Restaurant Hock Kee Ulu Yam Loh Mee

Ulu Yam Lor Mee

My better half had to do some work related banking near my place yesterday so we decided to meet up for lunch. She wanted to eat pan mee and told me so and I reluctantly agreed. Haha. I’m not a huge fan of pan mee but I’ll go along with my dear coz I know how much she likes it.

Hock Kee Ulu Yam Loh Mee

We had a bit of a problem finding parking in the notorious Jalan PJU 5/4 (Dataran Sunway) area so I left my car quite a distance from the pan mee shop. While walking there, we spotted this place – Restaurant Hock Kee Ulu Yam Loh Mee and she decided to eat here instead. I suspect it’s partly coz she knew I didn’t like pan mee but she insisted she liked loh mee as well.

Hock Kee Loh Mee

We ordered the flagship Ulu Yam Loh Mee as well as the recommended Homemade Hokkien Mee. I’ve actually been to Ulu Yam to eat their loh mee (not at the original stall though – we got lost) and had the fabulous Hennessy loh mee in Setapak so I have a benchmark to compare this against.

Ulu Yam Loh Mee (RM 6.50 / RM 12 / RM 16)

Ulu Yam Loh Mee

There are three sizes and the personal one is RM 6.50 and comes in a generous bowl filled with black and starchy egg drop soup and the thick loh mee noodles. This is a different implementation from Sarawak’s loh mee (ours is sweet) and there’s lots of pork meat and pork crackling (!!!) inside for texture.

I really liked the acidic notes, it’s quite appetizing and after a generous dousing of vinegar, the bowl really shines.

Homemade Hokkien Mee (RM 6.50 / RM 12 / RM 16)

Homemade Hokkien Mee

This is not their speciality and they mixed the pork crackling into the Hokkien Mee instead of sprinkling it on top so it loses a lot of the crunchiness. It’s pretty decent but pales in comparison with Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee (which is just behind this outlet). That’s the one I usually go to. It’s serviceable though for a working day lunch.

Ulu Yam Us

Restaurant Hock Kee Ulu Yam Loh Mee also has the intriguing sounding Claypot Noodles with Yam (no relation to Ulu Yam, which is a town in Selangor famous for their loh mee) but they don’t have personal sizes so I’ll love to go back and try it. However, from the two dishes we tried, we’ll definitely recommend the signature Ulu Yam Loh Mee but not the Hokkien Mee.

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8 thoughts on “Restaurant Hock Kee Ulu Yam Loh Mee”

    • Haha! No la, she really wanted to eat here too. :)

      I really don’t mind eating pan mee, I just don’t like it. It’s like kampua, I can eat it everyday (not the instant kind, the real ones) but she can’t coz she didn’t grow up with it (she doesn’t like it either, prefer Sarawak laksa). I think it’s what you grew up eating, up to a point. I just find the anchovies and veggies in pan mee slightly offensive.

    • Yeah, I think she was quite tired that day, we both were. :)

      She’s the same weight though, I always ask her to eat more until I found out that she eats the same amount as I do. She eats more often than I do too. Some people are just like that, she’s been pretty much the same size throughout her life. I also realized that my weight has been quite stable for the past few years (after I stopped binge drinking) too.

    • I think it’s still there! :)

      I just couldn’t find it when I was in Ulu Yam last time, got lost using the GPS and it brought us to another Ulu Yam Loh Mee. There’s too many Ulu Yam Loh Mee listings there and I wasn’t using Waze at the time (which would tell me the correct one).

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