Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang
Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang is the best and queue worthy spicy Mamak Noodles at Padang Kota Lama guaranteed to satisfy any craving. This is next to Fort Cornwallis, Padang Kota Lama. This is the best place to bring your friends for halal food!
Mee Goreng when fried is a carbo load to the max, a plate of which I’ll say is in the region of a whopping 660 calories at the very least. Translated? You’ll need to run at least 12.8km!
ORDER THAT SPICY MEE SOTONG!
Here’s the deal. The more oil is used during its preparation; think those crunchy deep fried floury roll bits called Cucur Udang, the higher the calorie count.
Extra Sotong (squids) in tomato sauce? Large portion? Knock in an egg? Make it extra spicy?
Since lunchtime queue is least twenty persons strong, getting a plate of the spicy Hameed ‘Pata’ Mee Sotong is an epic test in patience and resilience.
So the norm is to order a Coconut Shake or two. Slurp that as your partner stands and queues.
What is coconut shake you’d ask? Just about every table has this order. It’s a concoction of coconut water, sweet coconut flesh topped with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. I can make a version to die for with ice cream soda cubes in lieu of ice. 180 calories!
THROW IN ICE KACANG
Come to think of it we decided to go the whole nine yards on this and had Ice Kacang too. Lots of soft sweet red beans, corn, palm seeds (Attap Chee) with shaved ice, two types of syrup and a scoop of ice cream on top.
Do the maths. Ice Kacang 257 calories.
HOT N SPICY HAMEED PATA MEE SOTONG SPECIAL ESPLANADE PENANG
Back to the famous Mee Sotong (cuttlefish).
Practically every table at the food court has a plate of it.
Even though the cook fries the noodles in a huge massive wok the taste is consistent over the years.
The noodles are beautifully coated with the gravy and cuttlefish; a tad heavy, salty, sweet and spicy. Almost everyone chows down on it fast. We just get so hungry waiting that we’re almost “grateful” when we’re served. It’s our turn. Yayyyyyyy!!!
There are two versions of the mee, a mee rebus that comes with gravy or the dry Mee Goreng. The crowd mostly orders the Mee Goreng topped with a saucy Sambal Sotong, with soft and chewy (dried) squids cooked in a sweetly spicy sauce.
A small plate is RM5 while a bigger portion is RM7.
It’s totally worth the wait if you’re visiting Penang. The Mee Sotong is DELICIOUS and totally addictive! I take my noodles with an additional spoonful of sugar to cut the heat from the chili. I know, bad habits are hard to break.
Halal and Non-Halal
There are two sections to the Fort Cornwallis Food Court, there’s a Halal and Non-Halal section so don’t worry about eating here.
Hameed ‘Pata’ Special Mee | Stall 6, Kota Selera Food Court next to Fort Cornwallis
Padang Kota Lama, Lebuh Light, George Town, Penang |Business Hours: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm (Closed on Sun)
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