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We actually spent a total of 10 days in Penang over CNY, my longest stint back home since getting a job in KL some 10 years, and that explains the recent flood of Penang food posts. There will be just a few more before the more KL centric posts resumes.

The extended eating binge was of course, glorious!

Update 2019: Tua Pui Curry Mee is now at Kimberly Street.

Tua Pui curry mee at Weld Quay
Tua Pui curry mee at Weld Quay

On the last few days in Penang, I finally got a chance to try the famed Tua Pui Curry Mee at Weld Quay (situated right across Chew Jetty, now a UNESCO world heritage).

I’m a sucker for Penang style curry mee, and could eat them almost daily until my lactose intolerant body starts to complain. Doesn’t matter, had curry mee!

mine is with extra fish balls, RM 3.80
mine is with extra fish balls, RM 3.80

Tua Pui curry mee is a little bit different from the usual run-off-the-mill Penang curry mee. They have all the usual ingredients you’d find – tofu pok, coagulated blood, blood cockles, cuttle fish; but they also have quite a lot of optional items you can add in. There’s chicken gizzards, big prawns (the bare version has no prawns, bummer), chicken wings, fish balls, and more.

The soup too is enhanced with several types of curry, giving it a little more complexity, I like it.

My bowl was one with extra fish balls for RM 3.80. The two giant fish balls, though looking somewhatย peculiarย in a bowl of curry mee, ย did not disappoint, they were quite tasty in itself. Of course, the curry mee overall was as good as any. Well worth a try if you’re in Penang.

we shared a mua chee, and Haze had her 6th laksa or the trip or something
we shared a mua chee, and Haze had her 6th laksa or the trip or something

As for Haze, she had her laksa, again. That must be the 6th or 7th laksa of the trip and that girl can never get tired of it. According to her, this particular laksa was a good one too. I didn’t try it, but just by looking at it, you know it’s a winner. RM 3 for the laksa if I remember correctly.

Then there’s muah chee, we paid RM 2 for this excellent combination of flour, crushed nuts, sesame, and sugar that you can find pretty much anywhere in Penang, but for some reasons, not in KL.

I’m missing Penang already.

map to tua pui curry mee, weld quay

Village Coffee Shop
107-A, Pengkalan Weld (Weld Quay),
10300 Penang, Malaysia

GPS:ย 5.412652,100.338789

Discuss : KY eats – Tua Pui Curry Mee, Laksa, Muai Chee at Weld Quay (Moved, Updated address)

  1. i just realized there’s one more ingredient that might actually work really well in curry mee: hard-boiled quail eggs! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. ho chiak ๐Ÿ™‚ ..

  3. Pasar malam, that’s the place that you can find mua chee…

  4. wow.. curry mee!

  5. Gong Hey Fatt Choy … Penang never dissapoints ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. i loveeeeeeeeeeeee penang laksa too. although if given the choice i’d pick kuching laksa for the complexity of flavours. but penang laksa is a pretty awesome dish!

  7. tua pui also means fat person is it? haha..

  8. Penang! Food Paradise ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Hey KY, i love penang food- having just returned, thanks for showing there’s a daytime penang curry mee stall around weld quay area, I didnt know that. And now that Im back in KL, i crave for it, so after browsing ur website, I went to Little Penang cafe in KLCC, its not bad, coz i want to eat curry mee so bad, ahhaa, thanks for ur recommendation.

  10. just like for some reasons, you can find pork noodles anywhere in KL, but not in Penang ๐Ÿ™

  11. tried it 2 years ago…u’re so slow lah

  12. KY: Curry Me will move to 23, Lebuh Kimberley, 10100 Georgetown on 18 Apr 2012 ๐Ÿ˜›

  13. KY,
    You are welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Opening hours:. 8:30 am ~ 5:30 pm (Mondays closed)
    Thanks for support ๐Ÿ˜›

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