For your taste buds
Food connoisseurs will not be disappointed at Kampung Benggali. The enclave teems with a diversity of cuisine, both at the street stalls and in restaurants.
Lorong Bagan Luar 3 has several exciting eateries. The Sin Bee Chew Restaurant offers authentic Hailam dishes, such as Lam Mee and the much sought after Chicken Chop.
Meng Chai Kopitiam popularly serves Sup Lembu Hailam (clear soup and herbal soup). Next to it is Luan Fong Restaurant which also offers delicious Sup Lembu Hailam (clear soup) in addition to sandwiches.
The biggest restaurant along Jalan Bagan Luar is the Sri Ananda Bahwan in the ‘Little India’ area which serves Indian cuisine and various Malaysian dishes. Incidentally, this is where the Sri Ananda Bahwan chain of restaurants, now with outlets nationwide, began about two decades ago.
On the ground floor of the nostalgic Hotel Ambassadress one finds Claypot Chicken Rice and other hawkers’ fare. The old hotel has a vintage feel as it has been serving in this same setting for more than fifty years. The legendary late actor Tan Sri P. Ramlee and the Perak royalty are known to have stayed here in the 1960s when the Ambasadress was the leading hotel to check in to in Butterworth.
Other notable food outlets along Jalan Bagan Luar are Kenny Haus Coffee with classic-style western dishes and coffee, and Restoran Lucky which serves hundreds of bowls of delectable Loh Mee daily and stewed chicken feet which is a favourite side-dish.
Jalan Kampung Benggali is certainly an enticing place for food lovers as it packs a variety of goodies within its short span. For Nasi Kandar fare visit Nasi Kandar Jamal Mohd, and for savoury Indian delicacies head for Saravana’s Restaurant.
After a hearty meal, stop at Miko Food Enterprise for a bowl of silky-smooth Soya Bean Curd sweetened with aromatic Gula Melaka or a tall glass of soya bean drink topped with Cincau.
Add to the list of palatable items is Koay Teow Th’ng (flat rice noodles in clear broth) topped with roasted pork served at the Xio Bak Koay Teow Th’ng.
Also along the road, Restoran Hui Kee is another fine option to visit for lunch, with its Curry Fish Head and Chinese dishes. And for a good plate of Chicken Rice and bowl of tasty Koay Teow Th’ng, go to Restoran May Fong.
Bee See Heong in the lane behind Hotel Ambassadress also woks up delectable Chinese dishes including succulent curry prawns. Across it along the same lane, under a huge shady tree, Kasilinggam’s tea stall serves rich, frothy teh tarik, curry puffs and an assortment of kuihs (local Malay cakes).