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Hokkien Mee Outside Campbell Street Market


On a wet Monday morning, which was also the first Monday of the new year, I went to the old part of the town to have my lunch. At first of thinking eating the Ah Wan’s Curry Mee by the market near Campbell Street and Carnavon Street, but accidentally found a Hokkien Mee stall on a trishaw at there. So mom and dad ordered curry mee and I went to order a bowl of authentic Penang hokkien prawn noodle.


Dad told me that this little stall existed like many many years ago, as old as like 15 to 20 years old. Last time, the ah pek (local slang for uncle or old people) sells at the backlane of the shophouses on Buckingham Street and now he is out of the backlane, stationed outside the old market. To be exact, the street is almost the end of Carnavon Street, near to the crossing of Campbell Street. I’ll put a map below.


Different from modernized hokkien prawn mee, there’s not many pork lard or extra added ingredient like siu yok/sio bak (roasted pork), ribs and big prawn. It’s authentic Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee with lots of little little super little shrimps, prawn soup, noodles, some meat and that’s all. Yummy.


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