bookmark_border顺利虾面 Soon Lee Prawn Mee, Jalan Ipoh

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.

Soon Lee Prawn Mee, Jalan Ipoh

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.

Soon Lee Prawn Mee, Jalan Ipoh

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.

Prawn Mee / Hokkien Mee

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.

Char Kuey Teow / Fried Kuey Teow

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.

Prawn Mee / Hokkien Mee

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.

Address :
Jalan Batu Ambar,
Off Jalan Ipoh,
Taman Kok Lian,
51200 Kuala Lumpur.

GPS Coordinates : 3.202659, 101.672639

bookmark_borderSan 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)

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