With the motto “Where Healthy is Yummy”, Mama Kim Sauna Mee is the place for everyone to experience a nutritious healthy meal in Penang. Located at the junction of Jalan Tanjung Tokong and Jalan Pantai Molek, the eatery offers a casual atmosphere and a menu that’s easy to order from.
The menu brings out Asian, Western and local dishes prepared with less salt, with no MSG, no white sugar and no white flour. Vegetables take center stage, and only brown rice is used!
One of Mama Kim’s highlights is the Sauna Mee 桑拿面, with choices of Fish Sauna Mee with fish soup, or Vegetarian Sauna Mee with vegetarian soup. Both offer options of brown rice, pumpkin noodles, and mushroom rice noodles.
The bowl of Sauna Mee arrived in a special heated hot stone bowl, with a balanced combination of more than five healthy colours of vegetables. Slow-cooked soup (refillable) is poured onto the noodles upon serving. The warming dish is best savored with their homemade chili sauce and fried garlic.
Fish Sauna Mee
The Fried Wild Mushroom Fried Rice 野菌炒饭 is a comfort fare, with a variety of mushrooms, carrot, and vegetables whipped up with a pleasing, smoky taste. The accompaniment is a simple salad, a combination of shredded purple and white cabbage, carrot, and corn. Chili padi in light soy sauce gives the dish a spicy kick.
Wild mushroom fried rice RM11.90
Porridge is a simple and light dish to warm the stomach. At Mama Kim, enjoy the comforting choices of creamy black and green porridge, brighten up with savory salty preserved accompaniments.
Black porridge (vege) RM7.50
Green porridge (vege) RM7.50
Mama Kim also puts together a kids menu with six choices. Small eaters can try choices of herbal chicken chop (RM9.90) and the tomato baked fish rice (RM10). The two dishes are essentially smaller versions from the full sized order.
The chicken chop is well executed especially when it comes to the accompanying sauce and creamy boiled potatoes.
Kids menu – herbal chicken chop RM9.90
Nourishing desserts are also made in-house and there’s a total of three. All are priced below seven ringgit and choices include black sesame, lo hon koa and the lotus crystal pear. The lotus crystal pear dessert is utterly delightful but the black sesame dessert offers only mild nuttiness.
Lotus crystal pear dessert RM6.50
Black sesame dessert – not as nutty and aromatic as I expected
In addition to fresh drinks like lemongrass tea, pineapple, and fruit tea, you can also order a cup of Mama Kim Coffee. Have a sip of the local coffee with a bite of the complimentary coconut biscuit. And of course, diehard coconut biscuit fans can buy the biscuit at the eatery too.
Mama Kim Coffee with complimentary coconut biscuits
The eatery is open daily from 8am to 10pm. For those waking up early, the breakfast menu offers healthy good deals. Choose between the soup noodles, fried noodles or porridge, with prices starting from RM3.90 to RM7.50.
Mama Kim Sauna Mee
2 Jalan Pantai Molek
10470 Tanjung Tokong
Tel: 04 – 8991163