Update: This restaurant is now permanently closed.
This noodle house talks a big game, but the taste is as flat as the noodles themselves.
Love noodles? Mii 2! Buried in the corridors of eateries at Publika Shopping Gallery, Mii 2 Noodles claims to bring the famously delicious food from Ipoh Road to KL. This restaurant is, cheekily, just steps away from the more popular GO Noodle House. Perhaps the plan is to scoop up hungry patrons that have been turned away from the other noodlery when it’s too busy.
The marketing for this place is a little confusing. The buzzwords “Ipoh” and “since 1998” are thrown around a lot, but I don’t think this chain even exists in Ipoh… and the earliest pictures from their gallery are from 2017. I am a skeptical detective!
Ambience & Amenities
Out front, there will be a lot of signs. I was only mildly interested in the noodles when I passed by, but what really tantalised me was the signature ice-blended drinks they had plastered in the window. Advertising works, people!
With so many different variants on mee noodles, ordering is done via a little order slip so that nothing gets lost in translation. Every item has an exact code with no spice, flavour or temperature variations.
There are no washrooms in here, and the nearest one is actually quite far. You have to go across the street via the pedestrian bridge and turn left before entering the mall. Try to go beforehand, or after you’ve paid up and left.
The first page of their menu seems to sing the praises of Ipoh Road Loh Mee but, regrettably, I can’t read Chinese. There are a lot of noodle dishes, made with homemade noodles apparently, but there are some non-noodle options. There is a good selection of drinks at three whole pages. Mii 2 Noodles is even getting in on the bubble tea craze by offering their own in-house brown sugar pearl milk.
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I eagerly awaited the thing that got me into this restaurant in the first place, the Signature Ice Blended Coconut with Cendol Sauce (RM12.90). The flavour was rich with coconut, blended to a nice consistency that was not too thick and easy to drink with no straw. The brown ribbon throughout the glass is the cendol sauce, which gives this drink that distinct, sweet and salty taste. It was a big, generous serving that I would say was worth the price.
The Dry Pan Mee (RM10.90) were fat shreds of noodles in a black sauce. The “meat” that was in this seemed to be fried pork fat, but I’m not sure about this as this restaurant says nothing about being non-halal. After wondering aloud “I thought there were prawns in this?” we did find a couple tiny dried prawns at the bottom of the bowl – nothing at all like the nearly two-inch ones shown on the menu. After a few bites of this, it got really monotonous. There was hardly any veg, so every bite was just noodle. The black sauce was really boring too. This dish was only elevated to “edible” after adding a fair amount of soy sauce.
The Special Loh Mee (RM15.90) was a bit better in its presentation. This time, the “prawns” were, in fact, two big prawns that matched the menu. The “thick soup” was actually an eggy broth with silky ribbons of egg, similar to when you order Wat Tan Hor. Big pieces of bok choi added crunch, but the number of Chinese mushrooms was sparse. Despite the greater variety of textures and ingredients here, this, too, needed a lot of soy sauce before I could finish the entire bowl.
One of our meals came with a simple clear broth with lettuce in it. Never figured out which, and it tasted exactly like how you would expect.
Price for 2 Pax: RM44.75
Special Loh Mee: RM15.90
Dry Pan Mee: RM10.90
Signature Ice Blended Coconut with Cendol Sauce: RM12.90
Warm Water: RM1.00
10% Service Charge: RM4.07
Mii 2 Noodles
Block A2-1-3A, (second floor above MyNews), Publika Mall, No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur
Mondays to Fridays (except Wed): 11am–4pm, 6pm–9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 9:30pm
Closed on Wednesdays
Alcohol Served: No