Friday, April 20, 2007

Kemaman Curry Mee, Chukai

Let's have kemaman curry mee for breakfast!, KH said with a twinkle in his eyes..
But I dont take creamy, santan-ish stuff for breakfast! I stomache always does a somersault if my breakfast consists of spicy, creamy soup..
Bubbly Alicia's eyes widen as her tolerance for spicy food was pretty low..
Trust me, trust me, kemaman curry mee is very different! KH excitedly exclaimed while shoving us into the car..
After 5 mins, we're there. Should have walked instead....
KH placed the order while we waited patiently.....
There was nothing in the noodles that hinted curry, infact I thought the noodles looked more like prawn mee. The broth was rather clear, with a slight tinge of red, served with a dollop of sambal on the noodles. Laden with beansprouts and kangkung (water morning glory), the noodles was supposed to be eaten with boiled kampung fish, sambal and keropok ikan (fish crackers).The soup was sweet, not spicy and luckily, not fishy. Slurp it in with the noodles and fresh veg, this was quite good for breakfast afterall...:)
I was told that they will first cook the fish in the boiling pot of broth. After the fish is cooked and removed, the noodles and veg would be added into the boiling broth. The fish is served in a separate plate with a side of sambal. We were also given a pack of keropok ikan to add into the noodles.You can choose to dunk in the whole keropok, eat with the noodles when it's soggy/semi crunchy or you can dip the keropok into the broth and eat as a snack.
Again, this is another shop without a sign board..Took a picture of the shop instead
What Julianne thinks?
Original, simple and surprising
Kemaman curry mee is located in the heart of Chukai. Drive pass the Chukai (wet)market and fruit stalls, after the fruit stalls, you would see the bus station. The shop is next to it (further in)

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Blogger Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Looks like prawn mee. What an interesting dish! It's great that you're exploring and trying so many different dishes.

20 April, 2007  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

Never knew of this dish. Very interesting.

20 April, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

lemongrass & tummythoz: interesting hor? i was quite surprise when i saw the noodles. thot my fren ordered prawn mee instead..hehe.. think they should call this fish mee rather than curry mee

20 April, 2007  
Blogger wmw said...

It does look like prwan mee! Funny, if ever curry mee should look like curry mee (you know what I mean) I would have thought it would be from the east coast :o)

20 April, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks delish, and interesting combo. I wonder how the keropok taste with the fish broth.

20 April, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

wmw: it does ya? but the sambal was not spicy though..haha, i thot the same too, at least some very thick version of curry :)

jason: i thot it was quite good, bubbly alicia thot it was plain. guess depends on personal preference. IMHO, the keropok goes pretty well with the soup

23 April, 2007  

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