Mee goreng, or spicy fried noodles, is a popular food sold by hawker stalls in Penang. It is sold all day and night, and one can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper or even as a snack any time of the day. Yellow egg noodles, locally called ‘mee’, are the main ingredient of this tangy and spicy dish, which also includes beancurd, bean sprouts, potatoes, prawn fritters, flour fritters, egg and squid. Some of the most famous mee goreng stalls have been handed down from generation to generation, and have become very much a staple of the cultural kaleidoscope of the state.
The following painting, which I finished in July 014, will be shown at the Malaysian Watercolour Society’s 2014 Annual Exhibition at Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, from October 2014 to 30 November 2014.