Sunday, November 2, 2008

Hokkien Mee @ Ming Hoe

The first time I came to this place, I fell in love with the food, more towards the Thai-style deep fried tofu actually rather than their famous hokkien mee :p I don't really fancy Hokkien mee but it's one of the best I've tried.

There are versions of Hokkien mee in preference. Some people like it a bit wet, some people prefer dry ones. Dad said that the actual is the dry ones, where the chef really keep tossing the thick noodles in the wok over a big flame, creating a rhythmic beat of the clinking sound between the wok and the frying spatula (is that what you call it?!?), until the black sauce sips its way into the noodles, creating the ultimate flavour.

Just look at the big flame. That's important for Hokkien mee frying.

There are two versions of the name 'Hokkien mee', in Penang, Hokkien mee is actually prawn mee (noodles in prawn broth), but in KL, hokkien mee is this stir fried thick noodles in dark soy sauce. It is usually stir fried together with pork pieces or chicken, shrimps or squid, choy sum and the tastiest thing on earth - deep fried pork lard, it gives fragrance and flavour to this dish, though erm, pretty fattening *chuckles*.

It was the tastiest thai style tofu I've eaten the first time I came, although it's pretty simple to prepare it at home. But the second time I came, it was so so. Too much 'liquidized' sauce poured over it, still crunchy but slightly soggy.

Another recommended dish here, the steamed red tilapia with cheong cheng sauce. The fresh tilapias are supplied from Sungai Lembing. A la minute steamed goodie and served to your table bubbling hot. Pieces of pork lard were found in the sauce too. Oooh la la. I heart pork lard. *sinful*

They also serve other noodle dishes such as vermicelli, or tang hoon or loh mee etc. One of my favorite restaurant in my list :p

We ordered the noodles for 3 person, with the tofu (small) and steamed fish, and my parents added 2 pax portion of noodles again. But end up have to take away cuz couldn't finish it. Total bill was RM59 including a pot of tea.

Kedai Makanan Ming Hoe 民和茶餐室
Jalan Ipoh
(Closed on Mondays and Chinese festivals)
Operating hours: Tues - Sat 11.30am - 12am; Sun 1.30pm - 12am

(It is on Jalan Ipoh itself, pass Dynasty Hotel on your left, then pass an Indian temple on your left, then you will see the shop. It is few doors away from this Alfo lighting shop. Opposite Sentul West)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

act i had been there b4..
there gt a mee hoon which add up wih stew pork..
nt bad oso..
i damn like it..
one plate for 2-3 person eat..bout $16..price is quite so-so..
bt..i think price is nt so taste more important..