[Non-halal] Aunty Choon Hokkien Mee 福三代 福建面馆 in Penang is a hidden gem!
For most food pilgrims, Hokkien Mee is a must-eat dish whenever on the state island.
There are plenty of famous Hokkien Mee stalls in Penang – some great, some so-so. While Aunty Choon may not be one of the “famous touristy” ones, it serves some of the best bowls we’ve eaten.
Aunty Choon Hokkien Mee 福三代 福建面馆 in Penang
Located on Jalan Nagor in Georgetown, Aunty Choon has its roots in mainland Penang before it opening its doors here in Sept 2020.
According to the owner, his grandmother used to sell Hokkien mee from a cart near Li Hwa primary school in Butterworth in 1965. The second generation would continue the legacy by selling Hokkien Mee in a Butterworth coffee shop, before the current third generation opened this restaurant in Georgetown.
Aunty Choon Hokkien Mee offers a comfortable space
Firstly, we must commend the cleanliness of this restaurant. We liked that the place is fully air-conditioned – which makes for a comfortable space to dine in.
The tables and floor were pristine, and we also enjoyed the attentive service of the staff.
Hokkien Mee, Loh Mee and more
Aunty Choon offers Hokkien Mee in both the soup and dry version, Loh Mee, and a mix of the two soups called Hokkien Loh.
Aunty Choon also offers set meals here, and you can add toppings to your noodles such as siew yoke, pork ribs, prawns, shrimp, and chicken feet.
You can also choose your noodles such as yellow noodles, bihun, koay teow, and instant noodles.
Drinks served here include nutmeg, barley pumpkin, and Hor Ka Sai (black coffee mixed with Milo).
Very fragrant broth
We ordered the Hokkien Mee with Pork Ribs set (RM12.80) which comes with a free drink.
For the price, we thought the portion was great as it comes with a decent amount of pork slices, hard-boiled egg, beansprout, kangkong, shrimp, noodles, and fried shallots. We received three big pork ribs which were very tender and flavourful.
Boiled for four hours with lots of prawn shells and heads, the soup here is definitely a stand-out as we could taste the richness of the prawn stock.
While the soup was not very spicy on its own, the chilli paste on the side gives additional umami and a nice tangy, spicy kick to the dish.
Hokkien Loh with siew yoke
We also ordered the Hokkien Loh with Siew Yoke (RM12.80 with a drink).
By itself, the Loh Mee gravy was thick and rich with prawn flavour. The Loh Mee gravy adds creaminess when mixed with the Hokkien Mee soup.
The siew yoke, however, was the highlight!
We received six delicious morsels of roasted pork – but these were really good as the skin was still crispy, with a good ratio of lean and fat. This was really a full meal for us as we still received a good amount of sliced pork, egg, and shrimp!
We also enjoyed the Hor Ka Sai (a drink that originated in Taiping) as it tasted like a good kopi O drink with lots and lots of Milo taste!
This restaurant is considered a hidden gem as it is under the radar of most visitors to Penang.
We count it as one of our favourite Hokkien Mee in Penang due to its robust broth, amazing toppings (the siew yoke is good), generous portion and comfortable dining space.
福三代 福建面馆 Aunty Choon Hokkien Mee
Address: 6, Jalan Nagor, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 8am-3pm Daily (Closed on Mondays)
Phone: 016-406 6610
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