Thursday, December 17, 2009

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng And Pork Satay

The rows of houses along the lane are beautiful; colonial architecture with mostly bright shades of paint. At 11 am, the unspoiled tranquility seemed impossible, given the close proximity to the busy Jalan Burma. The atmosphere was a perfect contrast to the colourful plate of Bangkok Lane mee goreng served at the nearby Seng Lee Café. I really enjoyed the Muslim-Indian style of mee goreng here. What makes it different from our usual supper version is the kuah (gravy). The generous pour made it moister (just the way I like it) and more flavourful. I can’t help but to think that they used the same kuah from the mee rebus for this. From what I had, there should be some crushed peanuts, potatoes and some dried spices in the tomato sauce based gravy. Sweet and tad sour, it was one delicious dish. You know it’s true when you can still define deliciousness after 2 rounds of solid breakfast. A squeeze of lime made it even more appetizing. And there's the topping of marinated dried cuttlefish. From the chewy yet soft texture to the sweet and savoury marinade, it's the quintessential component in perfecting both the mee goreng and mee rebus.

We were actually in this part of town for the pork satay that operates from a mobile stall not far away from Seng Kee. Perhaps it was more of an instinct than interest that led us here, like how we must try that particular pork burger in Thailand. Indeed, turmeric gilded grilled pork is a sight to behold but without sufficient seasoning, it can never taste as good as it looks. But of course, the skills of a pair of experienced hands ensured that the meat be well-cooked. I didn't get the sauce that was powdery and bland or the margarine laced bread. It was very kind of the proprietors to cross the lane to send the satay over from their stall though.

The mee goreng here is certainly a delightful change from the boring versions I had back home. In fact, is there ever an exciting one to begin with? Enlighten me, please.

Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng @ Seng Lee Café
270, Jalan Burma
10350 Georgetown,
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

The pork satay stall can be found along the rows of houses.

9 comments:

Selba said...

The second picture is mee goreng? But where is the mee? I don't see any string of noodle! Hahaha...

Satay with bread? Now that's very new to me since I only know that satay is supposed to be eaten with ketupat (rice cake)

Interesting!!! ;D

J2Kfm said...

This is the famous shop I have always missed, for when we go for food-hunting sessions, we seldom thought of eating Mee Goreng in Penang. or any Indian food for that matter.

Jun said...

my all time fav mee goreng in msia! nothing else in kl beats it! did u try the mee rebus? and the nasi kandar from the coffee shop across the st??

qwazymonkey said...

The mee goreng's superb right? Totally love breakfasting at Bangkok Lane!!!

mimid3vils said...

Is this mee goreng featured in Ah Xian's TV program b4? I thought this was spicy though..?

The satay look pale in colour, I like my food all dark dark colour, haha :P

CUMI & CIKI said...

the shots are SIAO MENGGILA hot! sick.. remind me to kill u the next time i see you :P

i have not been to this famous satay plc, maybe one day u take me.. ?

Nic (KHKL) said...

selba, hehehe, it was actually the mee rebus. i think we finished the mee already. yeah, i agree that the satay with bread is new. i prefer mine with just a good peanut sauce. ok, with bee hoon is good as well, me thinks...hehe

j2kfm, ooohhhh, u hafta try this dude. i thought it was really good. the sauce has a kick, definitely. ;D

jun, yupe, we did try the mee rebus. i guess that's how i came to a conclusion that the mee goreng's sauce came from there..hehe. oh, i didnt know about the nasi kandar shop! will check it out! ;D

qwazymonkey, d.e.f.i.n.i.t.e.l.y! i seriously never heard of bangkok lane before and now, i cant shake the taste of the mee goreng out of my head! hehehe...

mimi, yeah, i think it was featured on ah xian's. u r right. it's slightly spicy but sweet as well, so i guess that kinda balanced it out. ooohh, i like dark colour food too! hokkien mee!!! ;D

cumi & ciki, aiyoh, dun kill me la. we monkeys must monkey-monkey together....hehehe...yeah, we should do Penang part deux. and maybe throw in some ipoh too! ;D

Petite Lass said...

The satay looks healthy! Not overwhelmed with carbon. Hehe. Yummy.

thenomadGourmand said...

true...mee goreng here aint that good
Also, nx time, try CRC mee goreng. a bit different but worth a try ;)