I am sure many of you have eaten Penang Hokkien Mee as it is one of the favourite hawker food in Penang. However have you ever had pork knuckle (tu kar bak) with your steaming bowl of Hokkien Mee?  If not, then hop over to the stall located in Presgrave Street (Sah Tiau Lor – 3rd Street) which serves this tender pork knuckle meat. The tender meat is only sliced out from the drum when required to maintain its moist meaty texture.

This stall does have a varieties of other add-on (kae liau) ingredients such as intestines (hoon chiang), spare ribs, boiled pig skin, roast pork and fishball. Among my must-haves every time I pay a visit are the pork knuckle, intestines and pig skin!


The almighty pork knuckle…


Just some variation of ingredients I had on my last visit…


Yummy pig skin, ready to be added to your Hokkien Mee!


Look at the size of the siew bak!

The standard bowl of Hokkien Mee here is garnished with slices of prawns, meat and egg. It is topped up with deep-fried shallots but I opted not to have it as I personally do not like it in the soup. I find that the soup has a strong meaty taste as well as scents of the prawn. Furthermore, it is not that spicy as compared to others stalls and for those who like it spicy, just feel free to add in the chili paste for the extra ‘kick’.


The soup being prepared to be added to the Hokkien mee…



Got your appetite going yet?

Besides that, this stall also serves Lor Mee. Location-wise, it can be located at the intersection of Presgrave and McNair Street (on the same row and a few shops away from the Kwong Wah Yit Poh Press). Click here for the Map Location.


Go ahead and satisfy your late-night Hokkien Mee cravings!


To top up our dinner, all of us had a bowl of Ice Kacang with a topping of ice-cream from the stall right infront of the shop. I find that the dessert is very refreshing, and its very reasonably priced as well.


67A Lebuh Presgrave
10300 Penang

Business Hour : 5pm onwards till late in the night.
GPS Coordinates : N05° 24.665′   E100° 19.835′

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47 comments so far


omg!!!! one of my fav…im gonna get them soon in few days time!!!! :)

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January 14th, 2009 at 1:08 am

Oh, this is the one?? Used to visit this stall pretty often. But not anymore…

Honestly Penang has so many good food, I wonder how can we blog it all?? :)

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January 14th, 2009 at 8:03 am

I knew this shops but have yet to try it out. Thanks for sharing!

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January 14th, 2009 at 8:10 am

one of my fav too!!

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January 14th, 2009 at 8:36 am

For pork knucle lover, I am sure they will love it…anyway, I guess the soup will be tasty, the meat/bone added for boiling….thanks for sharing

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January 14th, 2009 at 8:41 am

Tau Sar Phneah – I know you can’t wait to try out all the food when you land this coming week. At the meantime, just drool over the pic…haha

New Kid On The Blog – We, Penangites are very lucky to be able to eat so many tasty food.

Food Paradise – You should give it a try…many ingredients to choose from.

Duckie – Same over here :)

Simple Girl – All the meat are left to boil in the soup…I guess that’s why it is tasty…

January 14th, 2009 at 9:39 am

Just looking at the shade of the soup is a sure sign that this is not your ordinary Hokkien Mee! Tried it once before, really need to go back soon!

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January 14th, 2009 at 10:43 am

I dun like yellow noodles, but ONLY like them in Prawn Mee/Hokkien Mee broth.

somehow Pg’s version is that much sweeter and flavourful.

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January 14th, 2009 at 10:56 am

I want the siew bak!!! *slurp*

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January 14th, 2009 at 10:58 am

OMG – the pork knuckle and skin look darn good – to die for! Penang is such a hawker food heaven!

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January 14th, 2009 at 11:22 am

hahaa..This is the only place where i’ll eat Hokkien Mee. It’s really good!!

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January 14th, 2009 at 11:36 am

550ml jar of faith – The soup itself is not that spicy to me…I like it with an added spoonful of chili paste.

J2kfm – For Hokkien Mee, best to eat with yellow mee but my son goes for the beehoon.

Selba – Many people also go for the siew bak.

Pureglutton – Must give it a try if you can.

Eve – Maybe can see you there one day.

January 14th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

This is too wonderful, CK! Love that you’re going to all the hole-in-the-wall places and showing us what gems they are.

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January 14th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Wahaha I always go there last year. Pork knuckles are melt-in-mouth type~ Chun!

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January 14th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

i’ve been their regular customer (both hokkien mee n ice kacang) since i was a kid..
besides, the wantan mee(stall located next to ice kacang and the fried chicken (stall located opp of the road) are yummy too!! :)

January 14th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Wah! I love the pork knuckles and the skin. Sinful but irresistable….

