|Penang Pulau Tikus Swee Kong Coffee Shop | Famous Wan Tan Mee|
|Tuesday, 04 May 2010 00:00|
Growing up in Penang, most of us regard Wan Tan Mee or dried egg noodle as one of our staple food. Round the clock over the day, Wan Tan Mee is usually there; being one of the most popular stalls in any typical Chinese coffee shop in Penang. Its plain savory-sweet taste and inviting appearance explain why Wan Tan Mee is being favored over other hawker food. Generally more accepted, neither too spicy nor drenched with too much oil compares to other Penang hawker food like Curry Mee or Char Kuey Teow. Having this special feature, it is the safer and healthier (comparatively) for everybody including young children and elderly as well.
In Penang, Wan Tan Mee is usually served dried in black soy sauce or in plain soup, garnish with roasted lean pork, leafy vegetables (cai-xin) and a couple of wantan. The original Wantan or Wonton originated from Hong Kong is a piece of dough wrapped with minced shrimps. The Penang version of wanton somehow is prepared from minced pork instead.
Married to someone who loves Wan Tan Mee means most of our weekend breakfast is Wan Tan Mee. Over the years, we had tried across a wide spectrum from the worst to the best! Some stalls appear to suit well for my Significant Other but not me. Having said that, there is one that both of us agree as one of the best in Penang island. And that is the Famous Wan Tan Mee at Swee Kong Coffee Shop.
Located exactly opposite Pulau Tikus Police Station at the junction where one-way Moulmien Close (Solok Moulmein) meets Burma Road (Jalan Burma), the strategic Swee Kong Coffee Shop is usually packed in the morning, drawing huge crowd from Pulau Tikus fresh market patronages.
The Wan Tan Mee here is distinctively special compares to others as it is served with sticky egg gravy. A medium-size plate costs us RM3.80. Each plate is served with six pieces of deep-fried pork minced wantan, barbecue (BBQ) lean pork, slices of shiitake mushroom, Yu Choy (green choy sum or cai-xin) and pickled green chili. The noodle width is slightly wider of soft texture, the aroma of sesame oil is just nice perfectly blend with the sticky egg gravy. Superb and delicious!
If Wan Tan Mee is your favorite food, Famous Wan Tan Mee stall at Swee Kong Coffee Shop is a must try. Miss it and you may regret.
Swee Kong Coffee Shop - opposite Pulau Tikus Police Station
The intersection of Moulmein Close and Burma Road, Pulau Tikus, Penang.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 May 2010 12:49|
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