Lorong Seratus Curry Mee had its humble beginnings from Penang.
At the early stage of the business, it was just a hawker stall selling Curry Mee in the street named “Lorong Seratus Tahun” in Penang.
After forty years, the LST brothers cleverly expanded the business to a food and beverage outlet business model; which is essentially a café with fast service, WIFI and air conditioning.
They have since introduced their licensing system and have been encouraging like-minded entrepreneurs to share in their success and make LST a well-known Malaysian brand.
Now I’m a Penangite and frankly I wasn’t impressed with their food.
Having said that, Lorong Seratus Tahun at SS2 is a favourite of many for their Penang hawker offerings. I guess being born and bred in Penang sets the bar high.
No meal at a Penang based cuisine outlet like this is complete without Fried Kuey Teow (RM9.50). I usually judge any outlets that claims to offer authentic Penang food with their CKT (if it’s on the menu).
Interestingly they offer Fried Chee Cheong Fun too; almost similar but with different noodles.
I can’t say I like the CKT here very much. But the chendol was worth ordering; finely shaved ice with bright green slippery noodles, sweet soft red beans and creamy coconut milk. Thumbs up for this!
But of course their signature dish is the LST (Lorong Seratus Tahun) Curry Mee (RM8.30) and I just had to try it. I’ve lived in KL for so many years and though I have heard a lot about Lorong Seratus Tahun, I never had the urge to visit.
Recently I was seeking halal (or rather pork free) outlets for my Best of Halal research so I decided to check out LST since they have gone pork-free a few years back to cater to diners of all religions and races.
So is the “Penang food” here as satisfying as they claimed? Well, considering that no pork products are used, I’m willing to say that it bordered on decent.
For non-pork Penang food, I think Little Penang Cafe (MV and a few other branches) is a better bet.
The portion is generous, but the shrivelled cockles totally turns me off. The whole point of eating cockles is for the feel-good moment of biting into a plump, juicy one that squirts all the blood into your mouth as you chew right?
The soup is rather thin too. On a positive note, the price paid was for a rather generous ingredients and it did make for a filling meal.
I missed having good lor bak (meat spring rolls) and the chicken version here was satisfying enough. Lean meat was used and though it was fried, it wasn’t greasy.
Well there are always hits and misses in every F & B establishment. For a pork-free outlet, I guess some of the dishes are passable if you’re not as fussy as me.
Restoran Lorong Seratus Tahun
Location: 56, Jalan SS2/66, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: +603 78658577
Opening Hours: 7.30am – 11.00pm (Monday- Thursday), 7.30am – 11.30pm (Friday & Saturday)
Muslim Owned: N
Halal Certified: N
100% Halal Ingredients: Y
Cleanliness Grade – A
Serves Alcohol: N
Extra Comments/Notes: 5% service charge applies.