Savoring The Best All Over Town…


Posted by Criz Lai On October - 15 - 2008|


I had a laugh when I asked Allen and Steven if they would like to join me for a round of “Teong Kok Hoo Chi” (Chinese shark’s fins) yesterday for dinner. Both of them thought that I was crazy enough to go for a RM40 small bowl of soup without realizing that this was the local term used for Economy Bee Hoon (Rice Vermicelli)/Mee (Yellow Noodle) which would cost me RM1-RM1.50 per plate. LOL! I have been using this term ever since I was in my primary school which was ten of years ago. We used to call this dish the “poor man’s shark’s fin”.

Anyway, after a few days of lavish dining, I thought of visiting such stall for a simple meal which is cheap yet delicious. I have tried many such stalls within the town area and find this one along Jalan CY Choy to be one of the best around. Other than having some add on like their ever delicious Lor Bak (Pork Roll), they have something better. Their noodles did not have the strong taste of unwashed Lye water. Here’s my large plate of the Economy Mee (RM1.50) with some sweet chili sauce and fried sweetened tofu sheet (Teik Gar Kee in Hokkien).


If you feel that the noodles is too plain for your taste bud, you can always add in their delicious Lor Bak (RM1 each roll). If you want to try them, make sure you be there early as those yummy rolls will normally be sold out after 9pm. Anyway, you can also contact them if you would like to purchase some from them for your functions.


There would be one disadvantage if you are a person who would want to have some cold drinks with your meal. They do not sell drinks. But you can always try out their desserts which are not so sweet. The Peanut Soup and Red Bean Soup are only selling at 80sen per bowl.



The stall is just in front of SMJK (C) Sum Min at the junction of Lebuh Tye Sin (Si Teow Lor) and Jalan CY Choy. You sure won’t miss it.


Address: Lebuh Tye Sin, 10300 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 012-438 5348, 012-404 0466 (Mr. Koay)
Opening Hours: 6.30pm – 11.30pm (Close Saturday & Sunday)
GPS: 5.409604, 100.331247

Ambience: 4/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 6/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 6/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 7/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)


  1. J2Kfm says:

    there’s one in Jelutong, near to Jelutong market at night. not bad lah, got tomyam flavour beehoon, and curry gravy some more.
    of course got the lor bak and the spring rolls etc.

  2. Allie says:

    The one at Sg. Nibong near the yakitepan also good. 🙂
    Last time they used to sell it at RM1 for small, now it’s already
    RM1.20 for a small one. Thanks to our government lol.

  3. Penang Tua Pui says:

    I love the one at Sg Nibong one… one of my favourite stall for beehun……

  4. Steven Goh says:

    Now only I know it’s call China man’s Hoo Chi. Btw, I love the peanut soup there where they cooked with soft and aroma smell. A recomended place for soup. Another place is the 1 at 5 tiao lor bansan also ok.

  5. vkeong says:

    BM also got many economy noodles stall oh! Some are very nice too.. the business good until.. the boss wear 2 inch thick gold chain oh! LOL

  6. allenooi says:

    I knew the one the sg nibong stall that most people mentioned here. I lived very near only previously. Hehe.

    Is this the one that SG brought us there the other day and didn’t open?

  7. mimid3vils says:

    Y the economy bee hoon related with sharkfin?

  8. samyeap says:

    char bee hoon..the simplest and the best! I love the one at sg.nibong too, macallum and sg.ara oso..

    where else can we find tasty char bee hoon?

  9. Big Boys Oven says:

    pensng food is so cool yummy and delicious, still at good affordable price! but must also know where to have them! too many hawker in Penang!

  10. New Kid on the Blog says:

    I know there’s one near Chung Ling High School is pretty good too… Right???

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