Best Hokkien (Prawn) Mee in Penang

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Not to be confused with the Hokkien Mee in Klang Valley, Hokkien Mee in Penang actually refers to prawn mee. It is a pride of the Penangites, and can be mostly found in the hawker stalls and coffee shops on the island. A good bowl of Hokkien Mee has to have a soup base that is just right - aromatic and flavourful, with a hint of sweetness as well as spiciness, and not forgetting essential ingredients like prawns, pork varieties, noodles, bean sprouts, kangkung and half-boiled egg. Check out these spots for the best Hokkien Mee in Penang!

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    Granny’s Hokkien MeeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Unlike most traditional Hokkien Mee stalls, here you are required to place your order using an order chit and the restaurant is easily spotted with a bright red signboard. As far as the taste is concerned, the prawn is decent enough with hint of sweetness and not being overly spicy. If that’s not enough, you can choose to top up with various add-ons including egg, mee/bee hoon, pig’s intestines, pork ribs and prawns for a fraction of a price! The portion may not be the biggest but most importantly, the flavours come together well. 

    Tips

    You have an option to sit inside or at the outdoor area.

    Things to expect

    Although the place is specialised in Hokkien Mee, they also serve Lam Mee.

    Best with

    Iced Coffee.

    Price

    RM3.50 to RM5.50

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    Granny’s Hokkien Mee View restaurant

    2-G-7, Lengkok Nipah, Taman Lip Sin, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang
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    0124741695

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    07:00AM—09:00PM
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    Super Hokkien MeeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    This Hokkien Mee stall is known for its ridiculously long waiting time. Yes, many avid Hokkien Mee lovers are willing to wait to get their fix here because they know the worth. If you can tolerate that, then you’re in for a treat. The soup is fragrant, with enough prawn flavours to wow your taste buds. The prawn itself is succulent and does come in a generous portion, and tastes great when you add a spoonful of red chilli paste on top. The employment of fried onions and slivers of steamed chicken further augments the whole flavour of the dish. 

    Tips

    Go as early as possible to avoid the long queue.

    Things to expect

    They tend to sell out pretty fast, even before their operating hours ends.

    Best with

    Lor Mee.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM5.50

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    Super Hokkien Mee View restaurant

    2, One Corner Café, Jalan Bawasah, 10050, George Town, Penang
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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    07:30AM—04:30PM
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    888 Hokkien Mee @ Lebuh PresgraveNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Rich and Flavourful are the two words best to describe this popular 888 Hokkien Mee at Lebuh Presgrave. The soup is slurp-worthy, and complements well with mee hoon or yellow noodle, or even a mix of both. For an all-out Hokkien Mee experience, don’t forget to customise your dish with various add-on toppings such as pork leg, pork ribs, pork belly, eggs and fish balls! Which add up immense layer of flavour and texture. Not forgetting, they also dish out delicious loh mee. So if you miraculously still have space, remember two is better than one. 

    Tips

    You can get adventurous by adding vinegar broth from Lor Mee to your Hokkien Mee!

    Things to expect

    Portion is rather small so try to topping up.

    Best with

    Cendol.

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM14.00

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    888 Hokkien Mee View restaurant

    67-A, Lebuh Presgrave, 10300, George Town, Penang
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    016-4341919

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    05:00PM—11:30PM
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    Hokkien Mee @ Jalan Cheong Fatt TzeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    This gorgeous bowl of Hokkien Mee has been voted as one of the best places in Penang, and it's located under one large yet shady-looking building. Fortunately, everyone within is extremely friendly and it's great to see them being so passionate about what they do. The vibe here is exciting, especially in the morning during breakfast hours. Order a bowl of scrumptious and flavourful Hokkien Mee, alongside strong Kopi O and enjoy the morning breeze. If you are still feeling hungry, perhaps a side of toast and half-boiled egg might just fill you up.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A coffee shop.

    Best with

    Kopi O.

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM4.00

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    Hokkien Mee @ Jalan Cheong Fatt Tze View restaurant

    1, Jalan Cheong Fatt Tze, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11600, Jelutong, Penang
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    06:30AM—09:30AM
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    Hokkien Mee @ Paya TerubongNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Sometimes a good bowl of Hokkien Mee doesn’t have to be fancy nor expensive. This stall is as an example of it. It’s a hidden gem that is well patronised by locals in the vicinity. The soup has the right mix of shrimp and pork flavours that will be sure to satisfy your craving. Likewise, you can opt for bee hoon, yellow noodles or both. It's good either way. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, opt for extra toppings like braised pork intestines and pork ribs that enhance the flavours of the dish. 

