Friday, May 19, 2023

WuFoo Hokkien Prawn Noodles 五福福建虾麵·鹵麵 @ Gat Lebuh Presgrave, Georgetown, Penang.

For those who enjoy a bowl of filling yet contenting Hokkien Mee for supper should not be new to the name- WuFoo Hokkien Prawn Noodles 五福福建虾麵·鹵麵. Located at Gat Lebuh Presgrave, the place is often packed to the brim on Friday and Saturday evenings. It isn't entirely new, in fact, it has been around for more than 30 years. During the earlier days, the proprietor ran the business using a hawker cart but has since moved into a proper shop, offering diners a more comfortable space to dine-in. Using the same-exact recipe as 30 years ago, the broth is slowly cooked over coal fire, allowing it to simmer and fully accentuate the flavors from meat and Prawn. Another pull factor for this place is the flexibility to add on extra ingredients like Roasted Pork, Fish Balls, Prawns and Innards etc. 

Hokkien Prawn Mee (Rm 6.50/ large) with extra Fish Balls (Rm 2) and Braised Egg (Rm 1.50)

Lor Mee (Rm 6.50/ large) with extra Fish Balls (Rm 2) and Braised Egg (Rm 1.50)

Gingko Barley Dessert (Rm 4)

We had both Hokkien Mee and Lor Mee, the former one has a mild Prawn flavor with a bold Porky notes. If you like your Hokkien Mee with heavy, strong Prawn sweetness, this Hokkien Mee is not for you. Though the broth has a good mix of Pork and Prawn, the overall flavor felt quite balanced. With extra Chili paste, the broth did hit the spot. The Lor Mee on the other hand, was slightly too sweet to our liking (though the consistency of the gravy was great). We ended our meal with their homemade Gingko Barley Dessert. 

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: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Business Hours: 4 pm to 12:30 am. Closed on Sundays.
Contact Number: 010-391 6230

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