Teochew Porridge And Ah Lai Hokkien Prawn Mee At Cecil Street Market – I’ve wrote about my weekend at Cecil Street Market And Food Stalls, now I want to share about what I’ve eaten at there two days ago. As you know, Cecil Street Food Stall is one of my favourite eat out place in Penang when I am craving for local yummy Penang food as you can find almost everything here.
Last Saturday, I went there for lunch and it were Teochew porridge with dishes and a bowl of hokkien prawn noodle. Teochew Porridge is actually plain white porridge with a some little Chinese dishes. The name of Teochew Porridge is called is because Teochew-people in China cooks and eats plain white Teochew style porridge in this way (Cantonese style porridge is usually more smooth and concentrated)
There’s only two of us that noon, mom and me and we ordered four little dish which consists of siu yok (sio bak / roasted pork), long bean, fried eggs and fried dace with black bean. 4 simple dishes but they were just awesomely pleasing and it costs not more than RM10 at only RM8.60 for all.
The great part is eating with the plain white waterish Teochew rice porridge which is a healthy. The combination of the simple dishes with the porridge makes up the Teochew Porridge which is just great for a lunch.
Because I was on a holiday back in Penang and was craving for Penang food, I couldn’t get myself not ordering a Penang food for lunch. Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee was on my mind at that time. There’s actually 3 stalls in the market, I’ve tried one before which was just OKAY, there’s another one was not open at that day and I went to try the one which is called Ah Lai’s Hokkien Prawn Mee, hidden deep in the sea of food stalls.
The stalls owner was very kind to show me the prawn shells which are used to make the yummy prawn mee soup. It’s not recommended to eat frequently due to high cholesterol from the prawn shells, but sometimes it’s really hard to resists the deliciousness.
My bowl of hokkien prawn mee was the maggi mee version. The soup tasted sweet and has a strong sense of prawn taste in it, probably because of the prawn shells used to cook the soup. The mixes of boiled egg, pork meats and shallots perfected the dish. Best of all, it’s only RM2.50! Cheap and tasty, I will come back for this again.
Make a visit to the market and you will be amaze by the variety of food.