Hey, foodies! As you know, every Penangite will always include Hokkien mee into the list of local eats all travellers have to try once they stepped foot onto this lovely land. But how about Loh mee, that’s often forgotten and overlooked? Today, we’ll take the responsibility upon ourselves to introduce you to 10 best Loh mee in town to continue its legacy. Never forgotten.
10 Best Loh Mee You Need To Try In Penang
1. Ah Khoon Loh Mee
The most famous place to get yourself a plate of loh mee would be nowhere else but this spot right here, located over at the mainland which is worth every mile you’ll be driving. Within a roadside kopitiam lies a hidden bowl of loh mee, with nailed-on consistency you’ll love. Moreover, they serve chicken feet that are heavily infused and cooked thoroughly.
📍 Lorong Bagan Luar 4, Bagan Luar, 12000 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang.
🕐 7am – 2pm (Closed on Friday)
2. 888 Hokkien Mee
Both tourists and locals have endless praise for this spot because of the appetizing hokkien mee, but what about loh mee? Often forgotten to be added onto the list of must-order but the scrumptiousness should never be doubted. The thick broth scores on both texture and flavour as they’re never stingy on the ingredients like shallots and garlic paste.
📍 67-A, Lebuh Presgrave, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
🕐 4.30pm – 11.30pm (Closed on Thursday)
3. 218 Hainan Lor Mee
Yet another reliable spot you can always count on to get yourself a delicious bowl of loh mee, dripping with goodness with every mouthful of the gravy. Add a spoonful of their homemade chilli sauce for extra spiciness that blends well together with the sticky and flavourful of the broth. Comforting, fulfilling and oh so full of flavours!
📍 218, Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
🕐 7.30am – 3pm (Closed on Monday)
4. Million Loh Mee 卤家庄卤面专卖店
What do you look for in a bowl of loh mee, is it the braised meat or maybe chicken feet? Either way, they braised their chicken feet and meat thoroughly with oyster sauce, to the perfect tenderness to boot. The taste oozes out the longer you chew on it, definitely worth a try!
📍 19, 11, Medan Angsana, Bandar Baru Air Itam, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang.
🕐 7.30am – 5pm (Closed on Monday)
5. Lee Huat Cafe
Tucked in a bustling and happening kopitiam, you would think that they’d probably be overshadowed by the other stalls in the place but, that’s not the case at all. Standing proudly amidst the other stalls is none other this loh mee with a bright yellow signboard. Amazing gooey broth with soft chicken feet to start the day right. We approve!
📍 377-B, Jalan Masjid Negeri, Jelutong, 11600 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang.
🕐 6am – 1pm (Daily)
6. Hai Beng Loh Mee
They have been in operation since 1957 and until today, the lovely stall is still visited and favoured by lots of patrons in the area. Their broth is a most-talked-about topic, no doubt. A recipe passed down one generation after another, dining here is a no-frills and their braised chicken feet are topnotch brimming with flavours as well.
📍 32, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
🕐 9am – 5pm (Closed on Wednesday)
7. Hock Seng Lor Mee @ One Corner Café
Slippery smooth noodles and thick broth accompanied with assorted meat and braised chicken feet round up to a hearty and unpretentious treat. Among all the eats you have to try, on the top of the list should absolutely be the loh mee here. Try adding a dash of vinegar to bring your palate on a rollercoaster ride!
📍 Jalan Bawasah, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
🕐 7.30am – 4.30pm (Daily)
8. Kedai Kopi Seng Thor
Conveniently located in the heart of town surrounded by hundreds of local eats, here’s why you should pay them a visit. It’s because of the bold flavours that are concealed within this bowl of loh mee. Head over to Seng Thor for a bowl of loh mee filled with generous fillings and made with lots of love!
📍 160, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
🕐 8am – 5pm (Closed on Wednesday)
9. Ah Joo Loh Mee
Think of the gooey broth flooded with yellow noodles, braised eggs, bean sprouts and pork slices in every bowl. Got our stomachs growling just thinking about it. The portion’s pretty decent, enough to make you full. Oh, what a better way to chomp down on this alluring delicacy than with a side of chilli sauce.
📍 6a, Lorong Selamat, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
🕐 7.30am – 2.30pm (Closed on Saturday)
10. Hwa Lam Coffee Shop 华南茶室
Not the regular loh mee you’d find everywhere, they serve black vinegar loh mee which has garnished quite the attention from the locals due to the burst of flavours you get in every mouth. The savoury broth is the reason behind the people and nothing beats having it with chilli sauce. You’ll surely find yourself going back for more!
📍 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
🕐 5.30pm – 12am (Closed on Tuesday)
10 Best Loh Mee You Need To Try In Penang
The end. Thank you for making it this far and we hope you had enjoyed it like we did, coming up with the listicle and such. If we’ve missed out on any of your favourite spots, then please do tell us in the comment section and maybe we can do something about it. Bye for now, we shall meet again!
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