Written by Shirley T
Wednesday, 11 June 2008 07:47
Gastronomical treat is one of the favorite past time among Penangites (Penang folks) of 50% are mainly of Chinese origin. This habit has been part of Chinese culture and vividly spotted when they exchanged greetings. Instead of saying "How are you?", the Chinese will ask "Have you taken your meals?".
After a movie last weekend, we happened to meet up with a couple friends and went for dinner together. The couple love to eat 'Kolok Mee', the Sarawak's native dried noodle. Being extremely excited, they shared the new cafe they had just found that serves 'Kolok Mee' in Penang island. 'Kolok Mee' is usually being served with shredded pork, slices of lean roasted pork and some'choy sum' (green vegetable). Being typical Penangites, we drove to Borneo Cafe on the following evening with their help on the direction.
Borneo Cafe, is the middle unit in a row of shop houses, located opposite Ocean View apartment near Sungei Pinang Road junction along Jelutong Expressway. Please check out the location in Google Map at the end of this article. It serves not only 'Kolok Mee', they also have 'Sarawak Fried Kuey Teow', 'Sarawak Laksa', 'Sarawak Nasi Lemak' and a few more of East Malaysia taste.
Three of us tried a bowl of 'Kolok Mee' each and ordered a plate of 'Sarawak Nasi Lemak' to share.
'Kolok Mee's noodle at Borneo Cafe', tasted like Penang Wan Than Mee's noodle. It was an egg noodles, being slightly different and oilier compared to the original noodle in the native land which we heard it was made by hands and not machines like here.
Coconut milk rice or locally known as 'Nasi Lemak' came with spicy anchovies and squib condiments ('sambal'), half of a hard boiled egg plus some pickled cucumber.
'Kolok Mee' costed RM3.30 per bowl and Nasi Lemak was RM2.70
After the meal, consider a stroll along the Lebuh Sungei Pinang behind the cafe, the longest pedestrian promenade to enjoy the sea view and its breeze.
Location courtesy by Google Map (click to view map & zoom in): Borneo Cafe in Penang
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