Kim Lian Kee is probably the most famous restaurant in Petaling Street. I have been avoiding them because of the bad experiences I heard from friends. However, I still decided to check them out last weekend. As expected, it turned out to be a huge mistake.
To cut to the chase, the Hokkien Mee was terrible. In fact, it didn’t taste like Hokkien Mee at all. Everything about it is just wrong. Also, service was bad. The waitress (from China) who served us actually rolled her eyes at us when we wanted to order our food.
If this is what visitors and tourists to KL perceive how KL’s famous Hokkien Mee is like, it’s seriously troubling. Obviously, Kim Lian Kee has passed its prime and those days when they were the “to go to” restaurant for Hokkien Mee are long gone.
Now, Kim Lian Kee is nothing more than a tourist trap filled with foreign workers and poor souls who don’t know how a decent Hokkien Mee should taste like. No amount of promotion from Hugo Leong can save them from the embarrassment that they are today.
Restoran Kim Lian Kee 金莲记福建面
No. 49 Jalan Petaling, 50000 KL