Penang Hokkien Mee – Famous Malaysian Cuisine

Penang is known for its delicious dishes. From the famous char kway teow to tasty laksa, there’s no shortage of amazing food to try. But for something truly special, Penang Hokkien mee is a must!

This flavoursome dish is packed with the best fresh ingredients: thick yellow Hokkien noodles, pork slices, prawns, water spinach (kangkong), a hard-boiled egg, fried crispy shallots and sambal (chilli paste). The noodles are stir-fried in pork fat or lard for an extra depth of flavour and texture. It’s usually served with lime and fresh herbs like coriander.

It’s best eaten by mixing everything together – noodles, pork slices, prawns and all – along with the sambal, finishing it with a liberal squeeze of lime juice, then digging in with chopsticks or a fork.

Penang Hokkien mee combines different ethnic elements, from Chinese-style noodles to spicy Malay sambal. It’s been a household staple for hundreds of years and earned a place in Penang’s food culture – locals have grown up eating this delicious meal their whole lives!

This noodle delight can be found all over Penang Island, with many restaurants and hawker stalls specialising in it. Granny’s Hokkien Mee in Georgetown is one of the city’s best-known exponents of this must-try dish.

Shop name:
Granny’s Hokkien Mee
Lengkok Nipah, Taman Lip Sin,
11900 Bayan Lepas

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