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.
One of the best places to bring your friends to halal food!
How many calories in Hameed Mee Sotong?
When fried, Mee Goreng 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? Knockin an egg? Make it extra spicy?
Since the lunchtime queue is at least twenty persons strong, getting a plate of the spicy Hameed ‘Pata’ Mee Sotong is an epic test in patience and resilience.
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 place of ice. 180 calories!
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 syrup types, and a scoop of ice cream on top.
Do the maths. Ice Kacang 257 calories.
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 vast 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 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 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.
The Mee Sotong is DELICIOUS and 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.
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)