Authentic Classic Ulu Yam Loh Mee @ Hock Kee
Speaking of Loh Mee (卤面) Hock Kee is definitely the leading pioneer which resound for many years with their signature Loh Mee recipe.
So what is the difference between Loh Mee (卤面) and Lum Mee (淋面)? Apart from using same yellow thick noodle, the significant result lies between the noodle broth used and the method of preparation, it is definitely worth to try out both classic Chinese noodles and determine which are more to your liking.
The preparation period for Loh Mee (卤面) might take some time (only starts to cook upon order) so we decided to order Salad You Tiao (沙拉油条) RM10.80 as snacks to chew on.
Delightful You Tiao bread dough is fried into perfect crispy texture and mix with a right amount of mayonnaise sauce before serving, gives a refreshing feel and no sign of greasy taste at all.
This dish would be a great vegetarian dish in substitution for the real salad shrimp if no one would ever mention! 😉
The Famous Ulu Yam Loh Mee (招牌乌鲁音卤面) RM7.50 reach after 10 minutes or so with a very hot steamy appearance on the bowl surface (fresh cook fresh serve).
Loh Mee (卤面) broth is very thick in dark colour form which comes with a strong scent of vinegar (浙醋), tastes like having a sharkfin soup but with additional noodle. Bunch of fried pork lards can be found in the broth which might be the key ingredient for the overall taste. Feel free to request for less pork lard if you are concern about health issues.
For a larger group of diners, you may order the medium or large portion of Loh Mee (卤面) priced at RM13.80 and RM19.00 respectively.
The Claypot Noodles with Yam (招牌瓦煲芋头面) RM14.80 (medium=minimum order) is another speciality dish in Ulu Yam Loh Mee Series.
This version of Loh Mee also has a thick brownish broth while having quite an unpleasant smell upon serving (like stinky tofu or salted fish). Once chow everything into the mouth, the aftertaste definitely poses a lot better with a very rich and creamy yam texture along with the smooth thick noodle.
Yam Loh Mee is a nice to have dish but recommends only consume in an appropriate portion (especially those who have the gastric problem) to avoid excessive belly wind (from the yam).
*Kindly note that menu availability and price might vary from time to time
Location and Contact Details of Hock Kee
Address: 27, Jalan Kenari 22, Puchong Jaya, Puchong, Selangor.
Open Hours: 11.30 am – 09.30 pm (Mon-Sun)