Green House Hokkien Mee at Burma Road

Rich, sweet and spicy prawn broth with a lot of addons to go with.

Green House Hokkien Mee at Burma Road

Ask any Penangites, most of them will recommend you to check out the Old Green House Hokkien Mee. That bowl of spicy sweet prawn broth will help you remember how Penang tasted like.

Penang Green House Hokkien Mee

There are currently two Green House Hokkien Mee locations in Penang, both located along Burmah Road.

Penang Green House Prawn Noodle
Old Green House Hokkien Mee - credit: @pocosam

Green House Hokkien Mee (青屋虾面)


Contact: +6016-4441717

Operating Hours: Open daily 9am - 3:30am, Close on Sunday

Address: 133-A Jalan Burma 10050 George Town Penang

Old Green House Hokkien Mee (老青屋虾面)


Contact: +6016-4211717

Operating Hours: Open daily 6pm - 2:30am, Close on Sunday

Address: 223 Jalan Burma 10050 George Town Penang

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.

Photo credit: @nigelsia_vs