[Halal] Boss, ler hor bo? Mee Goreng satu!
Whenever in Pulau Tikus, the Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng Mamak just can’t be missed.
The Hokkien-speaking Mamak tauke was ever friendly. When he saw us snapping photos from afar, he coaxed us to come nearer to get some better angles.
“Come speak to me Hokkien. Here, no one wants to speak to me in Hokkien,” he implores as he tosses the shallots and noodles into the wok, deftly handled by his machai.
Yes, the tauke’s main job is to add ingredients to the wok, while his machai spins and fries the noodles. Apart from chatting up the customers, of course. As he is the 3rd generation manning the famous stall, I won’t be surprised if he was once in the machai’s shoes.
Compared to the typical mee goreng Mamak, Bangkok Lane’s noodles has a more vermilion hue – derived mainly from the addition of a bright red sauce. A regular plate costs RM5, RM8 for tambah sotong.
The Mee Goreng here is moist and not spicy, with flavours coming from the blend of sauces (including kuah kacang and other secret ingredients). Hence, the mee goreng has a more rounded savoury, earthy taste vs. the typical mee goreng that is heavy on the kicap manis.
In other words, it’s different and delicious!
Shredded cabbage brightens up the dish while the slices of squid have a nice bite and are equally flavourful.
One of the 3rd generation brothers have since opened a stall in Restoran Ehsan Maju, USJ 2 – so check that out if you want a taste of Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng in Klang Valley.
Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng Mamak
Address: Seng Lee Cafe, 280, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 8.30am-6.30pm Daily