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Why Restoran Kim Lian Kee is special ?
Restoran Kim Lian Kee bills itself as the birth place of hokien mee in KL. Set at the junction in the centre of Petaling Street (beside Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf), it is a corner lot restaurant that is over 100 years old. Locals say it is one of the best (if not the best) hokkien mee joints in the city.
Although Restoran Kim Lian Kee’s menu is fairly extensive and includes typical tai chow (dishes) to be eaten with rice, it is the fat yellow hokkien mee noodles stir-fried and doused in delicious and thick soy sauce gravy that draws in the crowd.
Must try dishes:
The hokkien mee is presented on a banana leaf-lined plate and is ultra popular largely because of the oodles of prawns, pork, squid and generous helpings of lard fritters. The mee is thoroughly enjoyable on its own but for locals the canister of sambal belacan on each table is one of Restoran Kim Lian Kee’s primary attractions.
Besides the range of hokkien mee, fried hor fun, wat tan hoh and tai lok mee, the restaurant also sells economy rice, fried kway teow and luk ken thang (hokkien-style pork slices in corn flour cooked in cabbage soup).
How to get to Restoran Kim Lian Kee?
Kim Lian Kee is located at the corner where Petaling Street meets Jalan Hang Lekir – usually opposite a Longan drink stall – you can’t miss its big red signboard saying ‘Restoran Kim Lean Kee’.
- Famous Hokkien Mee In Mid-Valley Gardens
- Quite delicious food
- Authentic comfort food
- Nice Hokkien Mee
- Good food and service
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Budget
- Alcohol NO
- Air condition NO
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast YES
- Serve halal YES
- Serve vegeterian NO
49-51, Jalan Petaling, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tips for you
Ordered the following dishes during our dinner over here: - Hokkien Mee - "Mouse" Noddles Claypot - Cereal Prawn - Garlic Fried Drumlets - Sambal Kang Kong - Marmite Pork Ribs They all tasted great at a affordable price. Dishes arrive within 15 minutes upon ordering. Quality of food is good. Head-up to the 2nd level for dining if you want an air-conditioned area.
After walking around we landed here for the famous charcoal wok-fried Hokkien noodle with plentiful of lard which was super crispy. Kim Lian Kee has a number of branches, but I insist that we come to this street food where the first started the business and getting the real feeling of the surrounding and food. My friend had Crispy noodle which was good compared to many other stalls.
A good selection of Chinese Fried Noodles here. Must try their Hokkien Mee (dark soy sauce fried udon with cruchy pork lard), Watan Hor (rice vermicelli and rice fettuccine in eggs gravy) and Gone-Chau-Hor (dry stir fry rice fettuccine). Rice fettuccine is know as kuey teow in malaysia. It's thin and worth for a try. Visited May 2015