If you love prawns, this famous hawker fare is definitely a must-try when you visit Penang.

Those who love seafood soup will love to have a bowl of hot and spicy Hokkien Mee. The Penang Hokkien Mee and also known as Prawn Noodle is one of the favorite food for Penangite. Penang Hokkien Mee is different from the Kuala Lumpur or Singapore as Penang Hokkien Mee is a soup base noodle and where else Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is stir-fried. 

The Penang Hokkien Mee can easily distinguished from the others by its characteristic prawn broth. It primarily consists of rice vermicelli and thicker yellow egg noodles, while the broth is made with prawn heads and shells, and pork ribs. Sliced prawns are also added into the dish, along with pork slices, hard boiled eggs, kangkung (Ipomoea aquatica), bean sprouts, fried shallots, lard and sambal.

A good bowl of Hokkien Mee has a good savoury sweet prawn broth and not too spicy. Therefore preparation for its broth are not to be taken lightly.

Hokkien mee is a Southeast Asian dish, popular in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thai cuisines, that has its origins in the cuisine of China’s Fujian (Hokkien) province. 

There are Hokkien Mee stall almost at every hawker center or coffee shop in Penang. To get a good bowl of Hokkien Mee may be abit trick. With this we suggest a few Hokkien Mee stalls in George Town for you to do discover or explore with us the authentic Hokkien Mee. 

  1. C.Y. Choy road (8am- 1pm)
  2. T & T Prawn Mee @ 127, Lorong Selamat (8am-3pm, 6pm-10pm)
  3. Ah Go Go Hokkien Mee @ Macalister Road (12pm-5pm)
  4. 888 Hokkien Mee @ Mc Nair street (6pm-11pm)