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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.

Curry Mee at Mount Eskin, Penang
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.

Curry Mee at Mount Eskin, Penang
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.

map of Mount Eskin, Penang
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

Discuss : KY eats – Penang Curry Mee at Mount Eskin

  1. FYI mt. eskin is spelled as mt. erskine…

  2. mel,
    Ops. i think you are right!

  3. Yum! Penang food is always great. By the way, saw you just now at KLCC – too bad u were travelling in the different direction or else I would have stopped you.

  4. yes curry mee must have lots and lots of sambal, only then the ‘kick’ is there. i remember once when i was at lorong seratus tahun for the curry mee, after the lady bought the mee for me, i said “can you please give me more sambal?” (when i see not much on the spoon), the lady brought the whole bowl of sambal for me!! haha! so i helped myself lah.

  5. boo_licious,

    oOO interesting. Now if I only know how you look ilke..

  6. nice.. nice.. i love curry mee.. I prefer the one on the mainland in raja uda..

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