Wong Chau Jun is a Chinese restaurant along Rangoon Road in George Town, Penang. It was named after the legendary Wang Zhaojun, also called the First Lady of Hun Peace, and noted as one of the Four Beauties of ancient China. The restaurant started as humble family business by the road, which eventually lead to them owning a shop at Sungai Pinang. The momentum kept going as they have now moved to Rangoon Road and have been here for several years. The owner does not cook anymore, however, all his secrets have been passed on to his son, while he now sits down at the counter and collects the daily earnings. As far as the interior is concerned, it’s a typical local kopitiam with photos of their dishes all plastered on the walls, which greatly helps customers gauge what they want to eat. Like a lot of great eateries, it can be very difficult to find a place to sit at Wong Chau Jun due to the large crowds it attracts on a regular basis.
As for the food that repeatedly attracts this crowd, the perennial favourites at this restaurant are definitely the steamed fish hor fun and the spicy & sour fish head vermicelli. Patrons can also opt for the deep fried fish or fish head in place of the steamed fish. Other favourites in this restaurant include the restaurant’s signature deep fried beancurd with dried shrimps, honey drumstick, and marmite fried chicken.
So don’t miss out on the opportunity to try out some great steamed fish dishes at Wong Chau Jun while you’re in Penang.