Mey Wey Char Bee Hoon (美味炒米粉) @ Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
Char Bee Hoon (Fried Vermicelli Noodles) has rooted deeply in the city's culinary consciousness, Penangites can have it anytime in the day- whether morning for breakfast, afternoon for lunch or between meals snack. The newly opened Mey Wey at Tanjung Tokong takes the local delicacy a step further by offering a huge variety of add-ons to it. Housed in one of the semi-D houses opposite to Daorae Korean Restaurant, Mey Wey has the standard setting of an economy rice- diners can choose their preferred add-on to top up to their choice of noodles/ rice. Prices are wallet-friendly and there are plenty of choices; good as a pit stop to recharge or fuel the late afternoon.
Stir Fried Teo Chew Mee Teow (Rm 3/ regular)
Tom Yum Bee Hoon (Rm 3/ regular)
Nasi Lemak (Rm 3)
The serving portion is just perfect for between-meals snack but might be a little too small to be enjoyed as regular meals. The Teow Chew Mee Teow was delicious- al-dente texture with reasonable seasoning, even better to go with the Sambal for the extra heat. Tom Yum Bee Hoon was equally delicious, the pungent Tom Yum flavor was bold but we would prefer some Torch Ginger and julienned Onions to be added. Also, we thought the Tom Yum Bee Hoon could be spicier. We washed down with a serving of Peanut Dessert- nutty Pandan-flavored sweet soup that would satisfy any stubborn palate.
Stir Fried Chinese Cabbage (Rm 2)
Curry Chicken (Rm 5)
Peanut Dessert (Rm 2)
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: No 2, Jalan Lima, 10470, Tanjung Tokong, Penang. (opposite to Daorae Tanjung Tokong)
Business Hours: 4 pm to 11:30 pm. Closed on Sundays.
Contact Number: 604- 899 3127