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hokkien mee

To get a hand of this dish, you better hurry up to there before 12 afternoon, it may be sold out. The stall is operated during morning only. Hokkien mee is a prawn soup based noodles. The egg noodle and rice vermicelli are in the soup for normal version. Some people ask instant noodle instead. The ingredients are a few slices of an egg,beansprouts, "kangkong" vegetables(water spinach) and a few slices of pork meat. Again with the chili paste to stir up and oil up the prawn soup stock, yummy. I heard that there is a lot of sugar in it, so watch out for your sugar dose.

This place that I went to is a known famous hokkien mee location, just behind Penang Plaza shopping centre. The queue is long. I have to wait like ONLY 45 minutes to get a bowl of it. Luckily I am big eater that I am smart enough to order other hawker foods during waiting period. This is definitely one of the favourite of many penangites. And again, in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, it can be different version, the dry fried version. Believe me, it tastes totally different with all the soy sauce.

hokkien mee


- 1. Remember to take enough coins for commune bus's ticket. Driver won't return small changes. First below 7km journey costs about RM1.40 (year 2015).

- 2. Always take a package of tissue paper along. Kopitiam, low cost cafeteria doesn't include one in wash room.

- 3. Penang route planner web site: Penang Journey Planner(http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/plan-my-trip/)

- 4. Postcards from the kiosks, stamps from the post office. There is one post office at Prangin Mall nearby.

- 5. Type of socket/plug is like the one used in UK, G type(UK).

- 6. Tap water: Recommending to boil it first. A bottle of mineral water costs less than an euro.