January 22nd, 2013 [Wednesday]
hallooo from Penang, my temporary third home for the time being haha! so grateful that my ever wonderful labmates purposely spared some time to hunt food with me. <3 <3 <3. it’s a 4d3n trip, and i have only 3 full days to explore around. and i have to cram so many things in that 3 days, discussion, slides editing, presentation, food-hunting, gosh. i have only slept less than 10 hours the past three nights and i am still standing strong now! *flexes muscle* i can have all the sleep when i am back to Malacca, so now, must seize the moment first! XD
Pei Lei suggested us to check out this Hokkien Mee stall at Farlim which only opens at 1700 the peak hour. if you’re Penangite or you live in the vicinity, you would have known that Farlim is notorious for its congested traffic during rush hour. but, we braved ourselves through. #thingswedoforfood.
-abrupt end cos i have got a bus to catch, continue later ar-
-okay i am back now!-
where were we? *scrolls up*
oh hokkien mee.
so this hokkien mee stall is a little special as it offers additional ingredients (ke liao) to be added to your plain hokkien mee like:
- pork rib | RM 2
- roast pork belly | RM 2
- shrimp | RM 2
- pork intestine | RM 1
- braised egg | RM 1
- fish ball | RM 1
- meat ball | RM 1
some of the ingredients were drenched in the hokkien mee broth so that it absorbs the goodness.
Pei Lei highly recommended their roast pork belly! it’s the best siu yok she claimed! i think all of us ordered it. yesh including me who never likey roast pork belly!
since we were still waiting the others to arrive, the aunty prepared the mee + ingredients, sans broth. this one i think is Pei Lei’s & Lee Ching’s, Large Hokkien Mee | RM 4.50 added with siu yok, braised egg, and intestine. altogether was RM 8.50. pricey, i know >.<
see their siu yok is less fatty one!
Stella's | RM 7.50; mine | RM 8.50
when our friends were finally arrived, the aunty added the broth and our hokkien mee was served with a spoonful of chili sauce.
i judge a hokkien mee by its broth’s colour. just look at this, you know it’s good. and true enough, the broth is even more flavourful than the Super Hokkien Mee which i ranked the first in my foodie list! and guess who just seized the throne? 😉
stirred in the chili sauce for extra kick! pork rib was easily fall apart type, to my delight! i didn’t like both of their fish balls (fresh and fried), they were too mushy to my liking, lack of the springy texture. siu yok was delectable, slightly brined and berry crispy!
Chuah had Hokkien Loh, a mixture of hokkien mee and loh mee broth, another variation that i likey.
this Farlim Hokkie Mee stall stationed in between two flats, at a small lane near Shell Petrol Station. it’s known as 来发林, if i were to translate, it literally means ‘come Farlim’. =.=
if you didn’t likey extra ingredient, you can always go for a modest Hokkie Mee which priced at only RM 3.50. but i do recommend you to have siu yok, at least.
Farlim Hokkien Mee
Jalan Semarak Api,
11500 Air Itam, Penang.
(near Shell petrol station)
1700 – 2300
closed on Sunday