Several of my JB friends are ardent fans of 喜记 Penang prawn mee in Koon Chong 群众 kopitiam in Taman Sri Tebrau. They have been asking me to check out 喜记's best Penang prawn mee in JB.
With such strong recommendations, I had to visit 喜记 Penang prawn mee :)
喜记 Penang prawn mee is set deep inside Koon Chong 群众 kopitiam, so we had to go right inside the kopitiam to locate it.
Early in the morning and Ah 喜 was already busy whipping up his popular Penang prawn mee for a constant stream of waiting customers.
This delicious bowl of 喜记 Penang prawn mee costs a reasonable RM4.50.
Penang prawn mee is all about it's prawn broth. 喜记's light looking soup has a robust savoury, prawny flavour - a well balanced blend of delicate savouriness, sweetness and spicy hot.
My friend Kumes aptly described the taste as "umami".
Another thing that sets 喜记 Penang prawn mee apart from other Penang prawn mee stalls in JB are these two little steel bowls, one containing chili powder and the other chili sauce.
If you like your prawn noodle soup extra spicy, just add this "gun powder" to fire up your taste buds.
The prawn mee comes with slices of fresh shrimps, and pork. These go very well with the chili sauce which is slightly tangy, distinctly prawny and very spicy.
喜记 Penang prawn mee is definitely among the best Penang prawn mee in Johor Bahru.
->> A good simple Penang style prawn mee is enough to kick the day off to a great start.
Restaurant name: 喜记 Penang prawn mee in Koon Chong 群众 kopitiam
Address: Junction of Jalan Kris and Jalan Kelewang (Opposite Wisman Tionghua)
Hours: 5:30am to 2:00pm (closed on Friday)
Date visited: 10 Sep 2012
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