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.

Kedai Kopi Dan Makanan Hong Lai

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.

Busy Frying

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.

Drinks

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.

Crowd At Hong Lai

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.

Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee

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.

Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee

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…

Lor Mee

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.

Condiments

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.

Address :
Kedai Kopi Dan Makanan Hong Lai
Jalan Genting Kelang,
Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.

Map :


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GPS Coordinates : 3.192114,101.709086

Business Hour :
Noon : 11AM – 3PM
Night : 7PM – 230AM



3 Comments

  1. wonder if they forgot the pork lard this time or whether it’s not their practice to have pork lard here. i’ve never eaten here before :D

  2. Ya…the lor mee does not look very alluring…and I’ve seen nicer Hokkien mee at Lot 10 Hutong but I’m sure this is nicer – not halal one. LOL!!!

  3. Sean : I guess they’ve forgotten about including pork lard bits into the noodles. Hehe. You should try ‘em one day.

    suituapui : I think Lot 10 Hutong’s version is also non halal since they are lots of pork dishes in the food court. Hehe.