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Saturday 17 August 2013

I Love Hokkien Mee

I Love Hokkien Mee 我愛福建面
106G Jalan Radin Anum 1, Sri Petaling
57000 Kuala Lumpur
(Coordinates: E101° 41' 34" N3° 4' 1")

Sri Petaling is an area unfamiliar to us, and driving around aimlessly at night can be pretty challenging. As luck would have it (as has always been the case) we had actually planned on having dinner at a food court nearby which was closed. We’re not sure if it’s closed for the day or permanent out of business, but the place sure looked dark and desolate.

Wandering further down the road we stumbled across this novelty restaurant with the interesting name. It actually says Restoran I Love 1Hokkien Mee on the signboard!

1yellow noodles braised in thick dark soy sauce with pork, squid, fish cake and cabbage as the main ingredients with cubes of pork fat fried to a crisp (the best examples are usually cooked over a raging charcoal fire!)

we kid you not!
the interior dining area can be stuffy
someone's feeling bashful?

Since its one of Cat’s perennial favourites, she promptly ordered the signature dish while Brendan tried the ‘Dry’ 2Fried Kuey Teow. I was not in the mood for noodles so I ordered my recurrent favorite, the simple and satisfying 3Fried Rice.

2flat rice noodles stir-fried over very high heat with light and dark soy sauce, chili, a small quantity of belachan, whole prawns, de-shelled cockles, bean sprouts, chopped Chinese chives and egg
3steamed rice stir-fried in a wok, usually with other ingredients such as eggs, vegetables and meat

thick dark juicy Hokkien Mee!
Brendan had the char kuey teow
fried rice, simply
chiak kah pa!

While the dishes were a bit pricy (RM7 per plate) taste-wise we were not disappointed. All in all including fruit juices all around the total came to a respectable total of RM30, which translates to RM10 per person, the modest going rate for dinner in the Klang Valley these days. The everyday food for the everyday person? Yes, we would agree to that but the more important question is; would we come back? Again, the answer is a reserved affirmative since Sri Petaling is apparently a food haven for Chinese cuisine offering a very wide range of dishes.

We will definitely be back to this neck of the woods to explore the various and plentiful eateries here.

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