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Despite having lived in Klang Valley for some 2 decades now.. the lure of proper Penang hawker dishes is always something that I can’t escape from. Over the years I’ve found quite a good selection of decent Penang style hawker dishes this part of the country, but they’re not “even”, some dishes are harder to find than others.

One such trickier dish is Penang style Loh Mee, which is distinctly different from the KL version, and I’m happy to add one to the list, with this candidate from Restoran Weng Soon in Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam.

Weng Soon Kopitiam, Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam
Weng Soon Kopitiam, Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam

Before we start, the difference between KL loh mee & Penang loh mee, while can be difficult to spot with a single glance, is actually quite substantial.

The KL loh mee uses a much thicker version of noodle, often without option for meehun. Additionally, the KL version will spot a very different type of chili paste, if provided at all. Bean sprout & fried shallots are also only available in the dish from North.

Back to Weng Soon (or Weng Soon Tek) kopitiam in Taman Sri Muda. I was introduced to this spot by one of my Instagram connections who has been frequenting it for years.

The restaurant is a pretty unassuming kopitiam not unlike any other, perhaps only with the number of slseepy cats & dogs. The stall itself serves both prawn mee and loh mee, owned by a guy from Penang with a helper.

Penang style Prawn Mee & Loh Mee
Penang style Prawn Mee & Loh Mee

What you get here is a very “average” bowl of Penang style loh mee or prawn mee, if you’re in Penang. Translation – since we’re in Klang Valley, that makes it a very good find and one that satisfy my cravings properly. The important ingredients are all there – prawns, mee, meehun, pork slices, 1/4 hard boiled egg, fried shallots, bean sprouts. The loh mee also comes with vinegar + finely chopped raw garlic.

To be fair, the sambal could use a bit of improvement, but I’m nitpicking. I’m going back to have more.

map to weng soon kopitiam

Weng Soon Restuarant
40, Jalan Bersatu 25/9,
Taman Sri Muda,
40400 Shah Alam, Selangor
GPS: 3.0315469, 101.531027
Tel: 017-328 8636

Discuss : KY speaks – Prawn Mee & Loh Mee at Weng Soon kopitiam, Taman Sri Muda Shah Alam

  1. The loh mee looks quite tempting. Perhaps I should visit this shop when I am near shah alam.

  2. No good Penang har mee here, used to be one a long time ago and no really great lor mee either. Anyway, no dining in here starting tomorrow, pandemic getting worse. Sarawak has edged out Selangor from the top spot not that it’s anything to be proud of.

    • suituapui: Yah, pandemic in Sarawak is getting worse, stay safe! And yes I’m sure Sarawak hawker food is better than Selangor.. which only have maybe wantan mee to show for, many other hawker food here are “imported”

  3. You should try the Penang prawn noodle at Only U Rest at Jalan Jurureka U1/40, Glenmarie. Too bad they don’t sell my favorite lor mee.

  4. maciam best an neh

  5. Quite good to taste and eat!

  6. As we still can’t travel, sounds like a little trip on our tastebuds.

  7. I think you mean “not nitpicking”, typo error, hehe 😛

  8. I’m not a fan of Loh Mee but yes to prawn mee… not that familiar with that place too. A good find nevertheless! 🙂

  9. I have been eating this prawn noodle stall since i was very young. If you visit this stall next try, try to ask for “Loh Hei Mee (hokkien)”, what it mean is “Loh Mee mixed with Har Mee” in a bowl, with this you able to taste 4 types of different tastes in a single bowl.

    Taste 1 – Har Mee
    Taste 2 – Loh Mee
    Taste 3 – Mixed both together
    Taste 4 (secret recipe) – After mixed, add in their garlic sambal into the same bowl

    I believe this way of eating will give you a total different level of experience. 😛

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