My never ending quest for a bowl of good Penang Hokkien Mee (瑕面, also known as Prawn Mee in this part of Malaysia) has brought me to Restaurant Yon Len at Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI).

Although the old man at Kampung Chempaka does offer excellent prawn mee, the operating hours are only from around 2-4pm, and I want to have it as breakfast. It was one of those things that bothers me, until the hot chick suggested Yon Len at TTDI last weekend.

Prawn Mee (瑕面) at Restaurant Yon Lee, TTDI
this is what I call a perfect no frill presentation

We arrived at the much talked about kopitiam at brunch hours, parking situation was actually not too bad, something that can’t be said for TTDI most of the time. I went to the prawn mee stall and ordered 3 standard bowls of this Penang’s pride.

If you are familiar with how prawn mee is served in Penang, you will find that this particular stall did everything correctly. Noodle (and mee hun), sliced pork, small sliced prawn, kang kung and bean sprout in a soup based that’s boiled with prawn and pork bones. All these is topped with some fried shallots, and of course, chili paste is given as well for the spicy touch.

Prawn Mee (瑕面) at Restaurant Yon Lee, TTDI
we’re seriously enjoying the prawn mee

I like my prawn mee to be a tad more spicy, and hence asked for more chili paste. The overall taste of the prawn mee here made me feel like I was in Penang. Very excellent broth, with everything else cooked to the proper texture and taste. I actually finished everything short of licking the bowl. It was really satisfying, I think I’m going to go there over and over again.

map to Restaurant Yon Lee, TTDI
Restaurant Yon Lee is right across the Perodua showroom

At RM 3.50 per bowl, the price is in line with other hawker centers that offer the same dish. You should really give it a try.

Restaurant Yong Len
Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1
(opposite Perodua showroom)
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.141630, 101.629243

KY eats – Prawn Mee (瑕面) at Restaurant Yong Len, TTDI
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11 thoughts on “KY eats – Prawn Mee (瑕面) at Restaurant Yong Len, TTDI

  • March 28, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    better eat there before some mamak force the owner to rent out the place like what happen to the shop behind yon len. There goes one of the better pan mee you can find in TTDI.

  • March 28, 2007 at 5:59 pm


    Pictures taken with very good K800i camera phone and the girl in white looks very pretty, what is wrong? 😛


    Yeah, that would be most unfortunate

  • March 28, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    Definitely one of the better prawn mees in the city – it’s a favourite of all Penangites who have migrated to KL to work.

  • March 29, 2007 at 10:03 am

    The restaurant’s actually called Yong Len..the G fell off a few years back =)
    N yes, the current Devi’s Corner used to house an uncle with tasty pan mee n chilly. But you can also check out an auntie’s stall at Kuan Lee (same row as Guardian)’s one of the most ordered item during lunch.
    While in TTDI, u mite wanna try the pork ball noodle at the corner restaurant (TTDI Utama I tink). But if u can drive further down another part of TTDI (where the old Honda Mofaz showroom was), there’s a Chinese restaurant behind BCMB. The pork ball noodle’s good too (4 me, it’s tastier thn the famous Lucky Gdn stall). Bt I usually order “kwan lou” style…if soup version nt tht nice, sorry-lo (“,)

  • March 29, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    i was there last sunday having the prawn mee for brunch! wondered if u were there. agreed with boo that it’s one of the better ones in the city. haha, i will be posting on this place very soon too 😉

  • April 5, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    eh KY, the shop’s signboard says Yon Len leh… anyway, looks siok.. will go try it 🙂

  • January 23, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    KY, try D’cengkih if you want to try johor’s in ttdi. lotsa good reviews about the restaurant in the net.

    • January 24, 2011 at 7:40 am

      T: thanks for the tips!

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