Best Hokkien Mee in KL

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A good plate of fried Chinese noodles isn’t just about adding in the right amount of ingredients; but also the way the dish is cooked. Otherwise known as “wok hei” (which literally means “wok breath”), such cooking method refers to food being stir-fried and tossed around a wok over very high flame. It has to be done in a swift manner in order to give the dish a distinct smoky aroma. The same concept also applies to the preparation of Hokkien mee. Popular among many local Chinese foodies, this dish is typically stir-fried using “tai loke mee” or thick noodles. Among the commonly-used ingredients that characterise Hokkien mee are sliced pork, prawns, and cabbage. Dark soy sauce is then drenched all over the noodles to boost the overall flavour, and tiny pieces of deep-fried pork lard is a crucial ingredient to complete the dish. Follow us as we bring you on a journey of discovery along some of the dingiest places in the heart of KL in search of the best Hokkien noodles, for in the darkest of places lies the best of food!

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    HooplaNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Now, now, hold your horses; it is undoubtedly quite a surprise to see a serving of hokkien mee here. After all, in a bar? But as deceitful as it gets, this plate of thick noodles laden with its staple dark colour is a hot pick here at Hoopla, tantalizing the taste buds of each customers who were adventurous enough. Think pork lard, crisps, shrimps, and a side of smoky belacan- truly irresistible.

    Tips

    It’s located above Chapter One.

    Things to expect

    Relaxing and chill vibes.

    Best with

    Cocktails

    Price

    RM16.90

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    Hoopla View restaurant

    No.72-1 Jalan 27/70A Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
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    05:00PM—02:00AM
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    Pudu Charcoal Fried Hokkien MeeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    This humble little stall located in the Pudu area is best known for its stir-fried Hokkien mee. You get all the usual ingredients that are essential for a plate of hokkien mee: slices of pork, prawns, cabbage as well as the crispy deep-fried lard bits. Each strand of thick yellow noodles is perfectly coated in dark soy sauce and taste even better with an extra kick of sambal. What makes their Hokkien mee particularly delicious is the old-school method of cooking using charcoal fire. This is one of the reasons why regular patrons keep coming back after many years of brisk business.
    Tips

    This place is located nearby the famous Fei Por Chicken Rice restaurant.

    Things to expect

    Typical Chinese stall ideal for a quick meal for dinner or supper.

    Best with

    Best paired with a hearty bowl of pork soup.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM15.00

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    Pudu Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee View restaurant

    215, Jalan Sarawak, Pudu, 55200, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    07:30PM—02:00AM
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    Fatt Kee Hokkien Mee StallNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Nestled around the highly-populated area of Jalan Imbi, this particular stall offers an assortment of noodle dishes such as braised yee mee, fried kuey teow, loh mee and Cantonese kuey teow. But most patrons who frequent this place opt for its renowned Hokkien mee. Choose from the standard Hokkien mee version or mix it with some mee hoon or kuey teow noodles. However, purists will offer you one good piece of advice; and that is the thick yellow noodles are always the best!
    Tips

    The stall is located inside Restoran Win Heng Seng.

    Things to expect

    Typical Chinese-style hawker stall setting.

    Best with

    A glass of Chinese tea or herbal tea.

    Price

    RM9.00 to RM20.00

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    Fatt Kee Hokkien Mee Stall View restaurant

    183, Jalan Imbi, 55100, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    05:00PM—12:00AM
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    Restoran Sentul Ah Yap Hokkien Mee @ Jalan SentulNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Unlike most stalls or outlets that serve Hokkien mee, Sentul Ah Yap favours the old-fashioned cooking method of using charcoal fire. In fact, it is their long-standing tradition that has made the business withstand the test of time since its humble beginnings in 1960. Since then, Sentul Ah Yap has branched out into many outlets such as EAT Food Village in Publika Shopping Gallery and Taste Enclave in Avenue K. Their signature light brown Hokkien mee (as opposed to the regular dark coloured sauce) teases the sense of smell with its smoky scent. Every bite of this full-bodied noodle dish is lip-smacking; a meal worth skipping the gym for
    Tips

    Dip each mouthful of Hokkien mee into sambal for a roaring good experience.

    Things to expect

    Apart from Hokkien mee, the restaurant also offers other noodle dishes, rice, porridge, soup, meat and seafood.

    Best with

    If you’re an egg lover, don’t miss ordering their ‘Steamed 3 Kinds of Eggs’.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM24.00

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    Restoran Sentul Ah Yap Hokkien Mee @ Jalan Sentul View restaurant

    744, Jalan Sentul, 51000, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur
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    0122816862

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    11:00AM—01:00AM
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    Kim Lian KeeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    No Hokkien mee in KL should go unnoticed without an honourable mention of Kim Lian Kee. This grand old dame of restaurants has been running for more than 80 years since the 1920s and is also arguably the first and oldest restaurant to introduce Hokkien mee in KL. Full of smoky goodness from stir-frying over a traditional charcoal fire, the glossy sauce-coated noodles are chewy and downright delicious to the last slurp! A generous topping of heart-stopping crunchy lard bits are mixed into this orgy of decadence, making it the perfect dish of sheer indulgence!
    Tips

    If you prefer to dine in comfort, Kim Lian Kee operates several outlets in shopping malls across KL such as Viva Home, Lot 10 Hutong food court and The Gardens Mid Valley.

