We are off to Penang for a week’s worth of non-stop eating action! ✈️ Woohoo! If you’ve been following my blog, you probably would have read my previous posts on Penang, which is one of my favourite places to visit in Malaysia. Besides cafe-hopping, enjoying local eats and getting snapshots of street art, there are so many things to do on Penang island.
Every trip to Penang is not just a culinary journey, but a cultural one as well. So stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for our recommendations on the best places to eat, the best attractions to visit and the best things to do.
For our first meal in Penang, we headed straight to Tuai Pui Curry Mee on Lebuh Kimberley which was just a short walk away from where we stayed.
Nothing fanciful. In fact, you might just miss this food place as it doesn’t look like your regular food stall or eatery but rather, a pushcart. Just keep a lookout for the yellow signboard and you’ll know if you’re in the right place. Otherwise, Google Maps always comes in handy, lol.
If you like pig’s blood, you’ll enjoy this curry mee…A LOT
We all know pig’s blood and all animal blood food products are banned in Singapore so it’s impossible to get it back home. This is the chance for you to dig in.
Of course, it’s not just about the coagulated blood cubes.
It’s a soup, not a gravy
The Penang version of curry mee and the Singapore version are similar yet different. Tuai Pui Curry Mee’s is like a watered-down curry. It’s a curry soup, not curry sauce or gravy. Though it’s not as thick and creamy as some others, it’s redolent of spices. Overall, it isn’t overly oily or salty so you can easily finish the whole bowl without getting sickly of it. With the right amount of heat too.
Each bowl of curry mee comes with tau pok, cuttlefish, cockles, beansprouts and pig’s blood. When you place your order, the uncle will ask you if you want the pig’s blood cubes as some people don’t dare to eat it. The blood cubes are soft but not jelly-like. There isn’t any unwanted odour or taste.
You can also specify the type of noodles you want. For mine, I had a mix of noodles and beehoon.
Order their homemade barley drink to go with your curry mee. It comes with chewy barley grains and isn’t too sweet. Very refreshing drink to have to balance the spice of the curry soup.
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