Thursday, September 16, 2010

Curry Mee Hup Kee Coffee Shop @ Pulau Tikus, Penang

It was my last day in Penang for my previous mid year holiday in Penang. Started the day by checking out from Tune Hotels before headed to Pulau Tikus for breakfast.

Heading to Pulau Tikus is easy, especially by car. Just travel along the Burma Road, and you will reach Pulau Tikus within 10 minutes from Tune Hotels. There are abundant of coffee shops here greeting you on both side, along the main road. As such, I tried my luck with Hup Kee coffee shop, hoping it does offer me some good breakfast before I headed home to KL.
Hup Kee Coffee Shop, off Lorong Leandro's

Popular with the old folks having their morning tea

Just like typical coffee shop, Hup Kee offers the usual hawker food such like fried and soup noodles. I was moved by the strong scent of curry mee and thus, I decided to order a small bowl for my breakfast.
Hup Kee Curry Laksa Stall, Pulau Tikus

Hup Kee Curry Mee (RM 2.50)
Just like a standard Penang Curry Mee, the soup is clear but it offered a decent curry taste that came with a spoonful of sambal to spice the soup up. With the generous servings of the accompaniments like prawn, tau pok, fish ball and pork blood cubes (chu hong), I thought it was a steal at it's price. Oh yes, I love the extra topping of the mint leaves too which adds in some minty taste to the soup.

Pei Yee did ordered a plate of fried koay teow from the auntie that operates this hawker stall.
Hup Kee Fried Koay Teow Stall, Pulau Tikus

Hup Kee Char Koay Teow, Pulau Tikus (RM 3)
There was hint of wok hei but overall it was lacking in flavour. It was near to tasteless and it makes me wonder was it fried without salt or soy sauce. Definitely not a standard of a decent Penang fried koay teow.

The curry mee is pretty enjoyable and I would not mind returning here for another bowl as my breakfast on my next Penang trip. Maybe I should try out some other stalls as well but definitely not on the fried koay teow stall.

Curry Mee: 7/10
Char Koay Teow: 4/10

Atmosphere: 4.5/10

Price: 7/10
Verdict: Curry mee was up to my expectation of Penang standard but the Char Koay Teow is forgettable.

Hup Kee Coffee Shop
Lorong Leandro's
off Jalan Burma

10250, Pulau Tikus

Business hours: 7am - 2pm daily


  1. The CKT = KO!
    Anyways, I went back there for the curry mee the other day and it tasted different somehow. >.<

  2. ya, CKT was awful..
    I supposed the reason cos I was not there..lols~!


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