Situated along the main road in Air Itam town, Pulau Pinang, just a little distance from the wet market is an unassuming shelter that houses what I call a true UN Heritage Class food legend.
Yes, the Air Itam Sisters Curry Mee stall. The two sisters, Mdm Lim Kooi Heang (87) and Mdm Lim Kooi Lye (85) have been in this business since 1947 – that is an amazing span of 72 years !
It is tough work – getting up at 4.30am each day to prepare the soup base and the ingredients, and to get ready for business by 7am. We salute these two Kakak for their indefatigable spirit.
As age creeps up with the march of time, we wish them more years of good health. Curry On ! More years of yummylicious Mee or My Fun (Cantonese for beehoon) for the customers