Amidst the row of pre-war houses along Kimberley Street in George Town, Penang, there lay many hidden treasures waiting to be uncovered by the young and restless.
Housed in these old buildings are people and businesses who have seen Penang’s development through their century old windows.
In this busy street, many famous delicacies that are significant to Penang’s food, heritage and culture that are key to it’s food tourism, were born.
There is Koay Teow Th’ng stall that once used abalone as a condiment and a dessert stall that has grinded through three generations.
Hainanese kopitiams who have brewed and fed generations of patrons, Char Koay Teow’s that have filled the tummies of movie goers who frequented the once bustling independent cinemas around town, etc.
One of the many businesses who have set a foot hold on Kimberley Street is Nam Kie, an 83 year old Hainanese Kopitiam that was once a bustling meeting point for many Hainanese migrants that came to Penang in search of a better life.