[Non-halal] Singapore Hokkien Mee, anyone?
We KL-ites are very familiar with the Hokkien Mee of the lusciously black and wok hei-infused variety. Then, there is the Penang Hokkien Mee (check out our pressure cooker recipe here) which has a reddish soup made from prawn stock. Nevertheless, any other version is definitely welcomed, especially when it’s yummy!
Opened by a Singaporean family last Aug, Lucky Seventeen Cafe offers an authentic taste of their local fried noodles from across the Causeway.
Made with a prawn-based stock, the Hokkien Mee is served with thickened light-brown gravy.
Lucky Seventeens’ menu is simple and concise. They only offer Hokkien mee (priced from RM9.90-RM19.90 depending on toppings), fried prawns, and kampung chicken.
Our all-in Hokkien Mee (RM19.90) came topped generously with clams, sotong, and a pair of butterflied tiger prawns. The seafood was fresh, although quite a few of our clams wouldn’t open. The tiger prawns were quite sizable.
As for the noodles – it was tasty with sufficient wok hei, although we noted a hint of alkaline taste from the yellow noodles (but not enough to deter us from enjoying the dish). The gravy was rich in flavour as it was cooked for hours with prawns, pork bones, chicken and other seasonings.
The sambal had enough kick (quite comparable to the ones served with local Hokkien mee) and went well with the noodles, along with a squeeze of lime and fried pork lard.
We found the poached Kampung chicken (RM10) to be slightly strange as it was served cold (as they do in Singapore, we were told). Perhaps this version takes some getting used to. Nevertheless, it was tender and the accompanying sweet chilli was quite nice.
Overall, the space is immaculately clean and we enjoyed the Hokkien mee. They are opening a branch in SS15 Subang Jaya soon – so look out for it!
Lucky Seventeen Cafe
Address: No. 1077, Ground Floor (Unit B, Jalan 17/27, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 10am-9pm Daily
Phone: 011-1159 0711