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Prawn Noodles in Penang

Penang Hokkien Mee

Penang's famous prawn noodles - Penang Hokkien Mee (click to enlarge)

This Penang Hokkien Mee is a street hawker favorite. Rice and wheat noodles float in a spicy and sweet soup made from prawn heads and shells, topped with whole prawns, slivers of pork, and crispy fried onions. Hokkien Mee can refer to a number of different noodle dishes across Malaysia and Singapore, but the Penang version is particularly famous. The word Hokkien reveals this soup’s origins in China’s Fujian province.

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