Friday, August 18, 2006

Sang Har Meen in a secluded alley at Sang Kee, Lorong Yap Ah Loy

There's this place in KL Town located in an alleyway hidden behind the Hon Ming Textiles building. In Cantonese this place is called Dai She Tau which means Big Tree. There's a restaurant there named Sang Kee which has been dishing out Sang Har Meen (Noodles with Fresh Water Prawns) ever since I was a kid. I remember my mother bringing me there once when I was very young... probably while I was still studying in primary school at St. John's.

Recently I had the chance to revisit them and I was quite impressed with their Sang Har Meen.


Sang Har Meen.

Typically the prawns that come with Sang Har Meen are huge fresh water prawns. Because it's so big the prawns are very meaty. Unfortunately they are also very pricey! Before I ordered I had to clarify with the waitress on the price of the prawns because if you're not careful you will really spend a hell of a lot of money on them. The waitress told me a single prawn would typically cost me something like RM20 so I only ordered a single prawn :P Anyways it was only me and ST eating so a single prawn is really quite enough. Besides we also ordered another noodle dish.

They score good marks with the freshness of the prawn... kudos to them for that. However the great thing about the Sang Har Meen isn't really in the prawn itself. Instead it's in the sauce! The prawn is served on top of a yee mee braised with some thick eggy sauce. The best part of the sauce is that the egg is semi cooked. After mixing the egg thoroughly with the sauce you something that's really rich tasting. Who doesn't love eggy sauces?


Geong Chung Ngau Yuk Hor (Beef Noodles with Ginger and Onions).

The other dish we had that day was the Beef Noodles with Ginger and Onion. I liked the way the beef slices they served were very tender and easy to eat. However they seem to lack the beefy taste. The egg sauce is there in this dish again but the taste is not as strong because it's overpowered by the beef, ginger and onions. However it's still a nice dish and I would recommend it. I saw lots of people eating this dish as well so it seems to be a customer's favourite over there.

Sang Kee,
No 5, Lorong Yap Ah Loy,
50050 Kuala Lumpur.

H/P: 019-373 9135, 012-321 6988, 012-323 6634.



posted by wyejon at Friday, August 18, 2006 (permalink) |

7 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Hey, this prawn mee is nice, secluded and hidden wan ... only "Kong Fu Chau" style ... and no friend rice wan ... haha

actually beside this stall, the one where u can order dishes and rice wan, its nice also

and yeah please email me, i forward u this email from thestar

11:45 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

anonymous: i'm really sorry but i don't even understand half of what you wrote!

11:07 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Jackson

Wow....how much is the "sang har mee" with single prawn? I dun really like prawn, but i do love the eggie gravy with yee mee.!! Look delicious. But i still dunno how to get there

11:31 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

jackson: a single prawn is about RM20 so that's more or less how much the dish costs.

it's very difficult for me to describe how to get there... u have to use the map :)

8:30 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Veronica

Do you by any chance have the recipe of that eggy sauce on the beef??? I've been looking for it a few days, but I only remember what it looks like, not its name. And I can't seem to find it on the internet...Can you help me??? I'm from Spain, visited Malaysia a couple of times cause my boyfriend used to live in KL close to Jalan Alor. I'd like to impress him cooking this sauce for him with beef kway teow...:)

3:51 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Wye Jon

Veronica: what you're looking for is the recipe for "Ginger Onion Beef noodle". Unfortunately I can't find any recipe for it online as well. I hope you have better luck than me.

9:51 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Veronica

Thanks for your help anyway! :) I'll continue my quest in search of the eggy sauce!!! Cheers!

4:54 PM  

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