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

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

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

20 thoughts on “KY eats – Penang Curry Mee at Mayiang Jaya Cafe [Closed]

  • August 25, 2014 at 5:39 pm
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    Had this in Penang, loved it! KL curry mee, not the same? More like nyonya curry laksa?

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    • August 26, 2014 at 6:56 pm
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      suituapui: yeap, KL is slightly closer to nyonya curry laksa, tho not entirely the same either

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  • August 25, 2014 at 6:15 pm
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    KY, do you eat this dish for breakfast or lunch?

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    • August 26, 2014 at 8:16 am
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      uncle eat dis for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, supper and snack

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      • August 26, 2014 at 6:56 pm
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        immature: you’re a smart man

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        • August 27, 2014 at 8:46 am
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          wah uncle call me smart, i xpand abit

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          • August 27, 2014 at 11:06 am
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            immature: you can go home and write that in diary? hahaha.

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  • August 27, 2014 at 4:49 am
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    yay, i see cockles! one cockles is worth two prawns for me, in terms of enjoyment derived, heh 😀

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    • August 27, 2014 at 11:05 am
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      Sean: haha slightly different priorities!

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  • August 28, 2014 at 4:06 pm
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    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.

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  • April 13, 2015 at 5:26 pm
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    Went last week but signbord and the stall is already empty. Not sure they moved away or just closed down…

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    • April 14, 2015 at 9:13 am
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      Dylan: Yah maybe closed down, damn.

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  • May 4, 2015 at 10:24 am
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    Boh liao. The one at Mayang Jaya Cafe is no longer around. Sob.

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      • May 9, 2015 at 2:09 pm
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        Super sad! But luckily there are others to try. The one at OUG was my first hunt and it is a must-eat!

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        • May 10, 2015 at 11:40 am
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          Mindy: and Restaurant Okay at ss2!

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