Penang folks in KL, there is one good news to share as the Famous Penang 888 Hokkien Mee had open their first outlet outside Penang. This stall is rated as one of the top three best Penang Prawn Noodle or Penang Hokkien mee had opened its door at Kota Damansar, Pj. It was a random stumble when I was heading to my usual Chilli Pan Mee place and they just operate just about 2 weeks.
[Update 28.2.2018: realize that the shop no longer operating after i went the third round today – after operating just less than 3 months – SAD]
As manage to speak to the owner, as this is a collaboration of the original 888 hokkien mee son and his best friend to open up this shop and it is run with the original recipe from Penang.
Menu is pretty straight forward.
If you are here during lunch time, it is pretty pack for first 2 weeks in operation.
The smell and the look is certainly on par with Penang standard where I felt that the broth is lacking its sweetness compare to the original in Penang. Loh Mee soup is on point where it is thick enough and it will be my next aim to order both.
Since they are rather new, I tried their Prawn Mee with Siew Yuk and siew yuk is not bad.
For yin yeong or mix soup, I added on their garlic base gravy to enhance the soup taste, just to my liking
Loh Mee is not bad. Quite on point to the one in Penang. Soup base is thick enough and pork slices are just nice.
After that the owner ask about feedback and manage to find out that why the broth is lacking because the broth boiling process started late whereby 8 am and open for business at 11.30am, as compare to Penang they boil the soup from 9am and start business at 5pm hence the thickness of the soup base is there. The owner advise to swing by from 3pm onwards to enjoy the best taste of the soup.
Will definately drop by again after 3pm to enjoy my pippin hot bowl of Penang Hokkien Mee in KL. Best of all, it is easy to find parking during weekdays as you just park inside Sunway Nexis basement carpark and just walk out, as the parking is free for first 2 hours.
-= Ka Ching =-
Food Rating 8/10, pretty good as comparable to Penang– !! -Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Penang 888 Hokkien Prawn Mee
10, Jalan PJU 5/4,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor