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Mouth Mee, Kepong

by Bangsar Babe

Many followers insisted that I give Mouth Mee in Kepong a try when I recently shared about a good Sarawak laksa and kolo mee place in PJ. The owner of Mouth Mee is said to be related to the folks from PJ spot and she also co-founded that restaurant.


Mouth Mee, Kepong

Also, the mother of our good friend said she really enjoys the Sarawak laksa at Mouth Mee as it’s the closest she’s tasted to the version in Kuching, where she’s from. So Jien and I headed there soon after to see what the hoo-haa is for ourselves.


Bright and spacious interior

Compared to , I prefer the ambiance at Mouth Mee as it seems more spaced out. Service is also friendlier, from both the lady boss and her staff. When it comes to Sarawak food, kolo mee and laksa are the highlights but Mouth Mee also serves manicai rice noodles, which you’d hardly come across in Klang Valley.


Kolo Mee


Toothsome noodles

To be frank, I didn’t taste much difference for the Kolo Mee (RM12 – large) between Mouth Mee and Lin Li Xiang. Both were good – noodles were toothsome and delicious from the seasoning and lard oil. BUT, the quality of fishball at Mouth Mee is superior. Bouncy and pleasant to bite.


Sarawak Laksa

The Sarawak Laksa (RM12) at Mouth Mee looks the part, anatomically. Broth is significantly less than what was served at Lin Li Xiang and I’m told that’s the way it should be served. Just at the level of noodles to allow the vermicelli and toppings to still be noticeable.


There’s only one size at Mouth Mee, which I feel is fairly priced but if you’re looking to indulge, you’ll have to opt for another bowl as there’s no upsize. The broth is spice-packed – stronger than what I’ve had at Lin Li Xiang but also nicely balanced.


I prefer this version as it hits all the right spots for me; savoury, sweet, peppery and moderately lemak. You can request for more sambal if you want more kick in your Sarawak laksa but I feel the balance is just right, especially with lime juice (they give you two limes, by the way).


Soup Kiaw


Tomato Mee

The Soup Kiaw (RM8) is fairly tasty, filled with a decent amount of minced pork. I would have liked to try the dry version but we always order soup based for our little girls to enjoy as well. Tomato Mee (RM12) is decent – sweet-tangy gravy with crispy egg noodles, topped with fish ball, pork ball, fish cake, char siew slices and pork liver.



Fried Manicai Rice Noodles


We all enjoyed the Fried Manicai Rice Noodles (RM12), essentially bihun cooked with pucuk manis and egg. Simple stuff, but the noodles were fragrant from the wok char and seasoned just right so the flavour of the manicai came through nicely.


Three layer tea (front) and three layer coffee crystal

If I were to nitpick, the drinks at Mouth Mee is their Achilles heel. The Three Layer Tea (RM4.90) wasn’t thick enough and there wasn’t enough oomph from the brown sugar syrup. The same goes for the Three Layer Coffee Crystal (RM5.50) – didn’t pack a punch.

Overall, I enjoyed the Sarawak offerings at Mouth Mee. Is the food better compared to Lin Li Xiang, I’d say slightly. Especially the Sarawak laksa and kolo mee. I haven’t tested their consistency (though my friend’s mother vouches for them since she’s a regular) but it’s worth a visit if you’re looking for Sarawak food.

Parking can be a pain so be prepared to walk a little or pray to the parking gods to spare you a spot.

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Ambiance: 6.5/10
Price: 6.5/10
Food: 7.5/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: The Sarawak laksa and kolo mee were standouts. Good quality fish balls too.

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Mouth Mee 嘴爱面
2A, Jalan Rimbunan Raya,
Laman Rimbunan, Kepong,
52100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 011-2562 0055
Business hours: 9.30am till 2.30pm, 6pm till 9.30pm
(closed Monday)

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