Saturday, November 24, 2012

Super Hokkien Mee, One Corner Café, Behind Penang Plaza (a.k.a FIMA)

I usually frequent the Hokkien Mee stall along Perak Road. It's awesome but that hawker dude went for a leg operation awhile back and hasn't opened shop for MONTHS now. -_- Because of that, I haven't had my Hokkien Mee fix in a very looong time. T_T


The Husband, on the other hand, isn't as choosy with his Hokkien Mee. So, he does go to One Corner Café (and other stalls) whenever he craves a steaming hot bowl of Penang prawn noodle soup. Well, this week, he finally convinced me to go along with him to give this stall a chance at impressing me.




The good thing about this stall is that it has a pretty solid ordering system (unlike the one at Perak Road, which is super kelam-kabut). They really go by the first-come-first-serve rule and all special orders are written down in a book so they never forget. You don't have to bug them or remind them. No need to fight for your turn either. It just arrives when your turn comes around. I like that.


The wait wasn't as long as I'm used to either, considering how long we usually have to wait for our Hokkien Mee at Perak Road. Here, our Hokkien Mee arrived in about 20 minutes. And how was it? Well, I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised.




It was pretty good! The soup was tasty, portions were HUGE for RM5, and they were really, really, REALLY generous with the fried onions, prawns and sliced pork meat. (I gave The Husband all my fried onions and meat. I usually just eat the prawns.) We did agree, though, that the next time we're there, we'll order "kania heh" (English translation: "only prawns") and not bother with the sliced meat at all. We no likes.




Ok la. I think this is a good substitute for when Perak Road is closed. In fact, it was so good that we went back there again the next day with his parents for Round 2. HAHA. Personally, I think I still prefer the Hokkien Mee at Perak Road. (Can't be sure. Too long never eat so forget liao. :-/) But if you're asking me which one is more worth your money, I'd say Super Hokkien Mee wins hands down cos they give you waaay bigger portions with heaps more ingredients.


p/s: This stall is run by the brother of the Perak Road cook's wife. Family recipe passed down from their mom so I guess that's why both taste equally as good.


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SUPER HOKKIEN MEE
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One Corner Café
(Behind Penang Plaza a.k.a FIMA)
2, Jalan Bawasah,
Georgetown, 10500 Penang.

Opening Hours: 7.30AM – 10.30AM

(Closed on Tuesdays)

FRIENDLY TIP: Go early if you don't want to wait long or be sent home hungry. Dun mess. This Hokkien Mee runs out FAST. The Husband was sent back home FIVE visits in a row before. @_@ You have been forewarned!

9 comments :

SY said...

The perak one is this fella's brother..or something along those lines.

pamsong said...

ATTN: SY
– Haha. Not bad ah you. You also know ah? The Perak Road uncle is the brother-in-law.

SY said...

Abuden!! kekeke..

Nat said...

What happen to Penang hawker stalls who use to be friendly and humble ?
We just touch down at the Penang from KL and drove all the way to Fima for breakfast. We arrived at the "Super Hock Kean mee" at 9:40am. I went and order 2 bowls of hock Kean me. the lady who is taking down the order turn her back away when she saw me approach. I ignore as if nothing had happened and just place my order to the man who cook the food. He waved his hand and said after 10:30am in hock kian. I told them is okay I can wait. But they still refuse to take my order. I ask how about can I pack it ? He showed his rude attitude and said come back after 10:30am. What is going on to those friendly hawker stalls? They had becoming very proud and rude after becoming famous. I really feel it is a disgrace to us as a Penangite. Shouldn't we be even more humble if we are famous and well know so people will respect.

Nat said...

What happen to Penang hawker stalls who use to be friendly and humble ?
We just touch down at the Penang from KL and drove all the way to Fima for breakfast. We arrived at the "Super Hock Kean mee" at 9:40am. I went and order 2 bowls of hock Kean me. the lady who is taking down the order turn her back away when she saw me approach. I ignore as if nothing had happened and just place my order to the man who cook the food. He waved his hand and said after 10:30am in hock kian. I told them is okay I can wait. But they still refuse to take my order. I ask how about can I pack it ? He showed his rude attitude and said come back after 10:30am. What is going on to those friendly hawker stalls? They had becoming very proud and rude after becoming famous. I really feel it is a disgrace to us as a Penangite. Shouldn't we be even more humble if we are famous and well know so people will respect.

Nat said...

What happen to Penang hawker stalls who use to be friendly and humble ?
We just touch down at the Penang from KL and drove all the way to Fima for breakfast. We arrived at the "Super Hock Kean mee" at 9:40am. I went and order 2 bowls of hock Kean me. the lady who is taking down the order turn her back away when she saw me approach. I ignore as if nothing had happened and just place my order to the man who cook the food. He waved his hand and said after 10:30am in hock kian. I told them is okay I can wait. But they still refuse to take my order. I ask how about can I pack it ? He showed his rude attitude and said come back after 10:30am. What is going on to those friendly hawker stalls? They had becoming very proud and rude after becoming famous. I really feel it is a disgrace to us as a Penangite. Shouldn't we be even more humble if we are famous and well know so people will respect.

pamsong said...

ATTN: Nat
– I know what you mean!!! They are quite lansi there. Very unfortunate. I think the relative's stall at Anson Road is better. Taste also nicer. They don't follow first-come-first-serve there lah, but at least the lady who takes the orders is not mean and nasty. :-/

pamsong said...

ATTN: SY
– Ho liao la lu.

pamsong said...

ATTN: Nat
– Eh, sorry. Perak Road stall. Not Anson Road. Haha.

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