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They were crowned as one of the best hokkien mee during “Battle of the Chefs” event organized in Penang; and there must be great reasons for it.
The 888 Hokkien Mee is well known for their exquisite, thick and flavourful prawn broth.
Even a well-known food blogger from NYC thinks the 888 Hokkien Mee serves one of the best dish in Penang.
And we definitely agree with him after having tasted the broth at this stall for many dinner and supper sessions.
Thanks to the popularity, 888 Hokkien Mee has also expended their business to Bayan Baru area to cater their fans on the other side of the island.
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888 Hokkien Mee (三条路888福建面)
Operating Hours: Open daily 4:30pm - 11:30pm, Close on Thursday
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888 Hokkien Mee at Jalan Mahsuri Bayan Baru (888福建面)
Operating Hours: Open daily 5pm - 12pm, Close on Thursday
Penang Hokkien Mee, (also called Prawn Noodle outside of Penang) is a spicy soup-based noodle (a mix of yellow noodle and vermicelli).
This is a very different version of fried “Hokkien Mee” you can find in Klang Valley, which closely resembles to “Hokkien Char” in Penang.
This is considered a popular dish in Penang; it can be consumed any time from breakfast to dinner or even supper.
The soup is the most vital element when it comes to a good bowl of Hokkien mee.
Boiled with prawn shells, pork bones and chill paste for several hours, the soup has slight spiciness that is just nice with prawn sweetness and pork flavors.
It is then served with garnishes like sliced hard-boiled eggs, pork slices, de-shelled shrimps, water spinach (kangkung), beansprouts, fried onions and a dollop of chili paste.
Upons years of refinements, many stalls in Penang also started offering “addons” like roasted pork belly, pork ribs and fish balls for extra charges.
Heads up! When it comes to food and experience, opinions varies from person to person. So please take ours with a pinch of salt.
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