Hennessy Lor Mee & yummy Ais Kacang at Setapak!

I first read about this intriguing creation in this article “Food Tale promotion by Knife Cooking Oil” which was published in The Star.

As usual, it took me months later to visit the shop, with the usual obstacles of distance, time & the lack of an adventurous eating partner.

So one weekend, I decided to hell with it, if no one is keen then I’m going alone. And I ended up having 4 people joining me right after I have declared so. Funny how things turned out sometimes huh?

ps: (And today is my 2nd visit! Food IS consistent!) *stamps approval*

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The Ayer Panas Hawker Center is where it is at, and here we found it to be an open area, complete with rickety & worn plastic tables & chairs. All of old hawker charm were present, though I must confess SS2 Wai Sik Kai’s seems posh after seeing this place.

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We stumbled on this too. Turned out to be a bowlful of thirst quenching delight. We stapled the Red bean & honeydew flavours, and it was perfect for the hot weather while waiting for our food.

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Seeing double, triple and quadruple of this on the other diners’ tables cued me on my order. The Vermicelli in wine soup with clams, RM11 was as popular as their Signature Hennessy Lor Mee. Our single portion came with generous fillets of dory fish, chockful of clams, sprinkles of coriander & spring onions. Fragrant with the naunces of wine & loads of ginger, this made for a very tasty dish. All of us rewarded this with a score of 8/10!

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The Hennessy Lor Mee, RM11, needs no introduction. The aroma and richness from the luxuriant liquer was mellow, yet with a distinctly curious flavor. It’s heady scent hit me as soon as the bowl was placed on the table. We gave it a good stir and lapped up theย  hefty tangle of thick egg & glass noodles topped with all of it’s added ingredients of pork, prawns, juliennes of carrots swimming in the eggy, starchy broth.

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They do their porks dishes very well here too. Each fillet is wonderfully tender & and their sauce (I tried the kung po style (with dried chillies today)) is always in the right balance of salty & sweet. This is their Pork braised ginger with plenty of spring onions & leeks style, RM10 which I had during my last visit. With hints of sesame oil, the soft tender pork fillets satisfied the porcine pork deprived ache in us. Lovely.

braised pork

Last was a simple but delicious dish of FRESH green lettuce, very lightly blanched and bathed in aromatic oil, (thanks to the pork lards, dried shrimps & salted fish plus bird eye chillis) that it was fried with, which fulfilled the fibre criteria in our meal.

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I spied 2 more popular dishes other than the Hennessy Lor Mee; one of which is fish head beehoon and another the black Hokkien Mee. While the latter seemed a bit oily to me, the former promises to be good, with chunks of fried fish & thick milky broth. Will save that for the 3rd visit! ๐Ÿ˜‰

And this old unassuming stall churned out what could be the best ice kacang in this side of town (hawker version, and at the price of RM2.80, ok).

ABC stall

My Ais Kacang was spilling out of its bowl with SOFT, SMALL red beans (I hate those canned kidney beans ones!), firm green chendol tails, noodles of pinkish chewy jelly, nata de coco, palm seeds, corns, peanuts, cincau (black herbal jellies).
All that for RM2.80!
The thick sugar syrup & Gula Melaka drizzled over the ice was fragrant & a dash of coconut milk gave it the perfect finishing flavour.

This is easily one of the best ice kacang I have tasted in KL so far, though the one in SS2 Wai Sik Kai (Stall 41)ย  ice has a finer texture.

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Lunch came up to RM36 for all the above, with free flow iced chinese tea thrown in. So cheap, so good and so satisfying! I love this place!

Quick, note this place and address down. It is really not that hard to find.

address

Directions:

GPS: N03 11.388, E101 43.82

Stall No. 22 Ayer Panas Hawker Center (tel: 012-624 7610). It is located inside the Ayer Panas Hawker Centre, Off Jalan Genting Klang. From KL, drive along Jalan Pahang until you reach Jalan Genting Klang, then turn right into Jalan Ayer Panas. Continue until you reach the T-junction at the end of the road. Here, turn left and you will see an old hawker centre on your left. Look out for the stall with empty Hennessy boxes hung around.

Location: . Opening hours: 8.30am-6pm (Tuesdays to Sundays).

This Post Has 57 Comments

  1. Sean

    mmmm, everything looks quite hearty and wholesome. would come here simply for those meaty clams. well, someday! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. rebeccasaw

      Lets see..someday.. I wonder when..cos they don’t do dinners and it’s VERY hot there!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Iven

        Helo,
        There close for one month and become durian stall.

  2. Chaokar

    The lala beehoon looks sedap!
    Yum, I must go explore this place.

    1. rebeccasaw

      Explored! The lala beehoon was aw3esome hor??? ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Iven

        Hi,
        I called them and they told me that they will close for one month and change to durian stall.

      2. rebeccasaw

        WHAT??? Then where are they moving to?? Oh no!!!!

