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It had been ages since I last came to this shop. The last time when I came was back to 2009 which I did blog bout it before when I just started blogging (click here). As today I went for my first medical check up, thought of revisit this shop and Just got to know that they have change their name of the shop, from restaurant Living Food to MKP Lam Mee or Uptown Lam Mee (wondering is it the same) which I thought should be as the whole shop setting still the same.

The only difference in this shop is the crowd as I remember few years back, to get a spot in this shop is quite hard, as it was one of a famous Lam Mee shop in Uptown or among the neighborhood as my friend recommend to me.

Well, I still stick to their traditional signature ‘Lam Mee’ whereby the difference compare to Penang we call this ‘Loh Mee’ as our Lam Mee is in clear soup version. You get to choose their thick noodle or thin noodle as I still remember they are famous for their thick noodle. The soup base is still thick and a bit starchy yet still the same taste as I previously ate before the only difference is the texture of the thick noodle had change. Find it a bit sticky not so nice to chew compare to last time and I prefer mine to add on with their 2 small plate of sambal to make it extra kick! If next round I would order, I would go for their thin noodle. I think it would be better.

Only difference between the thing is the noodle and of course price had increase. A plate of Lam Mee, 2 pieces of ‘Fried Sui Kaw’ and 1 chinese tea cost RM10.10. 

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 6/10 , Okay Lah~ -Stamped-

-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Location:

67, Jalan SS21/37
Damansara Utama
47400 PJ, Selangor

Tel: 03-7727 4126

Time: 8.00am – 3.00pm

GPS: 3.133060, 101.622194

Penang is already famous for its street food and many other hawkers center are famous to outstation crowd and some are famous among the locals, as once the word spread, the hawker center will enjoy brisk business. One of the hidden gem for Hokkien Mee that I have been hunting for the past few months that often close and now they have reopen back is this 888 Hokkien Mee Stall which is located on Lebuh Presgrave (Sah Tiau Loh – in hokkien means 3rd street) which is one of a famous hokkien mee (prawn noodle) stall among the locals.

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This street is very near to 1st Avenue mall which is like 2-3 streets away from the mall that if you plan to walk here from 1st Avenue, it takes about 10 minutes walk. This hawker center area is located the same street with Kwang Hwa newspaper factory.

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This is the street hawker center of Sah Tiau Loh (三条路小贩中心) which many kind of food to offer with the corner shop is a coffee shop that host many hakwer stalls and those that spill over to the road side. Some of the street hawker food unable to serve food into the coffee shop due to some conflict. It is best you ask them before you order if you are seated inside the coffeeshop.

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Well, anyone of you heard about the recent competition of Hokkien Mee in Penang? It was held at Times Square on December 2011 that  Penang Best Hokkien Mee stalls in the state were spotted and came by to compete to emerge the best as these were voted by the public.  888 Hokkien Mee emerge as crowd favorites and won the best in this catagory (click here for The Star News also to spot top 3 hokkien mee stalls in Penang) I am not sure that the winner of 888 hokkien mee is the same as this or not as they mention near Sunshine Square. and this is at Town area but to me still the same name and take it as another branch. 😀

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Before the wont this category, this stall had already been very famous among neighborhood and since when I was a kid I came by to eat with my grandfather and recently been craving for it so bad and manage to get my satisfaction. In the order you can choose to add on some ingredient like pork ribs, intestine, and others.

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You can add on some ‘siew Yuk’ too but the siew yuk for the day not so nice.

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This is how cramp the place look like that solely sole for Hokkien Mee only. To get a spot is pretty fast as the turn over per table is quite quick.

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This is my order of Hokkien Mee @ RM 3

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Why is it one of my favorite is definitely because of the soup base, its sweet with prawn taste and know that its cook along with prawn shells also, not only that its also cook along with pork bones and meat that make it so nice. It is serve along with small prawns that cook inside the soup for long time and some pork. I wanted to add on some pork ribs and other ingredient was sold out.

It is best advise to go before 10.30pm as most of their add on ingredients get sold out very very fast.

Pricing of add ons:

Normal Noodle @ RM3

Mee @ RM0.60
Egg @ RM0.60
Fish Ball @ RM0.60
Pig Guts @ RM0.60
Pork Belly (烧肉) @ RM1.60
Pork Ribs (排骨) @ RM1.60
Pig Trotter (猪脚) @ RM1.60

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In front of the Hokkien Mee stall comes this very busy Wan Tan Mee Stall also. I see alot of people flock on this stall and decided to give it a try too . . .

