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To those who loves a good bowl of Loh Mee, Ulu Yam is undoubtedly what springs in mind. For those who has never heard about Ulu Yam, it is sort of a half way point between KL and Fraser Hill, within Batang Kali.

You can also go to Genting via Ulu Yam if you’re the sort who enjoys a bit of spirited driving on winding roads with good scenery, though the journey takes quite a bit longer (and further) compared to the standard toll way.

Swee Yen restaurant at Ulu Yam Lama
Swee Yen restaurant at Ulu Yam Lama

A couple weekends ago Haze and I had a little getaway at Fraser’s Hill, and since I have yet to try the famous loh mee, we decided to do just that on a pit stop before heading back to KL.

The only problem about finding Loh Mee in Ulu Yam is that.. which one?! It is almost like the case of Klang bak kut teh or Ampang yong tau foo where a relatively small area is littered with several outlets offering essentially the same thing, you have to know which one to choose.

There were different recommendations from Garmin GPS, Google Maps, and blogs. I settled on Kim’s blog entry. If it’s good enough for her mom, it will be good enough for me.

glorious lor mee, look at the lard!
glorious lor mee, look at the lard!

Since there were just two of us, we ordered a bowl of Loh Mee for two and a lala with superior soup as side order.

The Loh Mee were huge (I think people Ulu Yam must eat only 1 meal a day or something), and true to the reputation, it was fantastic!

There’s a pretty strong taste of vinegar in the thick soup but in a good way. There were also bits of fried lard, some prawns, and meat to complete the dish. It’s easily one of the best Central style Loh Mee I’ve tried.

lala in superior soup
lala in superior soup

Then there’s the lala in superior soup. This too didn’t come in a small dish, and would probably be a serving for 4 in KL. The shellfish were quite big and juicy, with the superior soup carrying a kick thanks to the addition of chili padi and a healthy dose of ginger with plenty of coriander.

Good stuff.

check out the huge portion of lor mee
check out the huge portion of lor mee

It was definitely a very satisfying lunch and we didn’t even manage to finish everything, the servings were just too big.

The bill came to RM 33 for everything, including drinks too. Glad that crazy inflation hasn’t hit small town as bad yet. I’m gonna go there again next time and order terrapin! 😀

map to ulu yam lor mee

Swee Yen Restaurant
No 38, Jalan Besar, Ulu Yam Lama,
43300 Batang Kali,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
GPS: 3.4546, 101.64073
Tel: 03-6075 1123, 012-360 4837

Discuss : KY eats – Loh Mee at Swee Yen, Ulu Yam Lama

  1. kimberlycun

    damn i miss this lor mee. must order the terrapin!

    • kimberlycun: was a good choice to follow your post, yeah terrapin next! 😀

  2. Yah damn good with lard inside – shiok!

  3. Charlene

    Oooh yummy!! But hor… til now you still haven’t come to Kuching yet… why neh? 😛

  4. Michelle

    I don’t like loh mee. Each time my dad forces loh mee into me (when I was a kid), I’ll puke after that. bad memories!

  5. tried most of the ulu yam lor mien before. OK la… pass but you got Setapak lor mee mah in ur backyard. plus it’s better. (my humble opinion only ar, don’t burst a blood vessel! haha)

  6. Terrapins….!!!??? Nooooo!!!!!!

  7. TikkoSS

    WAH.. that bowl so big ! can finish meh? Thank God im not allergy to lala.. now i start to crave for malaysian food 🙁

  8. How was Fraser’s Hill? I liked the place – it quite cool, but not as cold as Camerons or Genting, but nice highland temperature all the same. It’s the least commercialized of the hill resorts too, love the rustic charm.

    Ah, I didn’t know there’s a place like this or would have checked it out. 🙂

    • JD: yah, i love the tranquility, not to mention it’s pretty cheap too. just a bit far though, but i really like the place.

  9. If Hokkien Mee is the King of Mee, then I would say Loh Mee is the Queen of Mee. Never fail to order both whenever going out for ‘Tai Chow’. Looks like the Loh Mee is really huge bowl? Hmm..I wonder how long is the drive there, just to sample that?

  10. omg that bowl is really huge!

  11. How much is the price for one bowl?

    • lb1897: everything was RM 33 so I’m guessing per portion of the loh mee was probably RM5-7

  12. Wilfred

    The terrapin is so so only. I would suggest u try their steamed “sang yu” slices next time u go. Also their “Lamyu” pork ribs is gooding

  13. Is the restaurant open in the evening?

  14. Ford_GT

    Free traffic jam….lying middle in the road, nobody give a damn. Air is breezing and cooling. And of coz, the food is dang cheapo.

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