Most Kepala Batas folks would not be new to this wantan mee at Kafe Kim Leng at Kepala Batas. In fact, I was introduced to Kepala Batas folks to here. Situated inside Kim Leng cafe, Kepala Batas folks told me that this stall has been operating for years and currently the second generation is helming the CEO of the stall.
Kim Leng wantan mee (RM 3.00) refreshes people’s impression toward wantan mee as its appearance and the serving mode is unconventional. Presence of more vegetables and big lard oils could be sighted, with the entire noodles submerged in a pool of its elusive starchy soup. I call it starchy soup as the texture was more to moderate watery and flows easily with the noodles. I never seen bean sprouts in wantan mee before except during this occasion, which I thought was a great idea as it differentiated the dull biting experience of noodles solely.
According to the chef, their noodles were actually handmade and the elusive fragrance of the starchy soup is derived by addition of char siew oil into it. That is why the fragrance from the starchy soup puzzled me initially as I could not figure out what was that. Taste wise, indeed it is different comparing to the conventional wantan mee covered in soy sauce in Penang. As the name wantan mee suggests, the chef still makes well packed wantan and served it in a different bowl of soup.
The coffee shops offers limited parking space in front of it and the patron usually park along the roadside but no guarantee of summons will not be issued. You may park your car further slightly at the shop lots and walk about 50 metres to here.
Kim Leng Coffee ShopJalan Datuk Haji Ahmad Badawi, Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang
Operation hours: 11am - 6pm (Sunday closed)
Location map refers here.
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