1) Fatty Mee Hoon Kueh House, Klang
I seldom say no to a promising meal of pan mee so I followed my workmates to lunch at Fatty Mee Hoon Kueh in Klang. They serve it Hokkien-style: hand-pinched (mit), in soup and served with cut chilli (instead of sambal). A standard bowl comes with the prepared dough, pork slices, pork liver, green choy sum and fried anchovies. You can choose to add on extra ingredients such as poached egg, more vege, more pork, more anchovies etc.
I thought it was above average though it’s nothing REALLY extraordinary, as we Southerners are so used to our pan mee cooked this way, heh. The good thing about this place is that you can taste the natural flavours of the broth as it was cooked with anchovies and pork bone. Though I’m not extra sensitive to MSG, I didn’t detect any in the soup.
A small serving costs RM3.20, a large is RM3.70 and an extra-large is RM4.00. I think the price is pretty good except that I’d have to drive all the way to Klang (and pay toll) for it
Fatty Mee Hoon Kueh
19, Lebuh Bangau, Taman Berkeley, 41150 Klang, Selangor
Google Map: http://g.co/maps/cq6at
2) Sarawak Laksa @ Bangsar Lucky Garden
Possibly the most well-known place for Sarawak laksa in KL area. Aunt Christina’s stall is in a corner coffeeshop, Nam Chun serves the second best Sarawak laksa in town after my friend Ruk
As my mechanic is in the same area, I always stop by for early lunch whenever I have my car serviced. Good to go earlier as the crowd could get massive (other stalls in the same coffee shop do pretty good too) and you may have difficulties getting a seat.
I don’t remember how much I paid for it, either RM5.50 or RM6.50. I asked for additional sambal and lime to give the soup a stronger flavour that I’m used to. It’s pretty decent, it’s something I’d eat when I’m in the area but otherwise I would not make an effort to go eat there. Still if you’ve not tried it before, do give it a go.
Kedai Makanan Nam Chun
2-4, Lorong Ara Kiri, Lucky Garden, Bangsar, KL.
3) Fat One Steamboat @ TTDI
Bestest, current favouritest luk-luk stall ever because they have:
ABALONE MUSHROOMS AND SIU YOK!!!!
But depends on their stock one la. As they sell their stuff at a night market before going to TTDI for the pub crowd, some of the choice items may not be available. This mushroom in the photo above was their last one for the evening, boy was I lucky or what!!!
4) Hot Cross Buns @ Ben’s Independent Grocer, Publika
It was Easter weekend and they were really pushing their hot cross buns to passer-bys. We were in a good mood as we had a splendid brunch and Ryan was being entertained by a most entertaining clown. The sales people for the buns were singing the classic rhyme, ‘hot cross bun, hot cross bun, one a penny two a penny hot cross bun’ etc and handing out free samples, WHO COULD RESIST??!!?!
Delicious but at RM3 a bun or RM15 for a box of 6, it’s quite wallet-unfriendly.
5) Salted caramel brownie @ Crumbs Cafe, Lucky Garden
I came upon this cafe by the cumulative powers of Google + mobile Internet + smartphone. A quick search for ‘coffee in Bangsar’ led me to this place which turns out to be a couple lots away from Nam Chun coffee shop in Lucky Garden. Half a lot, to be precise. In light pink.
I didn’t find the coffee to be any good. However the salted caramel brownie I had was VERY YUMMY! They heat it up slightly so you get a warm, soft, moist part in the middle. I am not usually one for caramel but it went down well with this brownie, and the flecks of salt on top.
Then I was about to dig into my brownie when I remembered to check in to my 4sq. Eh, they had a 4sq special: check in, buy a brownie, get free ice-cream!
Awesome or what? So I did.
Warm brownie with cold creamy ice-cream had never tasted better