Every morning, I will pass by Village coffee shop along Jalan Pengkalan Weld, Penang and I ended disappointed as they did not open at morning. Here is how it looks like.
If you are driving from Penang Ferry to Bayan Lepas direction, you will never miss Village coffee shop which located on the left side. If you been to Mr. Chong Hokkien Mee before, you should not have any issue locating Village Coffee shop. Village is just walking distance from Mr. Chong Hokkien Mee.
Yesterday, I was driving down to the financial area in Georgetown for some banking issue. After resolving it, I have decided to pay for a visit to Village Coffee Shop for it famous Tom Yum Noodle soup. Here is how it looks like when I reached there around 1pm.
Village Coffee Shop Environment
This coffee shop has only 1 occupant, i.e. the Village fish head mee hoon (乡下鱼头米粉). There are around 10 tables with in the coffee shop and 3 out of 10 of it are located outside the coffee shop where the air flow is much better. The remaining was located inside the coffee shop as shown below.
As you can see, there is no air conditional inside the Village coffee shop and the air flow is bad. You will sweat like hell especially during noon time where the sun is directly on top. I was fortune enough where I sat at the table outside which is much cooler. It is not a good idea to visit Village coffee shop during lunch time for it famous Tom Yum noodle soup as it is too hot and humid. I would recommend that you visit during the night time instead.
The dining table is just some plastic table and metal chair. On top of the dining table, you will found some spices, soya sauce and normal dining utensil.
Does Village coffee shop Tom Yum noodle soup taste good?
I have ordered the Tom Yum noodle soup with 3 topping, whereas my friend has ordered the normal soup based bee hoon with 3 toppings. Here is how the actual product looks like.
When the Tom Yum noodle soup arrived, I was shocked that the bowl is very big. The diameter of the bowl is around 1 foot. The tom Yum noodle is topped with some mints leaf and this makes the taste better. The tom yum soup is kind of red but it is not that spicy. It should be suitable to most of the customer.
The normal version does not taste good. The soup is kind of sweet. You can ignore this.
The Loh Bak is kind of soft and the skin is not crispy. You can getter better choice at some other place.
Will I come again?
May be; For dinner only. It is too hot during lunch.
Village Coffee shop (乡下鱼头米粉).
107A, Pengkalan weld,
12 noon till 1130pm
Contact: 019-4588693 (Mr. The)
Rest on 1st and 15th of Chinese calendar.
Best Penang Food Editor’s review
- Serve Tom Yum and normal soup based dishes with lot of topping choices
- No air conditional, be prepared to sweat
- You will sweat like hell if you taken the tom Yum noodle soup during lunch time
- Cost per bowl with 3 topping is RM8, which is kind of expensive.
- Limited car park
- no sales tax