Monday, February 22, 2016

Famous Jelutong Kim Leng Loh Mee @ Perak Road, Jelutong, Penang.

Ask the nearby folks on where to get a bowl of decent Loh Mee and many would recommend Kim Leng's. Weekend breakfast at this place is a common affair for the regulars; the Loh Mee stall is often beckoned by snaking queues. Despite the queues, the wait was not that excruciating for us; it only took them approximately 15 minutes to serve us. Kim Leng is famous for its thick, luscious Dark Soy braising gravy, packed with a "Ngoh Heong" punch. It should not be hard to locate Kim Leng... while driving on Perak Road (from Georgetown), Kim Leng should be on your right; housed in a corner coffee shop right next to Lintang Slim (there is a shop selling Chinese religious goods on the same row).

Kim Leng's Loh Mee (Rm 4 for Small/ Rm 5 for Large) has thicker, darker gravy than others.... in other words, starchier texture. The hardcore fans might think the texture is too thick to their liking but the relentless queues don't lie. Probably it is the thickness of the gravy that makes this bowl of Loh Mee so delicious, especially the ability to cling onto the noodles. The gravy was flavorful but not overly salted but adding a bold dash of vinegared Garlic to the noodles could enhance the enjoyment. It adds a little tang to the dish, though it can be a little potent if excessively added. The toppings available here are braised Chicken Feet, braised Pork Skin, braised Pork Intestines and braised Eggs as well as Shitake Mushrooms. 

Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No

Additional Information:
Address: 336-1-G, Perak Road, 11600, Jelutong, Penang. 
Business Hours: 7:30 am to noon/ sold out. Closed on Thursdays.
Contact Number: N/A