Many times when there are visitors from other states to Penang they will ask for a one-stop place to taste all the Penang delicacies rather than making individual trips to try out different food.
Lee Huat cafe is not a new place in Penang. However, this place is hidden around the corner of the busy Jalan Masjid Negeri and Jalan Tan Sri Teh Ewe Lim and also a stone’s throw from Lam Wah Ee hospital
From the outside it looks secluded but once you step into the cafe, you will notice there are many locals who are here for food and the place is also wide and spacious.
One of the highlights of Lee Huat is the Curry Mee. There is an uncle selling traditional curry mee at this place for decades.
The aroma of the curry soup can be sensed from 2 stalls away. In fact, the difference from this stall compared to others is the noodle or bee hoon has been soakes with the curry soup prior to serving and this allows the noodle or bee hoon to absorb the flavour of the curry for a longer period.
Classic Curry Mee – RM4, served with pork blood curds, squid slices, bean curds or ‘tao pok’, bean sprouts and the best part, the curry paste.
Having curry mee as my breakfast is not my style but if a curry can seduce me to finish up the entire bowl, this is consideres one of the best curry mee to me.
Hokkien Mee – RM4, served with some shrimps, pork slices, egg and bean sprouts and topped with thick chilli paste.
The soup of the hokkien mee here tasted rich and packed with shrimp flavour. The thick chilli paste is the perfect match for this bowl of hokkien mee. However, I found that there was some level of monosodium in the soup.
Wantan Mee – RM4, Wan Tan Mee served with barbecue pork slices, deep fried wantan and vegetables.
The base of the wantan mee was added with lards and for those who love the fragrance of pork, this is a must try. The only drawback for this wantan mee is the taste of the noodle was packed with lye water taste. Otherwise this wantan mee would be excellent.
Overall, there are many varieties of Penang food available at this cafe and the taste of the food here was mostly great. The price of the food here was also reasonable. The only problem is there are limited parking space available and this place is usually crowded especially during the weekends.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
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Operation hours: 7:00am – 1:00pm (Open Daily)
Address: Jalan Masjid Negeri, Jelutong, 11600 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang