While many Penang hawker dishes such as char kuih teow, hokkien mee, and laksa are famous all over Malaysia, wantan mee is always a bit of an odd ball. Being a traditional Cantonese dish in a predominately Hokkien area, wantan mee was sort of adopted by the islanders.

the wantan mee stall at kedai kopi seng thor
the wantan mee stall at kedai kopi seng thor

Like languages and culture, food that is separated geographically from its place of origin usually evolve and adapt to the local taste. This is evident in the case of wantan mee in Penang as well.

sambal goes very well with wantan mee
sambal goes very well with wantan mee

A prime example is the wantan mee at Seng Thor kopitiam at Carnarvon street. The dry version comes with both deep fried and boiled wantan, vegetable, charsiu (bbq pork), and the all important Penang style sambal belacan.

While the chasiu isn’t nearly as good as those you usually find in Klang Valley (for some reasons charsiu in Penang is usually dyed and not nearly as flavorful), I like the extra dimensions offered by deep fried wantan, and of course, the sambal belacan makes a huge difference, pretty much transformed the entire dish like how chili pan mee is different from normal pan mee.

If you love sambal and food in general, you should try wantan mee here (and many other stalls in Penang).

of course, you shouldn't miss the best ochien in town
of course, you shouldn’t miss the best ochien in town

Of course, if you are already in this kopitiam, don’t forget to order the fried oyster omelet here. One of the bests ever.

map to the best fried oyster in Penang

Address:
Kedai Kopi Seng Thor
160, Lebuh Carnarvon,
10100 Georgetown, Penang
GPS: 5.415495, 100.33468

KY eats – Wantan Mee with Sambal, Lebuh Carnarvon, Penang
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6 thoughts on “KY eats – Wantan Mee with Sambal, Lebuh Carnarvon, Penang

  • April 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm
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    It’s been a while since my last makan makan trip to Penang, planning to do one this coming May, good food here I come!

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    • April 10, 2013 at 11:31 pm
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      JD: hope you prepare an empty stomach!

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  • April 11, 2013 at 11:33 am
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    Their koey teow th’ng, hokkien mee, loh mee are good too!

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    • April 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm
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      Fooi FOI: I think those are in the mornings right? ūüėÄ

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  • April 12, 2013 at 9:34 am
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    It has been so long since i stepped foot in Penang! I normally indulge in my fave WTM at Klang ENg Ann Market! It is really good.

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    • April 12, 2013 at 11:27 am
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      PeoniesandPancakes: oOo Klang? I have to check that out one of these days I guess ūüėÄ

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