I am back to Subang Jaya people and I am again in search for the best Penang food available here. Sounds weird right? Being in Klang Valley looking for a food that’s not origin from here, just because I couldn’t resist the deliciousness of my hometown food and I miss them much just after a few days of living hometown.
Famous food blogger, who is also a Penangite residing in KL, KYSpeaks introduced me a few places to hunt for Penang food. Arron, a friend from Penang and I went to hunt for the Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee (known as prawn mee to the KL peeps) and we came to a place call TTDI (Taman Tun Dr Ismail). It’s somewhere between Tropicana City and Bandar Utama.
Hokkien Prawn Mee is one of the top 3 famously delicious Penang food with Asam Laksa and Char Koay Teow. If you ask me to pick one, I fancy all of them, but I like Asam Laksa even more, the world’s number 7 most delicious as rated by CNN. Nevertheless, I love them all.
In the vicinity of a Cantonese and Malay speaking city, there hides a Hokkien speaking aunty who operate the Hokkien Prawn Mee stalls in a kopitiam named Restaurant Yong Len on Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1.
As usual, I ordered a bowl of Hokkien Prawn Mee – Bee Hoon Mee (combination of rice noodle and Chinese yellow noodle) RM4.30. The bowl of Hokkien Prawn Mee came within a few minutes and to my surprise, its outlook cheered my food sight up. The crispy fried shallots, little shrimps pieces, noodle, slices of pork meat, beansprouts and the chilli paste are just so right. Its presentation didn’t failed me and shocked me with huge shrimps. I dislike having huge shrimps swimming in a bowl of hokkien prawn mee as it’s so not authentic. It’s sort of modified by the KL locals.
Chilli paste was spicy enough which does not burn my throat or salten my taste bud. I have came across some hokkien prawn mee in KL that the chilli paste was in fact a red salted paste. Upon flooding my mouth with the soup of prawn, it feels good and like there’s a shrimp swimming down my throat. The crunchy shallots gave the soup a little tweaks to be even better.
Best part of all is that when you reach the bottom of the bowl, a scoop of the soup reveal many small little shrimp which just makes your teeth feel busy and good.
Well, this is currently my favourite Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee stall in Klang Valley, the next would be SS15 Asia Cafe and I will definitely come back to this little place.