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Slightly over a year ago, I wrote about this good prawn mee (also known as Hokkien Mee in Penang) found in a house in Bukit Mertajam. That hokkien mee now has a franchise and is much easier to find – Asami Noodle House in Bukit Mertajam. Located along the new row of shop lots in Taman Limau Manis, Asami Noodle House serves Hokkien Mee and Loh Mee, together with a variety of appetizers to nibble on.

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Fried Mantis Prawns

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Pork Ribs

We tried their starters – pork ribs (RM3 – normal, RM5 – big), fried mantis prawn (RM3 – normal, RM5 – big), loh bak (RM3 – normal, RM5 – big) and braised chicken feet (RM2 – normal, RM4 – big). Of the four, I enjoyed the mantis prawns best. These were deep fried till crunchy on the outside, yet moist within. I liked the batter too; drier and lighter.

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Braised Chicken Feet

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House Special Loh Bak

Also good was the loh bak, which we ordered twice. Specially made by the chef, I found it less oily, yet just as good as the ones from the island. The pork ribs and braised chicken feet were nothing to shout about.

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Hokkien Mee

Like the original Ah San Hokkien Mee, the stock here was fragrant, richly flavoured from the prawn shells and dotted with burnt-orange oil specks. Coming from a non-fan of Hokkien Mee, I slurped the whole bowl dry. They have yellow mee, mee hoon and cintan mee as your noodle option, but take my word and go for the cintan mee.

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Aromatic and flavourful broth

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Cintan Mee FTW!

Do give their sambal chilli a try. Fiery hot and aromatic, I personally can’t get enough of this. We asked for extra pork lard to go with the noodles, and the crunchy bits of fat gave it an added oomph. A regular bowl cost RM3.50, while the larger one is RM4.50.

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Pork Lard

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Loh Mee

Another favourite here is the Loh Mee (RM3.50 – regular, RM4.50 – large) , but I found it less interesting compared with the Hokkien Mee. We tried it with mee hoon and found it absorbed the thick sauce better. That said, I still like it better with cintan mee. There is a dry version too, but it wasn’t my cup of tea.

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Dry Loh Mee

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Hokkien Loh Mee

For variety sake, we also tried the Hokkien Loh Mee, which was a combination of Hokkien Mee and Lor Mee gravy. Interesting combination, but not something I’d go for.

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Herbal Tea

Overall, I found the food pretty good. While I didn’t care much for the dry and cham noodles, I’m definitely coming back for more Hokkien Mee. The place is air-conditioned so if you hate to sweat for good food, this is the place to go to.

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Ambiance: 6.5/10
Price: 6/10
Food: 7/10 (non halal)
Verdict: Like the original stall, the Hokkien Mee here is good stuff.

Asami Noodle House
No 7, Jalan Limau Manis 4,
Taman Limau Manis,
14000 Bukit Mertajam,
Tel: 04-505 9233

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Baby Sumo November 21, 2012 - 12:26 pm

Oh my, the Hokkien mee does look good!

Bangsar Babe November 21, 2012 - 2:19 pm

It really is. Go try!

Sean November 21, 2012 - 1:51 pm

*squeals at the extra bowl of pork lard* i’d wanna take it and scatter the lard over EVERYTHING, from the pork ribs to the loh mee :D

Bangsar Babe November 21, 2012 - 2:18 pm

Hahahaha!! Knowing you, I’m not surprised. :P

Kash November 21, 2012 - 4:14 pm

Sedap to see, already salivating!

Bangsar Babe November 23, 2012 - 10:25 am


Big Head December 2, 2012 - 8:47 am

My breakfast choice~


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