10 places with super shiok curry mee in KL & PJ that’ll blow your mind

Did you know that KL’s hawker curry mee has claimed the second spot in the world’s top 500 food experiences in travel authority Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Eatlist? 

It’s no surprise why— made up of a heady mix of spices and flavours (such as fresh turmeric, galangal, chilli, candlenut, coconut milk and shrimp paste), the broth is simply to die for. Plus soaking in the rich gravy are a motley of toppings: fresh plump blood cockles, tofu puffs soaking in the gravy, chunks of tender chicken or crispy roast pork and long beans. 

We’ve scoured the streets of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor to bring you the 10 most slurp-worthy curry mee… so it’s time to dig in! 

1. Batu 9 Curry Mee 9

Batu 9 Curry Mee 9 - stall
Batu 9 Curry Mee 9 - stall

It is a rather long drive to Batu 9 Curry Mee 9, but I personally believe it’s one worth taking. The curry mee broth here is made using homemade spice paste which is prepared in a large batch every two to three days. 

Batu 9 Curry Mee 9 - curry mee
Batu 9 Curry Mee 9 - curry mee

A bowl of curry mee will cost you RM8 but it’s definitely worth the price. You get to enjoy the juiciest cockles, spicy and flavourful broth, beancurd skin, long beans, huge pieces of chicken, potatoes and tau pok. I enjoyed the curry noodles so much that I downed the entire bowl. And this is why it has clinched the #1 spot on our list.

50, Jalan Doraisamy, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
+603 2698 3268
Mon to Wed: 11.30am – 3pm
Thu to Sat: 11.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 9pm
Closed on Sun

2. Girl and Mommy Curry Mee

Girl and Mommy Curry Mee - Curry Mee
Girl and Mommy Curry Mee - Curry Mee

Run by 60-something-year-old ‘Mommy’ Madam Loi Yim Peng, and her daughter, Girl and Mommy Curry Mee have been operating for almost 20 years. Their curry mee have gained a loyal following from their original location in Chan Sow Lin Food Court. 

Curry Mee - dish
Curry Mee - dish

Those of you who can’t handle the heat will enjoy Madam Loi’s Roast Pork Curry Noodle (RM10) as the broth is creamy and not spicy. Along with the yellow wheat noodles are roast pork belly, spongey slivers of rehydrated dried pig skin, fresh blood cockles and tofu puffs.

33, Jalan Emas, Chan Sow Lin, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
+6018 321 3606
Mon to Sat: 7am – 1pm
Closed on Sun

3. Coca Seafood Restaurant

Coca Seafood - restaurant

Coca Seafood Restaurant had gone viral back in 2018 for its massive bowl of Curry Noodles (RM25). We’re not kidding when we say it’s massive— generous amounts of yellow noodles and mee hoon bathed in thick flavourful curry broth, filled to the brim with toppings.

Coca Seafood - curry mee

The toppings make up a tiny mountain of char siew, roast pork, cockles, long beans, pork lard, fish balls, fried wonton, and fried bean curd sheets. Unless you have a really large appetite, it’s best to take along at least two friends to help you polish this bowl of curry noodles. 

29, Jalan Bidara 1, Taman Bidara, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor
+6016 972 2482
Thu to Tue: 7am – 12.30pm
Closed on Wed

4. Restoran 168 Wantan Mee & Curry Mee

168 Restaurant - stall

Located along Jalan Brunei Utara Pudu KL, Restoran 168 Wantan Mee & Curry Mee has been going strong for 20 years. You can find other items such as wan tan mee, clear soup noodles and rice, but the Signature Curry Mee (RM8.50) is their specialty.

Restaurant 168 - Curry Mee

You can opt for an additional serving of char siew or fried dumplings for your curry mee but I’d personally recommend the char siew. The curry mee also comes with a generous amount of tofu puffs, cockles, pig skin, long beans, bean sprouts and Thai basil leaves. The basil leaves help to enhance the flavour of the already fragrant broth. A definite must-try if you’re in the vicinity.

2-2, Jalan Brunei Utara, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
+6016 256 2212
Tue to Sun: 7am – 4pm
Closed on Mon

5. Ah Yee Curry Noodle

Ah Yee - stall

Ask anyone who grew up in Kepong about their favourite dish, and they’d probably tell you of their fond memories slurping down bowls of steaming hot curry noodles at Ah Yee Curry Noodle.

