Friday, January 19, 2007

Mi Goreng Kuah Cherok Tok Kun

This will be something new to most of you out there unless you hail from Bukit Mertajam, Penang. I drool just by looking at my own pictures and recalling the taste. Yup, that's how good I'm saying they are! Let's go on a drool-a-thon. Well, at least that's what I'm hoping to incite:-

Mi Kuah (literally means Noodles in Broth). Suspect the flavourful broth is derived from beef bones and flower crabs simmered for hours.
Mi Goreng (Fried Noodles)My absolute favourite is drowning this in Broth - best of both worlds AND with additional helpings of the Sambal Sotong (Chilli Squids) ladled on top. Phitoy pinched a bit from my plate and immediately ordered a second helping!

Fresh Green Apple + Starfruit juicePrice? Hold on to you jaws. For 3 plates of noodles ('kar-lieu' somemore) and 2 glasses of fresh fruit juice, it came to less than RM15.00!

It started out as a small stall. Though today it is still operating like a roadside stall, it has 'conquered' much more space and roped in more relatives, strictly pakcik and abang ('uncles' and 'brothers') no makcik nor kakak ('auntie and sisters) to handle the crowd. It may be a Malay stall but most of its patrons are Chinese! That's why they have a gigantic pot of Sambal Sotong standing by because when it comes to delicious reasonable priced (if not considered cheap), Penangites are champions! 'Betul' tak?

Location:- Oh, if your are not familiar with this town, too bad as I flunk bigtime in giving directions and there's no site with relevant map to hitch on (you know my usual style-lar). Then again it can be really ecpc to find. Just ask the locals for directions for the turn-off from Jalan Kulim into a road leading to BM Hill, the 1 and only forest reserve in town (very popular as many go there for recreational activities such as morning exercises and evening walks). The stall sits on the right corner at the junction of this road.

Still clueless? Nevermind, less men more share! Muahahahaha!

15 comments:

teckiee said...

aishehh make ppl exited then no location pulak... ;p

toniXe said...

tekkie, U mean strip to almost nothing there then stop ah ! Cruel cruel...

Dis type of food neber c b 4 my goodness !

Tummythoz said...

teckiee, there's a bit of direction-wat. Once you reach Bukit Mertajam (this is near Bukit Tambun where seafood is supposedly good & cheap), just ask for directions to go the BM Hill, the forest reserve. Guarantee can find-1.

tonixe, special-leh.

Melting Wok said...

oh my gawddd, I did my tumeric masala squid & I thought tt was good until I saw your whole package deal :P :)

Precious Pea said...

One look at the noodle, one word came to mind. YUMMY!!!

Rasa Malaysia said...

The best part about mee goreng is really the sotong! Your pictures are droolsome!! :)

Tummythoz said...

melting wok, your squid is a major contender!

precious pea, right on!

rasa malaysia, any chance of emulating something similar? I volunteer to be the tester! *trying hard to block the many eager volunteers*

jason said...

Yiiiee!! I wanna try the Mi Kuah!

Pak Lah Mondia said...

Don't worry. I knew this place.The town is Cherok Tok Kun, about 8 km from Bukit Mertajam alon the federal road to Kulim. Situated very near to the Mosque and at the junction to Bukit Mertajam hill. The Mee goreng tastes very nice with ais manis or teh tarik. Try.

Tummythoz said...

pak lah mondia, sounds like a regular aje. TQ for dropping by.

Nizam said...

may know please business time, open and close shop time, business open days...regards, Daniel......

Tummythoz said...

Hi Daniel, no blog for me to k-poh?

Oh I'm not too certain about the exact opening time but definitely after 2pm onwards and closed on Fridays. M usually there at teatime. Hope I helped.

sukankini said...

for the location...

see the map...


http://www.google.com.my/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=103396407191879027532.00046db027667f315fd90&ll=5.347684,100.487625&spn=0.002339,0.003412&z=18

mee kuah... tastes and very nice

Mike said...

Your right saying about it as I'd visited this place, recently, on 16 March 2010 while visiting BMRF (Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest). My little proves; photos and videos;

PHOTOS: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2052263&id=1010464893

VIDEOS - THE RELATED VIDEO LINKS;

1. Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest - Part 1 of 3 - From Foothill To Tea Kiosk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYBLwB_QKcg

2. Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest - Part 2 of 3 - From Tea Kiosk To Hill Top
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJy5gpj1QeE

3. Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest - Part 3 of 3 - Hill Top Viewing Penang Bridge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPDNxgnrEzE

Mike said...

The best TUNA HEAD CURRY available at Bukit Mertajam KTM Station's canteen. Hmmmm!....what a superb delicious!!! I tried it on 16 March 2010; reasonable price.

A plate of rice + Tuna head curry + 2 glasses of black coffee = MYR9.00

Resistance is futile, better get it and it's available from from lunch to dinner time!!!

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