Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hokkien Prawn Mee [Happy Cafe] @ Sungai Dua, Penang.

Hokkien Prawn Mee is undeniably one of the staple food here in Penang and most Penangites have an answer to find their favorite stalls. One particular humble and unassuming stall selling by the bustling main road of Sungai Dua, has been well-received by the nearby residents. No fanciful toppings but a bowl of classic Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee with the quintessential Penang flavors. To locate the place, drive along Jalan Sungai Dua from Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, the stall is located right in front of a row of Terrace House, opposite to Tesco Extra Penang.

The stall of Hokkien Mee (Rm 3.50- small/ Rm 4- large) here has seen the return of many regular patrons, particularly the residents nearby. It possessed the quintessential flavors; while some ingredients were missing in action (such as Water Spinach etc), the winning factor could be the smoky, delightful Shrimp flavor, believed to be extracted by boiling the Shrimps for hours to fully accentuate the flavors. It has the heavy seafood-sweetness, expertly spiced to the right spot. One of the few decent choices you can find in the vicinity.

Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service Charge: No

Additional Information:
Address: Off Jalan Sungai Dua, 11700, Gelugor, Penang.
Business Hours: 7 am to 5 pm. Closed on Thursdays.
Contact Number: N/A

Map of Tesco Extra