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January 14th, 2009 at 4:29 pm
Penang Tionghua

For the interest of those Hokkien Mee lovers, I repost here what I had commented earlier:

# 11 December 2008 at 3:40 pm

#1 November 2008 at 10:05 pm

Sar Tiau Lor Hokkien Mee seller has a sister/aunt selling Hokkien Mee at the Hawkers Centre (beside Evergreen Barber), opposite Lam Wah Ee (Ee in Hokkien already means Hospital). This stall is also equally excellent.

Lam Wah Ee Hokkien Mee is located beside the Salted Porridge (Kiam Moy) Stall at the small entrance, and opposite the Curry Mee Stall PTP referred to in his Greenlane Curry Mee Blog. It is inside the same hawker centre. The woman cook is called Ah Poh.

You must eat Hokkien Mee boiling hot, topped up with some chilli oil and suan-leong-chor (burnt garlic vinegar) even though it is NOT LOR MEE. Normally, people take Lor Mee with suan-leong-chor.

My wife and I could possibly be the only ones taking soup-mee with suan-leong-chor.

A bit of history; the above mee sellers were disciples (also nephew and niece) of the famed Lee Chooi Kee Hokkien Mee at the old Sia-Boey-Market/Magazine-Road corner some half a century ago.

A son of Lee Chooi Kee is still selling Hokkien Mee at Cecil Street Hawker Centre, a short walk from the Char Sio Sellers at the market. However, the standard has dropped terribly, albeit he is still hanging the father name-board on the vehicle/tricycle.

Today, I would consider the best Hokkien Mee is found at Stall No.6 of the Batu Lancang Hawker Centre (opposite Olympia College). As said, you must take it with some chilli oil and suan-leong chor.

The above hawkers would understand and would not laugh if you take suan-leong-chor with soup hokkien mee. Most likely they would start counting the statistics of connoisseurs… an increase from 2 pax… hahaha

At Pontian Johor, a Hokkien Mee Seller snubbed at me for asking suan-leong-chor. He said nobody took Hokkien Mee that way.

I asked him how long had he been selling. He said three years.

Well, I took Hokkien Mee everyday since 1955, and sold Hokkien Mee from 1963-1971. Do I have a locus standi to to take it with suan-leong-chor?… hahaha

January 14th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Jane Lee – Glad you find it interesting :)

Jian – I am standing with you on this pork knuckle…sure is Chun!

Charmaine – Will try out the fried chicken!

Sweet Jasmine – It is indeed irresistable for anyone that likes eating this part of the meat.

Penang Tionghua – Nice of you dropping by my blog and thanks for sharing the info.

January 14th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

I had this few days ago, didn’t know that the add on pork knuckle is good. Miss it ler…

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January 14th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

CK, you have to try the hockkien mee stall inside Kong Bee Lee Coffeeshop at Burma Rd (Pulau Tikus). The opposite of this shop is Bangkok Lane/Burma Rd junction (the popular Indian fried mee coffeeshop). After trying, share your reviews.

January 14th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

Look at that siew bak man!!!! At this hour my saliva also cant control!!! CK go try the hokkien mee opposite Padang! You will love that one but make sure you go there bfore 9.30am!

January 15th, 2009 at 12:11 am
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Tiger (20) – Yes, the Hokkien Mee is excellent. One of the best in Penang.

Tan (21) – As a person who loves Hokkien Mee very much, I would say the Classic Hokkien mee soup is likened to sugar water. Hokkien Mee in this pattern is not found in my syllabus.

In the 70s, Colonel Sanders commented that KFC soup (not available in Malaysia) at Texas tasted like drain water. The court ruled in his favour because he had a locus standi, being the founder of KFC.

January 15th, 2009 at 12:39 am

pork bones and meat definitely sets a nice tone to the broth. it’s also kinda famous in singapore. love it with a dollop of chilli paste. yummy!

January 15th, 2009 at 2:13 am

Allie – Give it a try another day…maybe you will like it.

Tiger – Very kind of you to share this place in Burma Road…will sure to try it out :)

Tan – I will go there but only can make it on weekends…thanks!

Nic (KHKL) – You are right. A good bowl of Hokkien Mee lies in the soup.

January 15th, 2009 at 9:40 am

Gosh the pork knuckles are huge! And I am drooling over the roasted pork! :PP

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January 15th, 2009 at 10:03 am

This dish carries a heavy weight cholesterol and this what is taste so good ! :P

Can’t resist the temptation of the roast pork drenching in the soup.

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January 15th, 2009 at 10:51 am

Haha tak sangka food like hokkien mee can generate this much comment.

