Just a drive away from Restoran Aik Yuen, this is yet another restaurant (or coffeeshop you may call it) that serves good sinful Hokkien Mee. But it’s not just another stall that dishes out the famed noodles.
No… this stall is different from the one I mentioned earlier. You see… As you walk pass the cooking station, you’ll notice something different. The instense heat. The bright orange flames with cinders flying around the big oily wok and then up in the air before they vanish. That… My friend is the sight of charcoal burning under the wok. The sight that makes everyone goes ‘oooo’ and ‘ahhhh’ and they know the food they ordered will be delish.
However, such sight is getting rare these days as there aren’t many stalls that still utilise charcoal stove. Maybe it’s due to high costs or maybe it’s a dying trend. It’s only through word of mouth that I got to know this stall.
Located along busy road of Jalan Genting Klang, it occupies two shoplots with one of them being air-conditioned and during the night, you may opt to dine at five foot way while enjoying the view of cars zooming by. Parking is a challenge but if you’re lucky, you might find a spot along the road during late night.
As usual, going for the what it’s famous for is a must for every restaurant visit. Hence, charcoal fried Hokkien Mee it was! Be prepared to wait for your sinful noodles to arrive as it takes longer to prepare.
For ours, we waited more than 30 minutes before we smiled gleefully at the dark wet shinny noodles that sat on the table. A lift of the noodles with chopsticks and the smoky charcoal aroma emitted out whetted our appetite instantly.
A mouth of the slithering smooth noodles literally sent us to cloud nine. But the disappointing part was there were no pork lards to be seen in the dish. Bohooo…
The Lor Mee (RM6) was a-okay. It tasted a little bland but with a dash of Chinese black vinegar, it’s good to go.
The total bill was RM14.40 with two cups of drinks. The noodles were good but we found that there were very little ingredients (meat, prawns and squids) in it and their sambal chilli wasn’t as good as other places. Nevertheless, you should check it out if you are a fan of Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee.
Kedai Kopi Dan Makanan Hong Lai
Jalan Genting Kelang,
Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.
GPS Coordinates : 3.192114,101.709086
Business Hour :
Noon : 11AM – 3PM
Night : 7PM – 230AM