The search is over, I have found the most authentic Penang Curry Mee in KL, and it’s at OUG‘s Sun Sea Kopitiam. It is also called Kuantan Road Penang Curry Mee, as the brothers who operate the stall used to live at the eponymous street in Penang.
First of all, the toppings on the noodle are accurate which include shelled prawns, cockles, cuttlefish, long beans, tofu pok and more importantly – pork blood cubes.
Most of the time, when they make the effort of ensuring the basic ingredients are right, the dish won’t go wrong. And as expected, the curry mee is absolutely delicious and reminds me of home.
Other stalls in KL tend to do well in certain aspects, like having excellent soup but missing the essential stuff and vice versa. But the curry mee here has everything, and done exactly how they should be as well.
The soup itself is not the kind you get in the recently-popularized white curry mee. It was prepared with the necessary spices for a light, sweet and slightly spicy base. The slow-cooked dark chili paste on the other hand, adds the much needed aroma and more spiciness to complete the taste.
The prawns and cockles are extremely fresh, succulent and cooked just right for that desirable texture, and you really can’t complain about the unstinting portion in each bowl @ RM5.50. If there’s anything worth nitpicking, it’d have be the pork blood cubes that felt a tad hard.
As far as Penang curry mee goes in KL, this is the real McCoy and also possibly the best version you could get. And of course I am aware that there’s another popular one in SS2 at Restoran Okay notorious for selling out within 2 hours.
But believe it or not I have been there a couple of times as early as 8am and they were never open. I am now starting to think they don’t even exist. So why gamble your precious time on a stall that does not have fixed business hours? Better bank on a surer one like this.
Kuantan Road Penang Curry Mee
Sun Sea Kopitiam, Jalan Hujan Rahmat
Taman OUG, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
Business hours: 7am to 1.30pm, closed on Wednesdays