The Best Braised Egg
1. Hokkien-Lor Mee: Mixed Prawn Noodles and Lor Mee
2. Prawn Noodles/Hokkien Noodles
'The Old Green House' is famous for their prawn noodles for supper time. However I am going to introduce their Hokkien-Lor and braised egg. There are a selection of ingredients which you can top on the noodles such as roast pork, pork intestine, fish balls, pork ball, braised eggs and shrimps. You can choose the type of noodles you like such as thick yellow noodles, vermicelli and the instant noodle. Still I prefer the original--- thick yellow noodles and vermicelli.
When I didn't know whether I should go for Prawn Noodles or Lor Mee, I will go for Hokkien-Lor Mee. It means Prawn broth mix with Lor Mee gravy in a bowl. I like the way they presented the noodles- Prawn broth and thick gravy each sides which looked like 'Yin' and 'Yang'. Lor Mee gravy is thick and starchy in texture, and sweet in taste. However their gravy is lighters, not that thick. Thus it mixed well with the prawn broth.
On the noodles, they put shrimps, egg, beans sprouts and fried shallot. I requested to add pork intestine. The braised pork intestines did not taste bitter at all. I love their pork intestine and braised egg because they are so full of flavour especially the braised egg! The most flavourful braised egg I have eaten in Penang so far! Next time I will definitely go back for the braised egg.
If you order Hokkien-Lor or Lor Mee, they will put a spoon of minced garlic on the noodles too. I notice that most of the stalls in Penang served this noodles with minced garlic. As I remembered, my hometown, Kedah did not serve this noodles with minced garlic. The raw minced garlic indeed flavour the noodles. Even though I hate the after eating garlic-breathe and drying throat, I just can't resist it. Before you start eating the noodles, mix all the stuff so that the broth and gravy mix together.
Penang Hokkien Mee/ Prawn Noodles
The signature dish of the shop. I am not sure how it tasted because Ah Boy didn't want to share with me and he requested to add roast pork on the noodles.
The shop is located at Jalan Burma, near New World Park, opposite Tunes Hotel, next to the Ming Xiang Tai. Sit outside at the corridor and get some cool drinks from Ming Xiang Tai (should try out their biscuits and sweets in the afternoon).