Near to the intersection of Campbell Street and Carnavon Street in Penang, is the Campbell Street Market. This corner market building with a brick facade still maintained its ornate cast iron columns and brackets. It has a poultry section, seafood and meat sellers.

In the morning especially during weekends, this wet market is very crowded. Busy atmosphere prevails by the stalls selling vegetables and hawkers pedaling their food along one side of the market building.

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There are around five metal tables behind the curry mee stall, all snug up against the market’s wall. I pull up a metal stool and sat behind the curry mee stall in the narrow walkway.

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First to arrived was my kopi-o ping kau (strong black coffee with ice)

The bowl of curry mee has a rich spicy broth with three big prawns, coagulated pig’s blood and tofu pok (bean curd puffs). Lots of bean sprouts are added-in the bowl of curry mee which was garnished with plenty of fresh mint leaves. The fragrant curry paste adds a pungent chili flavor to the bowl of curry mee.

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A basic bowl of Curry Mee @ RM3

In addition to the curry mee, I enjoyed the clear qing tang mee (clear noodle soup) too. Served with smooth koay teow, the bowl of clear soup noodle came with a combination of pork pieces and fresh prawns. The stock is simmered to a light flavor. Red chilies flavored the noodle with some spiciness and the fresh spring onions added a refreshing taste to it.

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The stall is partially hidden from the road by the plastic canvas shielding the facing morning sun.

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Some steps away from the Curry Mee stall, is another stall selling Lum Mee, commonly known as birthday noodle. This noodle is traditionally served at birthdays.

This place has its four tables packed with customers, all sitting patiently waiting for their bowl of Lum Mee. I enjoyed my bowl of Lum Mee with yellow noodles in clear flavorful chicken soup with three layer pork, big prawns, omelette strips, bean sprouts, shallots and garnished with plenty of coriander leaves.

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The noodle is best eaten with the fiery sambal. This Lum Mee stall is open daily except Monday and every first and 15th day of the lunar calendar.

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A basic bowl of Lum Mee @ RM3.30

If you happen to be in the vicinity, drop by this market which boasts other hawker stalls selling kuih, economy fried beehoon and soya bean. Click here for the Map Location.

The food stalls are located on the narrow walk way on the left hand side of  Carnavon Street leading to Chulia Street and a stone throw away from Yee Heong, TekSen and Sai Lam (popular for its braised beef wantan mee).

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Campbell Street Market
Carnavon Road / corner of Campbell Street

Business Hour : Around 7am to 12pm

GPS Coordinates : N 05 41677   E100 33575

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13 comments so far


oh…the lam mee here is nice….good good….thanks for sharing

July 7th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

i love lum mee with sambal chili in it!!! will go try out this place next time, thanks for sharing!

July 8th, 2010 at 1:03 am

Nothing like a spoonful of fiery sambal to complete a meal, heh heh.

P.S. Can’t quite recall but was this the street you & Lingzie took me for prawn noodles the first time we met in Penang? It was delish, as I remember. :)

CK Lam Reply:

It’s been a while since you last visited Penang. This is not the street that you mentioned but would like to take you to explore this area on your next visit to Penang.

July 8th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

that bowl of curry noodle is definitely a blessing, so lovely to see, sure will enjoy having it, such a food porn!

July 9th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

like the typical Penang curry Laksa with pig’s blood.

July 9th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

CK, you may try out air itam afternoon curry mee, it was good. i did a review on it as well.

CK Lam Reply:

Nice review! The cuttlefish looks yummy too…thanks for sharing!

July 10th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

If you like spicy food try Uncle Kin Chili Pan Mee
A mound of thick round noodles topped with ikan bilis, chopped scallion, mince pork, all crowned by a snow-white poached egg. After adding heaped spoonfuls of the huan jiao (chili flakes)
Location: Bayan Baru Jalan Tengah Sherina Cafe

CK Lam Reply:

I like chili pan mee :)
Will mark down Uncle Kin stall…thanks for sharing.

July 12th, 2010 at 12:17 am

ahhh..didnt know that area got such nice food`

July 12th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

saliva drooling now…love to eat lum mee so much….

July 12th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

When we went for the curry mee that time, they were closed!!! Ended up with some mediocre pork satay and wantan mee instead.

July 12th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

This lum mee dun have the omelette slice ah … how’s the sambal? Doesn’t seems to have much chili seeds ….. (I need the seeds to get extra kick … naik kepala feel with sweat) NICE!

July 13th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

few years didn’t have lum mee already…and miss penang curry mee so much…last week went back also no time go to penang…

July 14th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

gonna check this out one morning! haha the prawn is BIG enuf

July 16th, 2010 at 9:43 am

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