“Eii where to dinner tonight?” “Dunno leh you decide la….” and the conversation goes on. Thinking of where to eat is the most annoying yet unavoidable thing in life. That’s why we’re here to help you. Perhaps it’s time for a good plate of charcoal-fried hokkien mee? Whether you’re a local or international, hokkien mee is a staple in KL. So today we deliver you Top 10 Hokkien Mee in KL You Need to Try, ever.
Tell Me Where’s the Best Hokkien Mee in KL:
1. Ming Hoe
Ask anyone where’s the best hokkien mee in KL and most people will recommend Ming Hoe. Located at Jalan Ipoh, Ming Hoe has been running its business for more than 2 decades. Their stir fried hokkien mee is a staple among the regulars. Springy with deep fried fragrant of pork lard, pleasantly good. Don’t miss out their fried fish cake, it’s another bestseller of the coffee shop. Ming Hoe serves lunch as well so do stop by and take a bite yourself.
Address: 424 Jalan Ipoh, 51200, City Center, Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-12 a.m. (Closed on Mondays)
2. Setapak Teochew Restaurant
Though this a Teochew restaurant as the name suggests, they do serve up pretty good hokkien mee in KL. Unlike other places, this restaurant’s noodles are made from scratch. Expect better texture. Chewy and springy noodles coated with rich, dark sauce and fried with wok hei. Besides hokkien mee, their Teochew food are very notable as well. The Teochew pastries are not to miss, some travel miles just to get their hands on it.
Address: 283, Jalan Pahang, Titiwangsa, 53000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m. (Closed on Sundays)
3. Ah Mang Mee – Halal Hokkien Mee
It’s no secret that hokkien mee is a Chinese thing, and due to pork lard, our Muslim friends couldn’t taste this local dish. Yet this No.8 stall in the food stalls next to Good Sheppard Church on Jln Othman serves halal hokkien mee. They might be the only halal hokkien mee in KL. You know how halal non-Malay food would taste completely different from the original like Char Koay Teow? Ah Mang Mee tastes 99% the same as the Chinese version according to regulars. Owners & chef are Malaysian Chinese Muslims and they replace pork lards with fried chicken skin, bomb.
Address: 40, Jalan Othman, Pj Old Town, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hour: 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (Closed on Mondays&Tuesdays)
4. Mun Wah
Another famous hokkien mee in KL, Mun Wah is probably the oldest hokkien mee in KL district. Still serving the traditional way, their hokkien mee is fried under strong flames using charcoal. Locals would gather at Mun Wah for their hokkien mee during dinner hours. The “chef” has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, so you know their hokkien mee is no joke. Besides hokkien mee, they do offer other noodle dishes and side orders which are equally worth trying as well.
Address: 155, Jalan Maharajalela, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 5 p.m.-1 a.m. (Closed on Wednesdays)
5. Aik Yuen
Located just behind the famous Tawakal Hospital, thus the name “Tawakal Hokkien Mee” given by locals. Many are no stranger to this coffee shop. In fact, Aik Yuen is known to serve one of the best hokkien mee in KL. Using charcoal as fuel as well, their hokkien mee is stir fried to dark, golden brown. The noodle soaks up all the flavors and melts in your mouth. Expect at least half an hour wait during peak hours, but definitely worth it.
Address: 1, Jalan Pahang Barat, Pekeliling, 53000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-12 a.m. (Closed on Mondays)
6. Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee
KL is as small as you think, travelling from one area to another is a little exhausting. If you’re looking for a safe choice of hokkien mee in KL, look no further than Damansara Uptown. This area houses at least three hokkien mee stalls, and all of them aren’t bad. Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee however, stood out in our opinion. With huge signage, it is almost impossible to miss it. You get to choose three types of noodles for your hokkien mee. Either the classic flat noodle, meehoon or yee mee. We would suggest you to stick to the OG, they’re sinfully delicious. You could also add extra pork lard as topping for more crisps.
Address: 121, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hour: 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Daily)
7. Lian Bee Hokkien Mee
Another old hokkien mee in KL nestled in Chinatown for 3 generations, finding Lian Bee might be a challenge. It’s at the back alley near Lai Foong Kopitiam (lala mee!). Lian Bee’s hokkien mee has a burnt, smoky flavor to it thanks to the fiery wok. They’re really generous when it comes to pork lard, such big chunks you might mistaken them as pork meat. One thing we have to warn you before heading to Lian Bee. Their hygiene is a bit of problem, but if can hurdle through then congrats you’ll reward yourself with a good ol’ hokkien mee.
Address: Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 4:30 p.m.-10:15 p.m. (Closed on Tuesdays)
First we have Halal hokkien mee, and now hokkien mee served in a bar? Pretty odd, but don’t let it set you back. Hoopla serves legit hokkien mee. Dark, saucy, with generous amount of ingredients fried together. pork lard, shrimp and crisps, you name it. With a side of fragrant belacan to spice things up, it’s worth trying. The best thing is, you can pair your hokkien mee with a glass or two, plus better ambiance.
Address: No.72-1 Jalan 27/70A Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. (Closed on Sundays)
9. Tiong Hokkien Mee
Tiong is yet another popular hokkien mee in Kl located on the same row as Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee. Their hokkien mee is just as good as others. Their finish, however is a little different. Tiong’s hokkien mee is slightly drier than others, which is also a type of KL hokkien mee. Stir fried on maximum fire with other ingredients including cabbage, the wok hei is no joke. You could also order side dishes to pair with your hokkien mee, they’re equally good.
Address: Ground Floor, 101, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Sat) 5 p.m.-2 a.m. (Sun) 5 p.m.-12 a.m.
10. Peng Yuan
Peng Yuan is located on the same row as the other famous hokkien mee in Petaling Jaya. Don’t get us wrong, their hokkien mee is pretty authentic as well. Plus, less waiting time and more comfortable seating. In here, you could opt for the classic hokkien mee, with pork meat and lards. Or, you could opt for the seafood version. Both are equally good with generous amount of lards and garlic. They too serve other Chinese dishes if you want more options other than hokkien mee.
Address: 42, Jalan 14/48, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hour: 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Closed on Mondays)
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