Tue. Mar 31st, 2020

Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang

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Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang

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 to halal food!

How many calories in Hameed Mee Sotong?

Mee Goreng when fried is a carbo load to the max, a plate of which I’ll say is near a whopping 660 calories at the very least.  Translated? You must run at least 12.8km!

How to order a spicy Mee Sotong?

Here’s the deal. They use the more oil 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.

Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang
The long lunchtime queue. Photo: Doris Lim
Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang
That’s the Sotong Sauce cooking in the wok. Photo: Doris Lim
Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang
A new batch of Mee Goreng. The cook ladles over the saucy Sotong Gravy before it’s served with a garnish of fried onions, spring onions and a wedge of lime. Photo: Doris Lim

What to drink with Mee Sotong?

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!

Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang
Nothing tastes better than Coconut Shake. Photo: Doris Lim

Recommended dessert for Mee Sotong

Come to think of it we went 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. 

Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang
Penang Ice Kacang with a ball of Ice Cream

How hot is the spicy Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special?

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 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.

Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang_Mee Sotong

Is there a Halal and Non-Halal Section?

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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