What’s your favorite breakfast? Could it be dim sum? Nasi lemak? Wantan mee? Tosai? Or do you sometimes wish you could be having something from another state altogether? Well I do miss Sarawak’s Kolo Mee and Laksa. And I also know many Malaysians abroad are missing the local food so badly they are dying to return. Too sick of bread and pasta I guess.
One of my favorites would be this nice mee goreng stall just minutes from my house in Bukit Mertajam. The old couple has been selling mee goreng here faithfully for the past twenty years.
Mee goreng is also known as ‘Jawa char’ in Hokkien. Most Chinese hawker stalls sell this along with Jawa mee. The ingredients are simple: ketchup, prawns, light soya sauce, prawn fritters and tau kua. But the end result is super yummy, the smell alone made me walk faster back to home. Can’t wait to savor it lol.
Despite being obscene looking, this is the best mee goreng for me. You may think that my opinion is biased but after eating it for twenty years, it has become a part of me. The moment I sink my teeth into the crunchy prawn fritters, I was the same small boy who walked to the stall to purchase his favorite pack of mee goreng all over again.
*Edit: Sorry guys I forgot to include the location, and the photo of the mee goreng! My bad. Location: Behind Golden Wheel Hotel, go straight into the road until you see a junction to your right. The next junction to your left is where the stall is located. Morning only. Refer map below, please bear with my crappy paint skills lol: