We have heard so much about this famous prawn noodles stall located at the wai sek gai (glutton street) next to The Store Jalan Ipoh but it wasn’t until last week we made an effort to drop by.
Soon Lee’s the name of this humble little stall and like most famous eateries, their menu is limited to only their signatures – prawn noodles, char kuey teow (CKT) and lam mee.
We were there at around 6pm but the place was filled up to the brim with hopeful patrons waiting by the road side for a table.
We ordered six combination sweet soup (六味糖水, RM 2) from the adjacent stall. The combination of solomon’s seal, lotus seeds, fox nuts, lily bulbs, wai san and dried longan is great to cool off on a scorchy hot Malaysian weather. We also love the addition of quail’s egg which provide some bouncy bites.
Expectations on the prawn noodles (RM 5) were set high as almost everyone around us was having it. The prawn noodle does live up to all the hype surrounding it. The broth was mildly sweet with real prawn taste, and they were really generous in the toppings. We spotted hard boiled egg slices, pork slices, kangkung, fried shollots and plenty of small sized prawns. It tasted even better with an addition of their home made chili sambal!
We also ordered a plate of char kuey teow (RM 5) and it was delicious! Full of wok hei, the flat noodles were dry and slightly charred with very fresh prawns and plump bean sprouts that remind me of Ipoh’s Sar Hor Fun.
Penangites, this is the place to go to whenever your cravings for Penang prawn noodles hit!
Soon Lee Prawn Noodles is easy to locate – it is situated within the long row of roadside stalls next to The Store Jalan Ipoh. You won’t miss this particular stall – just look out for photos of Hong Kong celebrity visitors adorning the stall’s front façade.
顺利虾面 Soon Lee Prawn Mee (Non Halal)
Jalan Batu Ambar, Off Jalan Ipoh,
Taman Kok Lian, Kuala Lumpu
Open in evenings only, off days not fixed
GPS Coordinates: N3 12.161 E101 40.359