If you can procure any thick noodles that look like the picture below, by all means, use it for this special recipe. This noodle have a special name dai luk min (大碌面）which means thick noodles and is specially required
I have been to Penang in Northern Peninsular Malaysia a few times but I had never tried the Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee there. But I do love the one that is sold in Singapore hawker centre..
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