Salwa Mee Udang Teluk Kumbar


Salwa Mee Udang, I believe is one of the earliest, original Mee Udang stall. I label it ‘the original mee udang’. I had featured Mee Udang in my other blog but I prefer this Salwa version.

Firstly, the place is perched on the sea. So, the atmosphere is rather nice. When there is a high tide, waves even splashed into the shop! Secondly, this shop uses the Heinz Tomato Soup to make their noodle soup. (Heinz is a lot more expensive than Kimball and of better quality)

Thirdly, if we are lucky, the father himself will take his own sweet time to dish out his speciality. In the soup, I can detect a lot more secret hidden ingredients that you cannot find with other Mee Udang. There are some hint of lemongrass, fermented soya bean (taucheo) and some very ‘prawn’ flavour.


There was a big group of people of about twenty persons whom had made reservation. Hence, you can see a whole wok of prawns being cooked in the kitchen.


We ordered just ONE plate of mee udang today. Shared by three persons. I will blog the other half of what Salwa dished out in the next blog.

Location and how to get there available in the next posting.

Post Author: Lilian

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6 thoughts on “Salwa Mee Udang Teluk Kumbar


    (August 13, 2005 - 3:55 am)

    ooooo, I want some! Looks so good especially those prawns.

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    (August 14, 2005 - 1:50 am)

    personally, i’ve never tried it, but my mom didn’t think it’s that great – service horrible & she refers to it as mee l*l*t!

    have you tried mee ketam/udang kuala juru? now that’s what i call great noodle! tapi kdg2 the chlorine content in the water might affect the taste…


    (August 15, 2005 - 7:40 pm)

    OH MY GOD!!!! I’ve been to this place since I was little!! the best mee udang ever in the world!!! After moving to Terengganu and been studying all over Malaysia, this is the ‘wajib’ place to singgah whenever I went to Penang….

    and now, being in Newcastle, I missed Salwa Mee Udang so much as if I am rich, I will fly thousand of miles just to get to Teluk kumbaq for this mee udang…



    (August 15, 2005 - 10:05 pm)

    dilla – Hi! So kesian. I think you must kempunan the mee udang like mad.

    athene – Yakah? I agree service is not great ‘cos the bapa is retire and left to the son to cook. The rest of the makciks blur sikit. But the taste is different from the other copycats lah. Very flavourful. Kuala Juru – tak pernah. Ada directions?

    boo – the prawns are fresh, really


    (August 15, 2005 - 11:27 pm)

    direction aghh… go to Autocity in Juru, left to the McDonald there’s a road leading toward Kuala Juru, just follow the road sign. You’ll past Malay kampung & masjid in the middle of bendangs. When you reach a T junction, take right, immediately (10-15meters) you’ll see a Malay house converted to the mee udang place. It’s open for both lunch & dinner. Kedai tutup hari Khamis.

    The kerang bakar is also good. Don’t bother with the nasi goreng ketam/udang, it’s just nasi goreng ‘bodoh’ served with ketam/udang in a gravy.

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