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REVIEW – CIFU OMAR HOKKIEN MEE

>> Thursday, October 30, 2008

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As a Penangite, most Chinese would go for non-halal Hokkien Mee where the soup is pork based. Have you tried the Malay version of the Hokkien Mee (Mee Udang) before? There is this old house along Jalan Tanjung Tokong selling this yummy hawker delight solely manned by Pakcik Omar. There would always be endless stream of customers from all different races patronizing this stall on weekdays. Well, they would only open their business for 3 hours from 11.00am until 2.00pm daily except weekends.

The taste of the soup is different as it is chicken based. Moreover, it has the sweet taste of rock sugar and prawns. Even the color of the chili paste looked so mild and yet can be real fiery to taste. You can choose your noodles to be either koay teow, bee hoon, yellow mee or mixed. You also have choices of the meat to be either chicken, beef or mixed. My friend tried out the mixed koay teow and mee Chicken Hokkien Mee (RM3.30). The dish came with lots of chicken meat, some crab sticks, prawns, eggs and chicken gizzards. The serving was large.

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I ordered the mixed Chicken and Beef Hokkien Mee (RM3.30). The ingredients are the same as the above but with additional tender beef slices. The dish was great.

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They also do serve Fried Chicken Legs Stew. The taste is totally different compared to those sold in Chinese stalls where those chicken legs were stewed with garlic, dark soy sauce, soy sauce, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, pepper and sugar. The one sold here has ginger, carrot, mushrooms and dried chillies. Although I prefer the Chinese version more, who would complain paying just RM1 for 4 large pieces of chicken legs here? It’s dirt cheap!

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Just drive along Jalan Tanjung Tokong until you have reached the Island Plaza traffic lights. Turn right and then turn left into the service road where the Desa Tanjung shoplots are. Find a parking and walk towards the end of the shoplots. You would see an old house between Desa Tanjung and Ubi Food Court. That’s where the Malay Hokkien Mee stall is.

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Name: CIFU OMAR HOKKIEN MEE
Address: Jalan Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Penang, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 11.00am – 2.00pm (Closed Saturday & Sunday)
GPS: 5.451883, 100.305992

RATING:
Ambience: 6/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 6/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 6/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 7/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

8 comments:

Christy October 30, 2008 at 7:49 PM  

For a moment I thought it's the typical mee udang like what we can find in Teluk Kumbar:p
Hmmm....seems like it's really cheap and really similar to the Chinese Hokkien mee!

email2me October 30, 2008 at 11:34 PM  

Hokkien mee without my BAK EU POK won't be the same .... lol .....

Steven Goh October 31, 2008 at 8:52 AM  

Chicken leg? I thought that is chicken feet? By the way, I saw that on vkeong blog for some time back but don't know how to get there. Next round u bring me there ok?

Steven Goh October 31, 2008 at 8:57 AM  

Btw, Criz your blog really anti IE. It keeps poping "operation aborted". Not friendly for IE users :(

Duckie October 31, 2008 at 10:29 AM  

oh i like prawn mee ... and somehow i never know where to find good malayfood although i pass by this place everyday!!!

allenooi October 31, 2008 at 10:08 PM  

I tried the Hokkien Mee with chicken based soup in my company cafe. Company cannot have pork mar... need to be halal. kekeke. But hor, i still prefer Chinese Hokkien Mee! LOL.

For the chicken leg, it was not my favorite. I don't touch them. Haha.

cariso October 31, 2008 at 10:47 PM  

I wanna go and try also! Btw, chicken leg or chicken feet? that's the question I threw to my gang the other day.

Bengbeng November 1, 2008 at 10:22 PM  

rock sugar..wat a great idea! i mus try it soon next time i am in Penang.

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