Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Prawn Mee@ Sin Kim San Coffeeshop, Penang

I wanted to have the hokkien mee (aka prawn mee) at Jalan Bangkok..
Most unfortunately, it was not open that morning. Francis wanted us to try another famous prawn mee at Jalan Rangoon, when we reached, the stall owner was washing his pots already :-(
Elaine suggested Sin Kim San as she had tried it before, at the other end of Rangoon road.
It was already late in the morning and the weather was rather hot, my urge to have hokkien mee dont seem that appealing anymore...I just wanted to have a cup of cold drink..
Nonetheless, Elaine went ahead and ordered for us while Andrew had charsiew siew yoke rice as his stomach cant take any onslaught of spicy food..
Andrew's rice was served first..
The char siew (bbq pork) was average, a tad on the dry and hard side. I thought the siew yoke (roasted pork) was quite nice, slightly different from those we have in Klang Valley. Their siew yoke was tossed (or did they stir fry?) with dark soy sauce and some sticky sauce (malt sugar?). Maybe I had the crunchy bits and juicy meat, but the texture and flavour reminds me of old style stir fried siew yoke with sugar and dark soy sauce. I like it though andrew didnt..
Soon after, the elusive prawn mee...Eh? What's this? That's not prawn... that's.... mantis prawn!
I am so accustomed to prawn in my prawn mee, so it was a nice change, to see loads of mantis prawns in this bowl instead :-). Dunked in the sambal, give it a good stir and *chomp*! The broth was very sweet, from the prawns (shell) and pork bones. Some of them find it too spicy, though I thought it was just nice. The mantis prawns was very fresh, springy sweet flesh blends well with the spicy broth. There were lots of other ingredients such as sliced pork, shrimps, beansprouts and topped with fried shallots. This combo is delicious and we finished our meal really quickly. And for RM4 per bowl, such value for money!
Sin Kim San Coffeeshop is located at the junction of Macalister and Rangoon road.

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Blogger Precious Pea said...

WAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!! Anymore to come? I like the way you eat style! LOL!!!

30 May, 2007  
Blogger Rasa Malaysia said...

OMG. You are eating at my favorite Hokkien Mee stall. I am soooo green with envy. I would go there and eat every morning whenever I am home, tambah mantis prawns.

30 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

precious pea: hehe...yes, still more to come though I was in PG for a mere 2.5 days. guess we share similar eating style :D

RM: really? hehe..wah, tambah mantis prawns somemore? the boss quite generous wth the existing serve of mantis prawns, if tambah, then it's more prawns than noodles! *drools* :)

30 May, 2007  
Anonymous jason said...

Mantis prawn noodle ar?? OMG, drools...

30 May, 2007  
Blogger MeiyeN said...

mantis prawns noodles?!!!! i want, i want!!!!! is this place near to gurney drive or feringghi?

30 May, 2007  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

Ok set. Nx trip I oso must follow rasa malaysia - 'tauke,khe-hae' ie boss, add prawns in Hokkien (rusty d).

30 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

jason: yeah, drool, baby drool! hahaha

meiyen: you should try. yummy stuff! it's quite near gurney drive..

tummythoz: ya,ya, i would too! ;)

30 May, 2007  
Blogger wmw said...

Wah lau! Mantis prawn, so "ho liu"! Must try when I'm there!

30 May, 2007  
Blogger boo_licious said...

Sounds really delish! Now drooling over yr description of the noodles.

31 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

wmw: yes, i think you should :). A lil diff frm the usual prawn mee, think you'll like it. And for RM4, it's a good deal

boo: hehe. it is try it next time when you're in pg

31 May, 2007  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wah mantis prawns..i m trying to swallow my saliva and it hurts..i think i better avoid food blogs for the time being..

31 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

oh dear, joe, have not recovered yet? drink loads of water (and honey!)

31 May, 2007  

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