Whether you like your curry mee with coconut milk, with lots of cockles, or topped with a variety of toppings, the Klang Valley has them all.
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Ah, there’s nothing more fulfilling than a hot bowl of curry mee for breakfast. But while you may have your long-time favourites, why not consider trying out a few others for a taste?
Here are 7 in Klang Valley that you may not have tried before. Who knows? You might find your next favourite bowl here.
1. Chew Jetty Penang Chiak, Kepong
This restaurant specializes in Penang food, so of course the curry mee here is in the classic Penang-style white curry mee.
Why is it called white curry mee? Instead of a bright red broth, the white curry mee is served with white prawn and coconut milk broth, which also lends to its slightly sweeter taste. The curry paste is served separately on the spoon. Then, mix it into the broth yourself and watch as the soup turns into a familiar shade of red.
The dish comes with plenty of offal and pork blood, so fans of innards can expect a feast. Those who are not keen on it can request to not have offal included.
Chew Jetty is also air-conditioned, so you won’t need to sweat over your bowl of noodles.
3-36A, Jalan Desa 2/4, Desa Aman Puri
52100 Kepong, Selangor
8am – 2.30pm Tuesday – Sunday
2. Uncle Chong Local Delights, Jaya One [Pork-free]
Tucked away in a corner of The School Jaya One, Uncle Chong Local Delights is a little hard to find, but the adventure is worth it for their delicious traditional dishes, such as the thick and rich curry mee.
The curry soup base is fragrant and savoury, with enough body for a slurpy good time. The portion is pretty decent as well, and comes topped with a healthy portion of toppings like chicken, tofu puffs, and cockles.
The coffee shop here also sells other local delights (as its name implies), such as ayam penyet, nasi lemak, and assam laksa.
Uncle Chong Local Delights
Lot 100-P1.037, Block J, The School Jaya One
No.72A, Jln Professor Diraja Ungku Aziz
11am – 8pm Monday – Saturday
3. Restoran Kum Chuan, SS13
This is not really a hidden gem – it is in fact one of the most sought-after curry mee spots in town, often with a waiting time of up to 30 minutes and running out by noon.
Restoran Kum Chuan has been around for a while, serving hungry patrons with a wide variety of hawker stalls. However, the unassuming curry mee stall here is a local favourite.
The hot bowl of curry mee is served with char siew (BBQ pork), and topped with the usuals such as cockles and tofu puffs.
The broth may seem light, but it’s definitely rich and packed to the brim with flavour. It also isn’t particularly spicy, which is good for those who just want curry mee without sweating through their meal.
Jalan SS13/1, Persiaran Kewajipan, Subang Jaya
7am – 2pm (curry mee runs out by noonish) Monday – Saturday
4. Restaurant Sun Fatt Kee, Sea Park
This curry mee stall has been around for over 3 decades, and is also a favourite of locals in PJ.
The curry mee here is topped generously with cockles, so it’s definitely a must for those who love the seafood. The broth is thick with coconut milk as well, making each slurp a rich experience.
Restaurant Sun Fatt Kee
2, Jalan 21/11b, Sea Park, PJ
7am – 2pm daily
5. Jia Li Mian Noodle House, Pandan Jaya
The curry mee here may not look like the curry mee you’re used to, at first glance.
Here, they’ve added garnishings such as mint and chopped bunga kantan, which adds a very different kick and look to the usual red bowl of curry laksa. The noodles also come with a lot of toppings such as squid, pork blood, pork rind, prawns, and more.
The northern Penang-style curry laksa, much like their other Penang fare, is quite authentic and very popular, so be prepared to come early or settle in for a queue.
19, Jalan Pandan 2/2, Pandan Jaya, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
7.30am – 4pm daily (closed on Thursdays)
6. Girl and Mommy Curry Mee, Chan Sow Lin
If you love cockles, then this place is worth the hunt. Girl and Mommy Curry Mee is a little stall hidden deep in Chan Sow Lin’s industrial area without much signage, so it really is a bit of a hunt.
But early birds who beat the crowd will be rewarded with a bowl of curry mee piled high with an incredible amount of fresh cockles. You can also choose from roast pork or chicken to go with your noodles.
Hungry patrons are advised to hit up the stall as early as 6.30am, as the queue will begin to swell by 7am.
33, Jalan Emas, Chan Sow Lin, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
7am – 1pm Monday-Saturday
7. Do Re Mi, Ara Damansara
This little curry mee stall in Do Re Mi Kopitiam in Ara Damansara is unassuming yet well-loved by locals.
There is a choice of chicken or roast pork, but there’s no cockles or squid here. Still, if you’re okay with that, the curry broth is packed with rich flavour and worth a visit if you’re nearby.
Jalan PJU 1a/20b, Dataran Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
7.30am – 2pm (or whenever the curry mee runs out) daily
Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.