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Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng Mee Rebus, Seng Lee Cafe – The Legendary Indian Noodle

When talking about the history and legendary of Indian noodle, which is Mee Goreng and Mee Rebus, only a handful of stalls can actually compete with the one at Bangkok Lane, Pulau Tikus.

If you are coming from Komtar via Burmah Road heading to Pulau Tikus, you should see the Pulau Tikus police station on your right. Opposite the police station is a row of shophouses housing Penang Dental Surgery. Drive for another 50 metres, you should see Bangkok Lane on your right. The coffee shop is just at the corner of Burmah Road and Bangkok Lane.

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng and Mee Rebus stall has been there for eight decades. Usually for a business that can last that long, it is either the capital is very strong or the product is sellable. As for this stall, it is definitely the latter.

This stall is inherited from generation to generation. It has been passed down from the owner’s father to himself and now he is partially handing over to his son. Speaking in fluent Hokkien, the owner mentioned that he started helping his dad to sell Mee Goreng and Mee Rebus 50 years ago and during that time it only cost 20 sen per plate.

Now is his son’s turn to help him out. The father and son take turns to handle the wok . Usually the son will make the initial start up while the father will do the finishing .

Mee Goreng – RM5 (big as default, if you can’t finish you need to mention for small plate, RM4). Delicious Mee Goreng with lots of chewy cuttlefish, potatoes, eggs, bean sprouts with the reddish sweet potato gravy finishing with chili sauce, tomato sauce and fried onion.

The taste of the mee goreng was so delicious. The controlling of the fire and also the mixture of gravy was perfect. Each mouthful had a mixture of crunchy, chewy and softness feeling. The slight sweetness from the tomatoes and also the spiciness of the chili are the classic taste of indian noodle. For those that love a soury touch, a slice of lime was served together as extra seasoning.

Mee Rebus – RM5 (again normal default order will be big plate). Delicious Mee Rebus with lots of chewy cuttlefish, potatoes, eggs, bean sprouts with the reddish sweet potato gravy finishing with chili sauce, tomato sauce and fried onion.

The ingredients used to cook mee rebus are almost the same as mee goreng. The only difference is that the noodle is served with gravy instead of fried. I find that mee rebus is more appetizing as the gravy was a bit soury and tasty.

Overall, the taste of the mee goreng and mee rebus at Bangkok Lane is one of the best in Penang. The taste is really unbeatable and is a must try for both locals and tourists. Although the price is slightly on the high side the portion of the food is generous. The only drawback is the limited car park available around the coffee shop.

Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):

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Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Parking
Pork Free
Alcohol
Credit Card
Smoking
Reservation
Private Room
WIFI Available

Operation hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm (Close on Monday)
Contact: 016-485 7859
Address: 270, Burmah Road, 10500 Georgetown, Penang
GPS: 5° 43′ 12.69″ N, 100° 31′ 20.52″ E

 

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11 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. This Bangkok Lane mee goreng is over-rated. Should try the one in Swee Kong coffee shop, directly opposite the Pulau Tikus police station. The other stall that serves good mee goreng is near the juction of Jln. Ayer Itam/Boundary road junction. Its opposite the Magnum 4D shop.

    2. YSC on April 24th, 2011 at 10:05 pm
  2. Ya Mel, this is a must to try out once in Penang.

    3. stevengoh on February 23rd, 2011 at 9:17 am
  3. wow..looks so good, can’t wait to try when i’m there this coming friday….

    4. mel on February 22nd, 2011 at 4:50 pm
  4. Will, I’m waiting.when are you coming back?

    5. stevengoh on January 14th, 2011 at 1:21 pm
  5. Really wanna try this.. lets go when I go back to pg next month.

    6. will on January 14th, 2011 at 12:24 am
  6. J2kfm, I do agree with you. I prefer the one here. Some how, there are many people that still prefer mee sultan. Don’t know why.

    7. stevengoh on January 10th, 2011 at 2:02 pm
  7. Yes, this place serves a fantastic mee goreng.
    Tried the other one, Mee Sultan or something. That was horrendous.

    8. J2Kfm on January 9th, 2011 at 2:19 pm
  8. My taste heaven, I know the indian noodle and also the hokkien mee are great. I never know that the won ton mee is good too. Will try that out too.

    9. stevengoh on January 1st, 2011 at 3:18 pm
  9. went there before!! maybe you should try out their wan ton mee, not bad to me!

    happy 2011! all the best in the coming year!! god bless xx

    10. My Taste Heaven on December 31st, 2010 at 6:53 pm
  10. Hi Dionne, thanks for the complements. the noodle is nice, you should try it out.

    11. stevengoh on December 31st, 2010 at 5:21 pm
  11. I would so love to try this for myself! I think it looks amazing! Your photographs are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

    Dionne

    12. Dionne Baldwin on December 31st, 2010 at 2:57 pm

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