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[Malacca, Malaysia] Malacca's # 1 Breakfast at Mee Goreng Hassan Tengkera.

klyeoh | Dec 23, 201407:12 AM

This has to be Malacca's top breakfast spot - perpetual crowds here from its opening at 8am until around 11 am when it sells out each day. Hassan Mee Goreng's amazing: a simple stir-fry of Hokkien yellow noodles, beansprouts and its homemade specialty "sambal" (chilli paste). Its only accompaniment: eggs quickly fried in chilli-tinted oil - resulting in a plate of greasy goodness, oozing sheer deliciousness.

Hassan legendary fried eggs - done in red chilli-tinted oil.

The spartan-looking place.

Hassan operates from what can best be described as a shack along Jalan Tengkera - no postal address, but it's near Methodist Girls' School as a placemark.

Ever-crowded, each & every day when it opens around 8am!

The ordering procedure in this eatery is absolutely unique: first, get yourself at least one dining partner and snare yourselves a table in the ever-crowded restaurant.

Order from the "Egg Guy".

Then, one of you will need to join in a looooong queue at the counter where a chap is expertly frying the eggs. Place your order for the number of eggs with the chap. He'll have your order of cooked eggs in front of your in a jiffy.

Toppings for the fried eggs.

Help yourself to the shredded cucumbers and chilli paste on the side, as topping for your eggs - it's self-service: you then bring your eggs to your table.

Now, you wait for your noodles!

The waiters will then bring the fried noodles to your table automatically: one plate for each of you. Note: The waiters will deliver the noodles automatically to *any* table with plates of fried eggs on it. So, no fried eggs, no noodles for you. The waiters do *not* take any orders for eggs or noodles.

The noodles.

Simply-fried yellow Hokkien noodles with beansprouts and chilli paste, topped with shredded cucumber and more chilli paste.

This is it: Hassan's Mee Goreng and accompanying fried eggs.

Slide your eggs on top of the noodles, and let the yolk bathe the fried noodles. It's sublime.

A drink waiter will come to take your drink orders - this is a Malay-style breakfast joint, so beverages are local: "teh tarek" (frothy milk tea),"kopi" (local coffee with milk), and such.

There's a bottle of vinegar on each table - locals will sprinkle the vinegar on their noodles for that added tang.

At the end of your meal, hail a passing waiter and let him know what you've consumed: he'll chalk up the bill right there and then. Sounds easy? Just be prepared for the crowd - for *everyone*, it seems, wants a taste of Hassan's Mee Goreng.

Mee Goreng Hassan Tengkera (Mee Bodoh)
Jalan Tengkera (near Methodist Girls' School)
75200 Malacca
Opening hours: Daily 8am till 11am (or when everything sells out earlier), except Friday.

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