7 days more to go before Chinese New Year and I got my first early “ang pow” today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nameless Hokkien Mee @ Ming Heang Hui coffee shop
Corner shop, next to Maluri Petronas petrol station
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.