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Best Hokkien Mee in Penang

Soup is the most vital element when it comes to a good bowl of Hokkien mee.

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Hot, spicy, and savoury sweet prawn broth poured onto a bowl of noodles topped with generous amount of garnishes. What better words to instantly remind you of Penang's iconic Hokkien Prawn Mee.

As we finish slurpping our bowl dry at Bark Thong Hokkien Mee this morning, we can't help but think of you guys from the Internet.

Just like many Penangites, we have definitely tasted enough bowls of these yummylicious from young to old, from breakfast to dinner or even supper.

Being one of the most vital element in a good bowl of Penang Hokkien Mee, the preparation for its broth are not to be taken lightly.

And with hundreds of stalls spanning across Penang, great amount of efforts must be poured in to make the best possible broth just to stand out from the crowds.

We have so far visited many good places and decided it's time for us to put together the top list of best hokkien mee in Penang.

Let's take a look at what we have in store!

Note: List is in no particular order; we will continue to update this post when we found something worth mentioning to you.

Best Hokkien Prawn Mee in Penang

  1. Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee at Seang Teik Road

    Dannok Cafe along Seang Teik Road is the latest spot for a bowl of decent hokkien mee in Penang. The stall offers an extensive option for add-ons to the hokkien mee.

    Editor's note: The broth was very rich in prawn flavors; the chili paste is explosive

    Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee

    Contact: +6019-4805656

    Hours: Open daily 8am - 2:30pm, Close on Thursday

    Address: 41 Seang Teik Road 10400 Georgetown Penang

    Facebook: Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee

    Rating: 3.8/5Price: $$$$


  2. Old 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.

    Editor's note: Rich, sweet and spicy prawn broth with a lot of addons to go with.

    Old Green House Hokkien Mee (老青屋虾面)

    Contact: +6016-4211717

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

    Address: 223 Jalan Burma 10050 George Town Penang

    Rating: 3/5Price: $$$$


  3. Green House Hokkien Prawn Mee at Burma Road

    You also get to add as much or as little of chili to your preference from the chili paste container provided at every table.

    Editor's note: The sweet, spicy prawn broth is unmatchable with their chili paste.

    Green House Hokkien Mee (青屋虾面)

    Contact: +6016-4441717

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

    Address: 133-A Jalan Burma 10050 George Town Penang

    Website: Green House Hokkien Mee (青屋虾面)

    Rating: 3/5Price: $$$$


  4. Bridge Street (C.Y Choy Road) Hokkien Mee

    This hokkien mee stall located at the Beach Street area has been around for more than 50 years. The soup here are slightly clearer and it doesn't have that spiciness you usually find at other prawn noodle stalls. But it was really sweet and tasty. Request for as much chili paste as you please if you're a chili person.

    Editor's note: The clear soup here is prepared with generous amount of pork bones and fresh prawns.

    CY Choy Road Hokkien Mee (桥头福建虾面)

    Contact: +6016-4574254

    Hours: Open daily 7am - 2:30pm, Close on Monday

    Address: 533 Jalan C.Y. Choy 10300 George Town Penang

    Facebook: CY Choy Road Hokkien Mee (桥头福建虾面)

    Rating: 3/5Price: $$


  5. 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.

    Editor's note: Be sure to get here early to avoid the hassle of nabbing an empty seat.

    Ah Mei Hokkien Mee (新国泰福建虾面)

    Contact: +6014-9084345

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

    Address: 425 Jalan Burma 10350 George Town Penang

    Facebook: Ah Mei Hokkien Mee (新国泰福建虾面)

    Rating: 3/5Price: $$


  6. Claypot Hokkien Mee at T&T Prawn Noodle House

    Yep! You read that right and we didn't use a wrong photo! This place located at Lorong Selamat serves their Hokkien mee (Penang Prawn Noodle) in a claypot. It keeps the broth and noodles warm. And there are also options to have it served with maggie mee, pan mee or deep-fried yee mee.

    Editor's note: Though it may sound a little fancy, their prawn broth are definitely as authentic as you can find.

    T&T Prawn Mee

    Contact: +6010-3841190

    Hours: Open daily 7:30am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm, Close on Wednesday

    Address: 127 Lorong Selamat 10400 George Town Penang

    Facebook: T&T Prawn Mee

    Rating: 3/5Price: $$$$


  7. 888 Hokkien Mee at Lebuh Presgrave

    You'll see this famous 888 Hokkien Mee when you pass by the junction between Lebuh Presgrave and McNair Street.

    Editor's note: The thick flavourful prawn broth will definitely keep you coming back for more.

    888 Hokkien Mee (三条路888福建面)

    Contact: +6016-4341919

    Hours: Open daily 4:30pm - 11:30pm, Close on Thursday

    Address: 67-A Lebuh Presgrave 10300 George Town Penang

    Facebook: 888 Hokkien Mee (三条路888福建面)

    Rating: 4/5Price: $$


  8. Bark Thong Hokkien Mee at Burma Road

    Known to many as the Sin Wah Kopitiam Hokkien Mee, the famous Bark Thong Prawn noodle has moved its stall to the Shark Food Court (previously Parma Hawker Center) located at Burma Road, opposite Shell petrol station.

    Editor's note: The strong flavoured prawn soup will get you all drenched in sweats even before mixing in the chili paste.

    Bark Thong Hokkien Mee (木通福建面)

    Contact: +6016-4964595

    Hours: Opens daily 7am - 12pm, Close on Friday

    Address: The Shark 192 Jalan Burma 10350 Georgetown Penang

    Facebook: Bark Thong Hokkien Mee (木通福建面)

    Rating: 5/5Price: $$


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