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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.
If you ask me where to get the best satay in KL (note: Selangor excluded, especially Kajang), my answer would be Pak Din satay in Gombak. It took me almost a year to come up with this conclusion, one that I could only make after tasting all the well-known satay restaurants and stalls around the city.
The list includes Satay Station, Zaini Satay, Nur Satay, Hj Senen of O Mulia, Klasik Satay, Satay Sri Melaka of Datuk Keramat, Zainah Ismail, Kasim Satay, Sen Kee, Sate Atok and many more. So you know I am pretty darn serious about this.
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.
Well, this is surprising. I did not have the slightest clue that the famous Line Clear nasi kandar will relocate to Kampung Baru after they were ordered to vacate their original premise in Penang.
Today is the second day of their operation in the new outlet, so I decided to drop by to check it out. I also read from the news that 70% of the kitchen team has moved here, which include the cook himself.
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.
Porridge restaurants like Yung Yi Kei is not a common sight. Most of the time when I feel like eating porridge I would go looking for it in a food court or coffee shop. Judging from the large crowd, Yung Yi Kei is a local favorite and it also appears to be the busiest restaurant in the area. In business since 1991, it was started off as a road side stall at Jinjang Utara before it moved into a shoplot at the current location.