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San Peng Prawn Mee

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“Sit, please sit. What would you like to eat?” I love when people are friendly and easy to deal with. Such pleasant encounters are rare these days, especially when you’re dining at a hawker stall. These people are often too busy to give a damn, so ordering and eating is a mechanical process for me.

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Sharing a table is a common practice here – we shared one with a group of teenagers, who seemed very content with their prawn mee and steamed chicken. Lam mee and steamed chicken feet are also available, according to the friendly aunty. This shop has been around for more than 40 years, and the aunty’s son currently mans the cooking station.

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I’m generally not big on prawn mee because not many places in KL serve good ones. If it’s good, it often comes with a heavier price tag. While waiting for my noodles, the auntie chatted with me and said the soup is prepared using plenty of prawn head and shell.

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Prawn mee – small

The resulting broth was both sweet and aromatic, and held its own flavour even when noodles and ingredients were added into the bowl.

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Yellow mee + vermicelli

My small bowl (RM5.50) was larger than a standard large bowl in KL and came with peeled prawns, chicken pieces, kangkung and deep fried shallots. They make their own chilli sauce, which packed up a punch. It didn’t seem spicy at first, but the heat caught on soon after. I also liked that little or no MSG is used as I didn’t feel thirsty after the meal.

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Homemade chilli sauce

You can order fried pork lard to add into your noodles, but I decided to enjoy the noodles as they were. San Peng Prawn Mee opens from 7.30am to 3pm, and closes on Tuesday.

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Ambiance: 4.5/10
Price: 6/10
Food: 7/10 (non halal)
Verdict: I didn’t try the other items, but this good prawn mee is pretty good!

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San Peng Prawn Mee
Jalan San Peng
Pudu, 55200
Kuala Lumpur
GPS Coordinates: N 3 08.038 E 101 42.711

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10 Responses

  1. Sounds like quite a gem among kl’s sea of hawker stalls, for multiple reasons. I don’t take prawn mee very often, but the description of this sounds great. I’d kinda prefer it for a robust dinnertime dish, that’s the only thing :d

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Then you’ll have to get your prawn mee fix at Champ’s. I can eat this anytime in the day hehe. 😉

  2. OMG! This is making me hungry now!! Look at the color of the broth!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yeah lor. Banyak ommph! And reasonably priced. The big bowl is mega huge (can feed two adults) and that’s RM7.

  3. i had this prawn mee before! i finish up everything including the broth! too good to waste!
    their steamed chicken feet was good too!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Hahahaha me too! I slurped the whole bowl clean. 😀

  4. KP

    This is the place I go for my prawn mee fix. I ask them not to put chili in my bowl but instead ask for chili oil (which they have skimmed off the paste because of ‘health’ demands from customers). That’s the stuff that puts the zing in the soup. Deadly I know, but oh so nice.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Thanks for the tip! I’ll remember to ask for chilli oil next round. 😀

  5. WONG YEW HENG

    Besides a lot of prawn head and shell in the soup, the soup base is actually made of real chicken stock, some pig bone and some chicken leg.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Thanks for sharing this, Yew Heng. 🙂

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