“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.
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.
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.
The resulting broth was both sweet and aromatic, and held its own flavour even when noodles and ingredients were added into the bowl.
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.
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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Food: 7/10 (non halal)
Verdict: I didn’t try the other items, but this good prawn mee is pretty good!
San Peng Prawn Mee
Jalan San Peng
GPS Coordinates: N 3 08.038 E 101 42.711