There is also another good hokkien mee stall directly opposite Perak Road market, not the one facing the Perak Road main road. It’s not a coffeshop but there are people selling drinks with char koay teow and some noodles. Only the CKT and Hokkien mee is good. hehe

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January 15th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

I like their Cendol with peanut ice-cream. You need to tell them if you want ice-cream. So, I normally have a bowl of hokien lor from this stall.
But for hokien lor, I prefer the ‘green house’ one.

Btw, in front of the corner kopitiam two doors away, there is a mobile stall selling BBQ things. I like the BBQ meat ball and chicken feet.

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January 15th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Iamthewitch – both are just as good.

Email2me – can sama-sama go and makan on your next Penang trip.

Jian – Will try to find out the place. Thanks for sharing :)

Soo Sean – I used to take ice kacang with ice-cream but never tasted cendol with it. Sounds good. Wow…I must try the chicken feet and bbq meatball too.

January 15th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

I still prefer the simple Hokkien Mee without those add-ons. The siew bak is my hubby’s favourite. Will try it out next time.

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January 15th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

seiw bak in hockkien mee,wah!!!! my favourite and I must try the cendol + ice kacang, yummmmm………..

January 16th, 2009 at 9:39 am

This is a must-go place for this CNY holidays when I am back in Penang!

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January 16th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Fattening… but yummilicious!

January 16th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Wow! When did you visit them? I was there again last Sunday. The lady (in specs) was joking with me that she would become an actress soon at the rate we floggers had been taking her photos so often… haha.

Anyway, this stall is one of the great ones around Penang. I love mine served with HM soup mixed with some Lor (starch).


p/s: The address is 67A Lebuh Presgrave, 10300 Penang if you want to update on your contact.

Another good one would be selling outside a coffee shop at Gat Lebuh Presgrave corner coffee shop. Disadvantage… no photography allowed inside the coffee shop. SG & I had the bad experience there with the coffee shop owner. But… you can always shoot outside the dimly lighted dining tables area just next to the stall. Good Luck! :)

January 16th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

lk – Let me know, maybe we can go together.

Mark – Do try the tu kar bak also.

Chin – Nice to have some hawker food besides all the goodies.

Alice – Maybe just have one piece each.

Criz Lai – Will add in the address…thanks for providing it and sharing the other outlet :).

January 16th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Presgrave street.. i never heard of that yet..ok, i better ask my local fren in pg.. this time if i go , i will not come back to ipoh till i tasted that .. haha..

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January 18th, 2009 at 10:56 am

Claire – Its quite near to Prangin Mall and The Traders Hotel (previously Shangrila Hotel).
Do contact me should you come to Penang.

January 19th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

THIS is Awesome! wow! I like it too!

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January 22nd, 2009 at 8:51 am

wow… look delicious…

February 2nd, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Big Boys Oven – Can consider visiting this place in your coming trip.

JamieDawnRose – The taste is even better!

February 4th, 2009 at 1:11 am
See Meng

I will try it next time around there.

Sg Prawn mee had a medium to large size of prawn, fish cake compare to Pg version of a dried shrimp. However, you can also asked for pork ribs added in. Some stalls even had crayfish, lobster and crab from S$5-10 per bowl. Sg does not supply the garlic juice which Pg provide in lor mee, that’s because Sg do not sell lor mee in the same stall like Pg. Even then, Sg lor mee only give chopped fresh garlic and do not juice them with vinegar.

February 11th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Tasted it many times, and is delicious… yum yum :D Tend not to add the chili paste as it will make it too spicy, cannot taste the nice soup. Never tried with pork knuckle before, will go try soon :). One funny thing is they do not allow to add extra prawns, with comment of not having enough, even though i can see they have a few huge bowls of it. Maybe saving it so that can make more hokkien mee and can earn more, rather earning less by giving ppl ‘kar liao’ :|

Another good place for Hokkien Mee is at Sg Tiram foodcourt/coffee shop at Bayan Lepas area. It’s opposite the famous ‘roti bakar’ coffee shop. The Hokkien mee only sells in the morning, and the whole place only have a few stalls. But the portion is generous, comparatively cheaper and not a whole lot of crowd. At night, the same place serves a good Tomyam/Fried Fish meat mee (the outside stall).

February 12th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

See Meng & Cheng Yik – Thanks to both of you for sharing so much info with me.
I am glad to have both of you with me :)

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April 29th, 2009 at 4:09 am

this place isn’t there anymore. does anyone know if it closed down or moved somewhere? a real shame because its awesome

August 30th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

sc – I think you must have got it wrong. I went there just a few days ago to have the hokkien mee.

August 30th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

hi there..

Any idea where in Penang I can have a great tasty Lamb / Mutton stew?
I can’t find it any where here.
Many thks.

September 8th, 2009 at 2:52 am

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