prawn mee - top view
Work has been positively slow these few days. It is probably because I have been getting back into the groove after such a long break. It does not help as Chinese New Year (CNY) seems to be looming ahead just round the corner. Is it just me or there seems to be a lack of CNY spirit all around? We did a walkabout last weekend around Petaling Street. There was not much atmosphere all over the place. Instead you get overwhelmed by the foreign workers manning the stalls and the fake handbags (Coach seems to be popular). Only if you walk into those shops selling CNY items, you start feeling a little tinge of the spirit. This year, paper cuts and ox-shaped decorations seem to be the "in" thing. At selected stalls, you can get waxed meats, pussy willows, peonies, cookies, candied fruits and vegetables.
from the side...
Back to food rather than my rants.....this time, prawn mee recommended by Sam Cheong in the Star Metro. This corner coffeeshop just off the main road in USJ is more famous for its claypot chicken rice (great value for money, huge portions and cooked over a charcoal fire). This place also has weird seats - the plastic types all fixed with chairs, which is more common at food courts or fast food joints. I was a little surprised that this coffeeshop, was also famous for its prawn mee, hence I made a lunch stop here. I went for the "works" since that was highly recommended.
At RM6.50 with extras like intestines and pork ribs, I expected fantastic food. While the prawn mee broth was above average, it still didn't come close to my favourite stall in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. Moreover, the uncle manning the stall was a little stingy with the broth, that seemed to dissapear as quickly as I ate it down. However, I did like the extra bit of sinful intestine but thought my order of pork ribs was an utter waste of monies since it was mainly bones versus meat. However, when beggars like me work in Shah Alam, they can't be choosy, hence this may be the best prawn mee around for me to indulge in whenever I feel the need. Don't rush over for this prawn mee but if you are around this area, it is worth a try.
Penang Prawn Mee & Loh Mee Stall
Restaurant New Apollos
2, Jln USJ4/6B
(Non halal. Stall closes alternate Tuesdays and is available for breakfast and lunch. This coffeeshop seems to be also popular among its patrons for the fried Hokkien and Cantonese noodles. A small bowl of prawn mee is RM3.80 and a large one, RM4.50.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.