I have seen a lot posts in forums and posts by bloggers about New World Park. Despite looking at the photos I never managed to get a clear impression of the place.
In case you didn’t know, New World Park is the latest food court in Swatow Lane. I am not sure if it’s owned by the boss of the old hawker centre ‘Sin Se Kai’. In Hokkien, ‘Sin Se Kai‘ means new world. Anyway, in New World Park you can find 2 stalls selling the same dish in different corners.
One thing I absolutely love about this place is the vastly available car parks. Previously if you were to eat at Swatow Lane, you need to park at the road side and walk for a distance under the ever hot sun. The car park here charges RM0.50 for the first hour, more than enough time for a nice meal. There are also parking attendants to direct traffic, so parking here is really good.
You gotta try the ais kacang here, one of the best in Penang. Do remember to request for an extra scoop of ice cream if you want it to be more special. A normal bowl costs only RM2.50, great for quenching thirst.
Fried oysters start at RM5.00. Maybe because I never had fried oyster for too long, it was really really good!
Curry Mee is good, RM3.00 per bowl.
Mee Sultan is a disaster. Compared to Haji Mohd’s Mee Tokun, this plate of mee goreng costing RM4.00 is absolute rubbish. If this can be called Mee Sultan, Mee Tokun can changed its name to Mee Agong already. One taste and I already knew it was fried in a cincai way. Noodles too spicy and the cuttle fish lacking in taste. So my advice is to avoid this stall at all cost.
Hope you could get a better impression based on my photos lol. Eating here is a much better experience because of the cleaner, cooler environment. I think the hawkers in ‘Sin Se Kai’ are not pleased. They were usually busy and business was brisk, but now all customers are heading to New World Park.