The Famous Kim Leng Perak Road Loh Mee 大路后金龙卤面 @ Joo Huat Restaurant, Perak Road, Penang
Perak Road is a road full of delicious food that are being sold at different times. You can find food even at 3am in the morning as many of my friends who go for midnight movies will go to Perak Road to have their supper fix. KayaButter have introduced the famous Chap Tong, an economy stall that starts selling at 10pm++ until 2am++ or the late night Hokkien Mee. Today, KayaButter are going to introduce to our readers, the all-time famous Loh Mee in Penang. Loh Mee is a Chinese dish believed to be created by a chef at Hock Choon Kee in Ulu Yam, Selangor. He modified a dish that he had tasted in Singapore many years ago.
If you are coming from town into Perak Road, you will find the Joo Huat Restaurant that houses the famous Kim Leng Loh Mee at your right. It is just after a Maixs dealer and a furniture shop in Harmony Square on your right. If you are coming from Jelutong into Perak Road, you will find Kim Leng Loh Mee at your right after Bata shop and I Mum Mum Pan Mee shop. Parking space is very limited and some patrons risk their cars getting parking fine as they parked at the roadside. Just be careful and be lucky! 🙂
The founder of Kim Leng Loh Mee is a very particular person and insists on high quality ingredients only. Hence, he has been interviewed and promoted by many food shows including the famous Malaysia’s Astro food show, A Xian.
The gravy of Loh Mee is a thick starchy gravy made of eggs, corn starch and spices. It usually comes with vermicelli and yellow noodles or what we locals call it as mee. You can choose to have only vermicelli or mee. The loh mee will come with garlic sauce and chilli sauce. One tip for eating the loh mee is that you have to eat it while it is hot as if you leave the loh mee for a long period, the thick gravy will become very sticky and it will be not so tasty anymore.
Here’s how the Joo Huat Restaurant looks like. There are two sections, one upper section and another lower section. It can fit I guess around 60-70 people at one go, assuming each round table will fit around 5 people. It can get very packed during lunch time.
The white colour sauce is the garlic sauce that KayaButter had mentioned above. The red one is very obvious, the chilli sauce. It helps to add some kicks to the loh mee.
The gravy is definitely the one that makes Kim Leng loh mee unique. The thick gravy is flavourful and gives a bit hint of sweetness. It is very inviting. Next, KayaButter love its braised eggs, very well marinated. You can add extra ingredients as you like such as the chicken legs, braised eggs, meats and internal organs. Internal organs are not KayaButter’s favourite, so we ask them to exclude that in our loh mee. Oh ya, the loh mee also comes with pork’s skin.
One thing that KayaButter notice is that the Joo Huat Restaurant is very honest about the prices of their drinks and they display their menu so clear and beautifully done. Thumbs up! 🙂
KayaButter will definitely come back for more Kim Leng Loh Mee. What about you?
Kim Leng Loh Mee 大路后金龙卤面
Joo Huat Restaurant
336-I-G, Perak Road,
Friday – Wednesday
Closed on Thursday
7:00am – around 4:00pm (if they sell out early, they will close early, so be careful)