7 Village Noodle House Penang Koay Teow Soup
For Koay Teow Soup lovers, 7 Village Noodle House is the place to head to for a piping bowl of silken soupy noodles.
I used to eat the noodles after church at the outlet in Aboo Siti Lane, Penang.
The restaurant is significantly busier at night as it is a favorite dinner spot for locals who want a light dinner.
7 Village Noodle House History
The 7 Village Noodle House started with a family recipe in 1956.
As the shop started was called Seven Village, customers begin to refer to the restaurant by this name.
After two decades, after the first Seven Village Noodle House opened in Raja Uda, the first branch restaurant opened in Bukit Tengah.
7 Village Noodle House Outlets
- Bukit Tengah
- Nibong Tebal
- Abu Siti Lane
- Alma Bukit Mertajam
- Pulau Tikus.
7 Village Noodle House Signature Dish
There are a few signature dishes you can try.
7 Village Guo Tiao Tang – 七廊果条汤
The famous Kuey Teow Soup comes with a choice of Kuey Teow noodles and yellow mee.
The flat noodles are smooth and pleasant.
While the soup base has a generous amount of minced pork and pork liver, it is cloudy and flavourful topped with aromatic garlic chips.
The soup feels like it didn’t add much “Ajinomoto,” so you won’t feel thirsty afterward.
I like the soup as it wasn’t very oily you can taste the natural pork sweetness.
If you like fish balls with your Kuey Teow Soup, you will be happy with this addition.
I know the fish balls are artificially springy, as it is my favorite childhood food.
Real fishballs made from fish meat look and taste very different.
There is no way you can make achieve this texture and bounce without additives.
The taste of the Kuey Teow Soup at the two outlets I visited is consistent.
Some customers like the spicy homemade sambal.
I’m a purist, so tend to stick to soya sauce and cut chili padi as my condiment to dip the minced pork.
7 Village Dry Koay Teow
The Dry Koay Teow has the same ingredients as the soupy noodles; the pork broth is replaced with soy sauce.
The dry version has well-marinated minced Pork, meat slices, and fish balls served with soy sauce.
7 Village Belly Lamian – 花腩拉面
La Mian is a soft wheat flour Chinese noodle made by twisting, stretching, and folding the dough into strands, using the dough’s weight.
Chinese hand-pulled noodles La Mian always served super fresh as the pulling and cooking process happens together.
You can choose either dry or a soup version for the La Mian noodles.
I think the soup version works better with the delicious slices of Pork and soft-boiled eggs with jelly-like yolks.
The Pork is excellent, and the Egg is delicious, just the way I like it.
Everything in this bowl is perfect, and the ginger-chili sauce kicks it up another notch!
7 Village Side Orders
Another must-try is the deep-fried Kwan Jiang made from peanuts and yam bean (bangkuang).
Although this may look similar to Lobak, this snack has no meat in it.
Suitable for sharing if you eat alone – the portion is too much with a bowl of noodles and too little if shared.
7 Village Lobak – 卤肉
The signature Loh Bak has the fragrance of 5 spices, which is not too overpowering.
The Lobak uses chopped Pork instead of minced Pork; hence, the filling’s texture is rather coarse.
7 Village Kwan Jiang – 广将
Kwan Jiang is a traditional Teochew snack named for its cooking method, which means shallow frying in Chinese.
The deep-fried Kwan Jiang is wrapped in bean curds sheets before frying.
- rice flour
- white carrot
- shredded yam
Teochew people usually serve deep-fried Kwan Jiang made from peanuts and yam bean.
Kwan Jiang is a fried or steamed snack served during Chinese New Year and some other major festivals.
Seafood Steam Egg – 蟹花焞蛋
If your constant go-to is Chawanmushi, you will enjoy this little hot cup of Steamed Egg.
The snack tastes good as you taste it with the seafood topping.
7 Village Noodle House Menu
“Seven Village Noodle House” is indeed the symbol of Koay Teow Soup, but there are a lot of side dishes you can try.
They have some other noodle types and the usual toast breakfast available for you.
