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Saturday 10 August 2013

Restoran Hing Ang

Restoran Hing Ang
19-21 Jalan Thambipillay, Brickfields
50470 Kuala Lumpur
(Coordinates: E101° 41' 19" N3° 7' 58")

This long Hari Raya (Eid ul Fitr) weekend is fast becoming a Murphy’s Law weekend for me. First of all, a constant and unbearable toothache has descended on me and because of the long weekend no (reasonably priced) dental clinics are open. Secondly, the DSLR is experiencing intermittent problems (the shutter release mechanism keeps jamming).

very old restaurant

along the busy Jalan Thambipillay

We ended up here because I wanted to get a haircut (our usual Barber, Kai Saloon is closed as well) at a barbershop along Brickfield’s busy main road. As always, we had planned on having lunch at Restoran Sin Kee here in Brickfields but it was closed (a theme is developing here, isn’t it?) as well.

deceptively spacious

This restaurant is more a food court where separate stalls are individually-run, and the restaurant proprietor itself provided the beverages. Brendan has switched allegiances from Pan Mee to Kuey Teow and ordered the 1Char Kuey Teow while Cat tried the 2Kuey Teow Soup. My toothache meant that I had to sensibly order the Fish Congee/Fish Rice Porridge.

1flat 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
2flat rice noodles served in a clear  flavourful soup broth made from  pork, then topped with tender globes of sweet fish balls, slices of finely prepared pork and garnished with caramelised golden brown garlic bits and delicately chopped scallions


Brendan loved his char kuey teow

the stall where I got my fish congee

all I could eat with a toothache (not that I'm complaining)

Cat ordered from this stall

Cat loved her kuey teow soup as well

yes, as always

The verdict? Being in business for more than 30 years means the stall proprietors are suitably experienced and it is naturally reflected in the well prepared dishes. Yes, we were very satisfied, and toothache or no toothache I actually enjoyed my Fish Porridge as well.

And the damage? A mind-bogglingly low-priced total of RM19.90 including a round of herbal tea for each of us. Everyday food for the everyday person? Oh yes please!

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