Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee

The Latest Penang Hype – Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee

The Latest Penang Hype – Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee

A standalone eatery like Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee is one of the specialty 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 to sample the “rich prawn broth” – the very good th’ng tau (Hokkien) and adding another eatery on the Penang Food Trail.

Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee

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 standard RM6 bowl is enough for me.

I’m a purist, and the basic bowl will test how the Hokkien Mee fares.

Many stalls 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
  • Kangkong
  • Bak Ewe Pok (Crispy Pork Lard)

Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee

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

Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee

Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee, Fried Shallots, Chillie and Fish Ball.

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)

Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee

Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee Add On Menu

Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee

Love lots of Fish Balls, Pork Ribs and Pig Skin? Just order separately.

What Makes A Good Hokkien Mee To A Penangite?

In Penang, the sum of a good Hokkien Mee must meet the following criteria;

  1. A good soup broth base
  2. Good cool environment
  3. Short wait time
  4. Reasonable price (read low price)

Many 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 friendly 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.

Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee

Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee with added Kankong and Spare Ribs. Photo: Dannok Cafe Facebook

Reivew of Dannok Cafe Hokkien Mee

I am sure everyone has their favorite 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 an excellent place to eat in comfort.

The chili oil is good, and overall the aroma is flavorsome; 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
Thursday Closed

A 4-min walk from Soul Café

Photo: Dannok Cafe Facebook

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