Monday, January 11, 2010

Hokkien Mee aka Tai Lok Mee @ Chinatown, KL

School holiday is over, it’s already back to school and it is the first weekend of the New Year we were gamed for our first movie of the year. These were the few movies under consideration for the night, Sherlock Holmes, Avatar or Old Dogs. We headed to TGC CapSquare KL and could only decide at the cinema as to what we shall watch including what to eat before the show. We decided we will watch Sherlock Holmes but no time for dinner just pop corns and soft drinks. We enjoyed Mr. Holmes’s crime solving adventure.

We then left London to Mr. Holmes’s good hands and went over to Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur for food. I brought my family to “Kim Lian Kee” the famous fried noodles stall located just opposite Hong Leong Bank. The time was prefect, it was just after the closing of the night market and the best time to visit the food stalls. The business at Kim Lian Kee was as usual as good as ever, atmosphere was also good as you breathe in the air of a typical Chinatown. Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur has its own beautiful characteristic and a place to reckon to visit if you have not been to this place before.

We tried 3 types of noodle and the favourite among all was this “Loh Mee” everyone gave a thumb up for the “Loh Mee”. Some like it with vinegar for extra oomph & flavour.

I was particularly craving for their fried “Mee Suah” which you could hardly find it anywhere else. Somehow I am amazed as how they could cleverly fry this “mee suah” as this noodle is very brittle and easily loses it form when being fried in the wok.

The “Bak Kee Th’ng” starch coated pork meat soup was good but not the best.

I just couldn’t believe it the fried Hokkien mee was below my expectation. I expected it to be very good after watching the Jason Yeoh’s show “Ho Chiak”, Ah Chay's Hokkien Mee at Danau Kota can easily beats our friend here in Chinatown.

That was it. My responsibility as a father to feed my family cum a Sherlock Holmes night was accomplished with a 100% satisfaction.

Kim Lian Kee
49 – 51 Jalan Petaling
Kuala Lumpur

GPS : 3.144351,101.697532


J2Kfm said...

I had the fried noodles at Seng Kee in Chinatown, which was supposed to be great.
But tragic really. the claypot lou shu fan, and roast pork mee were average at best.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wat a pity that the hokkien mee was no good..

foodbin said...

maybe it was the cook "off day".

Sin Tai Lim said...

J2Kfm - we were actually contemplating which one to go that night, Thanks for the input.

Joe - used to be good, now 3rd generation frying maybe this could be a reason.

foodbin - hopefully so...or not time for them to re-tune...

mimid3vils said...

I had once, not bad though~~

Sin Tai Lim said...

Guess it's sometime good sometime bad, consistently inconsistent.