Thursday, July 4, 2013

Bridge Street Original Hokkien Mee/ Prawn Noodles (正宗桥头福建面) @ Beach Street, Georgetown, Penang.

Hidden in a small corner of the bustling heart of Georgetown, there is this obscure stall housed in one of the heritage houses along Beach Street named Bridge Street Original Hokkien Mee/ Prawn Noodles. It has been there for more than 50 years and famous for its Pork broth based Hokkien Mee. There are generally two types of Hokkien Mee available in Penang just in case you are not aware of, one with a heavier Shrimp/ Prawn flavor while the other one relies heavily on Pork Bones in the making of the broth. Situated at Beach Street/ Lebuh Pantai, near the junction to Magazine Road and Prangin Road Ghaut. They do not only offer Hokkien Mee but they do have Loh Mee which I did not try for this time. I had it once before months back and found it was decent, not the best, but decent. Bridge Street Original Hokkien Mee has also opened a new branch at The One, Bayan Baru, Penang.

Hokkien Mee for Rm 3.50 is reasonable in Penang but the portion served to us was not that great, do ask for a bigger one if you are a big eater. The extra 'toppings' given were relatively lesser as compared to others as well, particularly the Shrimps, however, the broth was sweet and flavorful to my liking, though quite oily. They do add in some crispy Pork Lards as well. Do add in their Chili Sauce for the extra kick as the broth itself was not spicy. As I have mentioned above, this is one of the decent Hokkien Mee that you can find in Penang but definitely not the best I had.

Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 5.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good) *try to park right in front of this place as it has now turned into an one-way street so it won't cause any obstruction*
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 533, Lebuh Pantai (Beach Street), 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hour: 7am to 2:30pm. Closed on every Monday.
Contact Number: 016- 457 4232

533 Lebuh Pantai, Georgetown, 10300 Pulau Pinang