Whenever I start to ask around about Mee Goreng (Indian-style Fried Noodle) or Mee Rebus (Indian-style Cooked Noodle), there will be a lot of responses to me and many suggested places, some are hidden in corner of streets that I have never even heard of.
As for me, there are lot more to write about as there are really many nice Mee Goreng and Rebus around the corner of Penang. This time I am going to talk about the place that sells good and traditional-style Mee Goreng and Rebus. This place is located at a hotspot but somehow not many people know about this place.
This place is located at Persiaran Gurney, if you are driving from Evergreen Hotel towards Gurney Plaza, just after the 7-11 convenient stall, slow down and you will see a food court on your left. This is the place that sells good Indian-style Noodle.
This place is known as “Kompleks Makanan Persiaran Gurney”, it is a food court that serves Halal Food (Pork Free). This place is not visited by many people partially due its lack of fan at the dining area. For those who will easily get sweat, remember to bring more tissues (serviettes) with you.
The name of the stall is called “Penang Famous Edgecumbe Road Mee Rebus and Mee Goreng”. The price of the noodle is reasonable. Below is the price list:
- Mee Rebus, Normal – RM3.00
- Mee Goreng, Normal – RM3.00
- Mee Rebus or Goreng with Egg – RM3.50
- Mee Rebus or Goreng, Large – RM4.30
- Mee Rebus or Goreng, Large with Egg – RM4.80
- Sotong Merah (Red Cutter Fish), Small – RM4.50
- Sotong Merah (Red Cutter Fish), Large – RM5.50
- Mee + Koay Teow (Noodle + Flat Noodle) – RM4.30
- Istimewa (Special) – RM6.00
The owner is Haji Kamalludin, he started his business back in 1975 at Padang Brown hawker centre before moving to Jalan Edgecumbe two years later. His business boomed and he stayed at “Edgecumbe Road” for over 13 years, hence it became the name of his stall. In 1991, he moved his stall to Kompleks Gerai Persiaran Gurney (Gurney Drive Hawker Complex).
So far I have tried both Mee Goreng and Mee Rebus Normal. It is very ironic that there are many comments about this stall, some expressed this stall serves the best mee goreng and mee rebus while some expressed that it is a disappointment. As for me, I feel the taste of both mee goreng and rebus are acceptable.
For mee rebus, the noodle looks appetising. The time to cook the noodle is just nice as it still maintains its springiness. Not just the noodle, the paste also tastes nice as it not diluted at all.
As for the mee goreng, you can feel the aroma of pan fried, the cuttle fish is also very chewy and tasty. It is served best with lime.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
Operation hours: 8:00am – 7:30pm (Closed on Fridays)
Contact: Haji Kamalludin Mohamad Ibrahim
Address:Kompleks Gerai Persiaran Gurney, Penang.