Once the famous Ah Soon Kor Hokkien mee in the town has their own operation centre at Jalan Perak, opposite of Padang Brown. Ardent hokkien mee lovers would not be surprised to know this hokkien mee, and would be jubilant to hear receive this news. An entire new establishment which offers hokkien mee or hokkien lor mee (aka mix with starchy soup), the patrons also have the choice to add on roasted pork and/or mantis prawns to savour a premium bowl of noodles.
We actually ordered the hokkien mee without specifying the types of ingredients to be added but we were served the "above-average" hokkien mee for RM6 per bowl, which comes with plentiful mantis prawns and roasted pork. Perhaps due to this, the soup emits a nice mixture of seafood and prawn scent, with a tad of saltiness maybe derived from the roasted pork.
We actually do not really enjoy the mantis prawns as it was odiferous than expected, killing the natural sweet essence of the broth. Nevertheless, the roasted pork deserves a generous credit, as they professed excellent grade in terms of texture and saltiness.
Thus, the only way to exterminate the unpleasant mantis prawns smell would be covering it with the chili paste provided.
On a separation occasion, my friend has feedback that the broth was tasteless. It seems that consistency will need an improvement here. Parking will be a problem here, and we suggest to park at Padang Brown's car park and cross over the road to save up the time.
Ah Son Kor Hokkien Mee
80, Jalan Perak, 10450, Penang
Operation hours: 7:30am - 5:30pm (Opens daily)
Location map refers here.
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