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This is another one of my go-to curry mee places whenever I’m back to Penang visiting mom. If you love unadulterated Penang curry mee, you would enjoy this one.

kedai kopi new cathay has a pretty good curry mee stall
kedai kopi new cathay has a pretty good curry mee stall

The kopitiam is located by the intersection of Jalan Burma and Lorong Kucing, offering many of your usual suspects when it comes to hawker foods from Penang – laksa, curry mee, char kuih teow, chicken rice and so forth. Parking isn’t usually a huge hassle thanks to the commercial centers right next door, but the shop can be quite a bit busy during breakfast/brunch hours.

yum yum, coagulated blood, loved by my niece too :D
yum yum, coagulated blood, loved by my niece too πŸ˜€

For only RM 3.50 per bowl, the curry mee comes with cockles, one prawn, tofu pok, coagulated blood (my favorite, of course), a fish ball, and cuttle fish. You get to choose your favorite mee/meehun combination, and have as much of those fragrant and spicy sambal as you want.

I enjoy their almost mee-goreng style cuttle fish as well, brings a slightly different taste to the normal cuttle fish preparation. The prawn’s a bit smallish but hey, it’s RM 3.50.

Overall taste is superb and I’d have it any day. The only thing missing is a couple mint leaves, but I guess you can’t have it all every time.

good old fashion apom, get them fresh and warm here
good old fashion apom, get them fresh and warm here

And since hawker dishes in Penang are usually only 70% of what you get in KL in terms of portions, it make perfect sense to add some apom to the meal while you’re at it. The stall claims to be offering the best apom manis in town and will happily trade 6 steamy hot apom for RM 3.00. These too are yummy especially when consumed piping hot, slightly crispy on the outer layer, and sweet, creamy inside. Try it!

Oh, the steamed otak otak here is not too shabby either. If you’re in Penang, this kopitiam sure is a pretty decent place to visit for breakfast or lunch.

New Cathay kopitiam at pulau tikus, map

Kedai Kopi New Cathay
Lorong Kucing off JalanΒ Burma
10350, Pulau Tikus,Β Penang
GPS: 5.432376, 100.309504

Discuss : KY eats – Curry Mee & Apom at Pulau Tikus

  1. Yeah, a friend from Penang brought me here too! πŸ™‚

    It’s really good stuff, as good as the one at Lorong Seratus Tahun. I haven’t tried the apom though.

    The cuttle fish is a nice addition!

    • Huai Bin: yeah, after writing this I tried to go to a penang curry mee place in PJ but it wasn’t open.. gahh

  2. the niece looks like she definitely enjoys her food! we might be looking at another potential penang food blogger! πŸ˜€

  3. Do you eat the curry me with vinegar?

  4. Nommmmm penang food again! So proud of my little island πŸ˜›

  5. Eewww that place is so unhygienic and unkempt.
    from your pictures at least.

    Your niece is just gack!
    elbows on table,
    eating with bare hands,
    after touching the dirty money under the apom wrapper, I bet.

    Penang food is unbalanced and unrefined.
    the last time I remembered,
    there’s flies everywhere in Penang.

    • PPKia: guess you have a much higher hygiene standard than me. I love Penang food still πŸ˜€

  6. Hi KY,

    I had to comment that the place you went to in this post is very very close to my aunt’s house hahah.

    I love going to that place whenever I’m in Penang.

  7. Agness (@Agnesstramp)

    I am a food lover and I eat new things every time I travel :)! Nice to see someone else is sharing it with me x

  8. i absolutely love this apom! a must have everytime i return to PG

  9. my favourite too.. πŸ™‚ last had it in Apr this year.. hehee

  10. This is my usual place for breakfast. Either on holiday or business.

  11. PPKia sounds like a gay s.o.b. who lives overseas for about 3 months and has already forgotten his roots. Dirty money under the wrapper? This mofo is not only gay… he is OCD… probably plays with himself with gloves at night… dirty smelly fingers… ohhhh….ahhhh…

    Sorry KY… but I beh tahan with this kind of pondans… pisses me off!

    Love your review of the food. Went there … tried the curry mee… very nice. Thank you sir.

    • Klendathu: haha thank you for your kind words, everyone’s entitled to their own opinions and sometimes it shows who they really are.

    • His comments are appalling but please don’t spur such homophobic generalisations. Gay people are definitely NOT ALL so rude, but there are exceptions. Just like straight people….

  12. King James

    KY, has been following your food tracks. Great job bro. Keep them coming please. Just disregards some comments from fellas who are not into hawker food. Cheers mate.

    • King James: thanks for the vote of confidence, cheers! I’m wondering if your name is related to LBJ?

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