Whenever Hokkien Mee is mentioned, there are a handful of familiar names that usually come up. Some of the more established ones are Kim Lian Kee, Damansara Uptown and Ah Wah.
Having tried the former two, I thought I’d drop by Ah Wah to see how it fares with the others. Since this is reputed to be one of the best in PJ, my expectations was high.
To cut to the chase, the Hokkien Mee was just OK and we weren’t impressed. We also had a plate of beef hor fun and sad to say it was quite terrible.
After asking around the older generation who used to patronize Ah Wah in their younger days, I was told that the original team of cooks have either left or retired. So maybe that’s why the Hokkien Mee did not live up to the reputation.
But of course, the current head cook still retains the signature method of frying the Hokkien Mee in which high heat, made possible by a blower is used to sear the noodles for strong ‘wok hei’.
Despite the big flame and all, the ‘wok hei’ was weak and we felt that the use of charcoal stove with sparks flying is more of a showmanship to impress customers, which I can’t deny is highly entertaining.
All in all, Ah Wah’s Hokkien Mee is now decent at best. I’d still recommend it though, if what you are looking for is purely entertainment value.
Ah Wah Hokkien Mee 亚华福建炒面
Restoran Millennium Eighty Six
Jalan 20/22, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 016-251 2591
Business hours: 6pm – 1am