For Penangites, Hokkien Mee is not new to them. Hokkien Mee or also better known as Prawn Noodles, is a notable dish in Penang. Everywhere you go, you will definitely see stalls selling this delicious dish. For those of you who have yet to try, you would not be able to understand how good it tastes.
Well, you know what Malaysians always say, “Tak kenal maka tak cinta”. Lucky for you, we have prepared a few recommendations of the best Hokkien Mee which you should try if you are in Penang.
1. Hokkien Mee @ Classic Café
Located opposite the hawker centre at Padang Brown, many locals agree that the Hokkien mee served at Classic Café is one of the best in Penang. It is so famous that even if you come early, you will still have to wait for quite some time for your noodles.
That clearly explains how much orders they have to make, even in the early morning! Just a head’s up; the soup might be quite spicy for some, but you will not be disappointed with its rich flavour. And the best thing is that the price range for these noodles is cheap!
Address: Classic Café, 126 Jalan Perak, 10450 George Town, Penang.
Operating hours: 6:30a.m. – 9:30a.m. (Daily)
2. Hokkien Mee @ Paya Terubong
If you happen to be somewhere in Air Itam when you are at Penang, you have to try out the Hokkien mee at Paya Terubong. This hidden gem manages to catch the locals’ attention with their delicious bowl of Hokkien mee. Its authentic and traditional taste will truly wow you. Once you have tried it, you would want to keep coming back for more!
Address: Jalan Paya Terubong, 11060, Air Itam, Penang.
Operating hours: 6a.m. – 11:30a.m. (Closed on Sunday)
3. Ah Keong Hokkien Mee
At Jelutong’s Jalan Pasar, there is another place which is famous for its Hokkien mee called Ah Keong Hokkien Mee. This stall is located directly opposite the wet market building and on the ground floor of a 5-storey apartment.
Every time you come over, you will see many people crowding around the stall just to buy the famous Hokkien mee. However, don’t worry, the serving time is quite fast, despite a large number of orders. And most importantly, it has a reasonable price!
Address: Jalan Pasar, 11600 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang.
Operating hours: 6:30a.m. – 12p.m. (Daily)
4. Green House Hokkien Mee
Many might prefer eating Hokkien mee for breakfast and lunch. But for those who are always busy with work, they would prefer eating it for dinner. Luckily, Green House Hokkien Mee is one of the stalls which open until late at night. What is so unique about the Hokkien mee here is that you can add on extra ingredients!
But of course, you will have to pay extra as well for those ingredients. But don’t worry, the price will be worth it. For the soup, it is more sweet than spicy, so this place is perfect for those who cannot stand spice.
Address: 223, Jalan Burma, 10050, George Town, Penang
Operating hours: 8p.m. – 4a.m. (Closed on Sunday)
5. 888 Hokkien Mee
Another place for the best Hokkien mee is called the 888 Hokkien Mee. The locals love this place for the rich taste in flavour. You would often see people queuing up just to buy these famous prawn noodles. It first opened in 1991 at Lebuh Presgrave.
Then, they decided to open another branch in Bayan Lepas. The noodles in both branches are delicious, but we prefer the one in Lebuh Presgrave. Fun fact, this place is also famous for its Lor Mee!
Address: 67-A, Lebuh Presgrave, 10300, George Town, Penang.
Operating hours: 5:30p.m. – 11:30p.m. (Closed on Thursday)
6. Super Hokkien Mee
Just from the name itself, we bet you can guess how popular this shop is. This shop, located just behind Penang Plaza at Jalan Bawasah, serves super good Hokkien mee indeed. See what we did there?
This place opens as early as 7:30a.m., but do not be surprised if it is sold out by 8a.m. due to the massive amount of orders. We would suggest coming as early as you can if you would like a taste of their Hokkien mee.
Address: 2, One Corner Café, Jalan Bawasah, 10050, George Town, Penang.
Operating hours: 7:30a.m. – 10a.m. (Closed on Tuesday)
And there you have it – 6 best Hokkien mee to try in Penang. So, what are you waiting for? Call up all your friends to have a Hokkien mee eating session together! While you’re in Penang, be sure to check out our supper and dessert recommendations!
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