu Zhi Fried Kway Teow
51 Old Airport Road
Old Airport Road Food Centre