When in Penang, there are several street food that one must not miss out on. Among the list, you’ll definitely find Char Koay Teow, Laksa, Hokkien Mee, and of course Curry Mee. For some of us, a piping bowl of Curry Mee may just be the soul-soothing comfort food that we all need. If you’re a huge fan of Curry Mee, then this list of 10 Best Curry Mee in Penang (in no particular order) is made for you.
10 Curry Mee Spots In Penang For A Spicy Kick To Your Food Adventure
1. Lorong Seratus Tahun
Locals would know that Lorong Seratus Tahun Curry Mee in Penang is a gem. Having been around for close to 50 years, a bowl of Curry Mee here makes an ideal breakfast option. A bowl of delicious Curry Mee comes with springy noodles bathed in a thick curry broth coupled with creamy coconut milk. Then comes the crucial element, the chilli. Known to serve one of the best chillies that perfectly complement the noodles, this spot checks off all the requirements for a classic bowl of Curry Mee.
Address: 55, Lorong Seratus Tahun, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 7.30 AM -2.30 PM (Closed on Thursdays)
2. Hot Bowl
Coming right up, we have Hot Bowl White Curry Mee. This spot has been around for some time, specialising in White Curry Mee. What’s great about this place is that you get what you see; a good bowl of tender noodles bathed in a sweet coconut milk broth. To up the ante, do add the chilli paste and let the noodles soak a little before you begin feasting. Pair the Curry Mee with a plate of steamed chicken and you’ll get a well-balanced savoury yet spicy combo.
Address: 58-C, Jalan Rangoon, 10400, Penang.
Operating Hours: 8 AM-3 PM (Closed on Monday)
3. Chulia Street Curry Mee
One of the best places to fill up your tummy with the best of Penang’s street food is none other than at the hawkers along Chulia Street. While it’s commonly known for its Wan Tan Mee, the Curry Mee is a hit here too. A bowl of Curry Mee here packs a punch with its aromatic coconut milk broth. In fact, the seemingly ordinary bowl of noodles is brought to another level after mixing with the chilli paste.
Address: Lebuh Chulia, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
Operating Hours: 6 PM-12 AM (Closed on Monday)
4. Old Green House
Many of us know Green House for its infamous Hokkien Mee. But did you know that there’s a stall that’s quietly tucked at this kopitiam serving Curry Mee that packs a punch? It’s a simple, no-frills bowl of classic Curry Mee that may just very well be one of the best on Penang island. So the next time you’re at Green House, instead of the usual Bak Kut Teh or Hokkien Mee, go for the Curry Mee instead.
Address: 223, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 6 PM-12 AM (Closed on Sunday)
5. Kuantan Road Curry Mee @ Hai Beng Cafe
The next spot to get a bowl of hearty Curry Mee in Penang is over at Pulau Tikus. Kuantan Road Curry Mee has been around for 2 generations and you can find them at Hai Beng Cafe. Trust us on this, add some slices of ‘siu yuk’ into your bowl of Curry Mee for an ultimate satisfaction. Did you know that Kuantan Road Curry Mee has been featured in local newspapers and is a favourite spot for Penang’s former Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng?
Address: The Shark Food Court, 192, Jalan Burma, 10250 Georgetown, Penang
Operating Hours: 8AM till sold out
6. Tua Pui Curry Mee
Many do not know of this hidden Curry Mee gem quietly tucked along Kimberley Street. In fact, Tua Pui Curry Mee used to operate along Weld Quay but has since relocated to a new spot. The Curry Mee here comes with a thick curry paste and pairs really well with the yellow noodles. What’s special here is that you can opt for the dry version and various add-ons such as chicken meat, squid, fishballs and many more.
Address: 23, Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 8AM – 5PM (Opens Daily)
7. Kedai Kopi Bobo
The next spot where you can find lip-smacking Curry Mee in Penang is Kedai Kopi Bobo. You may have heard of Kedai Kopi Bobo for its unique way of serving coffee: in stainless steel cups that resemble condensed milk tins. Spot the Curry Mee stall here as they serve up a warm bowl of White Curry Mee. Of course, the magic happens when you mix up the bowl of noodles with the chilli paste. For some, one bowl may not do the trick.
Address: G-23, Lengkok Nipah 2, Taman Lip Sin, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: Breakfast: 8 AM-12 PM
8. Air Itam Sister Curry Mee
Be it tourists or locals, the name Air Itam Sister Curry Mee will ring a bell to anyone who steps foot in Penang. The stand out factor of this Curry Mee lies in the special cuttlefish chilli base with an extraordinary fragrance to it as well as the curry which is cooked over a charcoal stove. Every element in this bowl of Curry Mee vocalises itself; truly a bowl of Curry Mee perfection by two living icons. For now, the stall is managed by the younger generation.
Address: 612 T, Jalan Air Itam, Pekan Ayer Itam, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 7.30 AM – 1 PM (Closed on Tuesdays)
9. Cecil Street
Another spot that we can get a bowl of saliva drooling Curry Mee in Penang is at Cecil Street Market. As there are plenty of stalls in this market, expect to leave with a fulfilled stomach. Feast on Pasembur, Char Koay Teow, Nyonya Kuih and of course Curry Mee. The Curry Mee that we prefer is the one that comes in a dark green bowl. This bowl of Curry Mee comes packed with both flavours and ingredients.
Address: 40-48, Lebuh Cecil, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 7.30 AM till sold out
10. Genting Cafe
Last but definitely not the least, is Curry Mee at Genting Cafe. Sounds familiar? Well of course you know Genting Kopitiam for its long queue from foodies at the Chee Cheong Fan stall. But upon walking into the kopitiam, you can easily spot the Curry Mee stall helmed by a couple in blue t-shirts. The Curry Mee here has a coconut milk broth that’s savoury, fragrant and perhaps a tad spicy if you mix well with the chilli paste.
Address: Lorong Delima 3, Taman Island Glades, 11700 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 7AM-4PM (Closed on Wednesdays)
Who’s A Hardcore Penang Curry Mee Fan?
And there you have it, foodies! These are the 10 spots in Penang where you can find really good Curry Mee. Of course, there are always more than just 10 in this food paradise we call our home. So feel free to drop us your favourite Curry Mee spots in Penang, we’re all ears. Bye!
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