Best Mee Suah in Penang

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From the first meal of the day till supper hours, we Malaysians are always open to never-ending selections of noodles that we love to the core. Despite being pocket-friendly and pretty quick to be prepared, mee suah isn't enjoying the fair share of the limelight. This thread-thin vermicelli is made from wheat flour and is a celebration food among Fujian Chinese as it’s referred to as “Long Life Noodles” because they are long. No wonder, it turns into a celebrity during convalescence. Just like any noodles, mee suah can be served in various forms – stir-fried or drenched in different broths. Joints below guarantee to feed your stomach and soul together, and sure to change the previous notions about this humble-looking dish. 

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    77 Food Yard

    Multitude of crowd and a myriad of mouthwatering food, two giveaway indications that 77 Food Yard is a must-go. Among the best sellers here is the duck noodles stall where you can witness pieces of duck doused in the clear soup are placed in a pot and steamed for few hours. Yes, it's worth a few snaps. There are numerous choices of noodles yet stick with the most ordered one - mee suah, which offers a smooth mouthful to complement the tender duck drumstick. On top of that, the broth is pretty light with herby overtones. 

    Tips

    Laksa is another showstopper here

    Things to expect

    Typical kopitiam

    Best with

    Kopi O

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM10.00

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    295, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10350 , Georgetown, Penang
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    0103846181

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    08:00AM—01:00PM
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    Ping Hooi Cafe

    No lack of food options at this old-school cafe and you may take a little time to decide the best for your belly. If you’re yearning for a soul warming dish that has nutritious benefits too, make your way to the duck noodles stall which is said to be one of the finest on the island. What sets them apart is the broth which is double boiled every day with Chinese herbs, wolfberries, ginger and red dates. On top of that, there are chicken drumsticks, duck drumstick and pork ribs to multiply your meaty quest. The mee suah is then added into the broth, rounding off a meal that awakens all senses. 

    Tips

    Most of the fame comes from "Tiger" Char Kuey Teow, might be easier for the locals to show you the way

    Things to expect

    Nondescript ambiance

    Best with

    Kopi O

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM10.00

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    142, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10450 , Georgetown, Penang
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    07:30AM—02:00PM
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    One Corner Cafe

    A stone’s throw away from Penang Plaza, One Corner Cafe is a fuss-free food hub with a large selection of meals that leave you in open-mouthed wonder. One dish that stood out from the pack is the Mee Sua Kor – a bowl of thick and gooey concoction swamped with thin noodles, slivers of crabsticks and shredded chicken meat. It may be visually simple yet you’ll fell like a champ after mopping up the bowl in a blink of an eye. 

    Tips

    Parking near the field would be wiser

    Things to expect

    Multitude of food

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    Juices

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM10.00

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    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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    Duck Noodles Sungai Pinang

    At the crack of dawn, right outside Honda Showroom at Sungai Pinang, clusters of stalls come to live and it’s immediately flocked with patrons. The perennial favourite here is AK Tui Mee Suah stall, and you sure knew you’re in for an impeccable meal looking at the arsenal of duck drumsticks being steamed in a huge steamer. The sheer deliciousness of the dish traces right down to its broth with strong herbal essence and meats that are fresh and tender. If duck drumstick isn’t your cup of tea – chicken drumstick, duck wings, pork ribs and intestines make up a splendid substitute.

    Tips

    Ample of parking

    Things to expect

    If you're in a little late, chances are the drumstick are all cleared

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    Kopi O

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM10.00

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    Food Stall Outside Honda Showroom (Jalan Sungai Pinang), 10150, Georgetown, Penang
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    0175027485

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    08:00AM—01:00PM
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    Island Park Restaurant

    Nothing fancy to boast about the ambience of this restaurant yet if you’re hankering for a scrumptious spread of local delights, this is it.  Among the most reputable stalls here is the mee suah where you can always spot a decent crowd flocking orders. Generously portioned, the starchy and eggy broth is chock full of airy noodles, meat chunks, greens and crabsticks. Slurp it up clean with few drizzles of black vinegar. 

    Tips

    Parking is really a huge trouble, you may have to wait for sometime. Parking at the housing area is not advised.

    Things to expect

    Bustling crowd

    Best with

    Apom Manis

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM10.00

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    8, Lintang Tembaga, Taman Guan Joo Seng, 11600 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11600, Georgetown, Penang
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    046583544

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    07:00AM—02:00PM
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    07:00AM—08:00PM
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