Uncle Chua’s Prawn Noodle at Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

While Uncle Chua’s Prawn Noodles is not commercially famous (yet), it is known and loved among Cheras residents. It was a humble stall at a kopitiam. I know of many loyal customers who had been eating his noodles for decades. All of them said the same thing: go early before it’s sold out by around 10.30 am (then).

After a fall, Uncle Chua passed his recipe to his daughter, who expanded the business to two restaurants. Operation is now more streamlined, so you’re likely to get your noodles even if you arrived a little later.

WHAT TO ORDER: Prawn Noodles definitely! There is a dry version, which I’ll perhaps try another day. But for your first visit, do get a big bowl of prawn noodles (RM 8.90). The soup is so good that a small bowl of soup is not enough (RM 6.90)

WHY IT’S GOOD: Unlike prawn noodles stalls with soup lacking in prawn flavour, Uncle Chua Prawn Noodles is famous for its concentrated soup. It took him six months to one year to standardise this recipe and perhaps over 30 years to perfect it. They also have an interesting belacan chili and green chili combo.

WHAT ELSE TO ORDER: You can also try their coffee (we ordered cham, a mix of coffee and tea). If you’re in the mood for some bread, you can try their croissant served with butter and kaya.


6.30 am – 12.30 am

Closed on Monday and Tuesday



No.28, Jalan Bunga Tanjung 8, Taman Putra, 68000 Ampang, Selangor


16, Jalan Medan Putra 4, Medan Putra Business Centre, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

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