The Famous Economy Rice ‘Sa Kak Eng’ @ Jalan Air Itam, Air Itam!
This is a very famous economy rice in Air Itam. It is also very popular among the Chung Ling students. The reason it is called as ‘Sa Kak Eng’ is because the shop is located at the triangular corner of the Jalan Air Hitam road. They also do home catering. You can ask them for further information as KayaButter are not subscribed to their catering.
The place is very packed during lunch hours. It will be quite hard to find parking spaces also. Many of them do illegal parking in front of the shop. There are some legal parking lots behind the shop. You need to drive further around 500m and make a U turn and drive into the morning market area which is just behind the shop and near a shop selling tambun biscuit.
Butter is a big fan of their belacan chicken. The chicken is very crispy and the flavour goes deep into the chicken. The belacan flavour is very strong. For Kaya, their sweet and sour crispy pork is Kaya’s favourite. It is very crispy and in bite-size. Their mixed vegetables are tasty too. Very crunchy. KayaButter observe that many customers go for their curry fish. Oh ya, their curry gravy is awesome! It is at the farthest left of the dishes on the table. Take the yellowish fish gravy. It is very refreshing.
My favourite sweet and sour crispy pork and mixed vegetables RM4.20 (If Kaya is not mistaken)
The price is reasonable and depending on what you pick. The place is clean. It is definitely not squeaky clean like hotel standard or fast food chains but it is quite good when compared with coffee shops. The people there are quite friendly. One of the bosses who works as waiter is the shop’s main attraction. All of us love the way he calculate the price of our meal. He will calculate like he is speaking in tongue. Haha! Everyone will have a good laugh. We did. Too bad Kaya doesn’t get to record his pattern in video. Oh ya, the mixed vegetable is very good. The veggies taste fresh and love the crunchy feel when I chewed on one of the veggies!
If you are around Air Itam and looking for a good economy rice with reasonable price, head to Sa Kak Eng economy rice!
Sa Kak Eng Economy Rice
Jalan Air Hitam,
11400 Air Hitam Penang.
We are not sure about the business hours. It seems that they are closed on Sundays (please take this with a pinch of salt)
Monday – Saturday
Around lunch time. 12pm should be safe. After 2pm, the dishes will be less and also the selection.