Loh Mee is one of the top 10 hawker food in Penang. Loh Mee is a bowl of thick, dark-coloured starchy gravy served together with yellow noodle and bee hoon, and with some vegetable and meat.
Loh Mee is common in Penang. However, only a handful of stalls serve good Loh Mee. One of the famous yet delicios shops that serve tasty Loh Mee is at Perak Lane. The name of the coffee shop is Joo Huat. If you are driving from Penang Bridge via Jalan Jelutong, you will come to a 3 way junction. The left turn will be turning to Jalan Tan Sri Teh Hwe Lim, the one next to it will be to Jalan Perak and followed by Jalan Jelutong. Follow Jalan Perak and you will soon drive pass Old Town coffeeshop on your left. Keep looking on your left and you will see Joo Huat Coffee Shop at the corner of shophouses.
The famous Loh Mee stall is just in front of the coffee shop. It is known as Kim Leng Loh Mee. The sighboard of the stall is very significant with a yellow background and red wording.
The Loh Mee has won the appraisal from “Hungry – Food Show by Ah Xian The Celebrity TV Host”. The banner is still displayed beside the stall.
The Loh Mee is priced from RM2.50 (Small), RM3.00 (Medium) and RM4.00 (Big). The default serving is Medium.
The tasty gravy is cooked with pork rib stock, 5 flavor of spices (五香粉) and starched with egg white. A complete bowl of Loh Mee is then served with yellow noodle and bee hoon together with chicken feet, egg, bean sprouts and slices of barbecue pork.
The taste was delicious and had full of pork smell. It was flavoured with spices and the thickness of starch was just nice cover. It is an excellent choice for breakfast.
Overall, the taste of the food was great and the pricing was reasonable. However, the drawback of this place is there are not many parking space and also the coffeeshop is always full. Therefore, for those who want to avoid the crowd please visit this place earlier.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
Operation hours: 7:00am – 4:00pm (Closed on Thursdays)
Address:336-I-G, Jalan Perak, 10150 George Town, Penang
GPS: 5° 39′ 84.99″ N, 100° 31′ 5.35″ E