Lien Bee (联美) Hokkien Mee @ Petaling Street

Friday, March 24, 2006

This is an unhealthy post, you may feel awful if you have high cholesterol. :p

We had our late dinner yesterday at Lien Bee @ Petaling Street. Lien Bee has been around for 60 years, the current chef is the third generation, the uncle looks young though.

Too late for dinner yet too early for supper.

Lien Bee offers authentic KL Hokkien Mee. KL Hokkien Mee is slightly different from Klang Hokkien Mee, Klang Kokkien Mee tends to wet and KL are dry, anyway the ingredients are same. I heard Hokkien Mee is originated from Petaling Street, not sure which one is the originator. Hokkien Mee in Klang valley are thick yellow noodles fried in thick dark soy sauce, together with porks, prawns/squids, fish fillet/fish cakes, vegetables, pork livers and deep fried lard. A key for good Hokkien Mee charcoal, good one must cooked over fiery charcoal stoves!

Uncle is frying Hokkien Mee with charcoal stoves

The Hokkien Mee

Hokkien Mee must eat with belacan, just like Nasi lemak with sambal

Sorry uncle, I must say your Hokkien Mee doesn't taste good! You have the right "kitchen" setting, you put the right ingediants, you have the right skills, you just need to improve in seasoning! I can't tell the exact, some taste is just missing from what a good Hokkien Mee should have.

Name: Lien Bee Hokkien Mee
Age: 60
Address: Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lok (opposite of Eon Bank)
Business Hour: 4:30pm ~ 11:30pm (close on Tuesday)

*Disclaimer: Tasting is very individual preference, it's fine if you do not agree on my comments above.


Finally you've tried this... Anyway, let's believe the first generation "should" taste great... that's the only way for the legend to continue.

tekko said...
3/24/2006 12:36 PM  

hmm...tasty no good? normally the first generation taste better..kaka

irene said...
3/24/2006 5:07 PM  

funny thing is when i first saw the Hokkien mee's picture i knew it's sure taste not good... instinct perhaps.

AhBoy said...
3/24/2006 5:33 PM  

ahboy: so embarrassing, I've very poor photo shooting skill, it could be due to that. I bought my camera in less than a month time.

whistler said...
3/24/2006 5:41 PM  

this place no longer nice and they use a lot of msg. the other one opposite air mata kuching/hong leong bank is better but quality also dropped a bit.

babe_kl said...
3/24/2006 6:13 PM  

Yeah, I guess first generation could not pass down all the skills to the next one hence food not so nice.

boo_licious said...
3/25/2006 4:25 AM  

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