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Aug 24, 2013 09:12 AM

Kuala Lumpur - Kam Heong @ PJ New Town: Best Penang Hokkien Noodles in Town?

This stall serves probably the most authentic-tasting Penang-style Hokkien prawn noodles I'd tasted in KL thus far. Not anywhere near the standards one gets in Penang, but good by KL standards.

Another must-not-miss at this very popular kopitiam is, of course, the Sarawak Kolo Mee, an East Malaysian Hakka variation of the Cantonese "kon lou mein" sans the wanton dumplings. The Sarawak version uses pork lard to flavour the crinkly egg-wheat noodles, but no soysauce as in Cantonese wanton noodles. It's topped with thinly-slivered "char-siu" (BBQ pork) and (in typical Hakka style) minced pork. However, it's served with a little bowl of soup with fish-balls, betraying some Teochew influence. I guess this is a unique KL-style take on an iconic Sarawak noodle dish.

Address details
Stalls at Kam Heong Coffeeshop
8 Jalan Tengah, off Jalan Yong Shook Lin
(near Menara MBPJ)
PJ New Town
46200 Petaling Jaya

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  1. The respective stalls at Kam Heong.

    1. It's always fascinating to hear about Penang hawkers in KL and how they are cooking our island's cuisine.
      KL is more Cantonese so food has to cater to their taste, maybe that's why it won't taste the same as in Penang. Cantonese people don't like the flavour to be too strong.