KL Tai Lok Mee

KL Tai Lok Mee, a well-liked and sought-after Zi Char dish, is a delicious and hearty stir-fried noodle dish that originates from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This enticing creation features thick yellow noodles, known as “Tai Lok Mee,” stir-fried with an array of flavorful ingredients like prawns, squid, and pork, all infused with a savory and slightly sweet dark soy sauce-based gravy. The dish’s popularity lies in its tantalizing blend of textures and the rich umami flavors that coat each noodle strand. With its combination of succulent ingredients and the delightful interplay of sweet and savory notes, KL Tai Lok Mee has become a favorite choice among diners seeking a satisfying and appetizing culinary experience during their Zi Char dining moments.

Why Do People Love KL Tai Lok Mee

The appeal of KL Tai Lok Mee lies in its harmonious blend of flavours and textures. The noodles, often thick and slightly chewy, provide a satisfying base for the dish. They are complemented by a variety of ingredients such as succulent slices of pork, fresh prawns, and crunchy vegetables, adding both depth and variety. 

Besides, the soul of this dish resides in its tantalising gravy. With its savoury notes, a hint of sweetness, and aromatic undertones, the gravy coats the noodles and ingredients, bringing the whole dish together. It is this perfect balance of flavours that keeps people coming back for more, making KL Tai Lok Mee a must-try delicacy.

Making KL Tai Lok Mee Yourself

making KL Tai Lok Mee yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out. 


  • 300g fresh egg noodles
  • 200g pork, thinly sliced
  • 150g prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 100g bean sprouts
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • Chopped spring onions and fried shallots for garnish

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

How To Cook KL Tai Lok Mee

Step 1

Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large pan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.

Step 2

Add the sliced pork to the pan and stir-fry until it turns golden brown.

Step 3

Push the pork to one side of the pan and add the prawns. Cook until they turn pink and are cooked through.

Step 4

Add the bean sprouts and stir-fry for a minute.

Step 5

In a bowl, mix together the dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, light soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, and white pepper.

Step 6

Push the ingredients to one side of the pan again and pour the sauce mixture into the cleared space. Allow it to cook for a minute until fragrant.

Step 7

Pour in the chicken stock and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes to allow the flavours to meld together.

Step 8

While the gravy simmers, blanch the fresh egg noodles in boiling water for 2-3 minutes until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Step 9

Divide the cooked noodles into serving bowls. Ladle the hot gravy over the noodles, ensuring that each bowl gets an ample amount of sauce.

Step 10

Garnish with chopped spring onions and fried shallots. Serve hot and enjoy!

Serving KL Tai Lok Mee With Other Dishes

KL Tai Lok Mee can be served together with a variety of accompaniments. Common choices include crispy roasted pork, tender sliced chicken, succulent prawns, and fresh vegetables.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Protein: The dish typically contains protein-rich ingredients like prawns, squid, and pork, providing essential amino acids for various bodily functions and muscle repair.
  2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Seafood ingredients like prawns and squid are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, supporting heart health and reducing inflammation.
  3. Vitamins and Minerals: KL Tai Lok Mee often includes vegetables like bean sprouts and green onions, offering vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like potassium and calcium, supporting immune function, bone health, and overall well-being.
  4. Healthy Fats: The dish may contain healthy fats from the seafood and meat, contributing to heart health and nutrient absorption.
  5. Carbohydrates: The thick yellow noodles provide a source of carbohydrates, offering energy for daily activities and bodily functions.
  6. Fiber: KL Tai Lok Mee may include vegetables like bean sprouts, providing dietary fiber for healthy digestion.
  7. Balanced Flavor Profile: The dark soy sauce-based gravy offers a delightful balance of savory, slightly sweet, and umami-rich flavors, appealing to a wide range of palates.
  8. Customizable: Chefs can add various vegetables and proteins, making it a versatile dish that can be tailored to suit different dietary preferences and nutritional needs.
  9. Comforting and Satisfying: KL Tai Lok Mee’s combination of succulent ingredients and savory gravy creates a comforting and satisfying dining experience.

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang For An Authentic Zi Char Experience

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious KL Tai Lok Mee without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

Join us for a memorable meal, where affordability meets genuine culinary excellence, promising to satisfy your taste buds and leave you with cherished moments.

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