Thursday, 22 May 2014

【Penang Gourmet】Penang Famous Indian Mee Goreng | Bangkok Lane

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng
曼谷巷印度炒面

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This is the Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng (fried noodles) which has been selling for 44 years. Well, I bet you must have heard of this mee goreng before as it is very famous. Often, I have seen people sharing it's article on Facebook and many bloggers have wrote about it as well. This mee goreng stall is located at a corner in Seng Lee Cafe.

Last Thursday, me and my roommate, Hua Wei came to taste this famous Bangkok Lane mee goreng by riding motorbike. We both ordered one plate of mee goreng with extra cuttlefish added.

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng

This is the mee goreng with extra cuttlefish added, one plate costs RM5. The hawker has stick a list of prices in front of his stall. The prices vary with the different ingredients added to the mee goreng. Below is the list of prices:

Boiled / Fried Noodles(extra cuttlefish)- RM5.00
Boiled / Fried Noodles(cuttlefish and egg)- RM4.00
Boiled / Fried Noodles(cuttlefish)- RM3.50
Boiled / Fried Noodles(egg)-RM3.50
Boiled / Fried Noodles(Normal)- RM3.00
Fried Noodles(vegetarian big)- RM4.00
Fried Noodles(vegeterian egg)- RM3.50
Fried Noodles(vegetarian normal)- RM3.00

A friend told me that last time when he went to try this mee goreng, he has to pay RM8 for one plate of mee goreng. All he requested was just added some extra noodles. For those who want to try, do be careful while you order, remember to ask for the price first.

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng

This mee goreng is basically sweet and spicy in taste. After pouring the lime on it, the sour taste mixed uniformly with the original sweet and spicy taste. The cuttlefish was quite soft, yet somehow I can still feel the elasticity of it. Comparing to the Esplanade mee sotong, I will prefer the mee goreng here as the Esplanade one is a bit too heavy taste.

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng

Hua Wei has ordered a plate of Pasembur. The Pasembur here was sold by an Indian, this one plate costs RM5.

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng

Personally think that the Pasembur here was nice to eat. It tastes sweet in overall with a little bit of sour. The hawker put quite a lot of cuttlefish in the Pasembur.

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng

Me and Hua Wei have ordered Teh Ice (RM1.50) for our drinks. The Teh Ice here tastes normal only, nothing special.

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng

When I interviewed the hawker, he spoke with me with a very fluent Hokkien, even better than me! He told me that he started to sell mee goreng since 1970, and he has been selling for 44 years at this cafe. He also told me that this mee goreng was passed down by his father.

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng

The hawker insists to asked me shoot the photo of him cooking the mee goreng.

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng

The signature move of the hawker. Give you one Like!

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng

This was something unexpected. The hawker let me try to cook mee goreng myself!

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng

Taking a photo with the hawker before I leaved (the hawker still insists to take the photo of him cooking).

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng

Other stalls in Seng Lee Cafe are selling Hokkien Mee, Wantan Mee, Koay Teow Th'ng, Bi Tai Bai and Nasi Kandar.

Business Hour
8am - 6pm (Closed on Monday)

Address
Seng Lee Cafe
270, Jalan Burma, Georgetown, 10050 Pulau Pinang.

Contact
016 - 485 7859



This post was originally written on 22nd April 2014

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