San Peng Prawn Mee at Jalan San Peng
It is hard to find delicious prawn mee in Kuala Lumpur nowadays. Many food stalls are either manned or cooked by foreigners (no offense to them). Thus, local food is starting to lose its stripes if the trends continue.
In Jalan San Peng, there is one famous prawn mee stall is still run and cooked by locals. The stall is located beside the San Peng famous Chicken Rice stall and opposite the Star LRT Pudu Station.
It is a typical roadside stall with zinc roof, plastic tables and chairs. You are there for food and don’t expect anything more than that.
I ordered two bowls of prawn mee. The traditional prawn mee and dried prawn mee. I didn’t order the side orders (such as fish balls, pork balls and etc).
(Dry Prawn Mee)
The Dried Prawn Mee comes with noodles and meehoon, topped with sliced steamed chicken, prawns, beansprouts (taugeh), spring onions and fried shallots. There is also a small bowl of prawn broth that comes with it.
(Traditional Prawn Mee)
The Traditional Prawn Mee comes with noodles and meehoon, topped with sliced steamed chicken, prawns, beansprouts (taugeh), spring onions, vegetable and fried shallots and sunk in the fragrant prawn broth. I enjoyed the broth, even though it wasn’t the best but it was pretty good. They deep fried their own shallots so it is crispier.
Both prawn mee were priced at RM 5.50 per plate. It was quite reasonable given the size of the portion and the amount of the ingredients. I preferred the traditional prawn mee with its fragrant broth while the dried prawn mee was enjoyable but still inferior comparable to the traditional prawn mee. Be there early for lunch time as it is usually packed. This is NON-Halal.
San Peng Prawn Mee Address and GPS:
Jalan San Peng
(Closed Every Tuesday)
GPS: 3 08.038, 101 42.711