The Penang curry mee (kari mee) stall at Lorong Seratus Tahun (in the heart of Georgetown) is one of the most famous in Penang. I have not been there previously, so, decided to head down to Georgetown to try out the famed Lorong Seratus Tahun curry mee.
The curry mee stall is located in a corner coffee shop (kopitiam), at the intersection of Lorong Seratus Tahun and Lebuh Nanning. It was a Tuesday. When I reached there around 10 AM, it was not very busy and I’m able to get a table easily. The Penang curry mee here is priced at RM 6 and RM 10, depending on whether you want extra goodies in it. I ordered the RM 10 bowl, no brainer.
Unlike most Penang curry mee places, the chili paste (the main ingredient that dictates the taste of the curry) is not added yet when the bowl is delivered to the customer. The customer is expected to add in the chili paste from a small bowl. I actually like the freedom given to the customers. They get to add the chili paste based on their taste and spiciness preference.
Here is a picture of the Penang curry mee before the chili paste is added:
And here is a picture of the Penang curry mee after the chili paste is added:
I think the curry mee at Lorong Seratus Tahun tastes pretty good, justifying their reputation. It is an excellent representation of authentic Penang curry mee. I will make this a regular place for my Penang curry mee fix, in addition to the one at Genting Cafe. Both are excellent, in my opinion.
Here is the location of the Lorong Seratus Tahun Curry Mee stall: