Perhaps one of the things that I MUST get my fix of whenever I get back to Kuala Lumpur. Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee is an almost legendary restaurant where I feel pretty much everybody should try when they are in Kuala Lumpur.
Admittedly, it has grown into a more commercialised kind of restaurant (doesn’t have that same homely, eating outdoor feel), it has become a more comfortable place to eat of late (cleaner, everything in general, really).
Is it Halal?
Sorry to all my Muslim friends out there, but Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee is a non-halal restaurant. But there are many other halal options nearby, be it Starling, or Uptown in general.
Where it is
Well, the name kinda gives it away, but it is basically in Damansara Uptown, and one of the shops outside Starling Mall. Personally, I prefer to park in Starling Mall and then make my way to the restaurant on foot. It is a really walkable distance. Do not be confused, there are two Hokkien Mees next to each other. The famous one is the one that has air-con inside, is two shop lots kinda combined together, and is all around much more crowded than the other.
Address: Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee, 121, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
5pm to 2:30 am daily
This makes it perfect for all of you guys’ midnight cravings!
What it Costs
Depending on what you eat, the price may differ, but in general, this place is VALUE FOR MONEY. I believe it is RM21.90 for a 2 person portion of Hokkien Mee, and pretty much you get the same value for the fried rice, side dishes, etc. Be sure to get there early because the duck is also really popular there and runs out pretty early.
Ultimately, what I would say would be that this would definitely be one of the cheaper options to have in Kuala Lumpur! I came down here with my family, and didn’t really take a look at the bill too closely, so sorry about not having a proper number for me to give you guys for my meal!
How it Tastes
Lots of PRO TIPS coming here. What I personally like to do (up to you, really) is to mix the Hokkien Mee and the Fried Rice together. It works very well together and especially with the chilli! I’m one to normally not mind skipping out on those extra sauces on the side of the table, but this chilli is to die for! Spicy, sweet, and a perfect compliment to both the Hokkien Mee and the Fried rice! Please, do yourselves a favour and add it!
As you can tell, I am a BIG FAN of the taste of this shop. Stuff may be a bit oily to some of your taste buds, but personally for me, get Hokkien Mee, Fried Rice, a vegetable and you’re pretty much set! Those are the things that you pretty much have to order when you are here.
Their drinks are also pretty nice!
All ages! I would say this would be an excellent place for nearly all occasions (except maybe a date!) Cool to bring a boss to try the local food, cheap enough to have with buddies and talk over dinner, cozy enough for a nice family meal, this is a really nice shop to recommend for most occasions.
Complete the Meal With…
Miru or A Pie Thing! Damansara Uptown is a food haven for desserts. Lots of excellent desserts, so I would personally recommend if you’re not full up on the Hokkien Mee to finish your meal with A Pie Thing or Miru! A pie thing for your hot kind of desserts (pies, etc.) and Miru for your more classic toast with ice cream or Kakigori. Both are excellent places to go for dessert!
9/10. A really excellent place to eat! Really cheap, really good! Probably the highest rating I’ve given on this blog, because this place has consistently delivered good food, never once disappointing me. Really fast and pretty good service to boot, as well!