Curry Mee, Air Itam, PENANG

19 Mar

Oh I love coming back this place… my favorite Curry Mee in Penang.  It feels like going down the memory lane.  I haven’t been back to Penang for many years.  But every time I am in Penang, I gotta try the Air Itam Curry Penang.  These lovely ladies (both sisters) have been here for many years and have not moved any where else.  They are superstitious to move?    They have been using charcoal to boil the soup and that’s the difference from any curry mee.  It is heavenly delicious.  Beside Curry Mee, there is also fried mee hoon (dry) available.  Some customers would usually ask for some of the Curry Mee soup on the dry noodles or the chillies/cuttlefish.  (Note:  Some may find the place a little unhygenic but just keep one eye shut… you’ll be fine.)

Meet the ladies*.  Would you believe these ladies still remember my mom?  (over 25 years, right Mom?)

*permission was given to take photos of these ladies 😀

charcoal is used to boil the Curry Mee

chillies and cuttlefish

This Curry Mee spot is located next to a river and close to the market.  You gotta try it if you are in Penang.

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7 Responses to Curry Mee, Air Itam, PENANG


My Taste Heaven

March 20th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

you have gone to the right place to have the quails. I stayed in Shatin for 2 years, used to take the quails very often. The savoury is so nice.



March 24th, 2009 at 12:28 am

yes… my favourite curry mee in town…….

something we shud try before it go no more…….

we wrote about them too…



March 25th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Wow… what an honor. Thank you for visiting my blog. Traveling from Australia to eat the ladies’ curry mee what most delightful and truly treasured.



June 24th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

I would have to say this is the best curry mee I’ve ever had in Penang and the whole of Malaysia…


crystal chew

June 17th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

hello,may i know this curry mee address at penang. i want too try when i go to penang.



June 22nd, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Hi Crystal,

I do not have the exact address. This is in Air Hitam. If you ask the locals, describe to them that these old ladies cook their curry laksa using charcoal. These ladies still sit on stools. Their store is in the market, next to a river and next to a church. Good luck searching for it :)


Jeffrey Yeoh

March 28th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Aah, I think I know where – “kiou-thau teng” (head of the bridge). I’m from Aitam too, altho not the market area.

Must check up their Kalimee on next visit to Pg.

Btw – lurve the bakchang (@ your Box Hill shop)!

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