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While Penang is synonymous with char kuih teow, laksa, and curry mee, one of the least talked about awesome hawker food from the island has got to be mee goreng. Sure, you can find mee goreng just about anywhere in Malaysia at 24 hour mamak stores, but once you had it in Penang, you’d think that you life has been a lie.


mee goreng stall at Tanjung Bungah, Penang mee goreng stall at Tanjung Bungah, Penang 

When it comes to mee goreng, one of my favorites is the little unassuming stall parked at the Yok Fong kopitiam in Tanjung Bungah where the old Hin Bus station used to be, or about half way from Tanjung Tokong to Batu Feringghi.

just a squeeze of limau lipis is all you need
just a squeeze of limau lipis is all you need

The mee goreng here is manned by Indian stall owner who is actually not the “original” owner, but thank goodness the trick of the trade isn’t lost to this next generation operator.

A plate cost RM 5 and comes with the usual fritter, squid, potato, egg, bean sprout, and a bit of greens. If you want it hot, ask for more “cabai”. Squeeze the limau lipis just right before you dig in for that extra umph. The noodle is very wet in comparison to the usual versions, so much so you can eat it with a spoon.

just a squeeze of limau lipis is all you need
we ended up ordering another plate

If you’re in Penang and crave for something slightly out of the usual hawker fare, this is one to try out. Also, this would be suitable to bring your Muslim friends along.

Address:
Mee Goreng at Yok Fong Kopitiam
Jalan Chan Siew Teong
Tanjung Bungah, Penang
GPS5.465812, 100.279872

Discuss : KY eats – Mee Goreng Tanjung Bugah, Penang

  1. immature 2.0

    Wah.. “Restoran Baraka” no wonder they can make a killer mortal kombat style mee goreng… nom nom nom

  2. Looks very good. Have you tried mee goreng sotong power in SS2?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4v93xAn30c

  3. Ky, I am part Chinese Muslim due to late father family from Xian. Getting to try some Muslim food that so interesting. That dish looked so delish.

  4. Oh no, I don’t want to “think that my life has been a lie” 😉 but I do want to try the Penang mee goreng!

  5. RM5 is still a very decent price for this! 🙂

  6. Another plate? Now, that must be really good…and going all the way to Tanjung Bungah for that.

  7. The cook looks so intense making it you know it’s going to be good

  8. Your plate of mee goreng certainly looks sumptuous however I prefer drier version for my noodles 😛

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