MAIN DISHES 面类
Main Dishes 面类
- Knuckle Lamian 元蹄拉面
- Belly Lamian 花腩拉面
- La Mian Soup – 七廊拉面汤
- La Mian Dry – 七廊拉面干
- Curry Mee – 咖喱拌面
- Guo Tiao Dry – 七廊果条干
- Guo Tiao Tang – 七廊果条汤
Side Order 小吃
- Chicken Soya Sauce – 油鸡
- Dragon Ball Soup – 龙珠丸汤
- Pork Knuckle – 富贵元蹄
- Vegetable Soya Sauce – 油菜
- BBQ Steam Egg – 烤肉焞蛋
- Seafood Steam Egg – 蟹花焞蛋
- Dragon Ball Fried – 炸龙珠丸
- Lobak – 卤肉
- Kwan Jiang – 广将
- Fried Squid – 章鱼
- Fish Nugget – 酥鱼
- Premium Bihun Dry – 精工米粉干
- Premium Bihun – 精工米粉
Egg & Toast
- Butter Toast – 烤面包
- Omega Egg – 半熟蛋
- Milk Tea – 奶茶
- Kopi’ O’ – 咖啡 “乌.”
- Ginseng Chrysanthemum Jelly 洋参菊花冻
- Jelly – 果冻
- Gui Ling Gao – 龟苓膏
- Tong Sui – 糖水
7 Village Noodle House Cleanliness
The restaurant is spotless; you can peer in and see the kitchen.
List of 7 Village Noodle House branches in Penang and other states:
Over the years, 7 Village Noodle House has expanded to several branches.
7 Village Noodle House Raja Uda Branch (Headquarters)
6, 8, & 10, Lorong Ceri 6, Taman Aman Jaya,
12300 Butterworth, Penang. Tel: 04-3330216.
7 Village Noodle House Bukit Tengah Branch
58, Jalan Bayu Mutiara 1, Taman Bayu Mutiara,
14000 Bukit Mertajam. Tel: 04-5081216.
7 Village Noodle House Nibong Tebal Branch
1, Jalan Besar, Taman Perindustrian Nibong Tebal,
14300 Nibong Tebal. Tel: 04-5931216.
7 Village Noodle House Abu Siti Lane Branch
37, Lorong Abu Siti,
10400 George Town, Penang. Tel: 04-2270216.
7 Village Noodle House Alma Branch
3360, Ground Floor, Jalan Rozhan,
Taman Industri Alma Jaya,
14000 Bukit Mertajam. Tel: 04-5523216
7 Village Noodle House Pulau Tikus Branch
37-A, Jalan Cantonment,
10250 George Town, Penang. Tel: 04-2280216
7 Village Noodle House Taiping Branch
3 & 5, Susur Istana Larut Business Park 1,
Jalan Istana Larut, 34000 Taiping, Perak. Tel: 016-5213462.
7 Village Noodle House Sungai Petani Branch
C13, Lorong 8, Taman Sejati Indah,
08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah. Tel: 04-4311434.
7 Village Noodle House SS2 PJ Branch
No. 6G, Jalan SS2/63,
47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Tel: 012-5532340.
Daily: 7.30am – 5.30pm
7 Village Noodle House Penang Review:
7 Village Noodle House Penang is a clean, air-conditioned restaurant selling ordinary hawker food (Koay Teow Th’ng)
The place was casual and not too fancy, but the food was terrific.
This is my go-to whenever I want to eat hawker food in a relaxed environment.
The delicious Kway Teow soup is marginally higher priced than everyday hawker food.
What I like are Steamed Chicken, Mustard Green, Fishball Soup, and Steamed Egg.
The portion was satisfying; the price wasn’t overly high, and the service was good.
I have had my meals at two outlets and find the taste consistent.
Most of the time, I patronized the outlet at Cantonment Road.
7 Village Noodle House Service
The service is prompt, friendly, and fast.
7 Village Noodle House Restrooms
Overall in terms of hygiene, the restaurant and the restrooms are clean and spotless.
Where to Park at 7 Village Noodle House
Parking is available in front of the restaurant on the service road.