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ZAMBOANGA CITY | Mee Goreng Hunt ~ Malaysian Eating places


On considered one of my visits to Zamboanga Metropolis, I handed by a small eatery with a mee goreng signal. My mouth instantly watered—my favourite Malaysian (or Indonesian) noodle dish, obtainable in Zamboanga Metropolis! I used to be on a media journey with a hard and fast itinerary on the time, so I used to be unable to strive it out.

On this final outing with the household in Zamboanga Metropolis, I lastly received to have a style of that individual mee goreng, and extra. It seems, town, being so near Malaysia, has adopted a few of their dishes and truly has entire eating places serving nothing however Malaysian delicacies.

Malaysian Brunei Restaurant Tinis Zamboanga City
A VENDOR MAKING ROTI CANAI IN ZAMBOANGA CITY

And to my amazement, my favourite fried noodle dish can’t solely be present in eating places, however on the streets as properly—it has turn out to be Zamboanga Metropolis’s road meals reply to Metro Manila’s immediate pancit canton.

Throughout our latest journey, we have been capable of strive 4 locations promoting mee goreng in Zamboanga Metropolis. There are positively extra, and I’ll replace this each time I’m going again to Zamboanga.

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TINIS RESTAURANT

ADDRESS: 49 N.S. VALDEROSA STREET, DOWNTOWN | OPENING HOURS: XXX | GPS MAP: 6.904004, 122.076881


Tinis Malaysian Brunei Restaurant Zamboanga City
TINIS RESTAURANT SELLS BRUNEI AND MALAYSIAN FOOD IN ZAMBOANGA CITY

That is the restaurant the place I first noticed the signal for mee goreng within the metropolis, and naturally, the primary one we tried.

Tinis is a small eatery close to Zamboanga Metropolis Corridor and seats round twenty individuals. It’s tight, with an unremarkable inside, however its frontage, the place a girl making roti canai, is mesmerizing. Indicators exterior says they serve Brunei and Malaysian Meals—we’re certainly on the proper place.

Tinis Malaysian Brunei Restaurant Zamboanga City
TINIS RESTAURANT INTERIOR

We ordered a plate of mee goreng, nasi goreng, and roti canai. Serving time was fairly quick, and the mee goreng, which we requested to be topped by a sunny facet up egg was nearly spot on. The noodles, the flavour, the feel, someway introduced us again to Malaysia.

Tinis Malaysian Brunei Restaurant Mee Goreng Zamboanga City Tinis Malaysian Brunei Restaurant Nasi Goreng Zamboanga City
MEE GORENG ~ ₱85.00 | NASI GORENG ~ ₱85.00

The nasi goreng, then again, was a little bit of a let down. It was merely fried rice with rooster and veggies, with no trace of something Malaysian. By itself, it was not that dangerous. Lastly, the roti was excellent, it was as legit as a roti will be. The accompanying curry gravy was unremarkable although.

PETTIT BARRACKS NIGHT MARKET

ADDRESS: RIZAL STREET, DOWNTOWN | OPENING HOURS: EVENING HOURS | GPS MAP: 6.903054, 122.079123


Pettit Barracks Night Market Zamboanga City
THE NIGHT MARKET ALONG PETTIT BARRACKS

Mee goreng, it appears, is a well-liked road meals meal, in Zamboanga Metropolis. And we encountered our first plate of the mee goreng Zamboanga on the Pettit Barracks Evening Market.

Mee Cap Udang Sabah Zamboanga
SABAH’S MEE CAP UDANG IS READILY AVAILABLE IN ZAMBOANGA CITY

This iteration of mee goreng differs from the same old one we’re acquainted with in Malaysia, and even Indonesia. The noodles is comparable in type and texture to these present in immediate noodles however is sourced from a Sabah noodle product, Mee Cap Udang, which is available in Zamboanga Metropolis. It’s then cooked in a vat full of sauce till it permeates the noodles.

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Pettit Barracks Night Market Zamboanga City Mee Goreng
MEE GORENG ZAMBOANGA ~ ₱55.00

The result’s an immediate pancit canton-like dish—or Indomie-ish, when you should—solely it’s rather more flavorful. The entire thing is then topped by a fried egg, calamansi, and, I believe, is complemented with spicy vinegar.

