After posting Ho Yee Kee‘s prawn mee, I have received numerous recommendations about O & S Restaurant‘s Penang Prawn Mee in Petaling Jaya. Coincidentally, while chatting with my buddies (also from Penang) not too long ago they mentioned about a very good prawn mee in PJ area too. According to them it was so good it exceeds Penang’s standards.
And yeah you guessed it, they were all talking about the same restaurant – O & S. Being unfamiliar with PJ area, I bugged them to bring me there so I could try the noodles for myself.
A normal prawn mee cost RM4 per bowl and you can opt for extra toppings like squid, big whole shelled prawns and pork ribs. Shown here is a bowl with extra pork ribs (3 pieces) at RM7, meaning each pork rib is RM1. The ribs were soft and tasty, I felt they were well worth the extra bucks I paid.
Taste wise, it is awesome! The soup is really cooked faithfully according to Penang’s style, a bit sweet and full of prawny flavor. Just a sip of the soup immediately brought back memories of another good prawn mee I used to have when I was small.
It was during primary school when I used to attend tuition classes at night. Father would then fetch me home on his motorbike and we would go pass this prawn mee stall. The smell alone was so good I always ask my father to stop and tarpao a packet for supper. The taste, is at least 90% similar. If you were born in the 80s like me, you would know that a packet of noodles cost only RM1.20 that time.
Although it’s Penang prawn mee they’re selling, you won’t find any pork meat and fish cakes in the noodle. Not even kangkung. These are some common ingredients you’d find in our Hokkien Mee (our way of calling Prawn Mee)
Anyway, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Because they do give more fresh prawns that come in whole and half an egg. I have seen some hawkers really stinge on the prawns.. where an already very small prawn can be sliced into 4 portions, lol.
If there’s anything to be improved, I guess it would be their attention towards customer’s requests. Because I think the boss is being a bit arrogant here, he doesn’t really bother unless you’re asking for extra toppings (too famous maybe?)
Just for your information I hate fried onions, I never eat them unless it’s for chee cheong fun. So, I always tell the boss to exclude it. Well, you should be able to tell whether my request was entertained looking at the photos, lol. Not trying to be fussy here, but it has happened twice.
Despite having my nemesis swimming in my tasty bowl of prawn soup, I still finished the whole thing happily lol. And the fact that I have to drive 40 minutes to reach here does not bother me at all. Because, the prawn mee is that good.O & S Coffee Shop
39, Jalan 20/14,
Paramount Gardens, 46300 Petaling Jaya
Location: Wikimapia Map
GPS Coordinates: N3 06.469 E101 37.501