Mun Wah Hokkien Mee comes highly recommended and is touted as the
best Hokkien Mee in Malaysia. It’s located at Jalan Maharajalela in KL
and has been in operation since 1960.
Kedai Makanan Mun Wah Hokkien Mee seems to be doing very brisk
business and attracts a wide range of people. There’s an altar for Kuan
Yee Kor (Kuan Kong) at the back, complete with incense for offerings.
I managed to get the cook to pose for a photo, though I didn’t take
the shutter speed into account and he went back to his (slightly
charred) Hokkien mee cooking in the wok. The place specializes in
Hokkien mee and people reportedly throng to this place for it.
The rack at the back of the cooking place is filled with piles and
piles of the thick fat yellow noodles used to make Hokkien mee. Hokkien
mee is a sticky, slightly sweet noodle preparation.
I ordered 100 Plus for my drink and it came in a steel cup, which I
found to be amusing (though I don’t know what the source of amusement
was, I just found it funny).
Mun Wah Hokkien Mee is very clear about what its flagship dish is,
by this sign prominently stuck on every single table. It was translated
as “People ordering Hokkien Mee may have their meal served faster due
to this eating establishment’s specialty. Please be notified that other
orders may be delayed as this place does not practice a first come
first serve policy when Hokkien mee is involved”.
This is what the Hokkien Mee looks like. It was mixed with beehoon (rice vermicelli) to give it a bit of texture. It was really good – the sticky Hokkien mee tastes nice, with all the little crunchy bits to complement the taste.
We also had a side order of fish puffs – it was served with Thai
chilli sauce and one of the people I was with noted that it tastes
particularly good, nice and puffy, with a soft almost
Kedai Makanan Mun Wah Hokkien Mee is a great place for Hokkien mee – it’s really good!