One of the most underrated classic hawker dishes from Penang has got to be jawa mee. I believe there’re many who never even heard of it, or worse still, confusing this somewhat unique dish to mee rebus.

Jawa Mee stall @ Wan Shoon, Damansara Kim
Jawa Mee stall @ Wan Shoon, Damansara Kim

I came across this particular jawa mee dish from an instagram post shared by Khang Yi (of Malay Mail food columnist, and the old masak-masak blog), and immediately put it on my to-visit list.

Last weekend, I crossed off that list, and it was definitely a worthy visit.

The stall is manned by a Penang couple offering prawn mee and jawa mee, and I believe we definitely have to go back there for the prawn mee.

As for the jawa mee, it came with the usual suspects – prawn crackers, fish cake, bean sprouts, hard boiled egg, tofu, a very delicious tomato base sauce, shredded lettuce and of course, sambal. Overall, it was definitely the prettiest plate of jawa mee from a hawker stall I’ve ever seen.

beautiful looking jawa mee
beautiful looking jawa mee

Other than being pretty, the jawa mee certainly passed the taste test. I opted for mee + mee hun option and just about wiped the plate lcean at the end. This is my current favorite jawa mee place in Klang Valley.

map to wan shoon kopitiam

Address:
Jawa mee & Prawn mee stall
Wan Shoon kopitiam
47, Jalan SS 20/11, Damansara Kim,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.135504, 101.627173
Tel: +603 7499 7188

KY eats – Jawa Mee at Wan Shoon kopitiam, Damansara Kim
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8 thoughts on “KY eats – Jawa Mee at Wan Shoon kopitiam, Damansara Kim

  • September 27, 2022 at 5:17 am
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    Gosh!!! Can’t remember the last time I had mee jawa. One very good one here is served with prawn fritters, the special. Unfortunately, I am staying away from those crustaceans right now.

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    • September 27, 2022 at 8:31 am
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      suituapui: Ahh, well there’s gotta be “cheat days” some of the time right?

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    • September 27, 2022 at 5:39 pm
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      Choi Yen: just have to find a good one!

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  • October 3, 2022 at 11:35 am
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    Wah, that is indeed a pretty looking plate of jawa mee….it looks quite different from the usual ones too (not so orangy like others…is it still a tomato-based broth? What is that brownish bits on top? I also like the fact that they offer a meehoon option since most only offer yellow mee. Must kiv this (even though it’s very far from me) coz it does look really good.

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    • October 4, 2022 at 7:46 am
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      eatwhateatwhere: ah yes it’s still tomato base, not too sure what’s the brown bits but they’re’ tasty!

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