Taman Sri Rambai’s night hawker center used to be the place to go for one of the best Penang Curry Mee in Bukit Mertajam. It has always been a favorite of mine and I never fail to have a bowl whenever I go back.
However during my last visit I noticed some changes that I didn’t like. For example the prawns are now served with shells and they were not as fresh as they used to be. They tasted like the reared types instead of those caught from the sea. The sweet, succulent prawns that added much points to the curry mee is no longer an attractive factor. If you’re a long customer of this curry mee stall you will definitely know what I mean.
Even the husband and wife team were no longer cooking and taking orders from the customers. Now, two foreign workers have taken over the tasks. Actually this didn’t really surprise me. Looking at their volume business they had enjoyed in the past years, it’s just a matter of time the owners start to relax.
Although the curry mee was still quite tasty, I couldn’t help but felt there was a slight dip in standard. If you are wondering, yes this is the same style of curry mee sold at Bee Tin, which also uses coconut soup as the broth with separate chili paste. But this has much lesser MSG, and shorter waiting time in comparison.
The Char Koay Teow here is quite good as well, got wok hei. The taste is common and honestly nothing to shout about but still tastes a lot better than those I have tried in KL. GPS Coordinates: N5 20.928 E100 26.788