Joo Hooi Café

Restaurant 475 Jalan Penang, George Town, Penang Published on: 20-07-2016

11:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Casual Dining
2.00 - 5.00 USD

Joo Hooi Café is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Joo Hooi Café as most local coffee shops there, it's all about the food, especially the dishes that are one of top 5 things not to miss - Asam Laksa.

Image copyrights belong to authors

Why Joo Hooi Café is special ?

It’s a no-brainer why Asam Laksa is one of the hot favourites at Joo Hooi. The fish flakes (mackerel or sardine) lends the soup a savoury taste that salt and MSG alone cannot achieve. With slivers of raw onion, cucumber and the odd slice of pineapple, it’s an explosion of fresh flavours that tickles the taste buds.

Over busy lunchtimes and at weekends, the people on the stall at the back of the cafe work flat out, preparing bowls of steaming, spicy broth and noodles, flavoured with hunks of fish, tamarind, mint, pineapple and chilli. If you’ve not tried asam laksa before, this it is an absolute must (3.50 ringgit for a small bowl, 4 ringgit for a large one).


Selling points

  • Great spot
  • Authentic, selection of local Penang food
  • All In One Makan Place
  • Ideal hawker food


  • Noise level Loud
  • Budget Budget
  • Alcohol NO
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
Fascinating adventures around Penang

Are you planning a trip to Penang? Check out popular trips from our experts. Copy and make it to your own plan. Customize it Now!

3.0 days
141.13 USD
Total travel distance
Number of places
22 places




475 Jalan Penang, George Town, Penang

Plan a trip to Penang based on your personalized interests.

Tips for you

  • You wil alsol find one of the best Penang Char Kuey Teow (with prawns and lap chong), Chee Cheong Fun, and Cendol in this place
  • It is often hot, crowded and noisy
    What to know


TripAdvisor View more

Loved that you can find quite a number of local dishes here. We ordered the curry Mee, oyster omelette, Penang laksa, char kwey teow, popiah and chendol. Wouldn't say that the food is super fantastic but the convenience of getting better than average local food at one stop made me give it 4 stars. We really enjoyed the oyster omelette - very different from Thai crispy ones and Singapore fluffy ones. Theirs is really wet, much like watery scrambled eggs. The Penang laksa was alright, I personally felt that the noodle was too soft and over cooked - personal preference really. The place is not air conditioned and is really warm, please don't rock up in a shirt or long pants! Would visit again if I want variety

FourSquare View more

Good Assam Laksa and Cendol here???????? Cendol can be ordered in from the stall outside. Just pay a minimal surcharge and u can enjoy it sitting down.

0 Comment

Scroll to top