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I was sitting there for 45 minutes, and this guy was so busy for 45 minutes and its non stop action. I forgot to take the picture of Wan Tan Mee but I find it nothing much to shout about as the unique is the noodle which is just a bit springy as I have better ones in other coffee shop in Penang.

Overall, if you are in Penang to hunt for very nice Hokkien Mee (prawn Noodle) this is one of the stall highly recommended by me, as during CNY holiday I came here 3 times. . 😀

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 10/10,very good, highly recommended Hokkien Mee!!~ -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Presgrave Street Hawker Centre
Lebuh Presgrave

*NON-HALAL

Closed on Thursday
Daily 4.30pm-12.00am


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Last round when I back to Penang for Chinese New Year, a few days before the festive season, woke up early and went to one of the busiest market at housing area which is the Ayer Itam Market. The market had been here from many decades ago that start to originate people that stay up in the hill brings down fresh vegetable to sell. From time to time the market had develop till as what it is today.

During festive season, this market is super packed with people to do their last minute shopping and it is advisable to park your car a bit far as very limited parking space available, with its narrow street just enough for 2 cars to passby.

Ti Kuih is one of the item that must buy during Chinese New Year. After a short stroll, we head to a nearby kopitiam for breakfast.

Kedai Kopi Kapin is one a famous kopitiam around the neighbourhood  . . . One of the hawker stalls to look after is the Hokkien Mee (Prawn Mee) which have people lining up for it.

As we order too many food for 3 of us then we just order only just Wan Tan to try out and the skin is very soft just that the sesame oil is abit strong.

 Penang Curry mee is always one of my favourite, cuz they have ‘Pig Blood’ and the chili is their own homemade style that makes every one is different in taste.  RM3

 ‘Pork Noodle’ as I always prefer my version in Koey Teow with Mee and this are cook instant. The soup taste is okay only, as I prefer my soup base to be a bit thick in flavour and a bit more of pork lard. RM3

This is the signature of the shop ‘Prawn Mee’ with some of us like to add a bit of ‘Loh’ which is the soup base for ‘Loh Mee’ that makes it a kind of Prawn Mee (ying yong style) which is most of the people are ordering. The loh is a bit thick and the prawn mee soup base is sweet, that ‘pai kuat’ taste is in there, shows that used alot of pork bone. RM 2.80 


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Then we walk to a street next to it and I found something more interesting which is this whole street sell Curry Mee with at least around 3-4 stalls selling the same thing. Ken told me that every stall have their own style of chili and soup base which makes them have their very own customer base.

 We sit to this stall and I was very curious, this ‘Chee Cheong Fun’ stall is very busy and non stop customer coming in and I decided to give it a try. The chee cheong fun is very good, very soft ‘fun’ that mix with thick texture of shirmp paste ‘Heh Kor’ and their very own homemade chili and fried onions. RM1.50 

 Then I stroll around among other stalls and this stall which is family operated and this 2 ah ma working so hard preparing in a very traditional by using charcoal, and people keep pouring in to buy. I also give it a try.

 As what I said, every stall is packed and have their own style, and this ah ma different is the squid and the sauce of it.

 Mild sweet soup base add with their own homemade chili with squid makes this bowl of curry mee quite unique in taste. A bit spicy yet sweet and I quite like the soup base. Bought a packet for my parents and they don like it. I guess it depends on individual taste. A good try . . . 

This is located along the entrace of a Chinese School.


View Curry Mee street in a larger map

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10  not bad ahh -stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-



In Penang, when comes to breakfast, there are a lot of places to choose from. One of the place that I have last visited was this very classic kopitiam, did came here when I was in college time but then did not manage to drag my ass up after that, since that this round I had become a early person, so I manage to drag my friend for breakfast at this place again.

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For the very first thing in this coffee shop or consider signature stall for the coffee shop is the loh bak. It is now had become a family business with the dad as the deep fry person and the mom and daughter helping out.

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The ‘Loh Bak’ and ‘Heh Chi(prawn cake)’ is kinda irresistible. I always will order at least 3 each. Well deep fried yet the loh bak is very fragrance with its 5 spices yet the meat is solid yet the heh chi is fried till very crispy and inside of it hidden two prawns.

