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When we mention Penang Curry Mee, we know many of you spicy food lovers would start drooling.
Despite the many stalls that offer curry mee in Penang; we find that many did not came up to our expectations, especially when it comes to the taste that a bowl of good curry mee should have (solely based on our opinions)
So we’ve been scouring around Penang to find what we think is the best bowl of curry mee so we could share them with you.
Here’s the list of places we have found so far, let’s get started!
Note: List is in no particular order; we will continue to update this post when we found something worth mentioning to you.
Best Curry Mee in Penang
1. Hot Bowl White Curry Mee at Rangoon Road
Located along Ragoon Road, the Hot Bowl White Curry Mee is known to many as one of the best curry mee in Penang island. And we definitely won't deny that. If you're a hardcore fan of spicy food, you will find yourself coming back here pretty often.
The Hainanese poached chicken are extremely tender and juicy!
Hot Bowl White Curry Mee
Operating Hours: Opens daily 8am - 3pm, close on Monday
2. Sister Curry Mee at Air Itam
The well-known Sister Curry Mee from Air Itam market has been selling for over 70 years. Their stall is located slightly right after the Ayer Itam Bridge, a side road leading to the Chinese Methodist Church.
Ask for the extra chili cuttle fish!
Sister Curry Mee
Operating Hours: Open daily 7:30am - 1pm, Close on Tuesday
Facebook: Sister Curry Mee
3. Duck Blood Curry Mee at Burma Road
You can hardly find duck blood curry mee stall in Penang; let alone one that tastes good. This is one of the well-known stall from past couple of years during our visits.
You might want to be careful with the chili, it's really spicy!
Duck Blood Curry Mee
Operating Hours: Open daily 6pm - 1am, Close on Thursday
Facebook: Duck Blood Curry Mee
4. Curry Mee at Lorong Seratus Tahun
Being in business for almost 60 years, this stall definitely knows how to craft a great bowl of curry mee. Unlike other curry mee stall, you won't find much flavours from the plain soup; as there were very little coconut milk used. But it'll be a different story once you start adding in their signature chili paste.
The star here is actually the dark colored chili paste
Lorong Seratus Tahun Curry Mee (百年路咖喱麵)
Operating Hours: Open daily 7:30am - 2:30pm, Close on Thursday
5. Curry Mee at New Cathay Kopitiam
The broth from this stall is very on point if you're craving for a bowl of curry mee that is done just right in every aspects. It is sweet, creamy, rich but not overly done. Couple it with the garnishes, chili paste, and you'll have a very satisfied tummy.
They are also known as the Lorong Kuching Curry Mee by the locals
New Cathay Curry Mee
Operating Hours: Open daily 7am - 2:30pm, Close on Sunday
Curry Mee is usually made up of a mix of yellow noodles and rice vermicelli in a bowl of spicy curry soup cooked with coconut milk.
This dish usually come accompanied with ingredients like tofu puffs (tau pok), prawns, cuttlefish, cockles and coagulated pig’s blood.
The pig’s blood are said to add flavors to the broth. There are also some stalls that replace it with coagulated duck blood instead.
The best way to enjoy a bowl of curry mee, is to mix well with a spoonful of chili paste to further enhance its taste.
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: @shiweii