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Hokkien Mee (or Prawn Mee) is one of my must-eat dishes whenever I have a chance to go back to Penang. The aroma of that spicy prawn stock soup, the crunchiness of kangkung, bean sprouts and fried shallots, the spicy chili paste,  the prawns, the slices of pork, and the morning commotion always bring back memories from yesteryear.

Hokkien Mee at Mt Eskerin wet market
Hokkien Mee with wantan noodle

I did just that earlier this month when I was back for a friend’s wedding.

This particular stall has been in operation for seemingly forever, I remember ordering from them when I was in primary school, and that was quite a while ago (no prize for guessing it right). Today, they are located at the Mt. Eskerin morning wet market. The same market my mom works, and Horng‘s family runs a coffee stall.

Hokkien Mee at Mt Eskerin wet market
Louis, Horng, and I have known each other for two dozen years =/

The stall sells both Hokkien Mee and Wantan Mee, something that is not very common in Penang as most hawkers here only specialize in one dish. To be frank, I don’t care much about most wantan mee in Penang, this one included; however, the side benefit here is that we get to order Hokkien mee with wantan noodle instead of the usual vermicelli and yellow noodle.

The combination is not just a novelty but actually tasted very nice, the smoothness and springiness of wantan noodle works well with the spiciness of the prawn stock soup, presenting a strange yet familiar taste. Kinda like meeting a half brother you never knew existed, or something like that.

map to Mt Eskerin wet market

At Horng’s family coffee stall (5001 kopi stall), you can order the pretty unique Haw Flakes drinks (山楂水). It is a drink I haven’t come across anywhere else, tasted just like, well, the liquid version of Haw Flakes. Very refreshing and cooling for the throat. Give it a try!

Address:
Mount Eskerin wet market
Tanjung Tokong, Penang

GPS: 5.448659,100.301571

Discuss : KY eats – Hokkien Mee (prawn mee) with Wantan Noodle in Penang

  1. i mau pigi penang makan!!!!!!!!!!!! warhhhhhh~ LOL =D prawn mee best there!!!! i ate once in swatow lane… hehehe

  2. Slurp~~ Long time didn’t eat nice prawn mee also

  3. Haw Flakes drink??! That’s really the first I have heard of!

  4. It’s different from the hokkien mee here…i say its totally different.

  5. andrew,
    Go go go make it happen! :D

    Robb,
    Jom! :D

    Cheesie,
    Jom! :D

    Yiling,
    Yes, very weird kan?

    Harmony,
    Oh very very different.

  6. Haw Flakes drink is ze best. We have it in Sibu too. Ours is a bit watery though, have had the smoothie type consistency but prefer the watery one.

  7. ohh..hawflakes drink? too bad i only know abt it when i’m now on KL! aiya..

  8. You should try the prawn mee in Kuching when you got the chance to come over to Sarawak! It would be my pleasure to bring ya guys around for food testing…!

  9. cheesie: you don’t like hawflakes.

  10. i’m so going there… mayb next week..

  11. penang far o!!there is no way to try out the Fusion LOL

  12. Huai Bin,
    Ohh interesting. :D

    thenomadGourmand,
    It tastes like haw flakes. :P

    JustinKC,
    Ooo thanks, I will keep that in mind! :D

    Chriso,
    LOL

    RealGunners,
    Nice! I miss Penang.

    hitomi,
    Hahhaah buy both and mix yourself. :P

  13. foodcrazee

    damn . . .i have makan curry , hokkien mee and even fried WANTON Mee but HAW FLAKE drink ? err….horng – got recipe kah? e mail gue leh ?

  14. Wah pimping Horng’s family coffee stall!

  15. Oh, goody. Do post more Penang cuisine so that I know where to eat when I finally go there. I can’t remember having ever been there. :P

  16. foodcrazee,
    Haha yah that one you have to ask him!

    eiling,
    Yess, one for the friend! :D

    GraZie,
    You’ve never been to Penang? Poor thing!

  17. foodcrazee

    trade secret dude . . . .lolz

  18. oh, i recognised that hokkien mee stall. Wantan Mee in Prawn Soup? will find it out! heee

  19. foodcrazee,
    Hahaha best!

    gill gill,
    Try it! :D

  20. foodcrazee, perhaps i should give u my mom’s phone number.

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