After hearing so many good things about the Kolo Mee at Restoran Gembira, I finally dropped by last week to give it a try. It was delicious alright but speaking from experience, I can’t really label this Kolo Mee as authentic.
Sure enough, the noodles resembles the real thing – egg noodles garnished with minced pork, red color char siew and scallion. I found both the flavor and “wetness” of the noodles have been modified to suit the KL locals’ taste buds, so now it tastes more like Hakka Mee actually. One of the more authentic but not necessarily better tasting Kolo Mee could be found at Pandan Indah instead.
Well, I can’t say I am surprised at all by this, because many of the so called Kolo Mee in KL (often labelled as Sarawak Noodle) have been bastardized in some ways. And that practice is perfectly understandable given the circumstances. My point is, if you have been to Kuching and chowed down tens of bowls of Kolo Mee like I did, you’d agree with my take on the authenticity.
39, Jalan SS 24/8
Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya