Jalan Raja Uda in Butterworth honestly is a very long road at least to my standard or my definition, it’s about 2.3km long. Despite its colourful history of this place, I believe this road has many good food that anyone of us could actually hunt for it.
Most famous one is the Zi Wei Steamboat, which is located at the end of the road and Ah Keat Seafood Restaurant also another famous place for food, it’s also located at the end of the road. Another famous food which you wouldn’t want to miss in Jalan Raja Uda is their Yiu Char Kuih and Hua Chee.
Honestly you can’t find this in Penang island, their crispiness of this kuih is really making anyone fell in love with it, especially if you’re tasting it the first time! You don’t have to crack your head hard what to get for simple supper, in fact, a pair of Hua Chee or Yiu Char Kuih is good enough to fill up your stomach.
The original stall is located at the Apollo Market (where the residents named that), which is at the mid point of this road, they also have branched out to both side of the road, that is the beginning of the road and the end of the road. To make it simple, 1st stall is located before the Shell Petrol Station. And the last stall is located opposite the Zi Wei Steamboat Restaurant.
Few years ago, each of this Yiu Char Kuih or even Hua Chee is only sell at RM0.70 each. Beside from this 2 type of kuih, they also sell Ham Chim Peng. Their customers can patiently wait for their orders eventhough you gotta wait for few minutes, so you can imagine how good is this. I even heard many outstation folks also aware of this stall and drove all the way here whenever they are back to home town or a visit to Penang.
You must be wondering such food can only eat any time of the year but not during the 9th Emperor weeks. Well, you would be surprised, in fact, they are even cater for that too. So you don’t have to worry if you can’t taste it during the vegetarian period.
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Remark: My apology of photos sharpness, it was taken by iPhone.