Cathay Coffee Shop, Burmah Road – Tender Steam Chicken

To search for the best food in certain area requires guidance and introduction from others either by searching the internet or by word of mouth. As a permanent resident of Penang, I regret to say that there are many good food in Georgetown which I still have yet to try out. One of the best steamed chicken porridge with soy sauce was introduced to me by a friend of mine recently.

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The location of this stall is next to Kedai Kopi Cathay (Cathay Coffee Shop) in the junction of Jalan Tavoy/Jalan Burma. There is a van which usually parks next to the coffee shop with the signage of “Chicken Porridge”. This stall only operates during dinner time.

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The stall has a long-run history. The first owner passed down the recipe to the next generation and it has been on-going for more than 30 years. The porridge and the steamed chicken has been enhanced and improved from time to time to give the best taste to their customers.

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At this generation, Joanne is the lady owner who has the honor to co-own the stall which was passed down by the old man.

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The owner of the stall is a very friendly and cheerful person. It will never been a boring night if you try to talk to him.

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The price of chicken porridge:

  • Small – RM3.50
  • Big – RM4.50

The price of steamed chicken with soy sauce:

  • RM8 / RM12 / RM18 / RM24

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The option of the porridge can be either just plain porridge or chicken porridge blended with chicken stock.

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A hot bowl of porridge with a few slices of “you tiao” and some lettuce gave a warm and delightful feeling.

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The combination of the soy sauce steamed chicken and the porridge is a perfect match. The steamed chicken was very tender and juicy. With a few bites you can swallow the whole piece of chicken. The word to describe the feeling is “divine”.

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Overall, this is one of the best porridge and soy sauce steamed chicken in Georgetown. Parking is not a problem after working hours. The only drawback is this coffee shop needs to upgrade a bit as it looks a little run down. I would definitely go back for the soy sauce steamed chicken. The price of the food is reasonable. I hope Joanne will keep up with the standard of the chicken while remaining the current price.

Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):

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Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Parking
Pork Free
Alcohol
Credit Card
Smoking
Reservation
Private Room (Private Area)
WIFI Available

Operation hours: 6:30pm – 10:30am, Open Monday-Friday.
Contact: 011-1278 4179 (Joanne Chee)
Address: 221, Jalan Burmah, 10050, Penang.
GPS: 5.423137, 100.322231

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