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.
SUPER HOKKIEN MEE
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!