Yesterday I had a sudden crave for Penang Curry Mee, which prompted me to drive all the way to SS2‘s Lorong Seratus Tahun Curry Mee restaurant to have a quick lunch before proceeding to my appointment later in Damansara Utama.
The last time I tried their curry mee was more than a year ago at the stall in Penang. I liked it a lot and was hoping to enjoyable experience at SS2 too.
The stall in Penang only serves curry mee but at SS2, they have char koay teow, otak-otak, loh bak, prawn mee and many other Penang hawker food as side dishes. I guess if you are operating a restaurant in PJ area you cannot afford to sell curry mee alone. There had to be a diversification to provide more food choices as well as prompting customers to return to try the other dishes.
I read from somewhere that their Penang otak-otak was pretty good and it was true. The otak-otak @ RM3.50, served fresh and hot had several chunks of fish meat, a soft and squishy texture and tasted spicy – just the way I like it.
The first thing I looked for in the menu was the Penang Curry Mee, which shockingly cost RM5.90 a bowl. Wow, it’s really cafe priced now, costing almost double the one back in Penang. Well, this is understandable because of the raw ingredients and shop rental cost in PJ would definitely be higher compared to Penang. I don’t mind paying as long as I get to satisfy my crave lol.
Then came the disappointment. The noodles was undercooked and the prawns were rubbery and tasteless. And even though I mixed two spoonfuls of chili sauce into the noodles, the soup somehow still lacked the original kick and syokness I was anticipating for. So, my only best moment was enjoying the pork blood cubes while slurping down the curry soup.
By the way, guess what you are not allowed to take photos of the food because the boss doesn’t allow it. Luckily I snapped a few before being stopped hehe.
Based on the meal, I rate the awesomeness of SS2’s Lorong Seratus Tahun Penang Curry Mee at most 60% of the original one in Penang. Until I manage to find other good Penang Curry Mee alternatives in KL and PJ area, I would probably still return in case I have the cravings again.Restaurant Lorong Seratus Tahun
56, Jalan SS2/66,
47300 Petaling Jaya.
H/P: 016 4120 757, 012 4067 707
I used to stay at SS2 during my uni… but never visited this restaurant before as I didn’t know that lorong seratus tahun curry mee is famous in Penang. :p
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I had tried the curry 2 months ago. My friend brought me there.
Thumb Up for the curry mee!
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How come the boss not allowed you to take photo of the foods? Because he not confidence to his food?
The starter was good but not the mains! No photo policy, never encountered before.
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Well, I still think the curry mee at Glenmarie is the best! Haha! But overall, Penang’s Lorong Seratus Mee is Cheap and Delicious!
Are they the same owners? Maybe they should also import the water from Penang like what the Nasi Kandar fellas do?
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Have to agree with Apple Foodees, Glenmarie’s curry mee is rather good. Lots of cockles!
Wonder why nowadays, even small kopitiam have to ban people from taking photos of their food. It’s not like it’s a secret of what they serve, or we can know the recipe just by looking at the photos. :(
why would they stop you from snapping the pics? and FREE promotion some more? sigh … as if their curry mee got EXTRA secret ingredients to be seen by naked eyes.
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vk: I think his curry mee was having some negative reviews by bloggers so he wants to stop it.
No photo taking? Then I won’t go there, haha XD
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vk: I see he only stopped me.. the rest who used compact cam or handphone camera.. he didn’t stop. Biased towards dSLR maybe.
RM5.90 still worths so long no need to travel up to PG. :)
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vk: Yeap, as long as can temporarily satisfy my cravings haha
I love curry mee very very much but not a big fan of this type of curry mee where they separate the spices (with chilies) from the coconut milk (soup), this kind of preparing is very common in Penang. I guess the reason is because the hawker has no confidence that he/she is able to finish selling their mee on the same day, since the coconut milk get spoil very easily so the solution is to separate the spices so to minimize the risk. But you know curry is not CURRY anymore when you have separated all the spices from the coconut milk.
there’s a place in Taipan wer u can get nice curry mee… with the pork blood… but sometimes ahhh… the soup base not so consistent… i can’t remember d name of the shop… can’t recall if it’s Nam King or Sin Kong… easiest way to determine is dat it’s d one which faces the huge car park building that’s right smack in the center of Taipan…hahaha… cos there’s two coffee shops facing each other… hvn’t been down to subang in a while… but I heard they hv another stall a USJ2 coffee shop… mayb u shud give it a try n lemme know if the standard is jz as good?
YES, I agree. The curry mee at Lorong Seratus Tahun, SS2 is really disappointing. I have been going there for some time now, but finally stopped because the taste of the curry mee seems to be going from bad to worse. I figured – why pay for such bad food that is expensive as well?!
I’m from Penang, and residing in KL now. When I go to Penang, I will always go to the corner coffee shop (opposite Lam Wah Ee hospital) for a bowl of curry mee. Really good and authentic! Cheers!
Do you know any other Penang Curry Mee with “Tu Ang” around KL/Selangor?
No.. I don’t think I came across any, YET :(
Shity curry mee i have ever had. Dont waste your time and money!