Monday, September 01, 2008

PENANG LAM MEE @ LEE COFFEE SHOP , LORONG 1,JALAN SONG THIAN CHEOK , KUCHING



I'd Lam Mee (clear broth type) only once at a wake in Penang years ago. It never occurred to me that it's also called birthday noodle although I had seen the label plastered at coffee shops in the island. I always associate birthday noodle as mee suah, until Babe in the city - KL mentioned it. Lam, to me in Hokkien, is 'pour soup or sauce over'. So Lam Mee is a light starchy soup poured over noodle.

The noodle here is called something else, but Lam Mee. I had to confirm with the proprietor, before ordering, and he gave the affirmation that it was indeed Lam Mee. As can be seen from the photo, the order was a beaut - pleasing to the eyes, and the taste buds too. The sliced pork, shrimps and dried mushrooms lent their flavors to the soup, which was less slimy than those of Loh Mee's. Come to think of it, this is quite similar to Foochow's Char-Zi Mee, with the noodle being fried first, then dunked in soup.



A Messy Runny Curry Rice From Adjacent Stall


I had this noodle about a month back; since then I had gone back to the coffee shop a couple of times only to find the stall closed. A bad sign? Probably... Penang food may be the rave in everyone's mouth, apparently the crowd a this particular place isn't swallowing.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If not mistaken, the towkey and his wife are from Penang. They have been in Kch more than 10 years. Such, if the stall is closed, it could be due to trips back to Png.

Dee

Kong-Kay said...

alert me, when they're back... the tien mien hu also missing for quite sometime.

Anonymous said...

spicy the Messy Runny Curry Rice ?

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