One of the many ways to measure a true Malaysian is how they like their prawn mee. In a steaming hot bowl, you’ll see the distinct slippery noodles, the hot and spicy curry you gently blow on as to not make a mess (but will somehow definitely stain your shirt) and the crisp vegetables that tie in this harmonious dish. The only thing that makes this dish better is seafood, or more specifically, prawns.
If you’re ready to check out some awesome mee places, have a go at this list of Top 5 Prawn Mee to Try in KL!
1. Restoran Red Leaf
Red Leaf is your typical old-school Chinese kopitiam so good that it made the papers just a few years ago. The prawn curry mee here has the perfect balance of sweet and spice. Upon the first slurp, be prepared for the distinct sweetness and the spiciness that comes after. The more spoons you slurp, the spicier the dish seems. At a great price, this dish too comes with a generous portion of large, chewy prawns that are so worth the money. They usually sell out before midday, so be sure to get there early!
Address: 38, Jalan Loke Yew, Pudu, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 7.00 AM – 12.00 PM
2. Choon Prawn Mee House
The prawn noodle business at Choon Prawn Mee House first started as a hawker stall then slowly grew and expanded into a shop over the years due to the popularity of their signature Prawn Mee. A must-have here, as the shop’s name suggests, is the prawn noodles dish which comes with huge prawns packed with flavour and a sprinkle of deep-fried shallots for aroma and flavour. A gentle dip of their homemade sambal sauce will significantly enhance the overall taste of the prawn mee.
Address: 13, Jalan 20/14, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 7.30 AM – 4.30 PM
3. Yong Len Restaurant
Serving flavours of Penang, Yong Len restaurant has been around for decades and is always usually crowded – a testimony of how good they are. In Yong Len’s prawn mee dish, both Mee hoon and yellow noodles are immersed in soup helmed with prawn sweetness, topped with pork slices, kangkung, prawns and deep-fried shallot. Although not as spicy as the other places listed here, you could ask for more of the sambal that comes with the dish.
Address: 2, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Hours: 7.30 AM – 3.00 PM
4. Soon Lee
This restaurant revered with an excellent reputation abroad that has called stars from Hong Kong to come to try their Prawn Mee. The dish here comes with dried shrimps instead of fresh prawns, but at a slightly higher price, you can get your bowl filled with sweet, large prawns. This place also boasts an awesome Chilli Belacan sambal to add to the prawn mee.
Address: 22, Jalan Batu Ambar, Taman Kok Lian, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 2.00 PM – 11.00 PM. Closed on Mondays.
5. San Peng Prawn Mee
The chilli paste here enjoys a legendary status, and in San Peng’s case, their chilli paste makes the noodle. It’s spicy, pungent and infuses the noodle with a much-needed kick which makes the whole dish all the better. The soup is prepared using plenty of prawn heads and shells resulting in a broth which is both sweet and aromatic. The soup holds its own flavour even when noodles and ingredients are added into the bowl.
Address: Off, 46, Jalan Loke Yew, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 7.30 AM – 3.00 PM
Prawn Mee in KL
There you have it! A list of the Top 5 Prawn Mee To Try in KL. Since these stores host large crowds and close early, you can always opt to order from foodpanda app to save the hassle and have a hot bowl of prawn mee delivered right to you.
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