888 Hokkien Mee @ Bayan Baru, Penang.
Ever since the triumphant of the contest- "Battle Of The Chef" (Hokkien Mee Category) organized by Penang Times Square, 888 Hokkien Mee has gained fame and became well-known of its exquisite, thick and flavorful Hokkien Mee (Prawn-soup Noodles). Its a branch from the famous one at Lebuh Presgrave too. It should not be too hard to locate this place, walk along Jalan Mahsuri at Bayan Baru, Penang until you see Sunshine Square Shopping Mall on your right and there should be a traffic light right in front of you, DO NOT turn, walk straight (pass the traffic light), pay attention to your left hand side shortly, it should be some where nearby (its a terrace house). Please not that there are no parking space, you will have to leave your car right beside the road. No worries, there will be plenty of cars parking beside the road especially during dinner/supper hours, the place can be easily spotted. Price-wise, its rather reasonable. They operate until late night (12am), making it a perfect place for supper. Do try it out folks !
One can opt to add any ingredients they desired, fish balls, pork ribs, pork skins, eggs, prawns, roasted pork, pork knuckles etc...As for the Hokkien Mee, a small bowl of Hokkien Mee (shown in picture) costs Rm3 whilst the bigger ones cost Rm3.60. Expect the soup to be quite few, but the soup is very rich and full with the flavor of prawns, the chili works perfectly with the soup either. The portion for the small bowl of Hokkien Mee was rather small, I would recommend big eaters go for the big bowl instead. No doubt, this Hokkien Mee is another must-try for Hokkien Mee lovers.
Aside from Hokkien Mee, they do sell Lor Mee (Dark Sauce Starchy Noodles) as well. Price wise, its exactly same as Hokkien Mee, which is Rm3 for small and Rm3.60 for big. The soup was just nice for me, as in the starchiness was just right, however, I would prefer slightly more vinegar-ed garlic to add a little more flavor. I think you will need to request if you wish to have more vinegar-ed garlic. Similarly to Hokkien Mee, you can add any ingredients you wish as well, prices are still the same.
Taste: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 72, Lorong Mahsuri 10, Bayan Baru, Penang.
Business Hour: 5:30pm to 12am; Closed on every Thursday.
Contact Number: 016- 434 1919