In KL, Mie Cord dishes up Malay Char Koay Teow that tastes closest to home. And by home, I mean my hometown – Penang. From what I dug up from the workers, the owner of Mie Cord is indeed a Penangite himself, and he also practices washing the chicken eggs before they are used, hence the proudly displayed banner that says “telur ayam dibasuh”. This is similar to what Sg Dua Char Koay Teow is doing.
Depending on your appetite and budget, there are 3 versions of Char Koay Teow here: normal @ RM4.50, big @ RM5.50 or special @ RM10. If you are wondering, the special version simply comes with extra prawns, cockles and a sunny side up so you are just paying for more toppings.
We usually stick with the ‘besar’ order because the normal serving of Char Koay Teow comes in a rather small portion. And since it’s so good, we usually end up ordering another plate to share just to satisfy our craving.
Mie Cord’s Char Koay Teow is slightly on the sweet side with a touch of spiciness – just enough to create some depth in an otherwise rather cloying tasting noodle. And I am glad that there is little to none vinegar flavor as I have experienced at other places. For RM5.50, I certainly wouldn’t complain about the reasonable amount of seafood as well, as every mouthful is accompanied by either a cockle or prawn.
Not a fan of this wet Char Koay Teow? Mie Cord serves Mee Goreng and Nasi Goreng too. Despite not as fantastic as the Char Koay Teow, the Mee Goreng Biasa @ RM4.50 is good enough to hold its own against any mamak in town.
Nasi Goreng Seafood @ RM7.50 – fried with a fair amount of prawns and squid. Among all we tasted, this would be the spiciest. Taste wise, it was decent at best which is understandable since it’s not their signature dish. I wouldn’t really recommend it unless for some reasons you just got to have rice.
The young chap who does all the frying, he’s pretty good at it!
Mie Cord Char Koay Teow Penang – since 1993
Lot 2995, Kg Sungai Penchala, Jalan Damansara
60000, Kuala Lumpur
Business hours: 5pm – 3am daily, Closed on alternate Sundays
Tel: 016-380 4482