Oh, boy! We have something really delicious to introduce to you today. Penang is known for many street food dishes. This time around, we will be highlighting one of the traditional noodle dish, Hainan Lor Mee. We have stumbled upon a humble stop at Jalan Burma that has been executing this dish beautifully for more than 60 years. Get ready to slurp!
One of the best spots for Hainan Lor Mee in Penang
If you are planning to try out the most authentic Hainan Lor Mee, look no further. Introducing 218 Hainan Lor Mee! This spot has been churning delicious bowls of Hainan Lor Mee since 1957. Helmed by the third generation, this humble spot underwent renovation in recent years. Slurp your noodles comfortably as this spot is air condition. Apart from serving Hainan Lor Mee, this spot serves wholesome Beef Noodles, and side dishes, too!
Hainan Lor Mee (RM6)
Each bowl of noodles guarantees satisfaction. It comes with a mixture of thick yellow noodles and rice noodles, topped off with hard-boiled eggs, tasty pork belly, pork slices, and mushrooms! A generous amount of thick and well-flavoured broth will be poured to the rim for every bowl. It’s pure joy to have enough broth for every spoonful of Lor Mee. Kick it up the notch with some chilli and garlic sauce!
Beef Stew Noodles (RM16)
At 218 Hainan Lor Mee, you will find all things wholesome, including Beef Stew Noodles. Rightfully priced at RM16, Beef Stew Noodles is jam-packed with fresh ingredients that are sourced daily. It is easy to eat with all the tender beef meat being bite-sized pieces. Boiled for hours, the soup has a strong flavour. If you love all things beef, this is a dish that you will enjoy.
Side Dishes: Braised Pork Belly (RM5), Pig’s Ear (RM3), and more!
When you are eating with your friends and family, it is always fun to have some side dishes to share. 218 Hainan Lor Mee serves up some mean side dishes. Check out Braised Pork Belly (RM5), the cut of fatty meat is covered with dark soy sauce leaving a hint of salty note. Same goes for Pig’s Ear (RM3), but it has a slight crunch on the first bite!
Cooked in a similar method, Mushroom (RM3), serves as a healthier option on the menu. All these side dishes are great when it is paired with a bowl of Hainan Lor Mee. Cleanse your palate from one side dishes to another with Blanched Vegetables (RM3). The greens are fresh, and it has a mild flavour from pork lard. What’s your choice for side dishes?
218 Hainan Lor Mee at Jalan Burma
With the aromatic smell of Hainan Lor Mee lingering in the store, it is hard to miss this spot when you’re passing by. Operating for more than 60 years, you know that this store is doing everything right! Dubbed as one of the best spots for Hainan Lor Mee in Penang, it is a must-try for both Penangites and tourists alike. Who will you be visiting 218 Hainan Lor Mee with?
Address: 218, Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: Opens daily except for Monday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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