There are many suggestions on where to get the best Mee Goreng and Mee Rebus in Penang. Some said at Bangkok Lane, while some even said at Esplanade. In fact, besides those places there is another place recommended by many Penangites.
The mentioned stall is located at Tanjung Bungah. This place is slightly hidden from the main road. If you are driving via Jalan Tanjung Bungah to Batu Ferringhi, you will sure bypass Jalan Lumbah Permai on your left and you will see Maybank situated in one of the shoplots. Keep driving straight along Jalan Tanjung Bungah until you reach Jalan Chan Siew Teong on your left. Turn into Jalan Chan Siew Teong and you should see a coffee shop called Kwong Ban Lee on the far end of the shop houses. Just next to the coffee shop is Pasar Mini Tedjen. The stall that sells Mee Goreng and Mee Rebus is just in front of the coffee shop.
Barkath is one of the few stalls in the coffee shop. Barkath has been operating the stall for 10 years.
Barkath Stall was initially located at Jalan Tanjong Bungah and has just moved to this coffee shop 6 months ago.
Barkath Stall is not only selling Mee Goreng and Mee Rebus, but also pasembur, roti canai, murtabak, tosai and capati.
- Mee Goreng/ Mee Rebus, Regular – RM3.50
- Mee Goreng/ Mee Rebus, Large – RM6.00
- Mee Sotong, Regular – RM6.00
Mee Goreng, Regular – RM3.50. The mee goreng was stir-fried in semi-dried style, topped with fried onions, bean sprouts, chili slices, spring onions, squids, deep fried flour cakes and a slice of lime.
The texture of the noodle was very springy and the taste of the noodle was just as excellent. It was neither too sweet nor salty. The pan fried aroma was very tempting. The spiciness level was just nice and acceptable. This is in fact one of the best Mee Goreng in Penang.
Mee Rebus, Regular – RM3.50. As for mee rebus, it was cooked with 1 boiled egg, squids, deep fried flour cakes, bean sprouts, chili slices, spring onions and a slice of lime.
The mee rebus was not as tasty as the mee goreng. The gravy was thick and not too spicy. Overall, the mee rebus is considered acceptable. I still prefer the mee goreng.
Overall, the taste of mee goreng here was excellent whereas the mee rebus was acceptable. The price was inexpensive and the portion given was generous too. There are a lot of parking lots just around the shop houses. The only drawback is this place is very hot during noon and afternoon.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
Operation hours: 12:00noon – 7:00pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: 016-455 5102
Address: 1-0-9, Jalan Chan Siew Teong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang
GPS: 5° 46′ 41.03″ N, 100° 28′ 17.72″ E