Kheng Pin

restaurants / Other

Lonely Planet review

This hawker stand has a few specialities locals swear by, most famously lorbak (spiced ground pork wrapped in bean curd dipped in black gravy) and Hainan chicken-rice, one of the great fast foods of East Asia. The latter is deceptively simple – steamed chicken and rice cooked in chicken broth – easy to muck up and so good when executed right, as it is here. The state government sends Kheng Pin’s owner to Adelaide in Australia every year to promote Penang cuisine, so you know he’s doing something right.