Thursday, November 21, 2019

Kam Heong State, PJ and Lorong Seratus Tahun SS2, PJ

Penang food it was, for today. Prawn Mee was had at Kam Heong, PJ State. Curry Laksa and Rojak were sent by Grab from Lorong Seratus Tahun, SS2.

Spicy food is pleasant to the palate. It excites and stimulates. Prawn Mee's main line of attack will be through the nostrils. The smell is from the stock culled from kilograms of prawn heads and shells. For the Curry Laksa, it rouses the palate. The explosive mix of flavours can be likened to a volcanic eruption.

The Prawn Mee stall at Kam Heong has been around for ages. The passage of time means a new alchemist is at the hot broth. The young and the old have different taste buds. So I was told there is a difference. I can't know as I was not there at the beginning.

The current smell is right for me. The taste has a dull edge to it. Its subtle sweetness was not sharp and suited me perfectly. The small prawns that come as toppings were fried and hardened. It has a nice texture and it got to be chewed to get to the essence of these crustaceans.

My Curry Laksa was still hot and I duly got it organised. The soup turned fiery red after the curry paste was agitated. The chili oil spread like an oil slick.

The taste was lemaky but not overwhelming. The sweetness of the broth was intense with the accompaniment of the usual spices and dry prawns. The order was supreme, so it came with half a dozen of good size prawns. They were sweet and fresh with a slight give in their flesh. I rather not have the crunchy ones.

The Rojak was sinful. Sweet, sour, Belacan-infused and mixed with crunchy peanut bits. This was the clincher. Its life and earth for the fruits. An additional bonus was their crunchy prawn crackers that went well with the paste. The  generous paste was more than enough to go round.

What a day! But it will be awhile I will go Penang again. After all, I am an Ipohan. This was as much as I could handle as far as Penang food was concerned. Maybe next week or month, till the urge returns.

Kam Heong
Jalan 52/10, Bandar Baru Petaling Jaya, Selangor
012-383 5567

Lorong Seratus Tahun
56, Jalan SS 2/66, SS 2, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
03-7865 8577

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