If you ask around about the delicacies you have try to in Penang, very rarely people will mention mee udang (prawn noodles). But you know what, mee udang might just be the true hidden gem Penangites have kept to ourselves all this while. With huge prawns and noodles accompanied by gravy that is a blend of fragrant spices, something so good must be shared right! So, let us take you on the path less-travelled to bring you to 9 Mee Udang Spots So Good You’ll Keep Going Back For More!
9 Mee Udang Spots So Good You’ll Keep Going Back For More!
1. Ayu Mee Udang
If you want to have a taste of this awesome plate of mee udang, you really need to take the road less-travelled. Trust me though, it’s super worth it! Teluk Kumbar is the place you’re looking for if you want an authentic experience of enjoying mee udang! Over here, the normal serving of mee udang will cost you RM15 while the special edition is priced at RM22. The price is a bit on the steep side but your tummy will be satisfied, so why not? You’d be pleased by the firmest and freshest prawns served!
📍 936 B, Lengkok Kampung Masjid 1, 11920 Teluk Kumbar, Pulau Pinang
🕒 1PM-10PM (Closed on Tues & Mon)
2. Salwa Mee Udang
The owner, Azmi Don, a humble old man in his 60s that runs the place claims that they’ve been the first of these mee udang places. Visited by not only members of royalty, local celebrities but also musicians, this place is just pure amazing for a good meal and also a scenic view. There is a unique spicy-bittersweet after-taste to their mee udang which complements the strong prawn flavour and they get their prawns just miles away from the eateries. Freshness is guaranteed! Take note that their Udang Besar will cost you RM33, don’t be too shocked when the bill comes!
📍 219, Jalan Gertak Sanggul, Bandar Baru Telok Kumbar B, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
🕒 3PM-11PM (Mon-Fri), 2PM-12AM (Sat & Sun)
3. Ida Mee Udang Sungai Dua
With parking that is easily accessible, this place has long become a pit stop for people with growling stomachs stopping by to fuel themselves. The soup might look thin but it is largely tomato based, cooked briefly with the prawns allowing the flavours to infuse. Despite not tasting heavily of prawn flavour, it complimented the prawns’ natural sweetness. Definitely recommended!
📍 3640, Jalan Sungai Dua, 13800 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang.
🕒 1PM-1AM (Closed on Tuesday)
4. Warung Tok Mat Mee Udang
If you’re looking for a quick way to fix your mee udang craving but dread to drive all the way to Teluk Kumbar, then this is the place for you. Conveniently located around the town area, it is often overlooked by others because it is quite hidden, tucked neatly beside the sea offering spectacular view while you savour their mee udang. Customers get to choose between Mee Udang Kuah or Mee Udang Goreng, the former choice is served with a big portion of gravy while the latter option is stir-fried with egg. Both are equally tasty!
📍 Jalan Tanjung Bunga, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang.
🕒 6PM-12AM (Closed on Monday)
5. Mee Udang Bukit Tambun
Lies within Bukit Tambun, a small town that prides itself on the freshness of their seafood and also home to many amazing seafood restaurants is this unusual mee udang spot. The seemingly spicy prawn broth has an intense prawn flavour that is exciting to your palates. If you’re a big fan of spiciness, opt for their home-made chilli dip that will be sure to deliver!
🕒 11AM-8PM (Closed on Wednesday)
6. Pak Tam Mee Udang
This place is not exactly a popular joint but rather, well-hidden and secluded at the corner of Teluk Kumbar. As you drive into the place, you’ll be greeted with serene greeneries and the soothing sea breeze that are both welcoming. Their mee udang with sotong will cost you RM15 but that’s a reasonable price for something so good right! If you would prefer your mee udang with a smoky hue, go for their mee udang goreng!
📍 Pantai Teluk Bayu, Jalan Sungai Batu, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Penang.
🕒 11.30AM-6.30PM (Closed on Thursday)
7. Ilyana Cafe
Don’t ever judge a book by its cover or you’ll regret it! This place fits the description perfectly! Underneath all that noodles are prawns that are so good and fresh, you’d amazed at every bite that you take! The tomato-based gravy is so perfectly infused into the prawn, it’s a burst of flavours when you dig in!
📍 10, Gerai JKKK, Jalan Gertak Sanggul, Teluk Kumbar, 11910 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.
🕒 12PM-1AM (Mon-Wed), 3PM-1AM (Fri), 12PM-1AM (Sat & Sun), (Closed on Thursday)
8. Restoran Aur Gading
Greatly recommended by the locals, they serve wonderful seafood in a different manner compared to other places, you pick your seafood and then have it cooked the way you like it – be it soup, fried or other cooking styles. Thus, your meal will be served piping hot straight from the kitchen! Sweet and rich gravy accompanied by the sweetness of the prawns, the result is mind-blowing!
📍 Lot 2281 , Jalan Pengkalan Machang , Titi Timbul Sungai Dua ,13800 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang.
🕒 12PM-12AM (Daily)
9. Restoran Terapung Pulau Aman
At this point of our list, when you think of mee udang, you’ll just automatically think of fresh seafood and the picturesque beach right! This restaurant takes it to the next level, fitting of their name ‘Terapung’ which means floating, it is situated on waters. To reach here, you need to get to Batu Musang jetty in Batu Kawan and take a 10 minutes boat ride. To anyone who is seeking for a short escape that is full of peace and tranquillity, take the boat right now! The prawns in the mee udang are so succulent thanks to the cooking-style they opted for!
📍 No. 120, Simpang Ampat, 14100, Pulau Aman, Pulau Pinang.
🕒 10AM-6PM (Daily)
That’s it for our 9 Mee Udang Spots So Good You’ll Keep Going Back For More! list! We hope that you enjoy the list as much as we enjoy writing this article! We would love to hear your opinions about the places we’ve included in our list. Remember to snap a picture while you’re at there!
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