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Sunday 24 November 2013

Frankie’s Char Kueh Teow

Frankie’s Char Kueh Teow
(Within Restoran 8888)
Jalan PJU 8/5D ‪Damansara Perdana
47820 Petaling Jaya
(Coordinates: E101° 36' 24.0" N3° 9' 53.2")

The first thing on Brendan’s mind (and in his palate) after being a week away from home was Char Kueh Teow! Apparently during his debate camp 1Char Kueh Teow was not on the menu and he missed it terribly. We might need to send him to Penang to further his studies if he keeps this up, there he can have his favourite Char Kueh Teow for breakfast, lunch AND dinner.

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

Surfing the internet we came across Frankie’s Char Kueh Teow which was touted as doing a pretty decent job emulating the famous Penang Char Kueh Teow, and so we headed over to Damansara Perdana to give it a go.

Restoran Four Eight or 8888?
Penang char kueh teow!
Frankie hard at work

Located within Restoran 8888, we found out that Frankie is a one man show (he stir-fries, he serves and he collects) so you can imagine how hectic it can get if he is flooded with orders. Notwithstanding this, our dishes were prepared pretty speedily. We all had Char Kueh Teow; Brendan and I deferred from having it with bean sprouts (our pet hate).

one man show
excellent chrysanthemum tea!
Brendan's first plate
Cat had hers with bean sprouts
while I deferred
bon appetit
paying his compliments to the chef!

Brendan enjoyed it so much he ordered a second plate, so no prizes for guessing that we’ll certainly be back for more. At RM5 a plate, together with beverages the total came to a reasonable RM25, so yeah, Frankie definitely serves the everyday food for the everyday person.

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