One of the most underrated classic hawker dishes from Penang has got to be jawa mee. I believe there’re many who never even heard of it, or worse still, confusing this somewhat unique dish to mee rebus.
I came across this particular jawa mee dish from an instagram post shared by Khang Yi (of Malay Mail food columnist, and the old masak-masak blog), and immediately put it on my to-visit list.
Last weekend, I crossed off that list, and it was definitely a worthy visit.
The stall is manned by a Penang couple offering prawn mee and jawa mee, and I believe we definitely have to go back there for the prawn mee.
As for the jawa mee, it came with the usual suspects – prawn crackers, fish cake, bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, tofu, a very delicious tomato base sauce, shredded lettuce and of course, sambal. Overall, it was definitely the prettiest plate of jawa mee from a hawker stall I’ve ever seen.
Other than being pretty, the jawa mee certainly passed the taste test. I opted for mee + mee hun option and just about wiped the plate lcean at the end. This is my current favorite jawa mee place in Klang Valley.