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Sunday 4 August 2013

Pak Li Kopitiam (Shah Alam)

Pak Li Kopitiam (Shah Alam)
42, Jalan Kristal K7/7
Sekyen 7 
40000 Shah Alam
(Coordinates: N3° 4' 29.00" E101° 29' 6.00")

A long time ago we used to love coming to Pak Li just a hop, skip and a jump away from our apartment.  It depended on lunchtime traffic from surrounding offices to survive, had little to no patrons at night, and was virtually empty during the weekends. After a brief struggle, it closed down. In fact, all eating establishments that came after met with the same fate. We speculated that since the premises was situated at the apex of a T-Junction the feng shui was no good.

I loved coming to Pak Li for their delectable Mamak Mee. Looking it up online, we discovered that Pak Li actually originated from Klang and had branches there and in Shah Alam. So here we are!

it's good to be back (though quite a fair distance)

very quiet neighbourhood

your typical kopitiam

the kitchen

the menu

We don’t know if it’s because we were early or it was because of Ramadan but we were only one of two families dining here. Brendan chose to go the western route and ordered Chicken Chop in Black Pepper Sauce; Cat had the 1Prawn Mee while I opted for my all-time favourite 2Mamak Mee.

1yellow egg noodles served in richly flavoured dark soup stock with prawns, fish cake slices and bean sprouts topped with fried shallots and spring onion
2yellow egg noodles stir fried with mutton or lamb, vegetables, tomato ketchup and spices

waiting to be served

may I take your order sir?

lemon inspired beverages

my favourite mamak mee

Cat's prawn mee


Brendan's very generously portioned chicken chop

he can hardly wait

bon appetit!

my 'dessert'

Brendan had trouble finishing his Chicken Chop due to the very generous portions. Cat thought her Prawn Mee was just average while I was happy that the Mamak Mee (as far as I could recall) was as good as ever.


The damage? Even with service tax of RM2.00 it came up to a respectable RM35.40, which is within the realms of the you-know-what.

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