Economy Rice Lunch | Good Corner Kopitiam Penang

Economy Rice Lunch | Good Corner Kopitiam Penang

Economy Rice Lunch | Good Corner Kopitiam Penang

Good Corner Kopitiam is a popular kopitiam in the Island Park, one of the earliest suburbs of George Town built around the Holy Spirit Cathedral. The Catholic Church was developed with the Guan Joo Seng Estate (now known as Taman Besi) in the 1960s.

GOOD FOOD IN THE SUBURBS

The kopitiam has a good location at a corner lot of a row of shophouses near the “Japanese Garden” park. This is the Dewan Komuniti JKKK Island Park.

Most of the patrons live in the vicinity and drop by for their daily meals here. The economy rice stall run by Jeffrey Tay is popular with the locals.

Economy Rice Lunch | Good Corner Kopitiam Penang_Customer

NO FRILLS GOOD FOOD

According to Jeffrey, there are about 40 dishes cooked every Monday. On other days, there are slightly lesser.

His economy rice stall is a no-frills type. The cooked dishes are laid out on a stainless steel stall front and two foldaway tables. The stainless steel trays of food are arranged like a mosaic. The food is nice, tasty and not oily. There is no aftertaste of MSG and it is not too salty.

GREAT FOR TIFFIN CARRIER SQUADS

Most customers will come ready with their tiffin carriers to “ta pau”. There are several pork dishes, fish, curries, chicken, vegetables, tofu and egg dishes.

Economy Rice Lunch | Good Corner Kopitiam Penang_Vegetables Dishes
Lots of homestyle cooked dishes to choose from.

 

Economy Rice Lunch | Good Corner Kopitiam Penang_Ikan Keli
The “Ikan Keli” catfish head curry is at the bottom left!

GO EARLY

When I arrived there was only two signature catfish fish head curry (Ikan Keli) left. Jeffery displays catfish heads upside down. It took more than a few minutes before I realized what these were.

Economy Rice Lunch | Good Corner Kopitiam Penang_Fried Wanton
There are plump deep fried “money bag” wantons filled with minced pork.

 

Economy Rice Lunch | Good Corner Kopitiam Penang_Sambal Fish
“Torpedo” fish with their sides split to stuff in the sambal paste and fried.
Economy Rice Lunch | Good Corner Kopitiam Penang_Chicken
My favorite is the “popcorn style black chicken cooked in thick black soya sauce and maltose!
Economy Rice Lunch | Good Corner Kopitiam Penang_My Lunch
For my lunch, I had a piece of pork, some chicken, and stir-fried bitter gourd.

Business is brisk and most dishes are sold out by mid-day.

Economy Rice | Good Corner Kopitiam | 51, Jalan Mas, Taman Guan Joo Seng, Penang
Business Hours: Monday – Sunday 9.00am to 3,00pm | Close alternate Wednesdays

 

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