Lorong Seratus TahunÂ (100 years lane?) is accessible from Jalan Macalister (the road across Agora Hotel) through Naning Street.Â If you are in Jalan Dato Keramat, turn in from Seang Tek Road.
The surroundings are old shoplots.Â Seen here is the lottery seller that goes from table to table.
These are the siblings Â who sell the famous Lorong Seratus Tahun curry mee.Â The little stall is perched on edge of the coffeeshop and business is always brisk.Â They had been selling the curry mee for decades, previously operated by their father.
This is the curry mee that drives people to the coffeeshop.Â Unlike some curry mee, the soup is not overly flavoured with coconut milk.Â Instead, it has some flavour which is unique to this stall.Â Â Â This bowl here costs RM3.20 and is garnished with cockles, coagulated pig’s blood, tau pok and soaked squid (jiu hoo).
Customers get to add their own chillies.Â There is a whole bowl to help yourself to it.Â The chillies is the one that brings out the taste in the curry mee.Â Beware though, most people stomach cannot take too much of this hot stuff so don’t overload if you don’t want to run to the toilet ever so often.
The first few mouthfuls of the curry mee is ‘just normal’ but after a while, the ‘kick’ kicks in.Â :)Â Usually, most people will slurp the soup dry.
There are other branches of Lorong Seratus Tahun curry mee (previously one in Anson Road operated by the fatter sibling) but somehow, the curry mee tastes nicer when eaten from the original stall by the roadside.Â Whenever we went outstation (eventhough for just a day or two), we will come back to Penang and savour Lorong Seratus Tahun curry mee or any other curry mee because no where else has excellent curry mee like Penang does.