Currently, the best and most consistent Curry Mee in Bukit Mertajam for me has got to be the Penang Curry Mee stall at Mutiara Coffee Shop, Taman Mutiara. For Curry Mee enthusiasts, this could very well be the hidden gem you have been looking for, as I feel it is even better than many famous Curry Mee in Penang island. If you trust my recommendations thus far, you will not be disappointed in this one as well.
Hawker food in towns residing on the Seberang Perai area usually taste different from those found on the island because they are often adjusted have a local flavor, or what we call 风味 in Chinese to reflect the town’s uniqueness.
Toppings aside, the typical Penang Curry Mee usually tastes sweet due to the amount of sugar the hawkers put into the soup. The soup looks pale and milky as well until the chili paste is mixed in. But in BM most of our Curry Mee is flavored more towards saltiness and the soup is already cooked together with chili oil for a more reddish look.
Anyway, the main reason I am recommending this Curry Mee is because of the special chili paste. The noodles already taste great on its own but with the addition of the chili paste, the soup is enriched and its flavor is taken to a whole new level packed with fragrance of Indian spices. The self-invented chili paste is made by grinding traditional Indian spice and local chili together, then cooked on a slow fire for two hours. This process requires constant stirring to prevent the chili paste from getting burnt.
Currently, the best and most consistent Curry Mee in Bukit Mertajam for me has got to be the Penang Curry Mee stall at M...