A while ago someone asked me where to go for good Hokkien Mee (or Prawn Noodle for those in KL) in Bukit Mertajam 大山脚. Honestly I didn’t know because they taste pretty much the same to me. Although some were quite good, none of them was really outstanding which is worth recommending. That’s why I never blogged about Hokkien Mee.
Then I stumbled upon Ah Xian’s blog about this Hokkien Mee stall just behind the Pek Kong Cheng temple. He blogged about it last year and I am pretty sure it was shown in his popular TV show – 阿贤人情味 on AEC. It is a good thing he came because this would help to promote Bukit Mertajam to other Malaysians.
A normal bowl is RM3 with two fresh medium sized prawns, body shell removed. This makes it much easier to enjoy the prawn, you just need to remove the big prawn head. I saw him boil the prawns in the soup briefly before serving on top of the noodles. I think that helps to add more flavor to the soup. And a lot of chicken feet is also given, which is quite unusual for Penang hokkien mee. So, you better remind the boss not to include it if you are not daring enough to enjoy it. For me, I enjoyed them. The chicken feet is cooked separately braised style so it’s very soft and tasty. In overall, I feel the Hokkien mee is above average at best.
This is the boss, happily preparing the orders from the customers. You could see he is still wearing the red t-shirt given by Ah Xian’s crew lol. He is a lucky guy for being featured in Ah Xian’s eatery program and blog. No doubt it has boosted his noodles’ popularity considerably among BM lang and outstation people. Because even though your food is good, you would still need a little help from the publicity. Else, nobody would know.
GPS Coordinates: N5 21.856 E100 27.673