11 Best Prawn Mee in KL & PJ With the Perfect Soup

Best Prawn Mee in KL & PJ

The essence of a bowl of prawn mee, or har mee, is the broth – prepared with loads of prawn heads and shells then boiled to perfection along with pork bones. With a variety of cooking methods, no prawn mee tastes quite the same. 

We have tasted countless prawn mee from different stalls across Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, each with its own unique taste and twist to the classic dish. Here’s our list of 11 must-try prawn noodles!

1. Choon Prawn Mee House

One look at the bright red hue of the broth and you’ll know that Choon Prawn Mee House doesn’t go easy on the number of prawns used to prepare the broth. The broth is light but rich with the sweetness of prawns. We especially love the aroma of the thin layer of prawn oil on top of the broth.

Prices start at RM9 for a regular bowl, which is on the high side considering the size of the prawns. 

📍 13, Jalan 20/14, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
7.30am –  4.30pm, closed on Thursday

2. Uncle Chua’s Prawn Noodle

Compared to other stalls, the broth offered at Uncle Chua’s Prawn Noodles comes in a darker hue but carries an intense prawn aroma.

Priced at RM8, the portion may be small but we think the quality of the ingredients used makes it worth the price. The clean and air-conditioned environment makes this casual eatery a great spot for brunch.

📍 No.28, Jalan Bunga Tanjung 8, Taman Putra, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
6.30am –  1.30pm, closed on Monday & Tuesday

3. Lim Sisters Restaurant

Only locals will know of this stall selling delicious Penang hawker food hidden within Lim Sisters Restaurant. You can get a bowl of authentic prawn mee (also known as Hokkien mee or hae mee in Penang) here for just RM4!

We highly recommend that you give this a try as it’s nearly impossible to find cheap and yummy prawn mee nowadays. 

📍 25, Jalan 3/36, Taman Sri Bintang, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
6am –  2.30pm, closed on Monday (fortnightly)

4. Chew Jetty Penang Chiak

As an eatery focusing on authentic Penang delicacies, the prawn mee served at Chew Jetty Penang Chiak is definitely up to par. The deep red soup of the prawn mee here carries a pungent aroma of prawn broth and spices. If you’re looking for a comfortable eatery to fix your Penang food cravings, this is the place.

📍 3-36A, Jalan Desa 2/4, Desa Aman Puri, 52100 Kepong, Selangor
7.30am –  2.30pm

5. Restoran Lim Mee Yoke

Similar to Chew Jetty Penang Chiak, Lim Mee Yoke offers a variety of Penang hawker food too. Many homesick Penang langs flock here for a nostalgic taste of home.

The broth of the prawn mee is savory and leaves a strong aftertaste at the end of each mouthful. While you’re here, you should try their curry mee too.

📍 14, Jalan SS 2/10, Taman Bahagia, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
9am –  4pm

6. Soon Lee Prawn Mee

Loved by both local residents and international celebrities, Soon Lee is reputed to be one of the best places for prawn mee in KL. The stall may look plain and rundown, but the prawn noodles here is nothing short of quality.

You can expect rich, flavorful broth enriched with pork bones. If you’re craving prawn mee at night, Soon Lee is one of the few that can fix your cravings as they operate until 10pm.

📍 34, 22, Jalan Batu Ambar, Taman Kok Lian, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
2pm – 10pm

7. San Peng Prawn Mee

San Peng Prawn Mee is an old school stall that has been around for years. It is an easily accessible stall located just across the pudu LRT station.

Interestingly, the toppings here include chunks of poached chicken, an ingredient that’s not commonly found in prawn mee.  The broth leans toward the lighter side but you can add their signature sambal for an extra lift of flavor.

If you love prawns, you should order extra tiger prawns to go with your noodles.

📍 Off, 46, Jln Loke Yew, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
8am – 3pm, closed on Tuesday

8. Kedai Makan Besty Best

Nestled in a neighborhood near Batu Caves, Besty Best has been serving authentic and hearty prawn mee for almost 30 years.

Together with its generous amount of toppings, the combination of springy egg noodles and thick bee hoon creates a blend of textures. Don’t forget to add a dash of their house-made sambal to get a whole burst of flavors with each mouthful of noodles.

Overall, we think that Besty Best is a dependable place to fix your prawn mee cravings.

📍 No 28 4, Jln Bentayan, Taman Sri Emas, 84000 Muar, Johor
7am – 4pm; closed on Wednesday

9. Penang Corner

Penang Corner prefers to keep their prawn mee simple. No fancy ingredients here, just delicious prawn mee that tastes just like Penang. The orange hue of the broth looks extremely appetizing when topped with their fiery red sambal. One thing to note is that the prawn mee stall only operates on weekends and sells out fast. 

📍 No 28 4, Jln Bentayan, Taman Sri Emas, 84000 Muar, Johor
7am – 4pm; closed on Wednesday

10. Aik Prawn Mee & Asam Laksa

Aik Prawn Mee & Asam Laksa is one of the OG prawn mee stalls in PJ. Some long-time customers say that the taste of their prawn mee is a bit bland compared to the earlier days. However, first-timers like us think the broth is sweet and tastes just right, especially after adding the sambal. 

📍 1, Jalan 21/11b, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
12pm –  5pm, closed on Monday

11. Spicy Shack Prawn Mee Assam Laksa

Another prawn mee to try is the one at Spicy Shack, where they serve bowls of prawn mee packed with all the expected essences: flavorful broth, succulent prawns, and spicy sambal.

Spicy Shack is also known for its friendly staff and owners. So don’t be shy to strike up a conversation with them about your love for prawn mee!

📍 Jalan Perisa, Taman Bukit Indah, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
9am –  3pm, Sunday (Closed on Monday); 9am–8pm, Tuesday to Friday; 9am–9pm, Saturday

Final Thoughts

We don’t think it’s possible to declare one prawn mee better than the other. It seems that every hawker on this list has their own version of the classic dish. We recommend going on a prawn mee hunt based on this list to discover your favorite version of prawn mee.

Calvin Tiew
A Malaysian foodie who's proud of our local hawker culture. Always on the hunt for the best char kuay teow and nasi lemak.