We have heard so much about the famous prawn noodles in Yong Len Coffee Shop at Taman Tun Dr. Ismail but it wasn’t until last month we made an effort to drop by.
The coffee shop was so crowded that we have to push our way to the back and wait for a table. Expectations on the prawn noodles were set high as almost everyone in the restaurant was having it. We were sad to say that the prawn noodles do not live up to all the hype surrounding it. The broth was too sweet, even an addition of chili sambal doesn’t do any good.
Feeling unsatisfied, we ordered a plate of char kuey teow and it was all good! Full of wok hei, the flat noodles were dry and slightly charred with very fresh prawns and plump bean sprounts which reminds me of Ipoh’s Sar Hor Fun.
Look out for Ah Phang the kuih man that sells very good ang ku kueh and kuih bengkar at the store front of Yong Len. However, the nyonya otak otak caught our eyes and we asked for a reheat. Unlike the Muar’s version, it came in a thick slab with chunks of deboned ikan belanak, daun kadok and some spice paste mixture. It was quite good though never come close to the real deal from Malacca.
We wouldn’t mind returning to Yong Len for the ckt and otak otak. It is advisable to come after 11am when the crowd dies off.
Restoran Yong Len
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
(Opposite Perodua showroom and same row as 7-Eleven)
Closes on Monday