Lim Hong Yong stall 林记's Penang prawn mee at Taman Serene food centre seriously WOWed me.
Stall holder 亚杰 making a bowl of 林记's marvellous Penang prawn noodles.
I tried hard to recall a tastier Penang prawn mee that I have eaten anywhere in Malaysia and Singapore, and I failed! (I know I am going to get a lot of flak for this statement :P)
Funny that my favourite Penang prawn mee had to be found tucked in a humble, though popular food centre in Taman Serene, Johor Bahru.
These yellow noodles may look plain like any other but ahh... when these noodles hit our tongue, our delighted taste buds awoke to the first hints of the gastronomic pleasure that was to come. The flavour of the prawn soup was so rich, that even these plain yellow noodles which were merely wet with the broth brought on a flood of that distinct gorgeous taste of prawn stock.
If the prawn stock is the soul of Penang prawn mee, then 林记's prawn stock is alive with body and soul. 林记's prawn stock is full bodied like the way a good robust, full bodied coffee would feel - saturated with natural prawny flavour.
林记's stock is already so outstanding by itself and yet, when we stirred in a dab of their homemade sambal, the taste index was raised to yet the next level!
If you like your Penang prawn mee extra spicy, make sure to ask for 林记's sambal chili. The outstanding hot chili paste is blended with dried prawns and other spices for that delicious hot, tangy and tingling taste.
Just a warning - Lim Hong Yong 林记's Penang prawn mee is addictive. I can't take my mind off it, ever since I tried it yesterday.
Taman Serene food centre is opposite San Low Seafood Restaurant
Restaurant name: Lim Hong Yong Stall 林记
Address: Jalan Biru (stall in Taman Serene hawker centre opposite San Low seafood restaurant), Taman Serene, Johor Bahru
Hours: Daily 7:00am to 5:00pm (closed on Thursdays)
Date visited: 24 August 2012