Penang: 1 Night Trip: Mama One Ton Mee

I found this place while roaming randomly around Penang. The first thing that caught my attention was their signboard stating, “Mama One Ton Mee – since 1960”. The words “Since 1960” caught my attention. If they’ve been around so long, they must be good!

Mama One Ton Mee is located at Lorong Susu. It’s a small shop that serves solely wan tan mee but with a few variety. It seems that they specialize in wan tan mee.

I decided to depart from the usual Penang hawker food i.e char kuey teow and prawn mee and choose wan tan mee instead. I’ve never seen anyone raving about Penang wan tan mee.

I ordered roasted pork wan tan mee.

It was not bad! The noodles very springy and the dumplings were tasty!

I did a search on the internet and I was surprised that I couldn’t find any local blogs talking about this place. The only website that I found was actually Japanese blog. Check it out here

It is just a street away from Lorong Selamat. If you’re tired of the usual fried kuey teow and cendol, do head to Lorong Susu for awesome Wan Tan Mee!


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Penang: 1 Night Trip

My colleague had to travel overseas hence she sought my help in a case she has in Penang.

We usually fly a day earlier before our case. Court starts at 830am nowadays and it makes no sense to wake up extremely early to travel. Also, if the flight is delayed, we’ll be screwed big time as our case may be struck off for non attendance.

When I arrived in Penang, one of my clients picked me up from the airport with his Mercedes Benz CLK and then bought me dinner. Most awesome client evaaaaa!

I stayed in Traders Hotel in the city. Although Traders Hotel is not known to be a haunted the hotel like the one nearby, the thought of it gave me the creeps. Having something whispering to my ears or sitting on me or flying around in the room is not something I want to see before I go to Court :s

Penang Supreme Court Building looks bloody awesome. It was built in 1903 and refurbished recently.

Dome at the High Court building. Apparently this dome was hidden for many years until they found it recently.

The Bar room. Place for lawyers to hang out.

It took me a while to find my Court room as it was my first time there. When I found it, I loudly greeted the staff there, “GOOD MORNING!!!”.

The staff’s eyes were wide open. I was puzzled for a few seconds and then I realised that Court was in session! The Judge was sitting there already! FML!

Fortunately, the Judge ignored me. *phew*

Although my matter was a chamber matter (that means its a case to be heard in the Judge’s room/chamber), my matter was heard in open court. I had to sit through loads of boring cases..zzz

After Court, I had 5 hours to kill before my flight. I was alone but nevertheless wanted to roam around to eat Penang food.

When I asked what is there to eat in Penang on Twitter and Facebook, I was bombarded with answers!

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the places they recommended and ended up roaming aimlessly around Penang.

After roaming around for 20 minutes, I spotted a signboard stating, “Mama One Ton Mee – since 1960”. Will blog about this place later.

After having a bowl of Wan Tan Mee, I tried walking back to my hotel and got a little bit lost. Somehow I ended up in Lorong Selamat and end up having…

a bowl of Cendol

a bowl of ABC

and a plate of fried char kuay teow. Prawns on steroids. Damn big.

After that, I wanted to have a bowl of prawn noodles but I had to catch my flight back to KL. :s

Trip back to KL was uneventful. As usual, upon touchdown, I headed straight to the office to work. Aahh.. lifee as a lawyeer..

Wan Tan Mee @ Hung Kee Restaurant @ Jalan Loke Yew

I had to pick up a dress for a friend from a bridal shop along Jalan Loke Yew few months ago. When I arrived the dress wasn’t ready and the staff asked me to come back in 15 minutes. Instead of waiting in the shop, I decided to have lunch nearby. When I asked the staff for a good place to eat, they immediately recommended Restaurant Hung Kee.

Before going to the restaurant, I did some research on my Blackberry to read other bloggers’ recommendations. Most of them raved about it being very good. Hung Kee was no doubt my no. 1 option at that time.

According to a, the restaurant started in the mid 1960s. The interior of the restaurant does feel nostalgic.

Even the surroundings feel nostalgic. So many old people around somemore.

The restaurant consists of 2 shops – one of them is air conditioned.

A lady came to take my order and when I asked for recommendation, she said I can have a mixture of roast pork, chicken or duck and also mushroom chicken feet. I opted for the chicken feet.

My meal came up to RM7.50, quite expensive for a wan tan mee plus 2 pieces of chicken feet and mushrooms. The noodles was good but nothing to shout about. There was no orgasmic feel eating the blardi wan tan mee.