Some people would say that the some of the tastiest food is usually found off the beaten path and that was what I discover in my recent visit to Penang. I was brought to this terrace house in the middle of a residential area at Lorong Jelutong which also double as a hawker stall which specialize in Hokkien Mee.
The place is rather small with only 4 tables to accommodate the never ending crowd. I was amazed with the crowd as they just came none stop and I was told that the noodle will be sold out by 10.30am. This stall only opens from Monday to Thursday.
Penang Hokkien Mee is where the rice vermicelli and yellow noodle are served in a spicy soup made from prawn, dried shrimp and pork ribs.It is garnished with sliced boiled eggs, bean sprouts, vegetables, prawns and chilli paste. The price of a bowl of Hokkien Mee here ranges from RM3.80 to 9, depending on the extra ingredients customers had requested to add in such as spare ribs, prawn and etc.
The Hokkien Mee here is not too hot and most patrons will slurp down its sweet and aromatic soup. This is the first time I try Penang Hokkien Mee and it already leaves me with a strong impression.