Ah Yee - Curry Mee

Using a secret recipe for over 20 years, the Curry Mee (RM6.50) gravy is creamy and fragrant with a hint of coconut aroma. Don’t forget to include some of her homemade yong tau fu into your curry gravy— it’s lip-smackingly good once it soaks some of the delicious curry. It’ll keep you going back for more!

Lot 5, Jalan Kepong Baru, Kepong Baru, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
+6012 339 7684
Tue to Sun: 7am – 1.30pm
Closed on Mon

6. OUG Back-lane Curry Mee

OUG Back-lane Curry Mee - stall

If you’re well-versed with Malaysian food, you would know that some of the best stalls are located in rather gritty, dodgy locations. So if you don’t mind sitting on a wonky plastic stool at a rickety foldable table in a wet, grimy back-lane, head over to OUG Back-lane Curry Mee. This experience will be enhanced by the amazing curry mee they serve you.

OUG Back-lane - curry mee

The Curry Noodle (RM6.50) here is straight-forward with noodles soaked in a broth of poached chicken meat, roasted pork, Teochew fish-balls and tofu puffs. Don’t enjoy cockles in your curry noodles? You’ll be pleasantly surprised as the owner does not include cockles in his curry mee

16, Jalan 16, Taman Overseas Union, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
+6012 678 5248
Sat to Thu: 7.15am – 11.30am
Closed on Fri

7. Kedai Kopi Ming Sing

Ming Sing Coffee Shop - restaurant

The moment you step foot into Kedai Kopi Ming Sing, there is an unmistakable aroma of curry wafting in the air. It’s impossible to leave this coffee shop without trying the curry mee which locals dub one of the best in Malaysia.

Curry Mee - dish

Love cockles in your curry mee? The freshly shucked cockles in the bright orange coloured curry broth provide a good juicy bite. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself drinking the gravy… it’s that addictive! 

456, Jln Sultan Azlan Shah, Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Mon to Sat: 7am – 3pm
Closed on Sun

8. Restaurant Kum Chuan

Kum Chuan - stall

One of the most sought-after curry mee spots in town, dining at Restaurant Kum Chuan often involves a waiting time of up to 30 minutes and the risk of it running out by noon. There are plenty of hawker stalls but the unassuming curry mee stall here is a local favourite.

Kum chuan - curry mee

A bowl of Curry Mee (RM5.80) comes with a variety of toppings including char siew, cockles, tofu puffs, long beans and bean sprouts. You get four options (yellow mee, vermicelli, kway teow, and wan tan noodles) for your curry mee. I’d say the yellow mee is the safest option, but do try the version with the kway teow— the broad flat noodles soak up the curry so well!

Jalan SS 13/1A, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Mon to Sat: 7am – 2pm
Closed on Sun

9. Madras Lane Curry Mee 

Madras Lane Curry Mee - stall

Tucked within the bustling hawker street of Madras Lane, there’s a stall known for its flavourful Curry Laksa (RM9). This hawker stall has been serving delicious curry laksa for over 50 years.

Curry Mee - dish
Curry Mee - dish


Here you can get a hot bowl filled with assorted ingredients like cockles, long beans, tofu puffs, and brinjals, all drenched in a thick curry broth. The noodles go well with a spoonful of aromatic sambal paste! Fun fact, Madras Lane curry laksa in Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur ranked number 2 on Lonely Planet’s Eatlist of 2018.

2, Jalan 2, Kampung Cheras Baru, 56100 Kuala Lumpur
Daily: 8am – 2pm

10. Limapulo: Baba Can Cook

Limapulo - stall

Located at The Row, Chow Kit, Limapulo: Baba Can Cook is my go-to place for a flavourful bowl of curry laksa. Known for their Peranakan delights, their best seller is without a doubt their Nyonya Laksa (RM11.90), where the delectable tell-tale broth of laksa is infused with freshly grated coconut milk.

Limapulo - curry mee

In fact, the curry laksa is so tasty that it was awarded the Best Curry Laksa in the Klang Valley in The Star People’s Food Awards. If you happen to swing by for a taste of their curry laksa, don’t forget to try the Pai Tee. It’s so good and crunchy! I’m salivating just at the thought of it.

50, Jalan Doraisamy, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
+603 2698 3268
Mon to Wed: 11.30am – 3pm
Thu to Sat: 11.30am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 9pm
Closed on Sun

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