THE row of hawker stalls in Jalan Sawi, off Jalan Kuchai Lama in Kuala Lumpur, serves up a variety of local favourites.
Those who are looking for street food such as satay, barbecued lamb, wantan mee, chicken wings, fried carrot cake and yong tau foo can get their cravings satisfied here.
My first visit to this area was two years ago and although it is not located near my home or office, the dish that has me going back there often is the prawn mee at a stall called Xiong Hoi Har Mee (translated to Shanghai prawn mee).
The broth has a strong prawn flavour as a result of hours of preparation and what gives it an extra kick, is the small plate of chilli sauce served alongside the bowl.
While some hawkers tend to disappoint by using prawns sparingly or even opting to use dried shrimp, Xiong Hoi Har Mee’s prawn mee comes with generous servings of whole prawns, pork slices, fried shallots and half of a hard-boiled egg.
While the price of RM7 is more than the average price of a bowl of prawn mee, the ingredients and flavourful broth are worth the money.
To quench your thirst, there are also dessert stalls that serve sea coconut drink with longan and red bean soup.
The row of stalls is located next to the newly opened K88 Food Court and Wisma FGA.
Be prepared to walk a distance to get to the stalls as parking space near the hawker area is limited.
The Xiong Hoi Har Mee stall is open from 5.30pm to midnight or until the dish runs out.