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My brother works at Sungai Petani, and the passion towards food runs in the family, so whenever I’m up north at his place, he always make sure there’s something interesting to try.

On my last visit it, it was something I’ve never had before – Prawn mee with salted pork.

May Lin kopitiam's hokkien mee stall
May Lin kopitiam’s hokkien mee stall

Salted pork is one ingredient that I’ve never really seen anywhere else. It is a delicacy among locals here that’s made from fatty bits of pork with some chunks of meat not entirely unlike pork cracklings – crunchy, full of flavor, and in this case,a bit salty too.

One place to have this is at May Lin kopitiam, one of the popular spots for late dinner and supper among the locals.

prawn mee with salt pork, the Sg. Petani way
prawn mee with salt pork, the Sg. Petani way

The prawn mee stall offers both hokkien mee and loh mee, with a number of “extras” – including prawns, intestine, pork ribs, and of course – salt pork.

For anyone who loves pork crackles or lard, the salt pork is definitely the way to go. It really adds a great dimension to the entire dish, especially after the good bits soaks up some prawn mee soup, heaven!

grilled chicken wings as centreplate
grilled chicken wings as centreplate

May Lin also have stalls offering BBQ chicken wings, satey, loh bak, and so forth. We’ve tried wings & satey and these definitely make for good side dishes.

map to May Lin kopitiam, Sungai Petani

May Lin Kopitiam
552, Jalan Kuala Ketil,
Kampung Sungai Tongka,
08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah
GPS5.638794, 100.493260
Hours: 7pm to midnight

Discuss : KY eats – Prawn Mee with Salt Pork, May Lin kopitiam, Sungai Petani

  1. kekeke rosberg

    Wah, the drinks stall here must have dam good bizness due to all the salt kekekeke #oink

  2. kekeke rosberg

    walau “Mee Hockkien” lol, this guy study before in Americaland issit?

  3. KY,that seem to be a great dish but hope it not too salty. We all have watch the salt in take .
    My late grandmother ate a lot of salty dried fish (ham yee) with rice since she was from China.
    Lived to 99 year old.

    • Vickie: ya it’s once in a while type of things, you obviously won’t want to have this on a daily basis.

  4. Been so long since my girl graduated five years ago and left Sg Petani and we’ve not gone back there since. Did not manage to check out a lot of Chinese places there, seemed that they mostly opened at night. Wouldn’t mind going back again one of these days.

  5. I thought the salted meat is something similar with Nam Yu fried meat 😛

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