Foodie Road Trip : Pak Man Mee Kuah Ketam To’kun, Bukit Mertajam| Penang

Feb
2012
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My friends from Penang highly recommended this place : Pak Man Mee Kuah Ketam To’kun located at Bukit Mertajam, Penang. The best time to eat Mee Ketam To’kun is by noon, especially after you had a bucket full of sweats hiking up the very steep hill of Bukit Tokun, BM.

This is going to be a picture treat for everyone and so let’s the pictures do the talking!

Pak Man Mee Kuah Ketam To'kun, Bukit Mertajam. Mee Ketam sales begin at noon.

Mee Kuah Ketam Pak Man - the whole menu and respective pictures

The prep station

We got all the time in the world to snap everything around the shop because the Mee Ketam has not arrived yet and so we waited patiently for about 30 minutes for the dish to come. Apparently, the whole cooking process was done elsewhere and the next thing we knew, we saw a couple of Pak Man’s workers pushing a tricycle cart right from the street.

The kuah mee ketam and everything for the whole dish coming in a tricycle cart! This is really old school!

These are some of the things that came out from the cart :

The secret and most important ingredient - Kuah Mee Ketam in a big pot!

The whole kuah pot is transferred here to keep hot

And the Mee Kuah Ketam will not be a Mee Kuah Ketam without the Ketam (Crabs)

Crabs for the Mee Ketam Tokun

Alright, when is the Mee Kuah Ketam Pak Man picture coming??? Okay, here goes :

Finally, Mee Kuah Ketam Special Pak Man! Yum!

If you look closely at this picture, this is a complete meal and only order Mee Kuah Ketam Special, priced at RM 7 if you are dead hungry. The pasembor, potato , half an egg, noodle, crab, prawns and the kuah (gravy) are going to make your stomach full. Despite burning hundreds or perhaps thousands of calories hiking up Bukit Tokun earlier that morning, I was struggling to finish this mee ketam up. Probably it was the pasembor combo of this meal that makes it hard to finish since I’m not a big fan of pasembor. Hehe.

Other dishes that the gang ordered were these :

Mee Goreng Ketam

Mee Goreng Ketam - the gravy comes separately in a bowl

and Mee Goreng

Mee goreng. Obviously, the one who ordered mee goreng was our Penang friend who probably had eaten a bit too many of Mee Kuah Ketam at Pak Man. Hihi.

Last but not least, the end result of our little Mee Kuah Ketam Pak Man session :

Messy plates with crab shells, prawn shells and the hard to finish carb - potato from the Pasembor.

If I have to rate Mee Kuah Ketam Pak Man , I’m going to give it : 4/5

With RM 7 (Mee Kuah Ketam Special) – a plate with a medium sized crab, 2 prawns, pasembor and the generous amount of gravy, I think it is really worth the money. If you are a big time fan of mee kuah, this is something you have to try at Cherok To’kun, Bukit Mertajam, Penang. I have to say the gravy has an acquired taste that was completely new to my palate because I’m the tomyam/ laksa/ bihun sup daging fan.

Directions to Mee Kuah Ketam Pak Tam : I have no idea of its direction so you going to have to do a bit of homework for that. Although I can bet that if you ask around from locals, they can give you the direction because this place is THE place locals will go for a mee ketam fix.

Pak Man Mee Kuah Ketam is something to look forward to when you are down in Penang. Make sure you give this place a little hunt and try out the dish. It will be worth all the effort.

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