Category: Prawn Mee

Asami – BM Prawn Noodle Specialist @ Bukit Tengah, Penang

The notion that they are the ‘Prawn Noodle Specialist’ was enough for me to try Asami – a newly opened restaurant in Bukit Tengah. What makes it different from the normal hawker style prawn noodle would be the better dining environment and the option to add various additional toppings. But I should note that this concept is not new, as the prawn noodle stall of Old Green House at Burma Road has been doing this for years.

prawn-noodle

Both dry and soup version of prawn noodles are available here. The dry version seems to be more popular in BM compared to the rest of Penang and you could probably find it at other coffee shops in BM. I won’t say the prawn noodle here is bad because I did finish everything. But the truth is, I expected better from the specialists.

The notion that they are the 'Prawn Noodle Specialist' was enough for me to try Asami - a newly opened restaurant in Buk...

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Soon Lee Prawn Mee 顺利虾面 @ Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur

Thanks to a friend’s recommendation I have discovered a good Prawn Noodle stall at Jalan Ipoh called Soon Lee Prawn Mee. For a small hawker stall like this, it is surprising to know that it has been visited by various celebrities from HK, and yet it managed to escape the radar of the more ‘heavyweight food bloggers’.

prawn-noodles

The price is slightly more expensive than usual at RM5 for a normal bowl but at least the portion is bigger as well and they don’t stinge with the toppings too.

big-prawn-noodle

For a few more Ringgit you could top up for additional toppings like big prawns or squid. Out of curiosity I ordered one with additional prawns and it cost me RM9. For sure it is not something I would eat on a daily basis but the extra prawns were worth the shot. They were fresh with a crunchy texture and the flesh just came off the shells so easily.

Thanks to a friend's recommendation I have discovered a good Prawn Noodle stall at Jalan Ipoh called Soon Lee Prawn Mee....

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Soo Kee’s Son (Meng Chuan) Prawn & Beef Noodles @ Medan Imbi

Pan Heong’s Sang Har Hor Fun was good but the not-so-fresh prawns triggered me to look for a better one. Since there is no way I will ever step foot into Soo Kee, I walked into their son’s shop instead which is situated just across the road at Medan Imbi. You will definitely be able to recognize the restaurant just by looking at the signboard that says “Soo Kee’s Son (Meng Chuan)” Prawn & Beef Noodles.
In fact, this was Soo Kee’s original location before they moved to the current one (under big tree), then Meng Chuan took over. There is certainly some family dispute among them but let’s not go into that and just enjoy the food.

beef-noodle

Besides Sang Har Noodle, I am also here is to try Meng Chuan’s famous beef noodles that always comes with plenty of recommendations.

tender-beef-slices

This is the main reason the beef noodles here is famous – soft and tender beef slices that make all the difference. The noodle itself is not bad too, skillfully cooked with lots of ‘wok hei’, delicious even without the beef. Even though the beef slices are really out of the world and melts in the mouth, there is a weird metallic aftertaste after consuming too much of them, which I suspect is due to the huge amount of baking soda used to tenderize the beef. A normal serving costs RM9 but ours cost RM15 because we requested additional meat.

Pan Heong's Sang Har Hor Fun was good but the not-so-fresh prawns triggered me to look for a better one. Since there is...

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Sang Har Hor Fun @ Restoran Pan Heong, Batu Caves

A sudden crave for Sang Har noodles led me to Pan Heong restaurant at Batu Caves, which I have been eyeing to try for quite some time now. Pan Heong is not only well known for their cheaper-than-average Sang Har noodles, they also operate as a bakery of sorts selling various tarts and pastries. Lunch hour during the normal weekend is busy but luckily the table turnover rate is high.

river-prawns-sang-har

They do not serve the usual fried wantan mee here so I was a bit sad because that’s my favorite style. Basically for the Sang Har you only have two options, one is to go for the Sang Har Hor Fun which we did and I forgot the other lol. If you are coming alone then I have bad news because the minimum order is 2 pax and it costs RM40.

A sudden crave for Sang Har noodles led me to Pan Heong restaurant at Batu Caves, which I have been eyeing to try for qu...

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