There are many great food in Bukit Mertajam. I have always been asked by friends where to get good food in Bukit Mertajam. My principle is to have good food quality and taste while the rest are on the service and pricing.
The place that I’m recommending on this post is somewhere under the tree. To go to this place you need to go to St. Anne’s Church first which is on your left. Keep driving straight and after 2 traffic lights turn right on the second traffic light which will divert to Jalan Rozhan. From Jalan Rozhan, keep driving for another 1km and you will see there are many people dining under the tree.
The name of this place is called “Ji De Chi” and it means (Remember To Eat)
There were few specialties there, the most famous would be the drinks and dessert stall which offered some unique desserts not commonly available elsewhere.
Besides the drink and the dessert stall, the laksa stall was also one of the recommended stalls, though there were something which I felt too awkward when they served.
If laksa is not your cup of tea, you could opt for dried or soup Hokkien Mee as well as Jawa Mee.
For the drinks and dessert corner, they have the following items:
- Leng Chi Kang with fresh fruits
- ABC (Ais Bandung Kacang)
- Ai Yu Jelly
- Sweet and Sour Ice
Each dessert costs RM2.00 for Small and RM3.00 for Large.
Leng Chi Kang with Fresh Fruits is a very new concept in town where you will see watermelon, honeydew and leong fun in the dessert.
The Ais Kacang with usual bandung (red color syrup) and diluted milk is very common everywhere.
Instead of that, you can try the ABC with Gula Melaka (coconut sugar) instead. The strong taste of gula melaka with refreshing ice almost melted in the mouth which reminded me of ABC at Melaka.
The list of food available for the Hokkien Mee stall is as below:
- Dried/ Soup Hokkien Mee
- Jawa Mee
Small – RM2.50, Big – RM3.00 (add ribs – RM4.50).
People always say dried hokkien mee at B.M is the best, which I have no doubt with this statement. I feel that the dried hokkien mee here is one of the top ranking ones.
Besides the dried hokkien mee, the jawa mee was equally good as well. The prawn crackers were very fresh and crunchy. The gravy was not too sweet which was perfect for my taste bud.
Other than the Jawa Mee and Dried Hokkien Mee, Laksa is also available at this place. However, the awkward thing which I mentioned just now was on the chili sauce which had been added to the Laksa soup. The chili sauce was similar to the one normally served with chicken rice. I was not too comfortable with this new fusion of Laksa. Anyhow, minus the chili sauce the taste of this laksa was still acceptable.
Overall, most of the food here are very creative. Some really made a creation out of the conventional way of serving it. Other than that, some turned out to be another failed ‘project’. I personally love to dine at this shady place away from the hot sun. The price of the food here is very reasonable. The drawback is not much parking space available for the patrons.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
Operation hours: 1:30pm – 6:30pm (Tuesday and Wednesday OFF)
Address:Jalan Rozhan, 14000 Penang.