The Latest Penang Hype – Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee
A standalone eatery like Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee is one of the speciality shops in George town selling just one hawker food item.
For Penang Hokkien fans and outstation visitors, having this noodle dish every day is quite a norm.
I have many friends who eat this daily for breakfast.
Recently Murf invited me to join her for a sampling of the “rich prawn broth” – the very good th’ng tau (Hokkien) and adding another eatery on the Penang Food Trail.
Penang Food Review – Hokkien Mee
For me, a good Penang Hokkien Mee is about the broth, the “eow chang” (fried shallots), “bak ewe pok” (fried lard bits) and the sides.
I like a basic bowl without the frills. A normal RM6 bowl is enough for me.
I’m a purist and the basic bowl will be a test of how the Hokkien Mee fares.
There are many stalls that have added a whole lot of extras and “Luxurious” ingredients.
- Sio Bak (roast pork)
- Lor Nui (Braised Eggs)
- Big Prawns
- Boiled Pork Skin
- Small Prawns
- Boiled Pig Intestine
- Boiled Prok Ribs
- Hard-Boiled Egg
- Mung Bean Sprouts
- Bak Ewe Pok (Crispy Pork Lard)
Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee at Seang Teik Road, Penang
Dannok Cafe along Seang Teik Road, Penang is the latest spot for a bowl of decent Hokkien mee in Penang.
The stall offers an extensive option for add-ons to the Hokkien Mee.
Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee Menu
Hokkien Mee Normal RM6
Hokkien Mee Big RM7
Menu Add On Items
Spare Rib RM2 (1 pc) RM5 (3 pc)
Prawn RM2.50 – RM3.50 (1 pc)
Egg RM1 (1 pc)
Quail Egg RM0.50 (1 pc)
Fuzhou Fish Ball RM1 (1 pc)
Fish Ball RM2 (3 pc)
What Makes A Good Hokkien Mee To A Penangite?
In Penang, the sum of a good Hokkien Mee must meet the following criteria;
- A good soup broth base
- Good cool environment
- Short wait time
- Good price (read low price)
A lot of Penangites will compare this with the price of food from stalls in their local community hawker street stall – note the warm, humid and congested environment.
So when I find a place that is a little off the beaten track in a nice cool environment like the
Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee – I don’t mind paying a little extra for cleanliness, good prompt service.
The food is not from a roadside pushcart stall. If you want to find other Hokkien Mee Stalls, you can read this post.
Reivew of Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee
I am sure everyone has their favourite stall. Some are regulars and have this noodle for their breakfast every day
With the fierce competition for a bowl of good Hokkien Mee, it is not easy to find a solid bowl in Penang.
We find this to be one of the better Hokkien Mee since lockdown.
The broth was rich. Yes, we concur with the rich Tai Tais that this is a good place to eat in comfort.
The chilli oil is good and overall the aroma is flavoursome, soup is piping hot and delicious.
Murf finsiehed the soup. I didn’t as I found it a tad salty for my liking.
My only comment is the Yellow Noodle is blanched a little too long and is limp.
All in all, if you can only make one stop for Hokkien Mee for a late breakfast/brunch or lunch we would recommend this place.
P.s. We heard that the owner is generous with the soup and you can ask for extra soup.
Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee
Address: 41, Jalan Seang Tek, George Town, 10400 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
A 4-min walk from Soul Café
Photo: Dannok Cafe Facebook