After this session, my hunt for good prawn mee in Klang Valley has brought me to this place. I got to know of this stall via this post moons ago and have been longing to try it ever since. It took quite awhile to arrive and locate this place as it is located deep end of Jalan Ipoh, somewhat really close to Kepong.
To get a parking spot at this area is akin to get a spot at Mid Valley during peak hours. It is either you have to walk far or
park illegally turn circles until you found one. The other challenge is to locate this particular stall as it is embedded in a sea of hawker stalls along the road. But fret not as photos of celebrities plastered all over the stall scream out loud that you have arrived at the right stall.
From various posts I read, there will be stream of customers during peak hours. And because of this, my friend and I were there around 6PM with little customers at the stall – even after we left around 645PM, there were still empty tables. Maybe it was due to rainy day, I don’t know.
While there was normal portion, we went for the grand big stuff; ie. prawn mee with extra (big) prawns which costs RM10.50. The bowl of noodles arrived with two fresh prawns. Beneath them were smaller halved prawns, sliced pork, fried shallots, kangkung (water convolvulus / water spinach), bean sprouts and noodles. Whilst I wished for it to be ‘heavier taste’, the broth was okay; bit murky and slightly spicy with hints of prawn essence. I added a couple spoons of their homemade chilli paste to turn up a notch.
Apart from prawn mee, we ordered a portion of fried kuey teow (RM5) from the same stall. I do not know what got into me as I subconsciously ordered yellow & flat noodles as opposed to flat noodles (kuey teow) only. Despite its existence of wok hei (breath of wok) and generous amount of bean sprouts, the taste was somewhat lacking. Perhaps, I am too spoilt used to this one that any other char kuey teow doesn’t make the cut.
So… is it worth the time to arrive here for a bowl of prawn mee. Maybe… if there aren’t any good ones during the night. Is it worth paying RM10 for the big prawns? Maybe not. Just stick to the normal ones.
Jalan Batu Ambar,
Off Jalan Ipoh,
Taman Kok Lian,
51200 Kuala Lumpur.
GPS Coordinates : 3.202659, 101.672639