Contrary to belief, Hokkien Mee does not originate from the Hokkien province in China. It is a dish created by a Malaysian Chinese of Hokkien descent, thus giving name to the dish and creating a traditional, symbolic Malaysian cuisine. Hokkien Mee was created in 1927, by Wong Kim Lian, a Malaysian Chinese of Hokkien descent, who set up a stall in Petaling Street to sell his very own creation. His stall was called “Kim Lian Kee”.
This new creation features the signature yellow noodles, pork slices, prawns, cuttlefish, vegetables, black sauce and fried lard, put together on high charcoal fire for a quick stir fry. Those who love some spice can ask for a dash of “sambal belacan”, a special chilli sauce to go into that hot wok of delicious mess! It might look simple, but the dish carries a unique flavour profile that keeps you wanting more.
You can have the noodles at Petaling Street, or you can choose to eat in comfort at Lot 10 Hutong. The taste is unmistakably Kim Lian Kee’s Hokkien Mee.
十號胡同 / Lot 10 Hutong
📍 LG Floor, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
✆ +603-2782 3500 ⏰10am – 10pm