Besides Marugame, Kodawari Menya is another Japan-based udon and tempura restaurant that offers tasty noodles at affordable prices. As of now, Menya Kodawari can only be found at 1 Mont Kiara shopping mall, right opposite another great Japanese noodle restaurant - Menya Kamikaze.
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.
Tian Fatt was my next stop for KL-style Char Koay Teow. Like Fei Lou's in Jinjang, fresh cockles are also available; though you need to be specific if that's what you want. Otherwise, you'd get a a normal looking CKT that doesn't distinguish itself from the rest.
The Maple Food Market is now happening in Great Eastern Mall until this Sunday from 11am - 8pm. Dozens of artisan food producers are participating in this food bazaar that promises a fun and delicious time. Besides the familiar faces, there are also a couple of new talents showcasing their finest creations - snacks, cakes, cookies and even pizza!