Penang famous Ayer Itam Sister Curry Mee


If you are in Penang during this Chinese New Year, good luck to many of you for food hunting. Well, I shall repost back this place as Penang famous Ayer Itam Sister Curry Mee .

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This two sisters have make it big thru social media and blog. The story of two Lim sisters, Mdm. Lim Kooi Heang and Mdm. Lim Kooi Lai, has been peddling their recipe for Penang style curry mee in the township for decades, hidden in the ally that only many regular of locals knows about it.

They are not your typical Penang Curry mee version as is slightly unique with their own chili paste.

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Both the sisters now are very old as me and my friend discover them 10 years ago and had been regular to the place whenever I am back to Penang. It was help to their mom during World war 2 to support their family and back in those days, every one eat by sitting on the stool and holding on the bowl.

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Their two main major unique ingredient is the chili and the special cuttle fish chili base and also cook the soup over a charcoal stove. There is where the umph of soup is slightly different.

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Now the stall is being assisted by their relatives and grandniece to continue on their secret recipe of curry mee which is good. Many good hawker stalls in Penang is slowly disppearing because none of their family members want to take over.

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Their stall opens at 7.30am and their curry mee usually sells out by 1pm. Its average about RM 4 per bowl.


-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 8/10 , classic taste! -Stamped-

-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Lim Sisters Curry Mee
Right after the Ayer Itam Bridge
(side road leading up to Chinese Methodist Church)
GPS Coordinates: N5 24.020 E100 16.695

Business Hours:
8am to 1pm
(open every day except few days during Chinese festive holidays)

Off Tuesday

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