Sunday, April 06, 2008

My Favorite Penang Hawker Food – Part Two

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As I had mentioned before, the best 3 hawker foods that I like are Hokkien Mee, Mee Goreng and Koay Teow Thng. Today, I am going to bring you the best Mee Goreng in Georgetown, Penang. Probably the best Mee Goreng in Malaysia, as I had never came across another stall which is better than this.

Mee Goreng is a very famous dishes in Malaysia, if not mistaken is originated by Indians and Mamak. It is not hard to find a mee goreng stall in Penang, most of the food court and food center will sure had one in there. Today I am going to introduce this special mee goreng called “mee sotong”. Sotong (cuttlefish) is the main ingredients for this special mee sotong, you can have the mee in the goreng way or the rebus way.

I personally prefer the goreng style. This mee sotong stall is located at Esplanade food court (near to roundabout). The stall is called Hameed “PATA” special mee, Hameed must be the stall owner, but until today I still cannot figure out what is the meaning of “PATA”. The price of the normal portion cost RM3.50 and the “kah liu” (extra cuttlefish) one is RM5.00. If you don’t like mee you can substitute it with Beehoon or KoayTeow. I believe they taste good as well.

The one on the photo was the RM5.00 “kah liu” mee goreng. As you can see from the photo huge amount of cuttlefish placed on top of the mee goreng. Firstly the mee will be fried with other ingredients like dried tofu, cucur udang, potatoes, egg and their special home-made sauces. After the mee were fried to a perfect level, it will be placed in the plate and additional cuttlefish with gravy will then added on top of the mee.

Together with a squeeze of lime, the mee goreng sotong is just so nice. I bet you will love it as well. Give it a try and let us know your comments.

This is the best mee goreng that I ever tried of until today. Personally I would vote this as the best mee goreng. If you go there on lunch time, then you will have to expect a queue of half an hour to 45 mins. But trust me, the waiting time is worth it.

Makan King's ratings = 8.899 out of 10

-Wasabi King-


Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i like your rating..very precise!

1:50 PM, April 06, 2008  
Anonymous fly said...

KL ppl more know penang food than penang lang ah

12:30 AM, April 08, 2008  
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2:25 PM, April 08, 2008  
Blogger cocoadeluxe said...

I find that your blog really make reading interesting.

3:33 PM, April 08, 2008  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

joe - Thanks

fly - Haha .... Agree with u that Penang hawker is famous

insane - We will contact you about that.

cocoadeluxe - Thanks and please do continue to support us.

9:37 AM, April 09, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makan Kings, I am so happy you are back! I grew up in Malaysia (lived in the States for over 10 years now). I really looking at all the delicious food pics on your blog. They help me remember about the good ole times in Malaysia.

Keep up the good work! :)

7:16 AM, April 10, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why dun u host a makan trip to PG.. I'm sure a lot of ppl interested.

4:09 AM, April 13, 2008  
Blogger Simon Seow said...

It's been a while since I see sotong cook that way. Slurp, Slurp.

7:47 PM, April 16, 2008  
Blogger Lannae said...

Welcome back! It has been a long time! So, how come 8.899 and not 8.9999? :)

9:28 AM, April 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This one I have tried and yes, very GOOD! by the way, have you been to Mount Erskine road there? They have some stalls for hawkers food, the Mee Goreng also very good! Only at morning till 4pm, closed on Wednesday.

10:26 AM, April 23, 2008  
Anonymous Eleen Por said...

Another famous 'Mee Goreng/Sotong' in Penang is the one at Bangkok Lane. Ask any Penangite and they will nod their heads in glee.

Google up 'Mee Goreng Bangkok Lane' and you'll see what I mean.

Happy Makan-ing! :D

6:33 PM, June 10, 2008  

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