I’m a big fan of curry mee, the good old Penang curry mee. The type that comes in santan based soup with fragrant chili paste and typically ensures a few smooth trips to the loo if you have it say.. three day in a row.

In Klang Valley, you usually call it curry laksa.

Penang style curry mee at Hoi Kee kopitiam
Penang style curry mee at Hoi Kee kopitiam

This particular stall of curry mee was discovered accidentally when we went Hoi Kee kopitiam at Segambut for nasi lemak with pork. It was already finished for that day, I chose to try the curry mee as a substitute, and it turned out to be a brilliant accident instead. 😀

nothing beats that fragrant sambal and raw cockles
nothing beats that fragrant sambal and raw cockles

While this version at Segambut does not come with pork’s blood (otherwise it’d be totally perfect), the chili, soup, and other ingredients did come together harmoniously to make a great bowl of curry mee. I also especially love those big juicy RAW cockles. Something that I believe people like Kim would love to have her hands on.

KY and Haze, with cendawan joining us too
KY and Haze, with cendawan joining us too

So if you are a curry mee lover like me, this is definitely a place to check out. For those staying at PJ, go to Restaurant Okay, but be there before 9 a.m. But for everyone else (especially those who isn’t so keen on coagulated blood anyway, or can’t wake up before 9), this is the best place to go!

Oh, they are pet friendly too. 😀

Hoi Kee kopitiam at Segambut

Address:
Kedai Kopi & Makanan Hoi Kee
No. 2, Jalan Segambut Tengah,
Segambut, 51200 Kuala Lumpur
GPS3.18564, 101.67633

KY eats – Penang Curry Mee at Hoi Kee, Segambut
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24 thoughts on “KY eats – Penang Curry Mee at Hoi Kee, Segambut

  • July 15, 2011 at 11:55 am
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    I WANT! i haven’t had curry mee for a long, long time…

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    • July 15, 2011 at 1:56 pm
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      kimberlycun: make it happen 😀

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  • July 15, 2011 at 12:30 pm
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    Damn that looks really good. I had Penang curry mee yesterday at Bangsar Telawi but there’s no blood or cockles, only pork and prawns.

    Raw cockles sounds awesome.

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    • July 15, 2011 at 1:56 pm
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      Huai Bin: You gotta try this one, penang curry mee actually never had pork, prawns yes.

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  • July 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm
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    This place was awesome many many many years ago, then it went down.

    From your report I trust that standards have came back up again 😀

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    • July 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm
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      Tan Yee Hou: it’s good! and you can’t be old enough to experience the whole cycle of good-bad-good kan? kekeke

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  • July 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm
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    hey, this is the laksa/curry mee that’s widespread in my hometown, malacca, too… not just penang! love it, since i’m a cockle maniac 😀

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    • July 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm
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      Sean: yaa, penang and melaka shares a lot of common stuff when it comes to food, peranakan influence 😀

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  • July 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm
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    Must try this…(5km from my office) but doesn;t come with steam white chicken, otherwise perfect..

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    • July 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm
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      soowm: penang style never comes with steamed chicken 😀

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  • July 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm
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    See hum! One of those luxuries that I can’t afford to taste anymore. 🙄

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    • July 18, 2011 at 8:57 am
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      JD: can la, just .. be bulimic :X

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  • July 15, 2011 at 6:51 pm
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    I’m not huge on curry laksa but get me a bowl of assam laksa anytime!

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    • July 18, 2011 at 8:57 am
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      Michelle: 90% of the girls I know loves asam laksa!

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  • July 16, 2011 at 10:04 am
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    Looks awesome… you knows curry laksa is awesome, when it puts a spring in your step and ur bum on a toilet seat…

    However, they seem to be a little stingy with the prawns…

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    • July 18, 2011 at 8:58 am
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      s2k_247: oh well prawns are expensive though, haven’t really found any curry laksa place with big prawns.

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      • July 18, 2011 at 3:54 pm
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        yea… big prawns are rare… but 1 prawn a bit… sad…

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        • July 18, 2011 at 3:58 pm
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          s2k_247: that’s true, I’m sure can probably ask for more.. and just pay more. lol

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  • July 16, 2011 at 12:54 pm
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    penang kali mee! I like it, especially for a penangite like myself, its so hard to find one that tastes similar elsewhere. Glad you found one here in segambut! 🙂

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  • July 19, 2011 at 3:37 am
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    Did the cat get some raw ‘hum’ as well?

    Unfortunately my cat only likes premium fish – cod loin, sashimi salmon and sashimi tuna.

    You put Cendawan on a leash and take her on outings? Does she tolerate it? Are you able to take her out for walks too?

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    • July 19, 2011 at 8:32 am
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      Tabea: hahaha no, cendawan eats canned food and a bit of kibbles. He doesn’t walk much on the leash but a lot easier to “catch” if he strays away, usually we carry him lor.

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  • July 20, 2011 at 3:29 am
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    if you guys dig malay style char koay teow, ours is the best in Klang Valley!
    Very aunthentic penang style, creamy, slightly sweet char koay teow and not the ‘kicap campur air’ you’ll get around town, mai la pekena!(come la!)

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    • July 20, 2011 at 8:24 am
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      bro rocky: ok where is yours?!

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