Sure, you can find Mee Goreng just about anywhere in Malaysia at 24-hour Mamak shops, but once you’ve tasted the Penang version, you’ll think your life earlier has been a lie.
When it comes to Mee Goreng, a favourite joint is a little unassuming stall located at the Yok Fong Kopitiam in Tanjung Bungah where the old Hin Bus station used to be, or about half way from Tanjung Tokong to Batu Feringghi.
The Mee Goreng here is manned by an Indian stall owner, who is actually not the “original” owner, but thank goodness the tricks of the trade were passed on to him.
A plate of Mee Goreng here comes with the usual fritters, squid, potato, eggs, bean sprouts, and a bit of greens.
If you want it spicy, ask for more “cabai”. Squeeze the lime just right before you dig in for that extra oomph.
The noodles here are very wet compared to the traditional version, so much so you can eat it with a spoon.
If you’re in Penang and crave for something more than just the usual hawker fare, this is one spot you most definitely must try out. It’s halal, so bring along your Muslim friends too.
Mee Goreng at Yok Fong Kopitiam
Jalan Chan Siew Teong
Tanjung Bungah, Penang
GPS: 5.465812, 100.279872
Trying to influence your cravings since 2005, Kar Yeong was Guest Judge on Versus 1001 Rasa Baba’s 2018, R.AGE Food Fight Judge 2015 and NTV7 Foodie Blogger 2014. To read more about Kar Yeong’s food journeys, visit his blog at www.KYSpeaks.com