Whenever a restaurant selling the same food with another more famous counterparts just a few doors a way and somehow still manage to survive all these years is always worth a visit.

Peng Yuan Hokkien Mee in Ah Fatt kopitiam is situated on the same row as the vastly more famous Ahwa Hokkien mee that I’ve blogged about, another example would be Satellite chicken rice located a few doors down from New Restaurant Ipoh Chicken Rice. If the two places can co-exist, one of them can’t be worse than the other.

Peng Yuan Hokkien Mee
Peng Yuan Hokkien Mee in Kedai Minuman dan Makanan Ah Fatt, off Jln 222

That said, we actually ended up at Peng Yuan because we had initially wanted to go to Ahwa, a place that is fast becoming one of our regulars. It was on a Tuesday, and Ahwa was closed. After a flurry of BBM messages, we decided to check out this joint to minimize logistic issues.

The place was packed, I suspect quite a lot of the extra customers ended up there due to the same reason. We made our orders, and waited, and waited, and waited….

wat tan hor, hokkien mee, fried chicken drumstick and wings
wat tan hor (Cantonese flat noodle), hokkien mee, and fried chicken

Before our main dishes arrive (took some 20 minutes), we ordered some fried chicken wings and drumsticks as appetizer from the stall that claims to serve them “cheaper, bigger and better” (there’s a famous fried chicken wing stall at Ahwa to0).

Sure enough, the fried chicken turned out to be excellent. They were packed with flavor (asam?) and very succulent too, Jac ended up asking for an extra order, and that skinny bitch usually only eats as much as a small cat.

As far as Hokkien Mee (RM 15 for portion of 3)  goes, I think Ahwa still has an edge, this dish at Peng Yuan was slightly too wet for my liking. The Cantonese flat noodle (wat tan hor, RM 15 for portion of 3) though, was fabulous. I especially like the very addictive sauce.

#porkgang having hokkien mee
dessert soup, #porkgang, and nutmeg drinks

The kopitiam also serve “four fruits soup” (四果汤) that comes in a bowl with jelly and several types of nuts in a sweet soup. This is something that’s quite popular in Penang especially around those make shift theater that’s set up to worship the spirits/gods. The availability of nutmeg drinks, another Penang speciality, put me over the moon! If you haven’t tried it yet, you should.

Dinner turned out to cost less than RM 10 per person including the fried chicken and drinks. Though the hokkien mee was a bit of a let down, I’d come back here for the chicken wings and cantonese noodle, and oh, the drinks too!

peng yuan hokkien mee off jalan 222

Address:
Ah Fatt Kopitiam
42, Jalan 14/48,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.097563, 101.629334

Peng Yuan Hokkien Mee and Fried Chicken off Jalan 222
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37 thoughts on “Peng Yuan Hokkien Mee and Fried Chicken off Jalan 222

  • May 5, 2010 at 11:17 pm
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    tai chow! last time i had it so often that i’m scared of it. now that i’ve not had it for sometime, rindu pulaks 😀

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  • May 5, 2010 at 11:20 pm
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    Merryn,
    hahaha, this isn’t called tai chow, but sai chow! 😀

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  • May 5, 2010 at 11:20 pm
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    actually i quite liked the hokkien mee too. maybe i was too hungry? lol

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  • May 5, 2010 at 11:22 pm
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    i miss “four fruits soup” >.<

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  • May 5, 2010 at 11:27 pm
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    I’m on my bed already and reading this make me hungryyyy! >:(

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  • May 5, 2010 at 11:31 pm
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    kimberlycun,
    hahahah perhaps!

    nekomeow,
    come to PJ! 😛

    Christine,
    hahahaha sleep now, quick!

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  • May 5, 2010 at 11:39 pm
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    i think the hokkien mee was too wet.. hehe..

    but the wings was AWESOMESAUCE!!! =)

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  • May 5, 2010 at 11:57 pm
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    mcb i look like shit

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  • May 6, 2010 at 12:04 am
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    btw im not a cat lol

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  • May 6, 2010 at 12:09 am
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    i like the chinese dessert over there.. and i once ended up in this restaurant cos ahwa wah closed as well.. hahaha.. thats probably how it survived..

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  • May 6, 2010 at 12:13 am
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    Burp. Just had a packet of instant noodle. Reading kyspeaks.com before sleep isn’t the best idea! 😛

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  • May 6, 2010 at 12:49 am
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    Oh no. Die. Already hungry. Now see this. But so late. How can, how can?!

