Where’s the busiest street in Butterworth apart from Jalan Raja Uda, where people call that Apolo. I can’t think of anywhere but Wai Sik Kai in Chai Leng Park. This is the busiest street so far that I know.
In fact, how many knows about this street’s history?? I guess not many. In the 70’s this Wai Sik Kai wasn’t exist, and their original place is actually in front of the 1st row of shop houses in Chai Leng Park, where Penang Tua Pui blogged about the Yong Heng Char Hor Fun.
Some how those stalls were asked to move to this place after 8 to 9 years of operation. And that’s how Wai Sik Kai in Chai Leng Park was named.
So, what’s the best down on the street there?? In fact, there are many… but I always find this is the best stall among all. Know this uncle & aunty for a long time, and they have been selling Koay Teow Th’ng for almost 30 over years, so you can imagine are they the best in this street.
My mom particularly like this stall of Koay Teow Th’ng, she doesn’t know why, but if you take her to Wai Sik Kai, she only likes to go back to this stall.
Apart from just koay teow, yellow noodle and rice vermicelli, they have other extra add on like deep fried giant wanton and bean curd skin. Why I call it giant wanton, … indeed a giant size. [LOL]
You can also add on chicken and bean sprouts too as a side dish.
A bowl of this Koay Teow Th’ng, you can see the stall owner is not stingy about the food and charging it expensively, in fact, it’s worth the value. If am not mistaken a bowl of this koay teow th’ng without the giant wanton, but only bean curd skin is about RM4.00.
The stall is opening slightly late, they only starts to operate from 7.30pm or 8pm till midnight. The first few stall from the street entrance, and it’s easy to recognize too, a white hair uncle and wife managing the stall – Heng Kee.