My father in-law comes from Melaka and one of the few things he love that I cannot stomach is wantan mee, red-tinged from the use of chilli sauce. That’s how they eat it in Melaka and I was shocked when I first encountered it. Worse still, I was greedy and ordered a large bowl thinking it would be good. I only ate a spoonful of it and never ordered a wanten mee in Melaka again.
When he told me about this really good wantan mee in PJ State, I didn’t dwell much about it, thinking it would be something like the Melaka version. But it turned out to be one of the best KL-style wantan mee I’ve eaten in Klang Valley. The auntie has relocated several times and her recent stall is at Kam Heong coffeeshop in PJ State.
Standard has been pretty consistent throughout the years and the stall enjoys a steady stream of customers each time I’m there. I find the noodles tastiest when I order a medium portion, versus the large and the small. The large portion loses the overall flavour while the small one just isn’t sufficient for me.
I’ve also tried the Penang prawn mee and curry laksa from the other stalls within the coffeeshop; the prawn mee is one of the most-ordered items at Kam Heong. I didn’t find this that great as the broth wasn’t sweet nor thick enough, and it didn’t hold its own with the noodles. While this tasted better with some sambal chilli, I still don’t consider this a good bowl of prawn mee.
The curry laksa was also nothing to shout about as the curry broth was lacking sweetness and aroma. Not something I would order again as I like my curry gravy thick and creamy with a sharp accent from the chilli.
While the other two items didn’t impress, I think this is a good coffeeshop to go to when you’re around the area. Do give the wantan noodles a try and let me know what you think!
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Food: 6/10 (non halal)
Verdict: Go for the wantan mee and remember to specify your preferred char siew cut.
Kam Heong Coffeeshop
8 Jalan Tengah,
off Jalan Yong Shook Lin,
46200 Petaling Jaya