Non Halal 593
Madras Lane is popular for two things - curry laksa and yong tau fu. But there are three noodle stalls in this small hawker centre. Peculiarly enough, all of them have pretty much the same menu and that includes curry laksa. So, which one should you go for?
Kim Kia sells pan mee and pan mee only. That's why they call themselves the pan mee specialist. It used to be a stall but with the overwhelming support of their customers, they moved into a proper shop located just a stone's throw away from its original spot. Waiting time could get excruciating so make sure you are not in a hurry before eating here.
Operated by an elderly couple, the stall has been in business for the past 40 years and still going strong. Since there's no signboard whatsoever, this fried noodle stall is known to the locals as 'Fei Lou Chao Fun'. Pork lard oil is a key ingredient and it's used liberally when the uncle fries the noodle. If you want a healthier version, jut tell him to use less oil.
This is John, he sells one heck of a good Penang prawn noodle in Sungai Buloh. He's from Balik Pulau, came to KL since 1989 and had a short stint as a chef at SS2's New Paris Restaurant. Shortly after that, he picked up the techniques of cooking prawn noodle from his sister, who now operates Say Huat coffee shop in Section 17.
He manned the prawn noodle stall at the said coffee shop for almost 20 years, before deciding to relocate to Sungai Buloh about 7 years ago.
Now, he's stationed at Golden Kim Wah, a new coffee shop that just opened for less than 2 weeks. It's the most spacious and cleanest coffee shop in the vicinity.
If you find yourself in Selayang one day and craving for something light and tasty, I highly recommend Soon Kee Teochew seafood and porridge at Canton City coffee shop. The stall is a hidden gem and it's manned by an uncle who has been selling at the same spot for more than 10 years.
Yulek Wan Tan Mee is one of the most popular wantan mee restaurant in Cheras. Before they shifted here, they used to operate a stall at Meng Shiang coffee shop further down the road. Looking at the number of customers they have, I think the coffee shop is on the losing end of the change.