    Tips

    Besides Hokkien Mee, you can also savour the delicious Lor Mee.

    Things to expect

    Good for quick breakfast or lunch.

    Best with

    Coffee.

    Price

    RM3.50 to RM4.00

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    Hokkien Mee @ Paya Terubong View restaurant

    Jalan Paya Terubong, 11060, Air Itam, Penang
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    06:00AM—11:00AM
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    Kedai Kopi Ban Leong EanNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Kedai Kopi Ban Leong Ean is like your everyday coffee shop in Penang. It's old, it's somewhat considered 'heritage' and of course, most of the time it has good food. Apart from the standard orders of Kopi O or toasts, they also have a simple bowl of Hokkien Mee for those heavy eaters in the morning. The mix of noodles are nicely cooked and the broth is light but flavourful. It's neither too spicy nor bland, and has that good tinge of sweetness from the prawns. It is then topped with beansprouts, full-boiled egg, fried shallots and a spoon full of sambal for added kick. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A coffee shop.

    Best with

    Kopi O or Herbal Tea.

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM5.00

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    Kedai Kopi Ban Leong Ean View restaurant

    71, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    07:00AM—01:00AM
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    Cifu Omar @ Kafe GoodallPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Looking for a pork free Hokkien Mee? Then head on down to Cifu Omar at Kafe Goodall. Located at Tanjung Tokong, right next to Petronas, Chef Sifu Omar has been dishing out stunning bowls of pork-free Hokkien Mee for many years. At less than RM4 per bowl, you'll get a concoction of vermicelli and yellow noodles, prawns, hard-boiled egg, crabmeat, shredded chicken, fried shallots and chicken gizzards! It's simple, flavourful and undeniably cheap.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    Pork free Hokkien Mee in a food court.

    Best with

    Kopi O or Cham.

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM5.00

    Cifu Omar @ Kafe Goodall View restaurant

    6L, Jalan Tanjong Tokong, Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10470, Tanjung Tokong, Penang
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    11:00AM—02:00PM
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    阿明福建面 @ Kedai Kopi Sai Lam (西南茶室)Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Being in business for more than 15 years, this renowned stall has garnered a strong following of its own. Nestled amidst the bustling Kedai Kopi Sai Lam, they have never failed to see brisk business yet they sure know to maintain consistency. As for taste factor, the soup is rich and fragrant with all the usual ingredients infused together. The noodles, regardless the yellow noodles or bee hoon, are cooked right till al dente. The smatterings of prawns, bean sprouts and fried onion employ an additional layer of texture. Opt for additional sambal concoction for a spicier treat. 

    Tips

    Opposite Mugshot Cafe(Lebuh Chulia Street), This stall won the 2012 Penang Hawker Masters competition in the Hokkien Mee category.

    Things to expect

    Apart from the sought-after Hokkien Mee stall, this coffee shop also housed the famous Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng.

    Best with

    Hokkien Mee

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM4.50

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    阿明福建面 @ Kedai Kopi Sai Lam (西南茶室) View restaurant

    313, Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10200, George Town, Pulau Pinang
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    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    05:00PM—09:00PM
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    Green House Prawn Mee & Loh MeeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Perhaps the most famous Hokkien Mee spot on the island. Why? Because it’s open till wee hours, locals get their late-night supper cravings sort out. Apart from their flavoursome Hokkien Mee, you’ll get to customise your dish with many add-on choices that we are here to share! Here goes: pork rib, roasted pork, shrimp, Chinese/Cocktail sausage, fish ball, meatball, chicken leg, pork intestine, pigskin, egg, vegetables and more! Phew! If you prefer the standard version, it does not disappoint too. It’s a Hokkien Mee experience like no other, thus Green House should be on your checklist. 

    Tips

    Keep in mind the stall doesn’t open on Sundays.

    Things to expect

    A crowd favourite among foodies during supper hours.

    Best with

    Iced Coffee.

    Price

    RM4.50 to RM5.00

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    Green House Prawn Mee & Loh Mee View restaurant

    223, Jalan Burma, 10050, George Town, Penang
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    0164211717

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    08:00PM—04:00AM
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    Penang Ah Mei Hokkien Prawn MeeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Kedai Kopi New Cathay is well-known among both locals and tourists. It’s a hub for delicious local delights and Hokkien Mee is no exception. Every spoonful of the prawn-infused soup is aromatic, with a balanced amount of sweetness and spiciness. Sitting on the surface of the broth is a motley of ingredients like slices of pig liver and lean meat, pork skin, hard-boiled egg and a generous amount of fried shallots. Apart from the great flavours, the best part got to be the wallet-friendly price tag. Be warned, get in early to avoid the hassle of nabbing an empty table. 

