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As someone from Penang staying in Klang Valley, we always look out for a good bowl of curry mee. Unlike char kuih teow which is now pretty popular pretty much everywhere, curry mee is a bit of a different case.

See, the problem is, there’s already a version of curry mee (often called curry laksa) in KL that are quite similar yet different from the Penang version in terms of ingredients and sometimes, the soup base itself.

Update 5/5/2015: unfortunately this stall has ceased operation

Mayiang Jaya cafe at Taman Mayang, behind Lincoln College (old Lim KoK Wing)
Mayiang Jaya cafe at Taman Mayang, behind Lincoln College (old Lim KoK Wing)

While both versions usually have santan (coconut milk) as the base of the curry mee soup, the Klang Valley version is usually closer to curry chicken in taste, while the Penang version is more bare, relying only on santan and the usually more superior and fragrant chilly paste. As for ingredients, KL version usually has curry chicken, while the Northern counterpart completes the bowl with seafood.

this bowl of Penang white Curry Mee is legit
this bowl of Penang white Curry Mee is legit

So far I’ve only had less than a handful of good Penang curry mee in KL, so I was more than happy to discover a relatively new stall at Mayiang Jaya cafe here at Taman Mayang in PJ claiming to offer Penang “White” curry mee.

The curry mee turned out to be legit. It came with coagulated pork blood (my favorite!), cuttle fish, cockles, long bean, tofupok, mint leaves, bean sprout, and pretty decent fragrant chilli paste as well. You can choose between mee hun, mee, or a mixture of both as your choice of carbo.

yeap, there's cuttle fish, and even coagulated pork blood
yeap, there’s cuttle fish, and even coagulated pork blood

For RM 5.50, this was a pretty decent bowl of Penang curry mee, even though one crucial ingredient, prawns, is lacking. I would not hesitate to have this curry mee again.

Hours are from breakfast to lunch, so this is definitely the place to go if you can’t wake up early enough for the SS2 Restaurant Okay’s version (which is slightly superior). If you’re a fan of Penang curry mee, this version at PJ is definitely worth checking out.

map to Mayiang Jaya cafe

28, Jalan SS26/4,
Taman Mayang Jaya,
Petaling Jaya
 47301 Selangor
GPS: 3.116374, 101.604224
Hours: breakfast and lunch

Discuss : KY eats – Penang Curry Mee at Mayiang Jaya Cafe [Closed]

  1. Had this in Penang, loved it! KL curry mee, not the same? More like nyonya curry laksa?

    • suituapui: yeap, KL is slightly closer to nyonya curry laksa, tho not entirely the same either

  2. KY, do you eat this dish for breakfast or lunch?

  3. yay, i see cockles! one cockles is worth two prawns for me, in terms of enjoyment derived, heh 😀

  4. Tan Yee Hou

    Oh this place…

    My friend went there many years back and ordered chicken wantan mee.

    Wantan mee guy came upstairs and shouted “ping kor kiew kai geh?”

    Just a story about this place.

  5. Went last week but signbord and the stall is already empty. Not sure they moved away or just closed down…

  6. Mindy Choong

    Boh liao. The one at Mayang Jaya Cafe is no longer around. Sob.

  7. Eddie Lim

    There is a must eat Penang style white curry mee, which is located in USJ2/2C, Restaurant Le Kwang.,101.5904029,3a,75y,33.88h,77.81t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sPO-uVJg7WYqF8ZPS0-CV4w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1?hl=en

    Can try there, one of the nearest Penang’s Curry Mee around my area.

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