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Its even harder to resist when the loh bak or heh chi is dip in this very own starchy ‘Loh’ or the ‘Chili Sauce’. RM 3.90 for this

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The ‘Hokkien Mee (Prawn Mee)’ with its very burning hot soup base is something which I prefer yet the soup is aromatic with the prawn shell that had been cook for hours and added on more chili had make me enjoy every drop of it and I was sweating all over when I finish it. RM2.50

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‘Wan Tan Mee’ in this shop is reasonably price at RM3 with the way the auntie adds on the ingredient. The noodle had been bath in hot and cold water for couple of times makes it the noodle quite springy.

For early morning breakfast, I must say, its quite satisfying with the loh bak stall highly recommended.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10, Very Good Nehh..Recommended~ ~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Kafe Kheng Pin,
Penang Road, Penang.
(opppsite Happy Mart)
*operating from 8-1pmn(if not mistaken)

Map

When you ask any one out there, where is the best place to get Bak Kut Teh, most of the people would always say….go Klang lah…there got nice one. I have heard alot about Klang on its famous signature dish, but when always thinking of driving all the way there, I will think twice on it. Restaurant Teluk Pulai, First, I do not know the way, second I am just lazy when think of drivvvinngggg all the way there.

Never have I know that manage to try out a shop around that area that I would called it Bak Kut Teh Zone which mean not this shop, there are a few other shops too. This shop was recommended by my friends. So headed here to makan which is the second round. (moster ler them, including me as since drive all the way so far don care la..for second round)

Even though that there are parking space available but I have to park quite far to get to this shop with the amount of people flocking in yet it was quite late already.
Of course ‘Bak Kut Teh’ would be the signature dish in shop which sell no other things than this. When we were there, as I said we were quite late and alot of things in the pot is the same, I love all those piggy spare parts had left like 2-3 choices which is quite a turn off for me but never careless as the moment now, the most important now is the soup base.

I have always love Bak Kut Teh soup base have those strong a bit of herbal taste and the soup when you drink like will paint a layer on your tongue but this shop does not have the feel. Just a normal one.

None the less, I just love this ‘Chicken Feet’ as it was boil till the soup base soak into the feet and it was quite nice, soft on the skin.

I would say this would not be the best shop, as I remember I have ate once during when I was studying in college that serve bowl by bowl instead of a big pot and that was one of the best but I do not know where is it that was brought by my friends dad.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6/10, okay loh,!~

-Stamped—Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Restaurant Teluk Pulai,
32, Jalan Batai Laut 5,
Kawasan 16 Taman Intan,
41300 Klang
*Non-Halal

Tel: 03 – 3344 5196

Opening hours: 7 am – 3 pm

Sometimes I do wonder that how did Jonathan manage to find all the details of eat all you can meal and this round he suggest us to come to this place which he had been mentioning for quite some time. I did ignore him a few times as that time I was quite phobia of tim sum, eat too often in such a short time. It was Friday, so at least we can have something nice. RM28++ per pax.

When we walking, I had that kind of impression that, hrmm..another classic chinese deco style restaurant?

In a 5 star hotel area located at Seri Kembangan do expect to much but did impress a little.

With the menu and tick on the selection of food you want.

Fragrance tea that suits my licking that create a thin sticky layer on my tongue.

The soups were good. We order 4 types of it. Then when we order for 2nd round, the taste difference is quite huge as the restaurant was kinda full house and lack of manpower.

We like this very much, it was fried with wok hei and we order 3 rounds of this.
Very plain loh mai kai.

‘Durian Pudding’ is something plain on the top but when you deep deepper on it, you will find the jewel of the pudding which 1/3 of durian purree at the bottom. We like the ‘Mango Pudding’ more. The ‘Sweet Red Bean with Lotus Seed’ is good too, with quite thick in flavour yet I enjoy it very much.
‘Chilled Herbal Jelly’ is the most bitter jelly that I have come over so far. Even though I like herbal jelly quite bitter but this bitter is extreme but some of my friends they do like it.
‘Red Bean Pancake’ is kinda cold. If it was serve warm directly after fried.
This would be a short post with pictures illistration mostly, but what I would say, with the amount that I am paying, I would go for other shop instead of this one. The food is not bad but the service is pain in the ass with lack of man power for Friday lunch yet alot of Bangla working and the walk like turtle. So do not expect good service.
-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, So so lah~ -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Cheng Ho Court
The Mines Beach Resort and Spa,
Jalan Dulang, Off Jalan Balakong,
The Mines Resort City, Seri Kembangan
Malaysia 43300
*Non-Halal

Tel : 0389436688

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