Nameless Hokkien Mee @ Maluri, Cheras

7 days more to go before Chinese New Year and I got my first early “ang pow” today. :)

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Last Saturday, after being told repeatedly by a friend about how long the queue was at a particular Hokkien mee stall in Maluri, we decided to go and try it out. It’s located near the junction of the PGRM building.

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Homemade chilli paste is a must have accompaniment when having Hokkien mee. This stall also have other type of fried noodle such as braised yee mee, deep fried yee mee with eggy gravy, kuey teow in eggy gravy and Hailam mee.

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The Hokkien mee arrived first on our table (RM 5.00 for a single portion). The noodle was well tossed with crispy lards, pork slices, squids and shredded cabbage in dark soy sauce but sad to say, it lacks the wok hei and taste pretty bland too.

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Look quite interesting, the Hailam mee (RM 5.00 for single portion if I’m not mistaken) was served in a deep bowl with a special gravy and topped with julienne cucumbers, onions, deep fried shallots and chopped cili padi. Basically, the cook uses the same noodle as the Hokkien mee, the thick yellow mee (tai lok mee) for this dish. Again, the dish lacks wok hei but I enjoy slurping the gravy. Imagine this: the non spicy laksa broth minus the fish. :P

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And lastly, we also had the common wat tan hor (kuey teow in eggy gravy, RM 5.00 for single portion). Also lacked wok hei but the gravy was flavourful nonetheless.

Prices was reasonable but too bad the food wasn’t up to its reputation as mentioned by my friend. I think some of the dai chow near my house and office cooks better ones.

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Nameless Hokkien Mee @ Ming Heang Hui coffee shop
Corner shop, next to Maluri Petronas petrol station
Jalan Cheras

Direction: Coming from Jalan Cheras via Pudu, go straight till you see Jusco on your left. Go straight somemore till you come to a traffic light. PGRM building will be on your left. Turn right at traffic light and you’ll see Petronas on your left. The shop is just next to the petrol station.

Farewell For KL People KL Food

KL People KL Food is going down south.

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Xiu Long Bao will be leaving us to pursue a more rewarding career in Singapore soon, so farewell dinner is a must. But instead of a usual farewell dinner, we came up with a farewell foodcrawl for her. Initial plan was to have barbequed chicken wings at Wong Ah Wah but it was closed due to water shortage in the area. So after meeting up with XLB, Christine & Chris, WMW and Ekeng, we ended up at Restoran Muar.

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The four Heavenly Kings the floggers love the most; cendol that costs RM 1.00, deep fried butter kailan, RM 10.00, deep fried egg, drizzled with soy sauce (which we refer as cha dan (bomb!) ), RM 7.00 and seafood Japanese beancurd, RM 16.00. Unfortunately, we had to wait for almost 45 minutes for the dishes to arrive as the restaurant was packed that night… and Ekeng fainted because of hunger! Poor Ekeng. :P

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After dinner, the night is still young and we decided to hunt for more food. The nearest area would be Jalan Alor itself although some eateries were closed due to water shortage.

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And we stopped by Meng Kee for grilled fish. *thanks to WMW for taking this shot for me*

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First to arrive was the grilled stingray, RM 15.00. It was okay, slightly charred outside which made it crispy and juicy inside but I feel the marinade was insufficient. I prefer the grilled fish at Wong Ah Wah.

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Ekeng ordered something different from our usual pick, escargot-alike shellfish, RM 20.00. I didn’t take it as I wanna refrain myself from overdose of spicy food. The rest said it’s slighty chewy but very garlicky.

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Grilled squid at RM 15.00. I took a few bites and yes, it’s spicy!

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Still rather reluctant to part ways, we decided to have dessert. We walked over to Lot 10 and spotted waffle but it’s closed. So we went the other way and after some discussion, we found ourselves in Haagen Dazs.

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Despite being a fan of ice cream and she’s the one who suggested Haagen Dazs, the princess did not order anything!

