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Claypot Hokkien Mee (Prawn Mee) @ Wu Jia Zhuang, Jalan Siam, Georgetown Penang

Updated February 13, 2017: Wu Jia Zhuang ceased operation.

Penang, well known as a food paradise and its signature food – Hokkien mee (prawn mee) is readily available at almost every corner. To induce innovation and edge out the other hokkien mee in Penang is definitely a challenge. On this aspect, Wu Jia Zhuang at Jalan Siam definitely edged out the others hokkien mee by serving them in a claypot. In this way, the heat is well preserved and made the hokkien mee served well in good aroma and taste.

A good bowl of hokkien mee has to factor in a lot of aspects – distinctive sweet soup, fresh ingredients, and lastly for me – spiciness. Wu Jia Zhuang’s claypot hokkien mee (RM6.50) has certainly delivered well in all these aspects. The stock has definitely being boiled for a quality time using plucked heads prawns, dried shrimps and garlics to deliver its balanced sweetness, on par with the few famous hokkien mee in Penang.

Generous quantities of ingredients were served with the claypot hokkien mee. Thin pork meat, meatballs, half size of a boiled egg and small dried shrimps made the noodles fancy. The overall spiciness for me was average though and one may feel free to add on extra chili paste provided. A handsome amount of fried onions topping the hokkien mee also imparted great fragrance into it.

The claypot seemed to have served its role well. After shooting some photos of the food and chit chatting while eating, the hokkien mee still remained hot and enjoyable.

Instant Cook Koay Teow Th’ng Dry Version (RM5.50) was just average though. Served with soft koay teow, fresh bean sprout and well minced meat, the soy sauce was a little bit overwhelming and it caused the koay teow th’ng to be something that you would like to enjoy. The broth came together with the koay teow th’ng was okay though with a pleasant taste. Hence we thought perhaps the soup version would be better.

Parking may be a little bit problematic when you dine here. There are 6 lots of parking spaces available in front of the restaurant, and you may have to park your car further down or another street if these lots are occupied

Wu Jia Zhuang
Address: 13, Jalan Siam, 10400, Georgetown, Penang
Operation hours: 10am-10pm (Daily)

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