Although I stay only minutes away from Segambut, it is still an uncharted territory for me. So besides the famous seafood noodle (which I think is overrated) and fried chicken rice, another thing I found worth trying recently is the Jawa Mee at Hoi Kee coffee shop.
This coffee shop is a little secluded from view as it is surrounded by trees and its location being at the center of an industrial area makes it even easier for people to miss it. So most of the customers here are people who work nearby.
This is one of the better Jawa Mee around as far as the taste is considered. The gravy was thick yet had a smooth consistency, prawn fritters were crunchy and everything else was just spot on as well. I like how the stall owner actually took her time to plate the dish properly so it looked appetizing. I was kind of surprised to find cuttlefish in it as well because it’s an unusual ingredient for Jawa Mee.
If there’s anything I would suggest the lady owner to change it’d be the addition of crushed peanuts. A plate of Jawa Mee without a generous sprinkle of crushed peanuts somehow just feels like something is missing. The peanuts are great to add a gritty texture to the gravy and a subtle sweet flavour which could definitely enhance the overall tastiness. RM5.50 for a small portion with extra prawn fritters.
The Pork Noodle here was mediocre at best, the noodle had an alkaline taste that I couldn’t shake off. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend it.
I’d say the Jawa Mee here is actually on par with the one at Restoran Five Five Five, but the latter has crushed peanuts so it’s somewhat better for that.
No. 2, Jalan Segambut Tengah
Segambut, 51200 Kuala Lumpur
Business hours: 6am till lunch or sold off, closed on Sundays