Claypot Hokkien Mee at T&T Prawn Noodle House

Though it may sound a little fancy, their prawn broth are definitely as authentic as you can find.

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.

This is probably the only place in Penang that you can find hokkien mee served in a claypot (And of course, you can also order yours without the claypot if you prefer.).

T&T Hokkien Prawn Mee
Generous amount of garnishes at T&T Prawn Noodle - credit: @jchia199

Unlike many places you go these days, T&T serves their Hokkien Mee with generous amount of garnishes.

There are even deep-fried shallots, pork lards and chili paste available on every table that you can add as much as you like.

If you feel the need to pamper yourself further, they occasionally offer upgrades like fat squids, big prawns and lobsters.

T&T Hokkien Prawn Mee with Lobster
Hokkien Mee with Lobster Upgrade - credit: T&T Facebook
T&T Hokkien Prawn Mee with Big Prawns
Hokkien Mee with Big Prawns Upgrade - credit: T&T Facebook

Do note that parking at Lorong Selamat isn’t particularly easy, do keep that in mind if you’re rushing!

T&T Prawn Mee

Contact: +6010-3841190

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

Address: 127 Lorong Selamat 10400 George Town Penang

Facebook: T&T Prawn Mee

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: @bkhooisurboss