  3. Huai Bin

    Yeah, I’m loving the Hennessy loh mee, it’s really good! Thanks for the introduction and for lunch! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. ai wei

    with hennessy??? would love a try!!! <3

    1. rebeccasaw

      Got to try at least once! But the place is hard to find tho. Anyone got GPS?

  5. TummyRumble

    I snapped the same picture of the ice kacang leh… hahaha

    1. rebeccasaw

      Haha! It msut be the best angle di for the ABC! ๐Ÿ˜›

    1. rebeccasaw

      I did I did! Jz last week .thks so much for the recommendation! That same stall dished out some impressive stuffs..I saw this Hakka abacus-like dish..

  6. unkaleong

    Was worth getting lost in setapak for. Now I have this location seared in my memory! Hahaha. Grubs good, warrants another visit.

    1. rebeccasaw

      LOL. Poor you. I was so glad when I saw you walkin towards us! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Leo

    cumi&ciki had come here several times and I have read about this place several times as well… now that it got the stamp of approval from becky which is rather picky at times, then I can rest assured that this place is worth visiting… and of course, without the feisty Sher Ryn in tow ๐Ÿ˜›

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yups, stamped approval!
      Its rather hot so yeah, best leave the little one at home.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Simon Seow

    I didn’t get your invitation for this also. Ijok also I went lor, this place sap sap sui. lol

    1. rebeccasaw

      ok, next visit! There’s so much more to try!

  9. SimpleGirl

    salivating looking at the dishes…really value for money place!

  10. ciki

    aiiyah Unkaleong.. call us for directions also cannot find ar? LOL. glad u found it .. worth the wait eh?

    1. rebeccasaw

      Haha.. surprisingly really. cos he got such sharp sense of directions.
      Nope, we didnt hv to wait long.

  11. Eh, is this the place that Ciki blogged about ar? I’ve been dying to go there la. Chis. I wanna go.

  12. Chaokar

    jomm lets’ go. i propose Sunday lunch?

    1. rebeccasaw

      Go go! It’s very HOT but other than that, it’s a good plc to explore! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. J the chocoholic

    Let’s go this weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    My car is only a Satria but if someone will be my navigator, I’ll happily drive….

    1. rebeccasaw

      Soon soon! We are definitely goin for 4th round! ๐Ÿ˜†

  14. Vivien

    Wow, the food looks super yummy, the lor me, with half cooked yellowish egg, and the clam vermicilli etc

    1. rebeccasaw

      It is very good. and cheap! worth the trip ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. maRCus

    aiseyh.. this loh mee shop is SO NEAR my house! its just 5 mins away from the Air Panas Apartments i live it. shud have called me along. LOL

    1. rebeccasaw

      Serious? Can can. But hw to contact ya?
      ๐Ÿ˜•

  16. sophia

    Yay! You changed the annoying layout. Good good! Now no stupid people like me will be confused. lol.
    Aiii…so long since I had lor mee with all that thick gravy…and pork lard !!!!

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yes, I felt more like blogging too! Hehe.
      Thks to josh again.

  17. allie

    No wonder so long never see your update. I don’t think Penang have such Hennessy Lor Mee. I use to have this when I studied at KL.

    1. rebeccasaw

      Actually can do in Pg or whereever lohh..its just adding Hennessy mahh..

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yup, put it to good use, what more if its for good food!

  18. KwOnG FeI

    so, u r rebecca saw..
    i think i rmb that better too~~
    hey, i am living the place around there and this is my first time knowing the presence of the henessy loh mee..
    the hawker stalls area is me and my friends favourite place to hang out..
    usually we go to the stalls at the end eating mee or fried rice and ordering the ice kacang~
    i think becoz of the rm 11, we never try before.. well, we are students ~

    1. rebeccasaw

      The ais kacang is really good right?

      Haha..so now u knw me u not so worried abt meetin me for makan? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  19. connie

    does it open on sunday?

  20. Henriette Karpf

    Hello,I love reading through your blog, I wanted to leave a little comment to support you and wish you a good continuation. Wishing you the best of luck for all your blogging efforts.

  21. alyem

    Wrong GPS coocrdinate..

    1. Rebecca

      Eiks? Serious ar..I hv to go back soon and get the coordinates again!

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  23. Ryan

    I’ve been visiting for a couple of times but te place is close. Has it moved?

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hi Ryan? What? serious? Oh no, I hope not!
      I love this stall!

  24. stupid

    place a google map on it..i come from penang if i know where is all the left n right trun i dont hv to look at this blog. if i know where is jalan pahang jalan genting klang jalan ayer panas i will know where the stupid place i dont hv to come here. u think the road is just a road with very big road sign u hv to say what to look out for noob do i hv to teach u how to direct some one to a place..say like got shoplot on the left houses on the right not trun here trun there..who know what u r saying say so much up there but dont know how to say where is the shop..how ppl go there makan stupid noob

    1. rebeccasaw

      Frankly mr/ms stupid, while I’m all for feedback on my blog, I’m certainly not interested to direct a rude person like you anywhere.

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