During the “Nine Emperor Gods” festival, devotees will observe a strict vegetarian diet. In Penang, most of the devotees practise this culture during this time. However, the stalls set up specially for this festival usually charge an exorbitant price for its food. A normal mixed rice with 3 dishes might cost RM8 per plate. To the devotees, this is nothing unusual as there aren’t many options to choose from and this is for a limited time only. Thanks goodness recently there is a stall near Island Park, Jelutong that runs based on donation basis. You just need to donate upon your willingness.
If you are driving via Jalan Masjid from Penang Bridge, turn to the traffic junction to Jalan Tembaga. Keep driving for 400 meters and you will see a right junction that will lead you to Jalan Besi. Keep driving for another 600 meters and you will arrive to another traffic junction. This time turn left to Jalan Gangsa. Drive for another 200 meters and you will see there is a road side stall on your left hand side. Just like other Nine Emperor Gods stalls, you will see yellow cloth hanging in front of the stall and tables covered with yellow table cloths.
On top of the table there are 2 donation box where you can drop any amount of money once you get your food. There are many friendly volunteers who are helping out with the stall.
This stall serves varieties from breakfast with fried bee hoon, maggie and various types of noodles to vegetable set lunches and set dinner.
The option of noodle varies from day to day. They might be serving Loh Mee today, but tomorrow might curry mee, or even hokkien mee. The taste of the food here is acceptable.
Overall, the food here is acceptable and the pricing of the food here is incomparable. As for parking, you need to depend on luck as it is mostly full even by the road side due to the surrounding apartments here.
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Address: Jalan Gangsa, Island Park 11600 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang
GPS: 5.392280, 100.297727