    Tips

    Don’t forget to top it up with a dollop of chili paste.

    Things to expect

    Apart from Hokkien Mee, there are plenty of hawker delights such as koay chiap, curry mee and roti babi (pork bun).

    Best with

    Iced Coffee.

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM4.50

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    Penang Ah Mei Hokkien Prawn Mee View restaurant

    425, Jalan Burma, 10350, George Town, Penang
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    0164521378/014-9084345

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    07:00AM—01:00PM
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    Hokkien Mee @ Jalan Sungai Ara 1Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490


    You certainly wouldn't spend a lot of time dining here, for it is a very small stall with limited seating and half the time, you'll either be queuing or waiting for your food. Having said that, once it arrives, you'll know that your efforts are paid off. The noodles are cooked consistently through and the broth is excellent. It is distinctively red and murky, topped with beansprouts, full-boiled egg and a handful of kangkung and fried shallots. A spoonful of sambal will also be provided for those who likes it a little more spicy. All and all, though this stall may be small, they actually serve pretty good Hokkien Mee.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A small stall.

    Best with

    Iced Chinese Tea.

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM5.00

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    Hokkien Mee @ Jalan Sungai Ara 1 View restaurant

    29, Jalan Sungai Ara 1, Sungai Ara, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang
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    09:00AM—03:00PM
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    Sip Hup Aun CafeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Located near Pulau Tikus, Sip Hup Aun Cafe is known for its delectable array of local specialties. Similarly, their Hokkien Mee has received quite the recognition for being one of the best in George Town. It comes in a bowl of hearty and flavourful soup, nicely cooked mixed noodles, beansprouts, kangkung, full-boiled egg, shrimps and a good amount of fried shallots. The flavours aren't exactly deep, but the lightness and fragrance of the dish is commendable. For an added kick, there's also a small serving of homemade chili paste on the side. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A coffee shop.

    Best with

    Kopi O.

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM5.00

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    Hokkien Mee @ Sin Hup Aun Cafe View restaurant

    11-37, Jalan Pasar, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, George Town, Penang
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    0175522286

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    08:00AM—06:30PM
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    Hokkien Mee @ Pasar Lebuh CecilNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Pasar Lebuh Cecil is one of the largest food courts in Penang with a huge variety of different dishes to try. The Hokkien Mee here is also fairly popular, as voted by both the locals and tourists. The unique thing about Pasar Lebuh Cecil's Hokkien Mee is in the noodles, where you have an option of a wiggler, almost Maggi-like noodles. The broth is also fairly mild with a good balance of sweetness and spiciness. Served with quarter of a full-boiled egg, shredded chicken, shrimps, beansprout and a toss of fried shallots. It's simple and it costs less than RM4. 

    Tips

    Cash only. Place will be packed by 9.

    Things to expect

    A really popular food court.

    Best with

    Kopi O or Cham.

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM4.00

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    Hokkien Mee @ Pasar Lebuh Cecil View restaurant

    48, Lebuh Cecil, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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    08:00AM—05:00PM
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    Super Hokkien Mee

    Located in the perpendicular corner coffee shop of One Corner Cafe lies a stall whose name will immediately let you know that you are in for a bowl of super hokkien mee known all over Penang Island. Super Hokkien Mee is spearheaded by a lone uncle who makes the freshest and most delicious of prawn noodles ala Penang style that Penang Island is long known for and loved nationwide!

    Tips

    Crowded during most hours, so wait a while or come in early!

    Things to expect

    Great noodles with a kick.

    Best with

    Hokkien Mee.

    Price

    RM3.00

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    One Corner Cafe View restaurant

    4-8, Jalan Bawasah, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10050, Georgetown, Penang
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    07:00AM—02:00PM
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    Bridge Street Hokkien MeeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    While Bridge Street Hokkien Mee is technically located on Beach Street, it doesn't change change the fact that you're in for great bowl of Hokkien Noodles, with a light broth with a heavy prawn taste and a special sambal blend that gives the added spice kick it needs. and noodles of any choice that you can mix and match for unique textures and taste with the flavorful broth of Bridge Street's great Hokkien Mee.

    Tips

    Help yourself to the sambal.

    Things to expect

    Good noodles for a great price.

    Best with

    Hokkien Mee with Mee Hoon noodles.

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    Bridge Street Hokkien Mee View restaurant

    527-529, Jalan C.Y. Choy, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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    07:00AM—02:30PM
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