Mua Chee @ Northam Beach Cafe

Northam Beach Cafe is a nicer type of hawker center in [tag]Penang[/tag] along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah. It is located right next to a beach hence the name. Northam Beach Cafe utilizes the open air concept so you could enjoy the wind coming from the sea. And because of the nice location, decoration and ample free parking space it is popular with the locals and tourists alike. The food, however is pretty much the same with the other hawker centers. But the mua chee here is quite special so it deserves a mention.

mua chee

Mua chee is my favorite snack when I was small. Who wouldn’t love that chewy and nutty texture! The traditional mua chee is made from glutinous rice flour, sliced into small pieces then mixed with castor sugar and roasted peanuts. Simple as that.

mua chee stall

Then someone break out of the traditional recipe and creating something different. The couple above introduced four new flavors of mua chee, claimed as the first in Penang. So, in total there are five flavors available which are original, sweetcorn, pandan, green tea and black sesame.

mua chee sign

For your information this is not taken off their menu, it’s shown on the stall itself haha. I just cropped that out from a photo I took. To try all the flavors, you can actually mix all five flavors in one serving to create what they call “Colorful Mua Chee”. I always do that to taste all the available flavors. The strongest one would be black sesame flavor, it really stands out from the rest.

mua chee dough

These are the colorful dough used to make the mua chee. Green tea and black sesame are on the left while sweetcorn is the one in front. I took this when he was preparing my order hehe. And another thing he did differently is adding peanut butter sauce on top of the [tag]mua chee[/tag]. Look at the first photo again in case you didn’t notice. This idea is great because it really enhanced the peanutty taste! Sometimes, even though already had a heavy dinner, we would still purposely stop at [tag]Northam Beach Cafe[/tag] for the mua chee. Yeah, it’s that good for us lol.

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25 Responses

  1. Jian says:

    Wow i cant believe i missed so much…assignment la wat samo…hehe I like that stall’s mua chee. Got hook into mua chees like this since I saw black sesame mua chee in Genting.

  2. chingy says:

    I still prefer good o white color mua chee. XD

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  3. yung . says:

    Wow, never know Penang have this kind of muachi. Surely need to try it when I’m back in Penang.

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  4. you know since ur dwn at kl, you got to try the japanese equivalent at kampachi regrets..the unique fragance of the peanuts and sugar..its fine dining mua chee for you..

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  5. J2Kfm says:

    In various pasar malam in KL also got various flavor muachee, saw one stall in Pandan Indah (fri nite) sells pandan, lychee etc. NORTHAM BEACH! loved that place. though cater more to tourists, but the or chien(fried oyster pancake) and FRESH oysters are lovely! last time they sell them at only RM2.50 each, imagine that!

    OMG? RM2.50 for or chien? That’s really a steal in KL!!

    J2Kfm’s last blog post..Kizuna Japanese Restaurant, Ipoh

  6. Steven Goh says:

    I still prefer the Muachee at Island Glades infront of Genting Coffee Shop

  7. Beeast says:

    wah lau eh, mua chee looks damn chun.

    Beeast’s last blog post..Bunga Raya, New Lynn, Auckland NZ #2

  8. Eunice says:

    Mmmm. My gramma’s from Penang, and our mua chee always treasured to the very last bite =D Nice post there!

    Thanks!! Mua chee is my childhood fav snack, also very treasured :)

  9. wmw says:

    I wonder if there are any good ones here in Klang Valley??? Cannot fight the ones in Penang, eh?

    I saw a few mua chee stalls around Klang Valley. Not to say cannot fight, I am sure all mua chee taste the same, just that this particular stall has more flavors to choose :)

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  10. Anony says:

    Fuah…Thot u won’t be back to PG that fast now that u just started working in KL. Guess PG food still pulling u back, eh ! ;)

    Heh, you guessed it wrong. It was about a month ago when I had this mua chee. That time, I was still working in Penang ;) I don’t post my foods according to the day I went, I post according to my mood ;)

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  12. Simon Seow says:

    Wah, the sauce over the mua chee really looks delicious. I want to go Penang.

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  13. Jayce says:

    My dear love it. Will take her try it someday. :)

    Jayce’s last blog post..Jayce the singers

    I am sure she will like it :D

  14. J2Kfm says:

    RM2.50 was the price for each fresh oyster, not or chien. sorry … =P
    but doubtful same price now. Oh, and LOVED the pies stall!!

    J2Kfm’s last blog post..Ristorante Italia Mia @ Sunway City, Ipoh

  15. jason says:

    I like everything peanut de… this one with peanut butter somemore~
    *lick the monitor screen*

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    **Wipes the monitor**

  16. Ashok says:

    Northam Beach Cafe… Hmmmm… nice place to hang out. try the german sausage they serve over there. Marvelous. Served with mashed potato, corn on cob and gravy. The uncle told me they do their own sausage. And also don’t forget to try the chicken wing.

    Happy eating……

  17. I always like the mua chee at this stall….with a few flavours to choose from… and can be mix on request…….

    Another stall worth trying is the pasta stall with a set meal of either yr favourite spaghetti or chicken pie or piping hot mushroom soup with crispy ovenbake pastry that come with a lovely chocolate cake of yr choice…..

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  18. picasso says:

    Now the said stall have blackcurrant and lychee flavour as “Today’s special”

  19. noobie says:

    vkeong, does this place serve duck egg kuey teow?

  20. michellejy says:

    too bad I can’t find it at Northam beach cafe anymore. last week I was there & ask the person around, they say not selling anymore at there. haih!

  1. March 29, 2008

    Mua Chee @ Northam Beach Cafe…

    This post about Penang Mua Chee makes my mouth waters.

    “Sometimes, even though already had a heavy dinner, we would still purposely stop at Northam Beach Cafe for the mua chee.”…

  2. March 31, 2010

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