Left Handed Char Koay Teow

Left Handed Char Koay Teow (左手炒粿条) used to operate a roadside stall on Lebuh Keng Kwee (near Teochew Chendul). I stumbled upon the stall at M Mall today by chance. Interestingly, the food stall still has an actual motorcycle attached to it.
The man behind the wok, Uncle Chan, always dons his signature yellow T-shirt and red baseball cap. As the stall's name suggests, Uncle Chan cooks with his left hand. According to him, he is naturally left-handed except when writing.
The walls of the shop are covered with photos of the stall's former location and encounters with celebrities. A flight of stairs leads to more dining space upstairs.
Char Koay Teow (炒粿条, RM6.50) is the signature stir-fried dish of Penang. Flat rice noodle is cooked with prawns, cockles, eggs, bean sprouts and garlic chives (韭菜) using high heat. Left Handed Char Koay Teow does not use pork nor lard. Instead, the texture of lard is imitated by pickled radish (菜脯). Brine is removed so that the radish is not too salty.
Left Handed Char Koay Teow serves Chendul (煎蕊, RM3.50) for dessert. The shaved ice is sweetened with gula melaka (palm sugar). The dessert also contains red beans and green jelly noodles.
Address: 79-G-11, M Mall, Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Contact: N/A
Business hours: 11:00am-9:00pm, closed on Wednesdays


  1. The last i visited this Teochew Chendul at Lebuh Keng Kwee recently, this left hand char koay teow stall is not there anymore.

    1. Yes, the stall has moved to M Mall as shown here. :-)