The race for the elusive Hokkien Mee

We have a few Hokkien Mee stalls here on the island that are very elusive.  They start opening their stall early and within 2 hours, they had finished selling.  I don’t have the kind of patience to wait for them because the queue is very, very long.  Moreover, many people will pack lots of packets, i.e. as many as 10 or 20 packets for them to bring to outstation.  *roll eyes*  My ex-boss’s wife used to ta-pau them and bring on her flight to Singapore too.  How’s that?

This morning, I went to one behind Super Lai-Lai and though the stall had a mountain of noodle, he told me that they are sold out.  There is another one at Jalan Perak which sold out even earlier.

So, I ended up with this stall at the corner of Jalan Macalister and Rangoon Road.  Can you see the tiny squids there?  My hubby found them disgusting and threw every piece to me because he hates squids.  So, I ended up with a big bowl of Hokkien Mee with tiny squids, mantis prawns, prawns, meat and lots of fried lard.  Yummm…baby squids eyes, teeth, stomach contents and all.

Post Author: lilian

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8 thoughts on “The race for the elusive Hokkien Mee


    (May 20, 2006 - 2:50 am)

    The best hokkien mee for me is the one opposite the Pulau Tikus police station, the one at the corner coffee shop.. then there’s another one opposite Komtar or rather opposite Shangri La hotel (now Trader’s hotel) which starts selling late at night. Yummy!


    (May 20, 2006 - 3:48 am)

    ah i remember this stall… used to taste better in the past. anyway there is another hokkien mee stall just beside that coffee shop. i think it tastes better minus the squids and “heh kor”


    (May 21, 2006 - 6:22 pm)



    (May 25, 2006 - 3:07 pm)

    it’s odd how when i saw ‘hokkien mee’ the first thing i thought of was black gravy noodles!

    in the southern part of msia, prawn mee is almost the same as hokkien mee in penang?


    (August 13, 2006 - 1:15 am)

    One of the best hokkien mee in Penang is the hokkien mee stall in the coffee shop (Goodall Cafe) opposite Penang Chinese Girls High School. They use to sell at PCGHS


    (September 19, 2006 - 3:40 pm)

    I just got back from Penang over the weekend and I was brought to this stall and I loved it!! It taste nothing like the ones we have in KL! I ate so much in Penang that it’s not even funny … If I stay in Penang I wouldn’t be able to fit through the door!

    Joe Ignacio

    (November 6, 2006 - 12:47 pm)

    Where is the best (Hoi Nam)chicken rice, in Malaysia and Singapore?

    kayu manis

    (June 3, 2008 - 8:58 am)

    Hey Joe, the best Hoi Nam chicken rice in not in Malaysia or Singapore anymore. It is now at Temasek in Parramatta, Sydney.

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