Sungei Dua ( 2 rivers ) is a small town most people hardly notice when they pass by Butterworth on the way up North to Langkawi or Thailand . But did you know that hidden inside is a gluttonous reputation for super pricey noodles Malay style.?
Every eating shop seems to have it !
And by the way even in Food Paradise Penang there is an area near Bayan Lepas where the entire small kampung boasts of this huge "imported" orange dish called Mee Udang Sg Dua ,
a fantastic tribute from the Master himself and that's how "humongous" it is !
the "copycat" Penang version
A long time ago surely a smart Glutton ( like him ) would have thought of and invariably set out to open a wooden stall by the river bank ( with a view of bathing ladies ?) to feed more gluttons from the abundant "big head" bounty caught from the river ? ...then before you know it everybody else has jumped on2 the prawnwagon ?
those days they will sell a-plenty fresh water Xtra Big Head prawns (udang galah) in a small container , but now they have conveniently doubled up with these tiny sea prawns costing at least RM50 and above per kg.
As a rule of middle finger , such prawns will cost about RM 4 each .
So for an average small eater interested in only 2 prawns and the usual soupy noodles be prepared to dish out RM 12 a plate to satisfy your curiosity ( or cravings )
xpensive or not ! they come on bikes , cars, vans and also mercedes
Quite slurpy and tasty nonetheless and well worth your untiring efforts and as good as a glorified mee rebus should be especially soaked with fresh boiled prawns right ?
Be careful though there are many shops selling this thing with the inevitable disppointments all over the place but this one here beside the concrete bridge ( 15 years ago shaky dangerous wooden platform ) is most popular with a huge space for the cars ( & buses )...
You should try the novelty too , if you can find the place
( alas...many have gotten lost and ended up in Jln Macalister, Penang 30 km away for the Penang prawn mee )
selera sri tambang mee udang
1 , pengkalan tambang , permatang pasir , bukit mertajam
tel 012 - 575 9662