No matter rain or shine, there’s nothing better than a bowl of piping hot noodles. Noodles are definitely local’s staple, not just what some termed as “sick food.” Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, a bowl of hearty noodles could warm your stomach and make your day better. So today, we’re recommending some of the best noodle shops in Penang.
Top 10 Noodle Place in Penang
After doing my rounds of top 10 dinner spots in Penang, I couldn’t let all these other noodle places go. With so many noodle restaurants popping up, here is our list of the best noodle shop in Penang that is most slurp-worthy ones.
1. Hon Kei Food Corner Restaurant
Located in Kampung Malabar, Hon Kei is always flocked with locals. They have been selling their signature pork noodles and porridge for more than a decade. The pork broth is so thick and hearty and you could choose to add intestines of your choice. Add an egg for a thicker and smoother broth. They have since expanded their menu due to popular demand.
You can now find fried noodles, tomyam, sour&spicy and more choices of food. We urge you to try out their sour&spicy broth noodles, BEST. This noodle place in Penang is by far one of the best compared to other stalls selling similar food. Clean, bright, spacious and chilly, what more could you ask for?
Address: 45 Kampung Malabar,10100 Georgetown, 10100 Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-12 a.m.
2. Village Fish Head Bee Hoon
Another favourite of editor’s, patron’s flock this place daily especially during the weekend. To order, you need to get a seat then head over to the counter. Choose the soup base, either fresh milky or tomyam. You’ll also get to pick ingredients that you’d like to add on, they’re all displayed at the counter. Expect at least half an hour of waiting time or more during the weekend.
Their milky broth is thick and delicious with a hint of milk, while the tomyam is tangy, sour and spicy, gives you all the kick. (Ps: Add in the fried garlic available on the table for more flavors). Village is definitely local’s and tourist’s spot for noodle place in Penang.
Address: 107A, Pangkalan Weld, 10300 Georgetown, Penang. (Alongside with Chew Jetty)
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-11:30 p.m. (Closed on every 1st&15th day of Lunar Calendar)
3. Habee’s Kitchen
Penang is that big, yet getting a bowl of perfect hot noodles is no easy job. Picky eaters like us pick on everything, the taste, the price, the service……the list goes on, you name it. When we found Habee’s Kitchen in Nagore Square, we could say our mission is accomplished. Fresh, milky, with a hint of sour, their broth is so good you can drink on its own.
Besides milky soup base, you can also get bitter gourd, spicy and other broths. Unlike other noodle places in Penang where all ingredients especially fried fish are put into one bowl, which the fish would turn soggy in no time. Habee’s Kitchen separates them, giving you crispy fried fish.
Address: 15 & 17, Jalan Bawasah, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Thurs) 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
(Fri-Sun) 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Tuesday)
4. O&N Kopitiam
Known among the neighbourhood of Greenlane for its milky soup noodles, O&N is located just right beside Gembira Parade. Here, they offer a few types of soup base and noodles. We recommend trying out the sour&spicy broth. It still has the milky texture, but with added asam, tomato and green chili that makes it so fragrant.
If you’re not a fan of fish, go with pork and our recommended soup base. You could also request for porridge instead of noodles, can you imagine how good will it be? O&N is an underrated noodle place in Penang, we definitely recommend.
Address: 3G, Lorong Delima 1, Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (Closed on Thursday)
5. 7 Village
Malaysians are no stranger to this, 7 Village has many outlets across West Malaysia. Famous for it’s Koay Teow Th’ng (flat rice noodles with broth), 7 Village serves other delicacies as well. Local ramen, curry mee, egg&toasts and other side dishes could be found here. What wins the local’s heart is their super affordable prices and hearty noodles. For less than RM4 you’ll get a bowl of savoury, flavorful Koay Teow Th’ng, that’s a steal. Affordable, delicious and air-conditioned, 7 Village is do doubt a great noodle place in Penang.
Abu Siti Lane: No 37, Lorong Abu Siti, 10400 Georgetown, Penang.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Pulau Tikus: 37-A, Jalan Cantonment, 10250 Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
(All Closes on the 1st&15th of Lunar Calendar)
Other Outlets & More Info: http://7villagenoodlehouse.com/contact/
6. Ah Gu Pan Mee
In case you didn’t know, we made a video on Ah Gu Pan Mee not long ago. If you want some visuals, then you know where to get it. You might think they serve some old-school pan mee that could sometimes be boring. No, they have bacon pan mee over here which we love.
This bacon pan mee is a ramen-like noodle, you’ll think you’re having Japanese ramen. The broth is so thick and sweet, very addictive. The soft-boiled egg is well-marinated, paired with slices of smoky bacon, heavenly! Their side dishes are also worth ordering, they’re pretty good.
Address: 97, Lorong Selamat, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Monday)
7. Queensbay Mall Chili Pan Mee (Uncle Kin)
If you’re a Penangite and are stranger to the Pan Mee In Queensbay Mall, we’re speechless. Located in Queen’s Hall, Uncle Kin’s Chili Pan Mee is forever crowded during lunch and dinner hours. Witnessed a long queue at the food court? It’s the Chili Pan Mee for sure. Their signature dark sauce pan mee is very addictive, coated with rich dark sauce.
Topped with ikan bilis, spring onion and a poached egg. We challenge you to try the Signature sauce which is the spicy one. They’re flaming hot you’ll start to lose your senses as you indulge.
Operating Hour: 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Daily)
8. Hong Kee Bamboo Noodle
Another noodle place in Penang that is unique enough to tell a story. Their egg noodles and wanton wrappers over here are handmade using the traditional bamboo method. You get to witness worker sitting at the end of a long bamboo pole and seesawing up and down in Hong Kee. The end product would be your bowl of springy noodles.
They serve Hong-Kong style wanton mee where flavors are more subtle and wanton are ping-pong-sized big. Their pastries are also worth mentioning, and is only available in the morning.
Address: 37 Campbell Street, 10100 George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Wednesday)
9. Hot Bowl White Curry Mee
A local’s favourite since opening, Hot Bowl serves a variety of dishes as well apart from just White Curry Mee. Of course the main highlight would be their white curry mee, which comes in white as the name suggests. Topped with tofu puffs, cockles, cuttlefish and coagulated pig’s blood.
Plus, you’ll get to freedom to put in as much chili paste as you want rather than calling the waiter countless times. The chili paste is really aromatic and adds flavor to the broth, giving you the kick. Hot Bowl doesn’t disappoint when it comes to their curry mee.
Address: 58, Jalan Rangoon, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Closed on Monday)
10. Yeap Noodles
A family-run business who has a huge passion towards culinary, they started their business 10 years ago and resided in where they’re today. Did we tell you they make their own noodles? You can find a variety of noodles itself, from peppermint, turmeric, to oat and even charcoal noodles.
Combination of both noodles and ingredients are fixed to deliver the best flavors to customers. Again, we challenge you to go for their spicy noodles. The owner did mentioned that the flaming hot noodle is unbearable to many.
Address: 227, Chulia St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (Daily)
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