En Kee is a noodle stall along Jalan Kulim that sells bamboo-pressed noodles. Bamboo noodles is also known as ‘Jook-Sing’ noodle (竹升面), a rare commodity nowadays considering its preparation method.
According to the tradition, the making of bamboo-pressed noodles requires the chef to sit and ride on the bamboo poles to beat the noodle dough into a flat layer before being sliced into strips. But nowadays most noodles are mass produced using machines already.
When I first saw the stall’s advertisement banner I already imagined it would look and taste something like the White Wantan Mee at Pek Kong Cheng. And I was right. En Kee’s bamboo noodles not only look similar, the taste is also familiar.
The main differences I observed are that En Kee’s noodle is drier by default, flavored with lard and served without wantan. The flavoring is simple with some light soya sauce and a bit of sesame oil, certainly not as heavy if compared to the White Wantan Mee. I felt it wasn’t too bad, as it placed more emphasis on the bamboo noodle instead. For RM3 I was quite pleased by the portion of noodle being served, it was a lot!
As for the noodles, I did enjoy it for its bouncy and firm texture – the attributes that would only be present in handmade noodles. When cooked to al dante the noodles give a firm, crispy bite feeling. Very appetizing indeed. I hope they would improve on the char siew though because it felt dry and tough.
In overall I would say this is a good alternative for White Wantan Mee in case you have a sudden craving for it at night. Of course it doesn’t taste as great yet, but with some improvisation especially in their ingredients, I am pretty sure the gap would close. Worth a try just for the self made noodles alone.En Kee Tong Tong Mian (恩记筒筒面)
Mei Li Hwa Coffee Shop,
Jalan Kulim (next to Nature Garden)
GPS Coordinates: N5 21.154 E100 28.383
Open daily except Sunday from 5pm to 11.30pm
it really looks kinda dry to me :/ do they hav it in soup for tat mee huh? lol.
I don’t think they have soup version, but a bowl of soup is given lor.. looks dry only, but NOT very dry la haha
It looks like BM’s “Tokong Mee”.
It does looked like Japanese Ramen also.
Not bad. It’s worth for money. The portion is a lot with RM3.
Not so tasty if compare to peng ko teng