Our boss was craving for some Penang Prawn Mee today and fully intended to head to a restaurant in Cheras. We was sooo excited and in all that excitement, we overlooked the fact that it was closed on Wednesdays until we were actually 5 minutes away from it. Bummer! However, after getting over the excitement induced haze my brain went through, I recalled reading about Auntie Lora some months ago and since we was in the area – what better day to pay it a visit if not now.
The eatery is located within the row of shops near Leisure Mall. Waze will lead you right to it.
Oooo, if you are a fan of those pork blood cubes, they do offer them here. I did not order that particular dish that came with those cubes, just letting those of you who are interested in it that they do serve it here.
While this kopitiam offers a variety of dishes ranging from Curry Mee, Laksa, Loh Mee, Koay Teow and etc , their Prawn Mee in particular seem the main star. Why? Well, I am sure you will arrive at the same conclusion I did when you see this tagline around the eatery “Auntie Lora, Penang Prawn Mee, since 1981.” Right? So, I had to give it a go.
Penang Prawn Mee, 8.80 ringgit
The Prawn Mee was not bad. It certainly wasn’t the best out there but it was not bad. Plenty of noodles, egg, about 2-3 prawns, some kangkung and taugeh. The broth was spicy yet sweet which I liked. However, it was a tad more watery than what I usually like. Other than that, the dish was okay. If you are not fussy about your prawn mee, then this would be a good dish, if you are fussy about your noodles, then depends on what you are fussy about, this may or may not make the cut. For me, it was okay and for my boss, it was pretty good. It’s individual preference.
Penang Dry Kuay Teow, 8.50 ringgit
For Kuay Teow, they offered two options – soup and dry, of which I opted for the latter. For some reason, in my head at that very moment, I envisioned a delicious plate of fried kuay teow. So, imagine my utter disappointment when a bowl with noodles and slices of steamed chicken arrived. It took my friend to knock some sense into me, lol. I actually got exactly what I ordered but not what I envisioned. Damn.
I most probably would not order this dish again. It basically was a kechupy noodle with slices of steamed chicken and some salad greens. Yup. I think I ordered the wrong dish thinking it was actually fried kuay teow. That was my bad, should have known better but I was in la la land. I saw another table ordering the curry mee – which looked and smelled awesome and they looked like regulars. So, I guess some dishes here are good and some are not.
Would I head here again?
I would like to give their Curry Mee and Asam Laksa a try, so in that sense – I will come back but not the kind of come back where I am willing to drive all the way to Cheras but more in the kind that if I am in the area, I might drop by.
Address: No. 23, Jalan Manis 4, Taman Segar, Cheras
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 6.30 am – 5 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.