In between vendors selling fake LV and Chanel bags and many any other things that you could possibly think of, lies Kim Lian Kee. Kim Lian Kee is one of the oldest restaurants situated in the heart of Petaling Street or Chinatown at Kuala Lumpur. It was believed that Fried Hokkien Mee was invented by Ong Kim Lian, the owner of Kim Lian Kee in 1927. (It has been established over 80 years ago!) For a really good and authentic Hokkien Mee, it has to be stir-fried with charcoal fire.
As there are two Kim Lian Kee restaurants in Chinatown, I head to the old Kim Lian Kee store which is located opposite Hong Leong Bank. With the open air/alfresco dining, you can take in the hustle and bustle of Chinatown, the aroma of Hokkien Mee and you can also watch chefs in action. However, the restaurant is only open at night. Whether it is dinner or supper, Hokkien Mee will greet you with open arms.
My plate of Kim Lian Kee’s famous Hokkien Mee arrived. The noodles are drenched in thick and black gravy and was topped with crispy fried pork lard. It was deliciously sinful for someone who has not eaten anything greasy or oily for a while. The sambal which was served alongside complemented the noodles well too.
Fried Hokkien Mee – slurp slurp slurp
Fried Bihun Noodles – another delicious one too!
Kim Lian Kee does not only serve noodles but you can find other dishes on their menu too. The famous dish on Kim Lian Kee’s menu will still and always be good ol’ Fried Hokkien Mee. A must visit when you are in KL and if you want to experience authentic hawker fare.
If you prefer dining indoors under the comfort of air-conditioners, check out Lot 10’s Hutong Village which also offers hawker fare such as Kim Lian Kee’s Hokkien Noodles too.
Mel’s rating : mmmm (excellent)