Fancy Ramen but on a tight budget? Make your way to Shi Mian Mai Fu 食麵埋伏 on the 3rd floor of Prangin Mall Penang. The newly opened Ramen joint has a series of Ramen dishes served in various soup bases... from Japanese-styled to Chinese-influenced noodle dishes. From the menu, we could also tell that there are some China Chinese elements as well. Do not expect high on getting authentic Japanese Ramen but Ramen-like noodle dishes; the key selling point here is its unbeatable prices... starting from Rm 6.50 for a bowl of Ramen and given the fact that it is found in a shopping mall, this is as cheap as it gets. The place you can visit for a casual working lunch.
Pork Broth Ramen 豚骨拉面 (Rm 7.50/ with Egg added)
Seafood Tan Tan Ramen 海鲜担担拉面 (Rm 9.90)
Spicy Dumplings 红油抄手 (Rm 5)
Smashed Cucumber 拍黄瓜 (Rm 5)
If you do not take spicy food then Pork Broth Ramen would be your only option. The broth registered a rather bold meaty Pork-taste; the noodles were silky smooth but lacked of the al-dente texture. It was somewhat similar to Mee Suah. It comes in a hearty portion despite the wallet-friendly price tag. Seafood Tan Tan Ramen carried quite a hefty amount of Seafood... Squid, Fish, Prawns, served with a spoonful of meat paste (a signature of Tan Tan noodles). The broth was refreshingly light with a mild spicy touch. Its the type of comfort food that would satisfy your tummy on a chilly rainy day.
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: 7/10 (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
Business Hours: 11 am to 7 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 6017- 430 0823