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ATTY BABAN DRIVE

ADDRESS: ATTY. BABAN DRIVE, BRGY. BALIWASAN | OPENING HOURS: EVENING HOURS | GPS MAP: 6.914046, 122.060788


Atty Baban Drive Baliwasan Zamboanga City
ATTY BABAN DRIVE FOOD STREET

One other place to take a look at this native mee goreng Zamboanga is alongside Atty. Baban Drive, an alley between Zamboanga Metropolis State Polytechnic College and Western Mindanao State College. I requested considered one of our mates in Zamboanga Metropolis, and he advisable this space for the very best road stage mee goreng on the town. Whereas passing by means of the realm, I seen most stalls has a set of vinegar to enrich the dish with a spectrum of spiciness.

Spicy Vinegar Street Food Zamboanga City
SPICY VINEGAR SELECTION IN ZAMBOANGA CITY

It was simply too dangerous that we went too early, and the stalls have been simply making ready for the night time. We’ll positively come again subsequent time.

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LAPAN-LAPAN HALAL FAST FOOD & RESTAURANT

ADDRESS: 59 CORCUERA STREET, DOWNTOWN | OPENING HOURS: 5AM TO 9PM | CONTACT NO: (0965) 317-1690 | GPS MAP: 6.904195, 122.077624


Lapan-Lapan Restaurant Zamboanga City
LAPAN-LAPAN RESTAURANT IN ZAMBOANGA

Whereas strolling to Rizal Park, we handed Lapan-Lapan Restaurant, and because it marketed Malaysian dishes, we went in with no query—even when we’re nonetheless a bit full.

Lapan-Lapan Restaurant Zamboanga City
AIR-CONDITIONED AND HAS DECENT INTERIORS

The restaurant is air-conditioned, isn’t cramped, and has respectable tables and chairs—that means, all of them match one another. We requested for a plate of mee goreng, a bowl of bakso, and glasses of kahawa sug espresso and teh tarik.

Lapan-Lapan Restaurant Zamboanga City Mee Goreng Bakso
MEE GORENG, BAKSO, KAHAWA SUG COFFE, AND TEH TARIK

We have been shocked by how large the serving have been, nonetheless, it wasn’t pretty much as good as we anticipated it to be. The style of what gave the impression to be kecap manis was simply too overwhelming on their mee goreng. I used to be additionally anticipating Indonesian-style meatballs on their bakso, however discovered none. And at last, their teh tarik (pulled tea) gave the impression to be constituted of an immediate packet. Lapan-Lapan’s saving grace was their kahawa sug Sulu espresso, which tasted like the actual deal.

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OLE OLE MARI MAKAN RESTAURANT

ADDRESS: SAN JOSE ROAD, BRGY. STO. NINO | OPENING HOURS: 10:30AM TO 3AM | CONTACT NO: (0906) 573-8906 | GPS MAP: 6.911143, 122.066985


Ole Ole Mari Makan Restaurant Zamboanga City
KL ICONS ALONG THE WALL OF OLE OLE MARI MAKAN RESTAURANT

The perfect mee goreng we tried to this point in Zamboanga Metropolis was from Ole Ole Malaysian Restaurant. It was advisable to us by one of many employees at Two Seasons Government Suites the place we have been staying. Its location was a bit out of the best way, however it was very a lot price it.

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Ole Ole Mari Makan Restaurant Zamboanga City
CLEAN AND MODERN INTERIORS

Their restaurant is air-conditioned, properly embellished, and amply spaced—considered one of their employees, nonetheless, may very well be friendlier to clients. In any case, we requested for a plate of mee goreng and nasi goreng, paired with a few glasses of kopi ais.

Ole Ole Mari Makan Restaurant Zamboanga City Mee Goreng Nasi Goreng Ole Ole Mari Makan Restaurant Zamboanga City Kopi Ais
MEE GORENG, NASI GORENG | KOPI AIS

Upon first forkful, we knew this was the mee goreng we have been in search of. It was similar to those we had in Jalan Alor, with just a few liberties—for instance, they use comfortable boiled egg as a substitute of a fried one. However nonetheless, it was so good, we requested for an additional plate. Their nasi goreng (fried rice) was additionally spot on, and so was their kopi ais (iced espresso). We hit the jackpot.

Ole Ole Mari Makan Restaurant Zamboanga City Mee Goreng
THE BEST MEE GORENG WE HAD IN ZAMBOANGA CITY SO FAR

Upon checking Google Maps, we discovered one other Ole Ole Restaurant just a few hundred meters from their place. We requested one of many employees and so they stated that it’s the place they was function, however it’s now occupied and run by a relative—though, they haven’t any relation to the stated restaurant.

 

 

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