Penang Prawn Noodles @ Restoran Yong Len, TTDI


Restoran Yong Len is a popular coffee shop for the folks at the affluent neighborhood of TTDI. Some stalls are more popular than the rest and the Prawn Noodle is one of them. We could see the stall owners replenishing the soup non stop since we found a table and they were still doing it after we finished our meal. Business must be good.


The presentation of the noodles is quite cincai even for hawker standards. I actually took the liberty to do some rearrangements so it’d look more like for human eat one. Some key ingredients are missing too such as hard boiled egg and fish cake slices (I specially requested the fried shallots to be omitted). Either this is how they define how a bowl of Prawn Noodles should be, which is sloppy or they simply just don’t care any more.
But if I look past the lazy presentation, the noodles tasted alright – it didn’t make me go “wow” nor did it was “up car” standard. I think it’s crucial you mix ALL the chilli paste into the soup. Better still, ask for more of it because it’s the key to all the kick and flavor. Else you are just having sweetish prawn soup. RM4.80 for a standard bowl.


The Prawn Noodles sure took its own sweet time to arrive so I had the Wantan Mee while waiting. I guess it was OK, because you could certainly do worse at many other places. But the main quality that stood out in the noodles was the generous use of onion oil which gave it a very nice fragrance. Anyway, I just think this is worth mentioning.

All in all, worth a shot if you happen to drop by in the area with some time to spare for a grub because it won’t be a quick one.

Restoran Yong Len
2, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, TTDI
Kuala Lumpur

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