    Things to expect

    Their Hokkien mee can be very greasy, so ordering a glass of herbal tea to counter the oily effect is a great idea.

    Best with

    While Hokkien mee is their signature dish, do give their Moonlight Kuey Teow a try.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM15.00

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    Kim Lian Kee View restaurant

    49, Jalan Petaling, 50000, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0320324984

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee @ Kuchai LamaNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Following the popularity of the original Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee in Damansara Utama and its second outlet in Bandar Puchong Jaya, Hokkien mee lovers can revel with the recently-opened branch in Kuchai Lama. And it’s no surprise that the place is always packed to the brim with patrons yearning for a tempting plate of Hokkien mee. Three types of noodles are available for you to choose from: the standard fat yellow noodle, meehoon or yee mee. Although the meehoon and yee mee are fairly decent, we still prefer the good old traditional version. Not to forget, the sinful deep-fried lard bits (or pork fats as written in the menu) can be ordered as an extra topping (big or small) to heighten your Hokkien mee experience.
    Tips

    Expect lots of patrons during dinner hours, so come earlier if possible.

    Things to expect

    Crowded restaurant, complete with outdoor seating area.

    Best with

    Herbal tea and pork soup.

    Price

    RM9.00 to RM20.00

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    Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee @ Kuchai Lama View restaurant

    39, Jalan Kuchai Maju 1, Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 58200, Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur
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    0379716121

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    05:00PM—02:00AM
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    Ming HoeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Look beyond the plebeian signage and lowly interior of Kedai Kopi Dan Makanan Ming Hoe, for it is the food that matters most here. Famous for Hokkien mee, the noodles served here are splendidly delicious and springy to the bite, while a sprinkling of deep-fried bits of lard add the perfect degree of crunch to this viscous dish. To complete your gastronomic exploit, opt for their signature fried fish cake as well. Here, the fish cakes are fried to perfection with crispy skin on the outside, yet soft and supple on the inside. No doubting it as the perfect partner in crime for the luscious Hokkien mee.
    Tips

    It’s best to come early if you plan to have dinner here.

    Things to expect

    Nothing fancy – outdoor seating with simple plastic stools and tables.

    Best with

    Don’t miss their breaded tofu and also “siong tong lala” (clams in superior soup).

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM10.00

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    Ming Hoe View restaurant

    424 Jalan Ipoh, 51200, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0340443669

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    06:00PM—12:00AM
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    Lian Bee Hokkien MeeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Here’s another legendary Hokkien mee stall situated in the Petaling Street area. But unlike Kim Lian Kee, locating Lian Bee is almost like finding a needle in the haystack especially if you’re not familiar with the labyrinth of shops that line the streets. Lian Bee’s Hokkien mee is stir-fried the good old-fashioned style using charcoal fire that gives the noodles a unique charred taste. The standard ingredients such such as pork slices, cabbage, prawn and deep-fried lard bits populate the dish in decent serving sizes. While Hokkien mee remains their signature dish, other food menu such as loh mee and pork soup are equally noteworthy.
    Tips

    This stall is actually hidden at the back alley of Lai Foong Restaurant in Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock.

    Things to expect

    Comfortable dining experience is out of the question here since Lian Bee is a typical back-alley stall.

    Best with

    A pot of herbal tea perfectly complements the Hokkien mee.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM15.00

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    Lian Bee Hokkien Mee View restaurant

    Lorong 1, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 50000, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    019-3359203

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    04:00PM—11:00PM
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    Mun Wah Hokkien MeeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    As the name of the restaurant suggests, Mun Wah specialises in Hokkien mee. It is a crowd favourite among the city dwellers for which you can see them flocking to for dinner and supper. The Hokkien mee is prepared using the traditional charcoal fire, scorched to give it that distinct charred flavour. Thick, glistening noodles in a dark soy sauce dominate the platter with the typical condiments added to the mix. Other dishes are served as well such as fried fish cakes, fried tang hoon (glass noodles) and deep-fried calamari rings. However, it is their Hokkien mee which remains a staple for patrons of Mun Wah restaurant.
    Tips

    This restaurant is also easily accessible via Maharajalela Monorail station.

    Things to expect

    A typical Chinese style casual restaurant.

    Best with

    Pork soup.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM15.00

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    Mun Wah Hokkien Mee View restaurant

    155, Jalan Maharajalela, 50150, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321447404

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    05:00PM—01:00AM
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