If you guys kept up with our postings, you would notice that we were at this very restaurant last week, Tuesday. We wanted to try the much talked about prawn mee and since Monday is when it is usually closed, Tuesday would be a good day to head there. However, for some reason, the guy decided to take an extra day off. So, there we were looking forward to gindulging in some prawn mee – and the stall was closed. Bummer.
As much as it sucked, it wasnt all that bad. We ended up ‘hantam-ming” some delicious wan tan mee and laksa. For more on this post : Red Leaf Restaurant @ Jalan Loke Yew – Delicious Curry Laksa & Wan Tan Mee
Red Leaf is your typical old-school Chinese kopitiam. It is clean, well maintained and the people who work here are friendly. Most of them are able to communicate in Bahasa Melayu, English not so much. They operate from 7 am till a lil after lunch, 2 pm. There are about 6 stalls which offers you a variety of dishes like chicken rice, vegetarian mixed rice, wan tan mee, prawn mee, fried kuew teow and laksa. Do keep in mind that each of these stalls take an off day on different days of the week. For instance : prawn mee stall is closed on Mondays, chicken rice stall and vegetarian mixed rice stall is closed on Thursdays.
So yea, a week later and we were back here, lol. Fully intent on giving the prawn mee another go and since the fried kuey teow smelled soooo good the last time we were here, we decided to give it a go this time too.
Char Kuey Teow (big), 7 ringgit + Hokkien Prawn Mee (big), 7.50 ringgit
Both dishes were da bomb! I naturally gravitated towards the char kuey teow, lol. Let’s be honest, given a choice between these two delicious plate/bowl of goodies – i would totally go for the fried noodle first, lol. That is just me, I am more of a fried kuey teow person, the prawn mee is a close second though. Imagine my delight in having been able to indulge in both of it at once. Yay!
The fried kuey teow…ooooo man, if it was not for the calories I was piling up, I would totally got for another plate. This dish was utterly delicious. It came with a generous portion of prawns and ‘kerang’ + bean sprouts + noodles and oooo, it came packed with spice. Slightly spicier than the usual fried kuey teow I usually have but man, it sure was delicious! If you are a fan, like I am – do not bother with the small, medium plate – just go for the big plate. Go for it. No use limiting yourself when its this good and just for 7 ringgit? Damn. If this stall was near my home, I would visit it every other week but since it isnt, I shall head down whenever I have the urge.
** The guy that mans the kuey teow stall, he seems to enjoy the fact that people take pictures of his dishes. So, if you want to give the guy a good time, be sure to be camera ready as he is bringing your dish to you, lol. You would he him saying “take picture ah” , “take picture ah” , “tell friends”, “tell them come”. He made our day and we sure made his, lol.
The prawn mee… another yummy dish. They made the papers, saw several other bloggers raving about this particular prawn mee – so, naturally, I had to go give it a go. After trying it though, I have to say, I do get what the rave is all about because its yummy! The broth, just look at the color of it, it had the perfect blend between sweet and spice. You would immediately taste the sweetness and after slurping it all in, that is when the spice hits you. The more spoons you slurp, the more the spice gets evident. The sweetness sort of mellows down the spice a lil, just enough to give you that much needed kick but not to an extent where it gets overwhelming. Very nice indeed. This dish too comes with generous portions of prawns. Not the tiny kind but medium large chewy prawns + lean pork meat slices + kangkung/kale + bean sprouts + fried shallots + noodles ( we opted for a mix between mee hoon and kuey teow). Simply delicious.
Would I head here again?
You can bet I will. Looking forward to it. Their wan tan mee was delicious, their curry laksa was delicious,
Address: Red Leaf Restaurant, No. 61 & 63, Jalan Loke Yew, Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: Everyday, 7 am till 2.30 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.