Category: Hakka Noodle

Famous Hakka Mee @ Hugh Low Street, Ipoh

I first discovered Hakka Mee as a teenager at Petaling Street more than ten years ago. That time, its unique savoury flavor struck my palate because we never had this kind of noodle in Penang. Since then, I have been hooked to it.
I used to enjoy one Hakka Mee in Kajang (now closed or shifted else where) where the noodles was made using spinach and boy, was it delicious. Then I travelled down to Seremban where Hakka Mee is said to originate from but found that it was only decent at best.

Ipoh-Hakka-Mee

Ipoh is also famous for Hakka Mee and typically served along with Yong Tau Fu like a combo meal. During my last trip to Ipoh I tried the Hakka Mee (supposingly to be popular with the locals) at Paris Restaurant located just a stone’s throw away from Guan Heong.

I first discovered Hakka Mee as a teenager at Petaling Street more than ten years ago. That time, its unique savoury fla...

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Hakka Rang Restaurant @ Kota Damansara

I came to know Hakka Rang from a close friend who has been going to the restaurant for years since it started. Even though the food is said to be good, I never really had the feeling to give them a try because of the ever-chaotic traffic situation in Kota Damansara. But recently I had an inevitable appointment at KD so we chose Hakka Rang as the place for dinner.

Hakka-Noodle

Luckily we scanned the menu thoroughly or else we wouldn’t have spotted the individual rice and noodle section which contains a number of single portion meals. Since we were at a Hakka restaurant, the Hakka Noodle @ RM7.80 was the natural selection.

Hakka-Rang-Noodle

Topped with generous minced meat and two stuffed tofu pok, it tasted as good as it looked. The noodle portion is large so the higher than normal price feels justified.

I came to know Hakka Rang from a close friend who has been going to the restaurant for years since it started. Even thou...

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Chun Kee Hakka Mee (春记大埔面) @ Jalan Sayor, Pudu

A supposedly dim sum breakfast at Tuck Cheong restaurant did not happen because by the time we reached there, everything was sold out save for some buns. Maybe I was too late by Pudu people’s standards but it was only 9am! Desperate for an alternative, we recalled a famous Hakka Mee nearby that some say is the best in Klang Valley. Luckily, Chun Kee was only a few hundred metres away from Tuck Cheong so we walked.

hakka-mee

Judging by the look of the noodles and the number of customers waiting in line, it seemed promising so we didn’t mind the long wait. But after tasting the noodle it was an overwhelming disappointment, it just wasn’t as good as it was anticipated to be. In fact, only average at best. The noodles look springy but is actually a lumpy mess and the minced pork does not stick well to the noodles so you will end up eating them as separately.

A supposedly dim sum breakfast at Tuck Cheong restaurant did not happen because by the time we reached there, everything...

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Seremban One Day Eating Trip – Hawker Food, Siew Pau & Seafood

Compared to the neighboring towns and cities like KL, Melaka and Port Dickson, Seremban might not have much to offer on sights and entertainment but you will surely find the distinctive local food something worthwhile. I went on an one day eating trip to Seremban last weekend and found the experience to be relaxing and stress free.
Unlike other cities (eg. Ipoh, Penang, Melaka) Seremban’s traffic is less and I hardly saw any crowd at the eateries, even the famous ones. So here’s a very simple one day itinerary of Seremban’s food, good for a quick weekend getaway.

seremban-market-food-court

Reach Seremban before 10am, drive straight to Pasar Besar Seremban (GPS Coordinates: N2 43.840 E101 56.200) for breakfast. There are at least three things to eat here. Don’t fret if any of them are not open because you will surely find something among the many food stalls here. In case you are wondering the food court is not smelly at all despite having a wet market right under it. Luckily.

mee-hoon-sotong

If you reach before 9.30am then stall 787′s Mee Hoon Sotong should still be open, if not just starting to close. According to locals 787 is THE stall to try when it comes to Mee Hoon Sotong. As for us, we reached after 9.30am so we went for the 2nd best, Hioong Kee (stall 753)

hioong-kee

Mee Hoon Sotong is quite rare in Malaysia and so far I only see it being sold here. Taste wise it was above expectations. If you are from Penang, then I can say the gravy’s flavor is very similar to our Hokkien Char. The chili is nice too, kinda addictive and gives the noodle a good, exciting kick. RM3.50 only. Rating: 7/10.

Compared to the neighboring towns and cities like KL, Melaka and Port Dickson, Seremban might not have much to offer on...

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