A usual lunch meetup with Jojo (he’s a boy, not a girl!) would normally brought us to Bintang Kopitiam, which is just opposite his office. A typical coffee shop serves economy rice (not so economy though), pan mee, char kuey teow, wantan mee, chicken rice and so on. The interesting part of the shop is the Chinese music back from the 80s to early 90s. You will be treated to an array of Chinese songs from George Lam, Sally Yeh, Vivian Chow, Andy Lau and the list goes on…
One day, I spotted some patrons happily slurping their noodles which looked like kon loh mee (dry noodle) to me, so I decided to give it a try. This particular stall, manned by an middle-aged couple also sells Jawa mee and Lam mee. The uncle (cook) is rather cheerful and friendly, while the wife (waitress) has a grumpy-looking face. She’s not rude, just that she doesn’t smile much.
While their Jawa mee is rather ordinary, I went back for the kon loh noodles occasionally. You can choose the type of noodles you like; I usually go for one and a half portions of the air-dried and non-fried Vit’s noodles. Served with dark soy sauce, topping of minced pork, sliced roasted chicken, sliced fish cake, fried wantan, fried shallots, chopped spring onions, pickled green chillies and a side bowl of spinach soup, it costs me RM4.30 only. The noodles has a nice bite to it and the minced pork toppings were simply divine.
Jawa Mee Stall
Bintang Kopitiam (next to CWA – CIMB Wealth Advisors and opposite McDonald’s)
56, Jalan SS 21/39, Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya.