Kedai Makanan dan Minuman Hock Yan





          
Hock Yan Kedai Makanan dan MinumanHock Yan Kedai Makanan dan Minuman (28 December, 2013)





Hock Yan (GPS: 5.38889, 100.3123) is a coffee shop along Ipoh Lane in Jelutong, Penang. The coffee shop newly opened at end 2013. Among the hawker food available here include jawa mee, popiah, Hokkien mee, lor mee, chee cheong fun, koay teow thng and Hakka mee. I have tried the Hokkien mee and popiah, both of which I find to be "not too bad" by my own standard.

Hock Yan occupies a corner house. It is very busy in the morning as the front part of the coffee shop is congested with people doing their marketing.

Hokkien Mee at Hock Yan Coffee ShopHokkien Mee at Hock Yan Coffee Shop (28 December, 2013)


The popiah at Hock Yan Coffee ShopThe popiah at Hock Yan Coffee Shop (28 December, 2013)


Tim's Taste Test

25 October, 2014 Although we have noticed Hock Yan each time we visit the Jelutong Market, we don't really come here for our breakfast. Today, it so happened that the wan than mee stall that we had planned to visit was not operating, so we decided to give Hock Yan a try.

We weren't sure what's good to eat here, so I ordered the Curry Mee while my wife ordered the Jawa Mee and the Chee Cheong Fun. These are how the dishes look like:

The curry mee at Hock YanThe curry mee at Hock Yan (25 October, 2014)


The jawa mee at Hock YanThe jawa mee at Hock Yan (25 October, 2014)


The chee cheong fun at Hock YanThe chee cheong fun at Hock Yan (25 October, 2014)


You can tell from the first bite whether something is good or not. In this case, I found the curry mee to be too diluted. It doesn't have enough kick for curry mee. As for the chee cheong fun, the rice noodle lacks springiness ("al dente", or khiu3). My wife commented that this may be due to it having lost its freshness.

Of the three items, the nicest was the jawa mee. It wasn't particularly outstanding, but at least it met with expectation of what jawa mee should taste like.

Food Rating: Hock Yan, 25 October, 2014
Curry Mee: B-
Jawa Mee: B
Chee Cheong Fun: B-

Getting there

The nearest bus stop is along Jalan Jelutong. It is served by Rapid Penang bus . From the bus stop, find a side lane to cross toward Ipoh Lane. The coffee shop is on the east side of Ipoh Lane.

Kedai Makanan & Minuman Hock Yan is on the map of Ipoh Lane




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