San Peng Prawn Mee, Kuala Lumpur

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.


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,
55200 Kuala Lumpur.

GPS Coordinates: 3.133928, 101.711844

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


  1. mmm, i guess coming from malacca, i never had much experience with this type of prawn mee while growing up, so i don’t have the same sort of longtime/fond memories about it. having said that, your description of the recipe (especially the prawny broth) does rouse my appetite! :D

  2. foongpc : I guess Penang’s is still the best. Hehe.

    Sean : My family loves spicy food and this is one of those dishes we usually eat almost every week. And I could still do so if given the option. Hehe.

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