Seng Lee Coffee Shop at the corner of Jalan Burma and Lorong Bangkok
Do you want to eat the best Hokkien Mee in Penang? This year the Battle of Penang Hawker Masters 2012 was held on 25th November at Penang Times Square and the Winner of the Hokkien Mee Category was none other than my favourite Hokkien Mee Seller, Cheong Hun Meng. He has been selling Hokkien Mee for 13 years and his stall is at Seng Lee Coffee Shop in Lorong Bangkok, Pulau Tikus.
He received RM2,000, a hamper from the Malaysian Palm Oil Council, an exclusive interview and write-up in The Star newspaper and Foodsion magazine, privileged contract to operate at Penang Times Square Food Gallery, trophy, certificate, weekend stay at Eastin Hotel Deluxe Hillview Room with breakfast, and another hamper by Marigold.
The Star Executive Director and Group Chief Editor Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai; TV Food Celebrity Host Jason Yeoh, better known as Axian; Food Writer Helen Ong; Food Blogger C.K. Lam; Penang Chefs Association representative, Audee Cheah; and Golden Chef Culinary Academy Principal, Vincent Lee were on the Panel of Judges.
Cheong Hun Meng looking very pleased with his win.
Business Hours Tues to Sat 7.30 a.m. to 12 noon. Tel: +6016 406 2740
That was proudly displayed on the side of his stall
My breakfast on 1st December 2012
(He took time off and went to visit his mother in Kuala Lumpur after the competion)
Right opposite Seng Lee Coffee Shop is a very quaint and charming traditional Chinese Barber Shop. This type of establishment is fast dwindling in the Penang scene because when these veterans retire, the younger generation will not take over the shop. I could not resist taking this photo to share with all our readers. I had to ask for permission from the barber and his customer with the promise that I would only take the photo from the back.
Hun Hoe Barber Shop
Indian Barber Shop (next to Pulau Tikus Police Station) – customers are usually senior citizens and children