All this while I have been searching up and down for great hokkien mee. There have been a few places but most of them are too commercialised, either you have to wait for very long or the owner of the stall is not serving you right.
However, this is not the case for the one I am going to introduce, Huat Heng Cafe. The location of this cafe is a few shops away from Esso petrol station at hillside, Tanjong Bungah. This cafe is located at the same row of Jalan Sungai Kelian, you will see Baan Thai restaurant from the opposite side.
It is actually a debate between my editor and me that online blogs will help to boost up the visitors of a particular place, provided that they serve great food and nice service. For me I choose to believe this while my editor doesn’t and we will see who wins at the end of the day.
This particular Hokkien Mee stall is run by a couple and the owner of the stall is known as Ah Siang. They are new here with only 4 months of operation. Previously they were from Balik Pulau.
The price of the Hokkien Mee:
- Small Bowl – RM2.50
- Big Bowl – RM3.00
- Big Bowl with Pork Ribs – RM3.50
My advice to hokkien mee lovers, small bowl is definitely not an option for you as it will not be sufficient. A large bowl will be just nice. And if you would like to have some meat, you can ask for pork ribs which will cost you an extra 50 sen.
A large bowl of Hokkien mee with pork ribs is the start of my day. The taste of the broth is filled with fresh sweetness of prawns and ribs. Although it is not as thick as it looks but the taste is simply tantalising. The prawns are soaked in salt which make a contrast to the soup, unlike the usual ones which are soaked in sugar to make it sweet. This is like eating dried shrimps but larger in size and softer in texture. The chili also plays an important role as the spiciness shouldn’t be too much or too less, or else the taste will be overwhelmed by the chili instead of its original prawn soup taste.
For sure, I can’t resist the taste of this great Hokkien Mee which makes me feel like re-visit again tomorrow.
A cup of coffee after the satisfying meal.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
Operation hours: 9am – 6:00pm (Close on Wednesdays)
Contact:016-470 9812 (Ah Siang)
Address:Jalan Sungai Kelian, Tanjong Bungah (Huat Heng Cafe).