Mee Goreng @ Sin Hup Aun Cafe, Pulau Tikus, Penang.
Mee Goreng (Mamak Fried Noodles) in Penang is rather unique on its own, with the various kinds of selection which includes Cuttlefish, To Fu, Bean Sprouts, Egg, Yellow Noodles and Potatoes. We can find a few decent ones in Penang and this is definitely one of my favorites. Situated at Sin Hup Aun Cafe, which is stone throw away from the wet market of Pulau Tikus, facing the junction of Jalan Pasar and Solok Moulmein. If you have been patronizing the area frequently, you would have known or at least heard of this humble stall of Mee Goreng which has been operating for years. Mee Goreng lovers who tasted his Mee Goreng are coming back for more over the years and nothing has changed since then.
I love the way he works with the wok, cleverly and skillfully tossing and turning the wok to give the "Wok Hei" to the Mee Goreng. They do sell Mee Rebus if you would prefer to savor the Yellow Noodles with their meticulously prepared sauce.
Before you dig into the piping hot Mee Goreng (Rm 3.50), simply squeeze the lime provided over the noodles. The refreshing flavor from the lime and the spiciness from their chili sauce made a perfect combination, with a hint of sweetness infused within. One big reason why I prefer this stall of Mee Goreng over others is due to sweetness. I would prefer something not too sweet but flavorful enough. The noodles will be quite spicy for some so please do ask for less-spicy version upon ordering if you can't take spicy food. As for seafood lovers, they do throw in some generously sliced Cuttlefish for the extra bite. You would have noticed that the noodles were quite wet and moist as well; yes, the noodles were moist. It's just my personal preference that I prefer wet version of Mee Goreng over the overly dried version. Nevertheless, the Wok Hei still complemented the noodles well and it certainly enhanced the flavor of the entire dish. Thumbs up for this.
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: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 5.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 11-37, Jalan Pasar, Taman Pulau Pinang, 10350, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hour: 8am to 6:30pm. Closed on every Tuesday.
Contact Number: N/A