"As it was the eve of Thaipusam celebration in Penang, suddenly the thought of freeing yourself from the throng of crowds in island came across. As we foresee the city gonna be packed with all folks of life, who come visiting to have a glimpse of the big event, we assume the traffic crawls would ensue too. Therefore, here we are, executed the escapade to Pulan Aman for the famous prawn noodles.
It is just a 10 minutes boat ride from the Batu Musang new jetty to reach this floating seafood restaurant. The seafood is really fresh as you can see the fishermen come to shore, bringing in all the live catches every day in the evening. Amongst the seafood you find are varieties of fishes, flower crabs, shell fish, prawns and mantis prawns. You can even try to fish for your own and get the restaurant staff to cook for you at minimal charges.
Ta da! This is the widely spread by mouth, famous Prawn Noodle. It comes in a soupy presentation and also succulent medium-sized prawns. The gravy is indeed, intense with the strong aroma of prawns. Sweet as you call it, and it reminds me of Penang Hokkien Mee, or commonly known as Prawn Mee. Noodle used is the usual ‘mee kuning’ , which I would prefer if it was vermicelli. As for some condiments, they used some limes and fried garlics to spice up the dish, alongside with some fishcake and scallions as well. Quite a nice try but not really my cup of tea as I always prefer a balance in everything I do and enjoy, in this case, the strong prawny aroma.
A cooling humble beverage of this, Ice Lemon Tea, does come welcomingly especially on a bright sunny day. Mixed with the right amount of tea and lime sourness in ice, it does make a good companion to complete a simple meal. It is just that I wish I have requested my drink to be less syrup for I find it a tad too sweet to my liking. Anyway, I find it better after I diluted it with some of mineral water that I have brought along :P"
Total spend: RM8.00 per person
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