Its mid week and this morning, I had Sarawak Kolo Mee Pok for breakfast at Hung Yung Cafe, Morsjaya Commercial Centre.
Mee Pok or locally spelt as mi pok is a popular noodle dish that originates from Singapore. The name “Mee Pok” translates to “flat noodles” in Hokkien, one of the Chinese dialects commonly spoken in Singapore.
The dish typically consists of flat egg noodles tossed in a flavorful sauce, accompanied by various toppings. The noodles are usually cooked al dente to give them a springy texture.
The exact origin of Mee Pok is not well-documented, but it is believed to have been influenced by Teochew cuisine, which is known for its emphasis on simplicity and fresh ingredients. Teochew immigrants who moved to Singapore brought with them their culinary traditions, including the recipe for Mee Pok.
Traditionally, Mee Pok is served with a spicy chili sauce, minced pork, fish cake slices, and crispy pork lard. However, there are also variations that include ingredients like prawns, fish balls, and vegetables.
Mee Pok is a beloved street food in Miri and can be found in hawker centers, food courts, and even some restaurants. Its combination of flavors, textures, and customizable toppings make it a satisfying and delicious choice for noodle lovers.
Whether enjoyed as a hearty breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Mee Pok continues to be a favorite dish among locals and visitors alike.