18 Feb Mee Goreng Sotong
The Padang Kota Lama aka Esplanade is next to the famous Fort Cornwallis in Penang. On one end is this foodcourt, aptly named Padang Kota Lama as well. Just opposite is the sidewalk by the sea where you can enjoy both the refreshing breeze and view.
As with all food courts there are many stalls sharing the business and dining space. In the afternoons, Hameed ‘Pata’ Mee Sotong reign supreme as almost 90% of the people in the food court are his customers.
While the stall is acceptably clean the rest of the food court is a bit decrepit but that obviously doesn’t affect his business at all.
The cook doesn’t prepare each order individually but dishes out the noodles quicker by cooking in big batches.
Your option here is either the wet mee rebus that comes with gravy or the dry mee goreng.
Both would be heaped a generous helping of sambal sotong just prior to serving and you would need to mix it up as you eat.
Address: Esplanade Food Court. Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah Road, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
Operation hours: 11:30AM to 08:00PM (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)