There’s always been one and only important mission whenever I am in Penang – to eat as much as possible. So in between late lunch and dinner, I slotted in another meal.

My initial plan was to find the famous mee sotong at Esplanade, but it was already closed by 5 p.m. Feeling a bit adventurous, I parked my car near Jalan Kapitan Keling in the older part of Penang town and got on my foot to search for something to eat.

Update 30/3/2017: it’s reported by a reader that this stall is no longer in operation

kedai makan fok kee, penang
kedai makanan Fok Kee, and old school kopitiam

Quite a few old school kopitiams are already closed by this time of the day since this area is not known to be famous for tourists when it comes to food, then I walked by Fok Kee kopitiam and saw that they have this interesting item by the name of Taiwan Fish Maw noodle, I just had to try it.

I had absolutely no clue how this was going to turn out.

fish maw noodle with pork
pork skin, liver, tofu, and minced meat too

I sat down, order a bowl of fish maw noodle and a glass of nutmeg juice (I don’t know if you can find this outside penang, grated nutmeg and sour plum, I love it!).

The chef went to work, and a few minutes later I was presented by this big bowl of “noodle” that, frankly, looked a bit weird. But thank goodness the taste was actually quite delicious, if not just a bit different from your usual hawker food.

fish maw noodle and nutmeg juice
fish maw noodle and nutmeg juice, yums!

The “noodle” is actually made from fish paste (like those you get at steamboats) shaped into long strands then deep fried. Soup is half way between loh mee and clear soup in terms of consistency, and the served with vegetable, tofu, minced pork, liver, and pork skin.

The combination was actually quite good, and goes especially well with pickled chili padi. I wouldn’t say this is a must-have if you’re heading to Penang for vacation, but it  was definitely worth the RM 3 or RM 3.50 that I had to pay, have your char kueh teow, laksa, and other must-haves first, and if you want to try something different, this wouldn’t be a bad choice.

map to fook kee restaurant, Penang

Address:
Kedai Makan Fok Kee
Jalan Kaptian Keling,
10200 Penang

GPS: 5.417741, 100.338333


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“Fish Maw” noodle at Fok Kee kopitiam, Penang [Closed]
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22 thoughts on ““Fish Maw” noodle at Fok Kee kopitiam, Penang [Closed]

  • December 7, 2009 at 2:11 pm
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    This is really something different. Will give it a try the next time I visit Penang.

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  • December 7, 2009 at 3:27 pm
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    Hey, “to eat as much as possible in Penang” that’s my mission too when I go to Penang! But, fish maw? Ew. I prefer fish ball – Sai Toh Lim off Jalan Uda!

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  • December 7, 2009 at 3:31 pm
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    JD,
    yah, something different. 😀

    Kenny,
    Hahha yah the fishball is nice! This one doesn’t actually involved real fish maw also. lol

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  • December 7, 2009 at 3:37 pm
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    It certainly is different. Hokkien mee noodles (the thick flat ones) with fish maw. Looks great! 🙂

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  • December 7, 2009 at 3:37 pm
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    oo..tis place unknown for me..

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  • December 7, 2009 at 4:25 pm
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    I’ve read about this coffee shop from a Penang blog. cz the name kinda stuck to my mind. Hahaha … for all the wrong reasons.

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  • December 7, 2009 at 4:46 pm
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    Huai Bin,
    But that fish maw looking thing, is actually pork skin 😛

    nikel,
    Was unknown to me too

    Bangsar-bAbE,
    Hahah you have a point

    J2Kfm,
    Hahahah teruk!

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  • December 7, 2009 at 5:34 pm
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  • December 7, 2009 at 5:43 pm
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    squall,
    Ooo cool! Good luck! 😀

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  • December 7, 2009 at 7:23 pm
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    I want to try that nutmeg juice. can you make somesssss?

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  • December 7, 2009 at 9:12 pm
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    This is something different but the mee look a bit like huge fat happy maggots. =S

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  • December 8, 2009 at 5:14 am
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    are u and mell stll together?

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  • December 8, 2009 at 9:16 am
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    eiling,
    Unfortunately I don’t know how!

    Chef Mel,
    Hahahha, or mealworms 😛

    pris,
    Hahah why? are you interested in me? lol

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  • December 8, 2009 at 10:35 am
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    wow ‘m from penang and this i guess i never try before …will def go for a try next trip back to pg!:D~*

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  • December 8, 2009 at 10:49 am
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    coco,
    Yess make it happen, i’m from Penang too 😛

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  • December 8, 2009 at 11:47 am
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    Tey Cindy,
    Hahahah make it happen

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  • December 8, 2009 at 4:18 pm
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    I’m from Penang yes good food btw have you try the nasi lemak at cafe 78 in Jalan Penang, same row with cititel hotel,reasonable priced should give a try

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  • December 9, 2009 at 3:29 pm
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    Best,
    ooo interesting, thanks for the tips!

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  • March 30, 2017 at 5:04 pm
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    It is no longer in business on 30th Mar 2017

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    • March 30, 2017 at 5:20 pm
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      Wonderbee: thanks for the update.

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