Joo Leong Cafe, Penang

our work site was around the Bayan Lepas area in Penang, and we noticed on a few occasions previously that many cars park illegally on the side of the road leading to the airport to breakfast at this nondescript wooden, kampung house. as it’s always crowded, imagine my surprise that all that is served here is the humble “roti bakar” and half-boiled egg! And they have been doing so for more than 50 years!


one set normally consists of two slices of toasted buttered bread, cut neatly into bite sized pieces and two half boiled eggs. We opted for a single egg this time round. Noticed they differentiate the number of eggs by different coloured cups, yellow for single egg, dark green for double. A selection of condiments (i.e. sugar, pepper & soy sauce) are placed at the tables for your convenience.

the way to eat this humble breakfast is to sprinkle sugar all over the toast first. then, add soy sauce and pepper to taste to the half boiled eggs before dipping the square cuts of toast into the eggy goodness. it sounds a bit weird tasting yet tastes great together! the crispy toast, dripping toast is complimented perfectly by the half boiled egg, which is done to perfection.


Mounds of pre-packed nasi lemak and noodles are also available on each table and we decided to share one pack amongst ourselves. i think they are a few choices available, and we got one mound of coconut infused rice doused with some samballike gravy, and topped with half an egg and half a fish. Bit cold, but what can one expect of pre-packed food?

Humble food perhaps, but the throng of returning customers pay testament to the quality of the food here.

Joo Leong Coffee Cafe (www)
179-H, Sungei Tiram,
Bayan Lepas,

Note: Closed on Mondays.
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  1. wmw said

    Dang….I really need to plan for a trip to Penang again soon! Hahaha….

    epicuriousgirl says: yeah, time to make the penang food pilgrimage!

  2. vkeong said

    Hey I blogged about this not long ago too πŸ˜›

    Care to exchange links with me? Thanks πŸ™‚

    epicuriousgirl says:sure. πŸ™‚

  3. emm…. thanks for link back to my side…

    and this is a good place to have breakfast, but I prefer go there earlier… such as 7.30am.. easy to get parking… and no need to wait for table…. and can have my breakfast and read my newspaper… enjoy the lovely morning….

    yeh!!!!!!…………. wonderful right?…..

    epicuriousgirl says: yup, that’s the life! πŸ˜€

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