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Kam Heong Coffeeshop, PJ State

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Red-orange dotted broth

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.

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Wantan mee with char siew

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.

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Springy noodles

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.

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Pork wantan

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.

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Hokkien mee

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A Penang favourite

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.

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I like kuay teow in my laksa

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Curry laksa

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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Ambiance: 5.5/10
Price: 6.5/10
Food: 6/10 (non halal)
Verdict: Go for the wantan mee and remember to specify your preferred char siew cut.

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Kam Heong Coffeeshop

Kam Heong Coffeeshop
8 Jalan Tengah,
off Jalan Yong Shook Lin,
PJ State,
46200 Petaling Jaya
Selangor

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