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5 Prawn Mee Stalls in Klang Valley You Seriously NEED To Try!

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There has always been a constant debate between KLites and Penangites about what constitutes as prawn noodles. On the mainland, most people living in the Klang Valley tend to refer to the signature noodles cooked in bright-red broth as har mee, or literally ‘prawn noodles’ in Cantonese. Penangites however, call the very same bowl of noodles Hokkien mee, or Hokkien noodles. Which leads to a lot of confusion as in KL, Hokkien mee refers to noodles wok-fried in black sauce. Regardless of whatever you want to call it, we can all agree that prawn noodles are irresistibly delicious, especially for seafood lovers. (That’s just about anyone who isn’t allergic to seafood) In which case, where do we find some of the best prawn noodles in Klang Valley? Let’s find out! Listed in no particular order. 

 

1. Soon Lee Prawn Mee

 

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Soon Lee, located in Jalan Ipoh’s ‘wai sek gai’, basks in the general reputation that the area shares for exceedingly good street food. We can say with a substantial measure of confidence that if you ever make a trip down here, there will be something to whet your appetite at every passing corner. But you will be remiss to skip out on one of the locale’s best known names for good food, as evidenced by the number of pictures celebrities both local and abroad who have visited this outlet that adorn its walls.

Reasons to visit/tips:

  • For a lot of Penangites living and working in the Klang Valley, Soon Lee is a home away from home, where you can find some of the most authentic prawn noodles. The prawn noodles are so good, some Penangites even go so far as to claim that they put a good number of the stalls back home to shame. High praise, when you consider their picky tastebuds! Richly coloured with prawn oil, every slurp delivers nothing short of a scrumptious experience for the tongue. And for those of you who like spice, have it with a dollop of Soon Lee’s signature chili paste!

 

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Address: Taman Kok Lian, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: Opens daily, except on Mondays (2.00pm – 11.00pm)
Contact: 012-660 7127

 

2. Restoran Yong Len @ TTDI

 

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While most people tend to associate Taman Tun Dr Ismail as a hotbed for enterprising young restaurateurs, considering the number of popular cafes that operate in the area, you’ll be surprised to know some more laid-back, no-frills dining experiences can be had here too. Restoran Yong Len, which is more neighbourhood kopitiam than Instagram worthy hotspot, is among the rare few eateries that hasn’t caved in completely to the hipster cafe wave that has swept the area by storm. And thank God for that!

Reasons to visit/tips:


  • Hailed for serving the best prawn noodles you will find within the TTDI neighbourhood, tables from Restoran Yong Len often spill down over the side of the curb and even onto the streets. Seats are packed, and even if they go vacant, they’re quick to be snapped up in the blink of an eye. You really have to be quick when you eat here! What about the prawn noodles in that case? Superb, that’s what! Every table here features at least one bowl of the restaurant’s signature prawn noodles, and with its strong prawn flavour and minimal use of MSG, it isn’t hard to understand why.

 

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Address:  2, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: Opens daily, except on Mondays (7.30am – 3.00pm)
Contact: 03-7728 0376

 

3. Restoran Red Leaf @ Loke Yew

 

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No, no you’re not seeing things. Restoran Red Leaf and Restoran Shoong City are indeed two different establishments, so don’t make the mistake of wandering into the wrong place! Despite being harder to spot, Restoran Red Leaf manages to pull in a very steady crowd of frequent patrons, and that’s all thanks to their renowned prawn mee.

Reasons to visit/tips:

  • After you’ve navigated your way past Restoran Shoong City and into Restoran Red Leaf, you’ll find yourself treated to some of the most incredible Penang prawn noodles you can find. Considering how the proprietor himself is a Penang native, it seriously doesn’t get any better than this. Running his business for an excess of 3 decades now, there’s no shortcuts to making every bowl of prawn noodles here. Ingredients are fresh and the broth is brewed for hours to get that signature yummy umami sweetness.

 

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Address: No 61 & 63, Ground Floor, Jalan Loke Yew, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: Opens daily (7.00am – 12.00pm)

 

4. Restoran Lin Mee Yoke @ Taman Paramount

 

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Found in SS2, which is another popular haunt for food hunters in the Petaling Jaya area, Lin Mee Yoke garners continued support from its patrons for their incredible food. Visit their premises, and you’ll be left standing with your patience being worn down as you see bowl after bowl of bright red har mee/Hokkien mee being churned out from a perpetually busy kitchen.

Reasons to visit/tips:

  • Made with the raw, natural savory sweetness of the seafood medley used to brew its signature, ochre coloured broth, the proprietors do not skimp on the cooking process in the very least. Forget about additives, flavourings, sugar, MSG… none of that! It’s all down to old fashioned finesse and handiwork here. This results in a consistently delicious bowl of prawn noodles, high on flavour, which is sure to satisfy even the most finicky Penangite Hokkien mee expert.

 

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Address: 14, Jalan SS 2/10, Taman Paramount, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating hours: Mondays – Fridays (10.30am – 6.00pm), Saturdays – Sundays (9.30am – 4.30pm)
Contact: 016-608 9060

 

5. Choon Prawn Mee House @ Taman Paramount

 

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While some Hokkien mee purists might object to the ‘prawn mee’ designation that Choon Prawn Mee Houses goes by, they sure can’t object to the incredible har mee/Hokkien mee that this restaurant churns out. Packed to the rafters even during off-peak hours, a constant flow of customers keeps the staff on their toes constantly.

Reasons to visit/tips:

  • The secret to good prawn noodles doesn’t just lie in seafood, but an equal measure of pork as well. Combine the two in a broth, and you’ll have a delicious base upon which to build the ideal bowl of har mee/Hokkien mee with. While it may be customary to have your noodles with a dollop of spicy chili paste to go with, the broth here proves so flavourful that you can skip out on the spice altogether!

 

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Address: 13, Jalan 20/14, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating hours: Mondays – Fridays (7.30am – 4.30pm), Saturdays – Sundays (7.30am – 5.00pm)
Contact: 012-265 8193

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