Saturday, 25 August 2012

Penang Prawn Mee @ Lim Hong Yong Stall 林记 Stall in Taman Serene Food Centre (off Taman Pelangi), Johor Bahru

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Lim Hong Yong stall 林记's Penang prawn mee at Taman Serene food centre seriously WOWed me.

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Stall holder 亚杰 making a bowl of 林记's marvellous Penang prawn noodles.

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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)

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Funny that my favourite Penang prawn mee had to be found tucked in a humble, though popular food centre in Taman Serene, Johor Bahru.

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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.

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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.

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林记's prawn stock may look like any other but the naturally sweet, savoury taste is unlike any other that I have tasted before. And, all these taste and flavour were achieved without any hint of cheap, artificial taste enhancers like sugar or MSG.

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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.

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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
Map: http://g.co/maps/3mbu2
GPS: 1.471995,103.774527
Hours: Daily 7:00am to 5:00pm (closed on Thursdays)

Non Halal

Date visited: 24 August 2012

7 comments:

  1. the prawns they put are miserable though. usually microscopic and dry, and only perhaps 3 half-tiny shrimp.

    my usual order is: "prawn mee, no prawn, no tauge extra pork slices and extra kangkung". You get much better bang for your buck if you ask them to leave out the prawns as for the same price you get a lot more pork slices!

    totally spot on with the soup though, there is only one other place in jb (near leisure mall) that has prawn mee with soup that is as addictive. i'll show you the place next time.

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    1. Hahaha Leisure Mall prawn mee. Let's go :)

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    2. its more expensive, its 5.50 but you get decent sized prawns. for 7 ringgit you get pork ribs and pork parts if you like (such as tail).

      if im out chilling with friends i prefer to go to this place as the chairs are comfortable and its cooler. they serve a very nice cup of kopi there as well, and at night there is chendol and ais kacang. The place specialises in penang food.

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  2. What a waste, I been to San Low twice. But never see this food centre.

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  3. haha. will be a long long time before i visit JB again. Kind of busy with work now.

    Is this food centre visible from San Low? As I have only spotted terrace houses during my previous visits.

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    1. It is but is partially hiddened by trees and it is down a slope, so it could be missed. It is just across the street from San Low.

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