Following the post on mee goreng at the Mount Eskin hawker center, some of you have commented on other food available there, such as the kueh teow soup. Yes, there are more than a few awesome hawker stalls there. I went to the same place the second time in as many days and had the Curry Mee, since I was too lazy to drive to Lorong Seratus Tahun for the same thing that tastes just as good.
with plenty of sambal, the way i like it
The ingredients in this curry mee is slightly different from those you get in other places. The main thing is of coruse, the noodle/meehun with bean sprouts in the coconut milk based soup. Coagulated blood, prawn, cuttle fish, cockles, and curiously, two fishball (though it’s more of a squarish than ball shape). And of course, the sambal paste on the spoon.
the stall, and the people
Since the Penang curry mee’s soup is rather plain without the sambal, the first thing you have to do is to mix it up with the proper amount of sambal according to your personal tolerance and taste. I particulary like the sambal here, it has a trace of those “burnt” smell to it, sort of remind me of the flavor in the sambal stuffed fried fish. While not very spicy, it has a very good aroma and taste to it.
The fishballs, while a little unorthodox for curry mee, does provide a good contrasting taste in compliment to other ingredients. It is a little hard to explain, you should try it.
here’s how you get to mount eskin in Penang
The hawker center operates from around noon to about 4 something in the afternoon daily.
Jalan Mt. Erskine,
Tg. Tokong, Penang
GPS: 5.450560, 100.302064