Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang

Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang

Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang

If traveling to Penang, don’t forget to stop by to eat Hameed Pata Mee Sotong.

While Penang is usually synonymous with Nasi Kandar, the locals and visitors, FAVOURITE noodles are Mee Goreng Mamak.

The Mee Sotong Special is one of the distinct types of Mee Goreng Mamak only available in Penang.

Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang is the best queue-worthy spicy Mamak Noodles at Esplanade, guaranteed to satisfy any craving.

One of the best places to bring your friends to halal food!

You May Also Like To Eat These Mee Goreng

Where is Mee Sotong Hameed Pata?

The stall opened in 1978. It is run by the second-generation cook Shahul Hameed Syed Mohamed.

Mee Sotong Hameed Pata is in Kota Selera Padang Kota, a famous Halal Food Court near Fort Cornwallis.

The Mee Sotong stall operates from 12 noon until 8 pm every day and closes on Sunday.

Don’t be surprised if at 11.30 am people are waiting in line for the stalls to open.

How many calories are in Hameed Pata 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!

Mee Sotong Hameed Pata Menu

While most customers order the Mee Goreng Sotong, their Mee Rebus Sotong is equally delicious.

Specialties of Hameed Pata Squid Noodles

The Mee Goreng Sotong is fried in a large pan for several orders at once.

The cook uses use a special gravy with a pre-adjusted dosage.

After the noodles are cooked, the cooked squid sambal is placed on top before serving.

Mee Rebus Sotong

The boiled noodles have a unique taste.

Mee Rebus Sotong is served with a reddish sweet potato-based gravy.

When you eat the noodles with the gravy and dried squid sambal, the taste is delicious.

The taste of Mee Goreng Sotong is a little similar to Mee Rebus Sotong. Reasons to use the same gravy.

Mee Goreng Sotong here differs from the others.

It can’t be found anywhere else.

Those who are afraid of spicy can have a drink standby.

A plate of spicy fried squid noodles with bean sprouts, potatoes, and eggs served with squid sambal and lemon slices to be squeezed to add flavor.

The taste of this Squid Noodle never disappoints and encompasses all flavors, namely spicy, sweet and sour.

For many years, the taste remains the same and delicious.

How to order a spicy Mee Sotong?

Here’s the deal.

They use 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.

Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang

The long lunchtime queue at Hameed Pata Mee Sotong.

Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang

Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Sotong Sauce cooking in the wok.

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.

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!

Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang

Nothing tastes better than Coconut Shake. Photo: Doris Lim

Recommended dessert for Hameed Pata Mee Sotong

Come to think of it, we went the whole nine yards on this and had Ice Kacang too.

There are 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. 

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 vast massive wok, the taste is consistent over the years.

The noodles are beautifully coated with 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.


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.

It’s worth the wait if you’re visiting Penang.

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.

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.

How to order Hameed Pata Mee Sotong during MCO?

My family and I eat our favorite Mee Sotong every week, and during MCO, we will order our noodles!

The noodles arrive hot and in the Hameed Pata Mee Sotong branded wrapper with the big sotong and unmistakable image of the boss’s headshot!

Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang

Hameed Pata Mee Sotong branding. Look out for the wrapper with a big Squid.

Hameed Pata Mee Sotong Special Esplanade Penang

Just as tasty, eaten hot from the pack during MCO

Hameed Pata Mee Sotong
6, Kota Selera Padang Kota Lama,
(Fort Cornwallis Food Court),
Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, 10200,
George Town, Penang.

Hours of operation: 11:30 am-8:00 pm (Monday-Saturday) Closed Sunday

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