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  • May 6, 2010 at 12:51 am
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    havent been thr for a long time. . .

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  • May 6, 2010 at 8:36 am
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    Wah, this Ahwa Hokkien mee must be really good. Does it close early? Or open for supper as well?

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  • May 6, 2010 at 9:10 am
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    ericyong77,
    agreed!

    Jaclyn Chew,
    Hahahah but you eat like one!

    TummyRumble,
    haha, i don’t think this place can solely survive only when ahwa is closed 😛

    Christine,
    hahaha instant noodle is best! 😛

    Suertes,
    go to sleep only!

    foodcrazee,
    oOo you know this place too?

    JD,
    ahwa is pretty good! ask for extra lard! hehe, yah opens till about midnight

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  • May 6, 2010 at 9:58 am
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    the old schools (my parents, not me!) would always prefer peng yuan 🙂 so i kinda grew up with peng yuan hokkien mee rather than ahwa! i would say both is equally good with ahwa being too expensive for a plate of hokkien mee!

    that fried chicken! one of the best in klang valley! always gotta queue up for that 🙁

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  • May 6, 2010 at 10:59 am
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    yuetmui,
    Yah I love the fried chicken, love at first bite!

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  • May 6, 2010 at 12:34 pm
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    Wao, it’s near my place. Will check it out one day. Thanks for the review. havent been there b4

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  • May 6, 2010 at 12:42 pm
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    Ah… only been to Ahwa but not Peng Yuan. Still have to find a suitable time to bring my lil daughter there without making her sweat

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  • May 6, 2010 at 1:56 pm
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    JLean,
    you’re welcome. 😉

    Leo,
    hahaha when it rains? 😛

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  • May 6, 2010 at 4:14 pm
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    Where gotttttttt
    I eat like hamster lol

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  • May 6, 2010 at 4:47 pm
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    Jaclyn,
    I think you’re right. :S

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  • May 6, 2010 at 5:23 pm
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    Yah cheaper than Ahwah and the chicken wings were MUCH better.

    Ahwah still wins on speed and hokkien mee tho.

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  • May 6, 2010 at 5:34 pm
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    ShaolinTiger,
    yah, need to go there on slower days!

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  • May 6, 2010 at 5:41 pm
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    I prefer Peng Yuan over Ah Wa for hokkien mee. Tastes even better when tar pau’d coz the flavours would have seeped in already. So yummy. 😀

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  • May 7, 2010 at 2:38 am
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    I have always wanted to try the nutmeg drink in Penang! How do the locals order it in coffeeshops ar? (as in the name in Hokkien)

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  • May 7, 2010 at 9:17 am
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    Lyrical Lemongrass,
    oOo, besttt!

    Chef Mel,
    Just say nutmeg! hahahah

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  • May 7, 2010 at 9:22 am
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    Nutmeg drinks eh? Sounds refreshing! Yeah, remember Penang being famous for nutmeg. 🙂

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  • May 7, 2010 at 10:53 am
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    must try this hokkien noodles and compare with my recently posted fried hokkien noodles @ House of Tang …i am hokkien mee lover… hehehe…

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  • May 7, 2010 at 12:21 pm
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    wah can see that the cantonese fried is overflowing man!!! looks so good!

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  • May 7, 2010 at 5:19 pm
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    Huai Bin,
    yeaa only in Penang can u find nutmeg 😀

    via,
    do it!

    eiling,
    yah it was awesome i loved it

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  • May 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm
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    hv u tried the hokkien mee at damansara uptown? it’s pretty awesome too.

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  • May 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm
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    try the white nutmeg drink, it is the best! from your photo it look like the nutmeg drink is the normal red nutmeg drink. try the white nutmeg drink, it is the best! It;s available at the Food Court at Batu Ferringhi (Long Beach) ….

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  • May 8, 2010 at 8:24 pm
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    But this place ah I tell you, I waited so freaking long, like almost 45 minutes I decided to leave. Same case, AhHwa was closed so spillover to this place. Very crowded. The grilled fish was awesome though. The chili was goodness. Savoury! So, didn’t managed to try anything except their that fish and Bali Ice wth.

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  • May 9, 2010 at 10:44 am
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    loshi,
    I did, yah they’re pretty good too!

    cmchang,
    Ahh, but Penang is a bit far from KL, hahaha. I had tried those, I was from Penang 😉

    SuVien,
    Yah, have to go when Ahwa IS open instead

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  • May 13, 2010 at 2:05 pm
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    very nice yami ..delicious food

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