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While we were busy gazing the menu, Ekeng walked around the ice cream counter, taste almost all the flavours and got his Vanilla Pecan and another unidentified flavour. He happily slurps up his dessert while we waiting for ours to arrive.

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Christine and Chris opted for Cookie Crunch, RM 22.90 which was 2 scoops of Cookie n’ Cream ice cream served with chunks of cookies chocolate sauce and whipped cream in a tall dessert glass.

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WMW went for the Macadamia Nut Crunch, RM 26.90. The scoops of Macadamia Nut, Cookie n’ Cream and Cookie n’ Chocolate ice cream served along with soft baked cookies and almond nibs.

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Me being a little greedy (I’m always greedy when it came to ice cream!) ordered the Flower Blossom, RM 29.90, consists of six flavours but in smaller portion, decorated with strawberries, whipped cream and some passionfruit sauce on a crispy waffle bowl. I would like to choose my flavours next time as they gave me sorbet, which were a bit sour to my liking.

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And coincidently, WMW and Chris wore the same Hard Rock shirt that night with same colour and pattern except that hers was bought at Madrid and Chris got his from Surfers Paradise, Australia. Can you guess who is who? :P

And we finally call it off at around 1.30am. Thanks to WMW for the lift home!

To Xiu Long Bao: The floggers gonna miss you here. Take care in Singapore, eat more, post more pretty pictures and all the best in your future endeavours. Remember to let us know when you’re coming back for break, we can go makan again!

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Foong Jie Lok Lok @ Yulek, Cheras

OMG, another old post. Can’t believe that the food below were eaten and digested 2 months back. :P

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Thanks to Tankiasu, a few of us gathered and invaded the lok lok shop at Yulek on Friday night despite it drizzled earlier but that didn’t deter us (the infamous gluttons comprises of Food Cookies, Shujin, Tankiasu, Joe, Tummythoz and Phitoy) from sitting al fresco style.

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Trays of seafood, veggies and meats, nicely arranged on the ice blocks, waiting to be picked.

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While most lok lok place uses boiling broth for you to cook your food, here they uses only boiling water. You’re also given three types of sauces to go with your food.

Here’s some of the item we had that night:

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Raw cockles, pork meat balls. The pork meat balls are quite good, fresh, no porky smell and contains some minced cuttlefish.

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More pork meat balls, the red brownish are ham balls (is that how to call it?), some foo chuk (beancurd sheet) and fresh vegetables.

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This is how the ham balls looked like. Chinese called it foh tui yun and I like it. When I was still in Ipoh, mom will packed this from the dim sum stall at night market and serve them with kon loh noodle the next day.

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Nicely wrapped veggie, fish balls (the common stuff), seafood tofu, squid and pig intestines.

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They also have deep fried item such as deep fried ham, frankfurters, something like the pandan chicken which tastes sour somehow, wan tan, bacon and siew yoke. Yes, you heard me right. Siew yoke.

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Deep fried siew yoke which is tad too tough and dry… And another thing that I don’t like about it was… the frying oil is black in colour. :s If I should come back here again, I won’t want to order the fried ones.

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Don’t quite remember the name of this but it’s meat ball, encasing some minced pork in the middle.

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Usual lok lok place charge according to the number of sticks you consumed. Here, they charge according to the number of sticks and colour code.

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My own bill that night costs me around RM20++. Not cheap hawker food, I’ll say.

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Direction: If you’re coming from Jalan Loke Yew or Jalan Cheras (via Maluri), keep on your left after Taman Midah. Go down to the roundabout, turn left and turn right at the traffic light. Go straight to another traffic light and BHP petrol station will be on your left. Go straight and turn right at the first turning, go straight and turn right again. Foong Jie Lok Lok is located at the same row of shops as Hau Kee Restaurant on your left. Also a short distance walk to Yulek Wai Sik Kai.

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