Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Prawn Mee (Hokkien Mee) @ Restaurant New Apollos, USJ 4 Subang Jaya

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
Subang Jaya

(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.

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worldwindows said...

Looks like 2 not so good outing in a row! I get my fix in a stall in Sri Damansara. Good as no better ones nearby!

Unknown said...

this looks a bit pale compare to yong len's or lim mee yoke's

thule a.k.a leo said...

Hmmm... speaking of prawn mee.. maybe you should go and try out one stall in Seapark. Well, not exactly a shop or stall.. a small lorry parked by the roadside actually :)
It's located at Jalan 21/11B in front of Seapark wet market. The prawn mee and asam laksa are commendable... but I have remind you of the potential heat since it's by the roadside.
The operation hour is quite odd... only from 11 or 12pm onwards until 3-4pm... by that time, it's been sold out.

eiling lim said...

Ooh I've never heard about Prawn mee with intestines! So where do you recommend for a good bowl of this?

sc said...

since yong len's much closer to where i stay, guess i'll just remain eating at yong len ;p

boo_licious said...

worldwindows - Ah, sounds good.

kampungboycitygal - yeah, it is a little pale in colour, probably that is why it lacks depth but generally the flavour is there.

thule - thxs for the tip. Blogged abt it, 2 years back. See link below:

eiling - no intestines at TTDI's Yong Len but that one is very good. If you want all those pork ribs and etc, the one at O&S Paramount PJ is pretty good too.

sc - LOL, I think so too for me. Yong Len is still my all time fav.

thule a.k.a leo said...

lol.. i only started reading blogs last year :)

Ciki said...

RM6.50 .. very ex! If you are paying and not getting.. forget it;D

O&S is good hor, for pork parts plus har mee? i like that one

boo_licious said...

thule - no problemo. Think kyspeaks just did a review of that place.

cumi&ciki - yeah, I reckon O&S is good for all those "extras" but if you want plain and simple, it is Yong Len for me.

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