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THE HUMBLE CURRY MEE AUNTIE ALONG JALAN DELIMA

Posted by crizlai On June - 6 - 2011|

If you are a Curry Mee lover, you would have noticed that the price for a good bowl of the noodles can be rather costly now. Even with an average price of RM3.50 per bowl, you can hardly get substantial ingredients in it. If you were to add in more “fresh toppings”, a bowl might cost you more than RM5. Do you always face this problem while dining out? With the increasing cost of living in Penang, most of us would seek the next cheapest alternative which might not be to our likings. Well, you should pay this humble Curry Mee auntie along Jalan Delima a visit as she’s doing the business not for profit but to pass time and she has been doing this for almost a decade. A normal bowl of her Curry Mee with lots of ingredients would cost you only RM2.80 and her portion would be based on your body size WITHOUT additional charges. Amazing! You can always add on more ingredients as per your liking but just wait until you see her large bowl of Curry Mee at only RM3.20. The bowl would come with FIVE FRESH PRAWNS plus lots of seafood. This bowl would at least cost you RM5-RM6 elsewhere.

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You can either choose yellow noodles, bee hoon (rice vermicelli) or a mix of both for your Curry Mee. Each bowl would come with bean sprouts, prawns, cuttlefish, cockles, pig’s blood jelly, tofu puff (tau hoo pok), garnished with fresh mint leaves and served with a spoonful of sautéed shallots chili paste. The chili paste here would not be as spicy hot as most stalls she did not add in dried chilies.

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Overall, the Curry Mee served here was quite nice to my liking as it did not have that much coconut milk usage. The dish is more towards the clear soup version with a slight salty sweet taste. What attracted me most was the size and freshness of the prawns as she would only cook them when necessary. Now you know why I rather order a large bowl of the Curry Mee? It’s because I love fresh seafood~ Haha! There is one important note to those who wishes to dine in her humble little place. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BEVERAGE as the old auntie here DOES NOT SERVE any drinks. Most of her patrons are workers and housewives, thus barely anyone would dine at her place. Another thing would be the operating hours. Most of the time, her Curry Mee would be sold out by 9.30am. So do try to go as early as possible. I’m sorry I can’t provide her contact here as she had requested for some privacy.

It’s not that hard to locate the place as the stall within a row of houses is just towards the end of Jalan Delima, leading to Jalan Yeap Chor Ee. If you are driving towards the Penang Bridge along Jalan Mesjid Negeri, keep to your right and watch out for the second traffic lights right after Lam Wah Ee Hospital. Turn right into Jalan Delima. You can see the former N.G. Lighting shop (on the left) and a car seller shop (on the right) of the junction. Drive all the way up until you have passed two large fields. Immediately after Field 2, slow down and keep to your left. The stall, within the compound of a house with BLUE awnings, is just 10 houses away from the second left junction.

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Name: AUNTIE’S CURRY MEE
Address: 9B Jalan Delima, Island Glades, 11700 Penang, Malaysia.
Business Hours: 7.30am – 10.00am
GPS: 5.380291, 100.301852

RATING:
Ambience: 5/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 5/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 3/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 9/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

7 Responses to “THE HUMBLE CURRY MEE AUNTIE ALONG JALAN DELIMA”

  1. Charles T says:

    Very rare for a hawker to do “business not for profit but to pass time” 🙂

    It’s really rare to find such a hawker nowadays~ If she were to look at profit, she won’t be charging the same for so many years even when the prices of raw ingredients had rocketed so high now.

  2. NKOTB says:

    wow… thanks for sharing… never know there’s a stall like that !!!

    Now you know where to get a decent bowl of Curry Mee without having the head slashed! 🙂

  3. How will the aunty knows if her customer eat a lot with small body frame or vice versa, lol! I love Pg curry mee esp with seafood and can’t have enough each time.

    Well… that I’m not sure but she did give amount so much that it took me quite some time to finish~ 😛

  4. Hi, is auntie’s stall open daily? Would love to take my parents there. Thanks!

    Yup… if I did not put the “Closed on ….” behind the business hours (as in all my posts), it meant a shop has no off days. But she do take time off once in a blue moon, especially during Chinese festive celebration. 🙂

  5. Hey Criz, thanks for the curry mee recommendation…remember Sunset Bistro? Well, it’s back as Bora Bora.
    🙂

    http://aherbivoreinpenang.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/bora-bora-by-sunset/

    Thanks for highlighting this great news. I’ll visit the place real soon. 🙂

  6. Ken says:

    LOL, thought of introducing you for this fabulous place but luckily i did some research on your blog to check if you’ve blogged before, if not sure kena marah, LOL. Its my all time favourite btw, in fact, better than the one in boon hua (morning). It used to be the best, but its being replaced by this stall now xD

    Haha.. it meant I’m faster in finding good food lor.. LOL!

  7. Kevin says:

    Her grandson, is my bestfriend… We were in the same primary school together and now we’re goin to the same secondary school now… I loved her curry mee, but u got it for RM3 as i got it as free!!

    Nice review btw!! I showed her this website.. And she said she (pai sehh) shy..

    Thanks for showing her. She knew I was writing about her but not sure where~ 🙂

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