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I first came across this new-to-me Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee stall from Lionel’s instagram feed. By the look of the picture as well as the trust I have Lionel as someone who knows his food as well as the link he provides (article on The Malay Mail written by Khang Yi of masak-masak), I knew then I had to visit this place the very next day, which I did.

Penang prawn mee Red Leaf restaurant, Jalan Loke Yew
Penang prawn mee Red Leaf restaurant, Jalan Loke Yew

Restaurant Red Leaf is located at Restoran Red Leaf (also known as Restoran Shoong City?) at the intersection of Jalan Loke Yew and Lorong Loke Yew. While being by the main road, it also manage to stay somewhat hidden from view, so do not miss your turning.

The Hokkien Prawn mee stall is manned by the owner who’s been operating at the same spot for some 30 years and originally hailed from Penang. An easy test is to order a bowl in Penang Hokkien, which I almost always do when ordering Penang hawker food in Klang Valley.

prawn mee with extra prawns
prawn mee with extra prawns

The usual small bowl goes for RM 6, but you can also have it with extra prawns for RM 9 each. Naturally that was what I went for.

The prawn mee came with the usual ingredients of sea-caught prawns, kangkung, bean sprouts, pork slices, fried shallots, and your choice of yellow noodle, meehun, or both.

The broth carries a strong prawn note with a sweet seafood taste to it, with every ingredient jelled quite nicely to make a bowl of proper prawn mee that is my current favorite among the hawker offerings in Klang Valley.

I was certainly a happy customer
I was certainly a happy customer

Will certainly make this one of my regular pre-work breakfast stops.

map to restaurant red leaf

Restoran Red Leaf
No 61 & 63, Ground Floor
Jalan Loke Yew, 55200 KL
GPS3.129614, 101.711412
Hours: 7am – 12pm

Discuss : KY eats – Penang Prawn Mee at Loke Yew, KL

  1. kekeke rosberg

    Just from the look, you can tell, it is authentic, yap #foodpr0n

  2. Use to like this hokkien mee but the usage of msg is getting more and more. A tad thirsty after! Maybe you wanna check out a new authentic hokkien mee in pudu which is rather new/ Just next to the jalan sayur tai bo noodle. (shop facing main road) operates in the evenings only.

    • Mark: thanks for the recommendation. On separate note, I’m not sure if they use any MSG or it’s all from the prawn shells and such, in any case personally I have no issue with MSG 😀

  3. I’m not as lucky as you because recently I had a rather terrible prawn mee near my area.

  4. Hmmm, I’m a prawn mee fan…so I must seek this out! 😉

  5. I can tell it was great by the happy look on your face as you’re about to devour the prawns between your chopsticks. 😉

  6. Looks good, lovely big prawns…and only RM9. Cheap!

  7. KY,I wonder is the soup a bit sour or you add own seasoning to it.? I like it spicy and sure look good from photo.

    • Vickie: it’s not sour, it’s actually spicy and slightly sweetish with strong prawn taste to it.

  8. perhaps you should sample the harmin in Taman Bukit Segar, by the name of Aunty

    Lora Restaurant, a normal bowl is priced at rm9, on the pricey site. haha.

  9. I just tried it out. It’s lovely. I love it.

  10. This not authentic!! Real hkm never use processed fried shallot.

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