Mee Goreng @ Bangkok Lane


A while ago when I was talking to my lunchmates, they mentioned a mee goreng stall in Bangkok Lane that was featured in Ah Xian‘s eatery program. I didn’t watch it so I can only listen to their description. From what I heard, seems like the cook can fry the mee goreng in a very unique way. He can stir fry the noodles and spin the wok at the same time, somewhat like a performance. And even the mee goreng’s presentation looks promising.

bangkok lane mee goreng

But in my opinion, this is one of the overrated hawker food in Penang. Although the noodles look really appetizing, it actually tastes very bland. The sotong is also quite tasteless, felt like chewing rubber. I almost had to force myself to finish the plate of noodle which cost RM4. Not only it is overrated, it is also overpriced. So, I really cannot comprehend the brisk business and the number of people who actually would queue up for take aways. I have absolutely no idea why Ah Xian would come and promote this at all, lol. Even the mee goreng just below my apartment tastes much better than this, cheaper too.

mamak mee goreng

The cook doesn’t really fry the noodles himself too. Sometimes he’s too busy with other stuff so his helpers would to take over the wok a while. Maybe that’s why the noodles are not as nice? I don’t know. Anyway the way he goreng the mee is interesting, it’s quite hard to imagine how he does it by just listening to other people’s description. See it for yourself if you’re curious lol.

bangkok lane

The only thing nice about my cari makan trip was the scenery of Bangkok Lane. Beautiful mansions are found on both sides of the road for your admiration and photograhing pleasure. Anyway I heard the curry mee stall at this coffee shop is good too, which is usually sold out by noon. Can anyone help to clarify? Thanks!

PS: Yeah I’ve been blogging foods which Ah Xian has visited recently. Because he came to Penang/Bukit Mertajam recently, more of his featured foods to follow soon.

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    • Maybe it’s because you’re not from Penang which explains why you have not heard about it for so long. This Mamak Goreng Mee is legendary. The messiness of the production contributes to the delectable taste. Of course the sotong is supposed to be a little chewy. It’s sotong; not tofu. Yes, the Mee Sotong at Padang Kota Lama is also pretty good, but different. It’s wetter owing to their focus on the sotong and not the Mee. The Bangkok Lane version is the original Indian-Muslim Mee Goreng style, peddled by itinerant hawkers around neighborhoods which also sold laksa and kuih. It’s drier with the tell-tale and coveted burnt bits from the noodles, eggs, and sauce sticking to the wok. I want a plate now!!

  1. Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng | Malaysia Food Blog, Malaysia Travel Blog…

    A rather popular Mee Goreng stall in Bangkok Lane. It was visited by Ah Xian(Jason) recently, so I dropped by

    The mee goreng was not as good as expected though…

  2. my dad and brother likes this mee goreng stall. but i’m not a fan of mee goreng. Another thing you must must must try is the pork satay sold an an uncle, along bangkok lane. his stall is usually a bit further down from the kopitiam. and he’s only at bangkok lane on Tues, Thurs and Saturdays. Mornings from about 8.30am til noon. I’ve been meaning to do a post about this pork satay! must get to it soon. :)

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  3. me thinks that THAT is really overrated as well.. bland. Never really liked the mee gorengs in Penang.. as I think they’re too watery. Too much liquids and whats with the sotong? sometimes.. its very yucky when you think about those sotongs.. not a lot of people can take em. I like my mee gorengs with just eggs.. and some fried keropoks, potatos..
    The padang kota lama’s mee chili.. is really something. Its smokin HOT.

    My recommendation… There is.. a small little shop by the roadside.. in Balik pulau.. which serves mee goreng as well.. its a little bit pass balik pulau main town.. on the road to teluk bahang.. run by a couple of mamak looking uncle, cheap and nice.. if anyone knows about this stall can comment here..

  4. Ok the place to be would be in Bagan, Its called the Pokok Cherry. It used to be called DALWOOD, (spelled something like tat).

    He has the same technique as well, spinning the wok and such… The sauce from the sotong into the mee goreng is just awesome !

  5. finally someone blogs about this particular mee goreng. but i have to disagree with you. i think the mee goreng they serve is awesome and i am such a picky mee goreng eater. it tells a lot when i am willing to travel from taiping to penang just for that plate of mee goreng. =)

    Wow from Taiping to Penang! It must be really good for you. Have you tried the other stalls in Penang? Which do you think is the 2nd best?

  6. I recommend the mee goreng stall at Jelutong road right next to Shell petrol station. The Indian fellow have been selling mee goreng for more than 20 years. He starts the business during evening and running out within 2-3 hours only coz of its popularity. Instead of mee goreng, he also served very delicious mee rebus.

  7. omg are u serious? this is the best by far. i tried the one in esplanade today, the one food bloggers raved about and gotta say its too wet for a plate of mee goreng. my dad and i which are known to be picky eaters also think the esplanade’s is just so-so.the very fact that the one in esplanade is not famous (even to penangnites) while the bangkok lane one is famous speaks for itself.

  8. is the food Center near Ambassador Hotel still open. Being 12 yrs since I never went back, but that was a great food. That was a great food court. Amazing food from varied origins. If it’s still opened: is the quality of food still stellar?
    PS: I miss Bangkok a lot.

  9. Bangkok Lane mee goreng by far is still the best, the only one that came close was opened by his little brother in PJ. I have tried many mee gorengs but still this is the one i like best. Not moist, and just the right blend of flavors. The owner doesn’t cook much these days and his apprentice is doing alright.

  10. I dont think the taste is good all the time (no quality control). It’s due to busy hours the helper will fried the mee, else the boss(botak one) will take over.. By the way, do you have any recommendation about penang fried rice?? Thanks~


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