Tai Lok Mee/KL-Style Hokkien Mee At Dato Keramat Road (Jalan Dato Keramat) – Kuala Lumpur-style (KL-style) of Hokkien Mee is different from our Penang’s version. Our Hokkien Mee is actually KL’s prawn mee, which is a soup-based noodle with spicy taste and strong prawn aroma in it. However, KL-style Hokkien Mee is what people call the Tai Lok Mee, a thick noodle fried with black soy sauce, pork lard, some shrimp and meat.
Tai Lok Mee tasted salty a bit and good especially when there’s lots of pork lard in it. I went to a coffee shop (kopitiam) on Jalan Dato Kramat to eat Tai Lok Mee for lunch yesterday. The stall is located in the coffee shop named Tong Hooi, located right beside of Federal Restaurant. Besides frying tai lok mee, the stall also serves Char Hor Fun. This kind of Tai Lok Mee + Char Hor Fun stall is very common in Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley.
A plate of Tai Lok Mee costs RM4.50, which is a standard Kuala Lumpur’s price. Overall, it’s kinda good, the pork lard smells yummy and it’s not over salty.
Do you like KL-style Hokkien Mee / Tai Lok Mee? =)
Tai Lok Mee / KL-Style Hokkien Mee @ Tong Hooi Coffee Shop
Jalan Dato Kramat, Penang.
Business Hours: 12pm-9pm, closes on Tuesday.