It is not a secret that Prawn Mee (also known as affectionately by the Penangnites as Hokkien Mee) has always been one of my favourite noodle dishes of all time. Back in the olden days, I used to have it almost every other day. Gosh… I sound so old now. Anyway, it felt like an addiction… in a good way. There were a couple of good stalls back then. But they somehow vanished one by one over the years. Le sad…

San Peng Prawn Mee, Kuala Lumpur

Presently at this time and age, since the stalls were gone or closed, there are only a handful of stalls left that I usually frequent to. I also have another place nearby my house which I go occasionally when I have free time like on holidays. But I didn’t write about it. Heh.

San Peng Prawn Mee

I was literally stoke when I saw about this stall which was introduced by a TV food show while I was flipping channels. I did a quick search on the net and I knew from then on that I had to try at least once to know how good it is or… to satisfy my cravings.

Chili Paste

Locating this hut was quite easy since it is along the main road of Jalan San Peng and it is literally beside a temple. But getting a parking spot was a nightmare. There were none when I was there during weekend and I guess it could get ugly during weekdays. So… illegal parking it was with quick ‘splash and dash’ scene.

Fishballs

There were variety of noodles to choose from such as chicken noodles, dry noodles, lam mee and etc. But I was there for their prawn mee only. It didn’t take long for the noodles to arrive since most customers were eating already.

Prawn Mee (Hokkien Mee)

I’m not too sure if there were sizes but mine came in quite a big portion topped with poached chicken, prawns and (homemade) fried shallots. The friendly lady boss asked whether we would like to add more prawns but we turned down the offer. And we regretted after looking at others servings with huge prawns. But we did order another bowl of fishballs as side dish.

San Peng Prawn Mee (Hokkien Mee)

Despite its fiery looking broth, it wasn’t that spicy as I thought it would be. The red chili paste didn’t help much either. But broth was quite good; heavily infused with prawn essence in a chicken stock. The poached chicken (thigh) was silky smooth and tender.

Overall, the meal came to about RM21 with two cups of herbal tea. I would definitely go there again… with huge prawns in mind.

Address :
Jalan San Peng,
Pudu,
55200 Kuala Lumpur.

GPS Coordinates: 3.133928, 101.711844

Business Hours : 730AM – 330PM (Close on Tuesdays)




With contemporary, hipster-ish cafes sprouting around Klang Valley in rapid pace, it is hard not to miss out this relatively unknown, quiet eatery hidden in suburbs of Ampang. Sharing the same vicinity with art gallery, batik shop and etc, That Latte Place serves rather simple meals coupled with good coffees.

That Latte Place, Ampang

Despite its obscure place, it certainly has garnered its well earned attention due to its unique ambiance and perhaps, its coffee. Not sure about the other days, the kitchen and coffee bar were running at full steam as the place was crowded by 10am. It took awhile for the food and drinks to be served but it didn’t matter to me as the place where I sat was airy… aided by ceiling fan.

Egg BenedictHouse Egg Ben (Eggs Benedict (RM17.90))

While the egg benedicts looked pretty and all, it could have been better if the yolks were runny, oozing upon bursting the sack. The poached eggs, piled on top of mushrooms, ham and sweet, soft bread, on that day was wee bit overcooked to my liking.

Scrambled Eggs with CroissantCroissant Egg Sandwich (Croissant with Scrambled Eggs (RM8.90))

The eggs that came along with croissant were overdone too. They came close to be called omelette rather than scrambled eggs, which are supposed to be velvety, smooth and creamy. But it was tasty and went well with the flaky French pastry.

Iced Mocha and Cappuccino coffeeIced Mocha (RM9) and Cappuccino (RM8)

I liked my Iced Mocha which was adequately thick yet packed with caffeine punch but I am not sure about the cappuccino though.

That Latte Place, Ampang Kuala Lumpur

Overall, the meal was neither bad nor good. And again, it could have been better. Perhaps, the kitchen was hectic at that time, I suppose. Nevertheless, it’s a nice place to have a cuppa and meal during weekends and/or off days.

Address :
333, Persiaran Ritchie,
Off Jalan Ritchie,
55000 Kuala Lumpur.

GPS Coordinates : 3.159108, 101.74026

Business Hours : 9AM – 5PM (Tuesdays to Sundays)