Char Kueh Kak @ Macallum Street Night Market, Penang

I stay in Macallum Street many year ago and every Monday night, a night market will be open from 7.00pm to 11.00pm. Char Kueh Kak was of the best food around the night market and also my favourite. Char Kueh Kak aka Fried Rice Cake is popular dish in Penang. Char Kueh Kak is fried on a huge flat pan, with dark soy sauce, chopped chai poh, bean sprouts, egg (chicken or duck), chili paste, Chinese chives and some also include seafood such as shrimps and crab meat.

Unfortunately, after so many years the taste and fragrance wasn’t as good as the old time. So disappointed. It was a bit too dry and it no longer have the strong fragrance. The deep fried pork lard also not so crunchy anymore.

I ordered a take away and they are so many customers waiting their orders. So we have to take number and wait for it. In the meantime, we walk around the night market while waiting it was ready. It took 40 minutes before my order is ready.

You can order them and get them to deliver to you at the kopitiam nearby to the stall if you prefer to eat on the spot. It is difficult to find parking space on Monday night.


  • Taste: 4/10 (1-3 bad, 4-6 average, 7-9 good, 10 great)
  • Service: 5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-6 average, 7-9 good, 10 great)
  • Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-6 average, 7-9 cheap, 10 unbeatable price)
  • Ambiance: 4/10 (1-3 bad, 4-6 average, 7-9 good, 10 great)
  • Parking: 2/10 (1-3 bad, 4-6 average, 7-9 good, 10 great)

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