Being an ardnet lover for Hokkien Mee, I used to look around for gracious Hokkien Mee at the place I travelled. Googling Hokkien Mee at Alor Setar has yielded the results “Oo Chui Hokkien Mee” at Jalan Seberang Perak.
Oo Chui Hokkien Mee is tucked within a coffee shop along Jalan Seberang Perak, and it appears the coffee shop is run by the second generation of the family. I was excited to try this hokkien mee as I was informed they have a history of selling hokkien mee for over 60 years. Other than hokkien mee, they also offering lor mee, hokkien mee dried version and koay teow soup.
The crowd at the coffee shop could get heavy on weekends as mentioned by the boss. You could pick various ingredients such as prawns, char siew or pork ribs to be added to your noodles. As they are famous of hokkien mee as speculated, I ordered a bowl of hokkien mee (RM3.50) without any additional ingredients.
A bowl of hokkien mee with reddish colour soup was served fast. The soup is thin, and sniffing it will reveal it has a light scent of prawn essence. It tasted normal to me but I think hokkien mee lovers who enjoy the prawn scent would like here.
Out of curiosity I asked why the hokkien mee is named Oo Chui aka corvus or crow’s mouth. The second generation chef informed me it was a simple name to disguise their identity from the tracking of Japanese soldiers during World War II time. Nothing special it seems.
Oo Chui Hokkien Mee 乌嘴福建面
66, Jalan Seberang Perak, 05050, Alor Setar, Kedah
Operation Hours: 8am - 2pm (Close on Monday and Tuesday)
Location map refers here.
Facebook page refers here.
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