My previous post on Tzuk Sheng Lao sparked a debate among me and my friends. They started comparing each other’s favorite bamboo noodle restaurant and it ended up with all of us eating at Fai Kei‘s stall at Happy Garden. Anyway, it’s not surprising that KL has more than 1 place to go for bamboo noodle, but apparently some of them are connected.
You know lah the story about ex-staff or ex-business partner coming out on their own after they have mastered the trade. I am not saying this is the case for Fai Kei’s Bamboo Noodle, but definitely somewhat along the same line.
Why? Because I have seen the same photo of the sifu riding the bamboo log displayed at both Fai Kei and Tzuk Sheng Lao. Surely that means something, right?
Char Siew Wantan Mee @ RM6, the char siew is only marginally better than Tzuk Sheng Lao’s. I wouldn’t say it’s awful but it won’t particularly impress either – maybe edible at best considering there are so many great char siew stalls in town.
However, the noodle itself is good, firm and chewy with a very bouncy texture. The seasoning was spot on too, it wasn’t simply drenched in soya sauce.
I decided to try something new and went for the Gui Fei Abalone Noodle @ RM6.50. But of course the so called abalone is actually a mock abalone made with cuttlefish.
Even so, I was pleasantly surprised at how well the mock abalone tasted together with the noodles – it’s almost as if they were made for each other. This was way better than expected and tasted even better than the char siew version.
Sui Kaw is smooth and succulent; though the filling could have been more plentiful. Price wise it’s reasonable I guess, around RM1.20 each.
The wantan here is not bad and miles better than those sold at a typical wantan mee stall. But I have to judge it based on Hong Kong standard, and my verdict is that it’s not as authentic when compared to Tzuk Sheng Lao’s because the meat filling is not as compact as it should be.
Actually you know what, screw what I said, the wantan is actually quite delicious as long as you are not too fussy.
To my knowledge, there’s not a single stall or restaurant in Kepong that is able to churn out high quality wantan mee such as this – that kinda makes me sad and jealous of the people who stay around this area. If I am a resident of Happy Garden, I could really see myself frequenting this stall for breakfast and lunch.
No. 4, Jalan Lazat 1, Happy Garden
58200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 012-291 1928
Business hours: 7.30am – 4pm