When it comes to Penang hawker food, I believe wantan mee is not going to be even top 5 for most people. Off top of my head it’ll usually come after char kuih teow, laksa, curry mee, prawn mee, kuih teow th’ng, and more.

However, if you’re heading up to Penang for a food trip (what kinda other trip would you have to Penang anyway?), this Chulia Street wantan mee stall is definitely worth checking out.

Chulia Street Wantan Mee stall
Chulia Street Wantan Mee stall

The Chulia Street night hawker center is located at the junction of Carnarvon Street & Chulia Street, and actually on Carnarvon street. There’s just tables by the road side and no roof overhead, if it rains, there is however, a kopitiam right at the corner.

The wantan mee stall is located closer to the junction and would be one of the busiest stalls, you can’t miss it.

The wantan mee operates via self-served style, and there’s usually a queue on weekends. Queue moves quite fast thanks to the speed of the operators at this stall, so don’t be discouraged even if it looks a bit intimidating.

The wantan mee (RM 6) comes with deep fried wantan, boiled wantan, chasiu, vegetable, noodle (of course..), pickled chili, and plenty of fried lard. You can also ask for their home made sambal belacan if you like it with a kick.

wantan mee with plenty of lard, and sambal
wantan mee with plenty of lard, and sambal

While it may not look particularly special, and indeed the chasiu is pretty uninspiring if you compared to some of the bests in KL (Penang chasiu certainly has room for improvement), this wantan mee has a sauce that’s just right, noodle with the perfect texture, wantan that bursts in your mouth with the taste you’d expect, and most importantly, plenty of lard that made it all so delicious.

It’s now in my list of must-visit in Penang, maybe it should be yours too.

chulia street hawker food map

Address:
Wantan Mee Stall
Chulia Street Hawker Food
Junction of Carnavon St.
& Chulia Street, Georgetown, Penang
GPS: 5.418212, 100.336417

KY eats – Chulia Street Wantan Mee, Penang
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21 thoughts on “KY eats – Chulia Street Wantan Mee, Penang

  • May 11, 2023 at 12:25 pm
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    top 3 for me: Penang CKT, assam laksa, curry mee

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    • May 11, 2023 at 3:07 pm
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      Looks yummy. Is the curry mee stall still there by the way? That stall serves one of the best curry noodles in Penang in my memory.

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      • May 12, 2023 at 10:33 am
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        K M: last I went there I did order curry mee, not sure if it’s the same old store.

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  • May 12, 2023 at 10:31 am
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    Yes, somehow or other, wanton mee is not the in-thing in Penang, not that I’m a fan of it anywhere else. Will eat and will enjoy but my favourite is Kuching kolo mee though many here will opt for the celebrated Sibu kampua mee, not me.

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    • May 12, 2023 at 10:33 am
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      suituapui: ohhh kuching kolo mee is very nice and quite similar in texture to wantan mee, I also prefer kolo mee.

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      • May 15, 2023 at 12:56 pm
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        hmm sounds like mabuk person keke #confused

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        • May 22, 2023 at 4:14 pm
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          kekeke: no wine were used here.

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  • May 15, 2023 at 10:40 am
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    I have to say I’ve never encountered any wantan mee in KL served with a sambal. So, of course, I’ve never had it with sambal before. Wonder what the combo would taste like (thought it did look yummy in your bowl). ^_~

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    • May 22, 2023 at 4:13 pm
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      eatwhateatwhere: it tastes awesome, try it next time when you’re in Penang!

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  • May 15, 2023 at 10:44 am
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    Yeah, if one is eating wantan mee in KL, one would expect those thick cut, heavily caramelised, almost burnt edges of char siu (and yes, this must be the standard when it comes to char siu rice!). I’m actually one of those who don’t mind this style of pinkish char siu in my wantan mee (but not in char siu rice) as long as they still have that lovely smoky taste.

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    • May 22, 2023 at 4:13 pm
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      eatwhateatwhere: ya it’s very true that the chasiu in Penang sadly isn’t as good as they are in KL area.

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      • May 19, 2024 at 4:06 pm
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        I am from Penang. I have to say the fried wanton in Penang is such a shame. In hokkien we say sipek kiamsiap! I have tried wantons in KL and Ipoh, in terms of the filling Penang no fight at all.

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  • May 15, 2023 at 3:29 pm
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    Haha, you’re right! My stomach doesn’t even have enough space for Asam Laksa & CKT, I’m definitely not going to spare it for Wonton Mee!
    You wifey always pose for your video cheerfully, so lucky of you!

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    • May 17, 2023 at 8:02 am
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      uncle KY will next provide a guide to the best public toilets in Penang. Have to make room for MORE

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    • May 22, 2023 at 4:15 pm
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      Choi Yen: hahaha, go longer! and thank youuuu

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    • June 26, 2023 at 3:35 pm
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      taufulou: true, sambal with wantanmee is a uniquely penang thing.

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