Kim Lian Kee is no stranger to most people who grow up eating hokkien mee at Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur. Established since 1927, Kim Lian Kee Restaurant, now at its third generation, relies only on using charcoal to cook their dishes so that the original flavour is maintained for all to enjoy.
We went to their newly opened branch at Viva Home to have dinner after a long, tiring walk around the mall.
Coming here means we have to order their famous Hokkien-style fried mee (RM 8.90). Cooked with the prefect wetness, it is very fragrant with all the pork lard. Love the flavour and how sweet the dark soy sauce is. Pity it was a bit too small - noodles are comparatively lesser.
Another one of my favourite is the Claypot Loh Shu Fen (RM 8.90). Yummy! The noodles are very flavourful and that egg just adds a nice silky texture to it. Not too starchy and lots of minced meat. If you ask me, I somehow prefer this to the hokkien noodle.
To bring out the flavour even more is none other than the accompanying condiment - sambal with dried shrimps. Not too bad, I feel, as it is not just hot but well-seasoned.
It may be a little pricey, but if you want to enjoy the original hokkien mee, yet want to do it in a nice, comfortable air-conditioned environment, you can give any of Kim Lian Kee's branches a try. Not exceptionally good, but still enjoyable.
Kim Lian Kee Restaurant
Lot.11-1, Viva Home
No. 85, Jalan Loke Yew
55200 Kuala Lumpur