Ah Mei Hokkien Mee at New Cathay Coffee Shop

Be sure to get here early to avoid the hassle of nabbing an empty seat.

Ah Mei Hokkien Mee at New Cathay Coffee Shop

This famous Hokkien Mee stall tucked inside the busy New Cathay Kopitiam along Burma Road (Pulau Tikus) has been making waves not only in Penang. She's also been invited to Singapore to share her tasty bowls of Penang's iconic Prawn Noodle Soup. Her stall starts the busy day as early as 7am with crowds rushing in to get a taste of her prawn noodle just before heading to work.

Ah Mei Hokkien Mee at New Cathay Kopitiam
Ah Mei Hokkien Mee at New Cathay Kopitiam - credit: @wenlynn_chin

Every spoonful of the prawn broth comes with balanced amount of sweet and spiciness.

A generous amount of ingredients like slices of pork skin, lean meats, shrimps, hard-boiled eggs, and fried shallots sits on top of the piping hot soup noodles.

Ah Mei Hokkien Mee (新国泰福建虾面)

Contact: +6014-9084345

Operating Hours: Open daily 7am - 1pm, Close on Sunday

Address: 425 Jalan Burma 10350 George Town Penang

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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: @lets_get_fat_hk