Recommended by 8 Days and ieatishootipost. This was a nice tasty porridge that had distinct rice grains like a pao fan, soaked in a umami broth of pork belly, cuttlefish and fried shitake mushrooms. The ingredients were nice and flavourful too, including sliced pork belly, shitake mushrooms, cuttlefish, fried tau kee, scallop and sliced chilli etc. Comforting atufd good for rainy days.
Recommended by Johor Kaki, and one of the stalls with a consistently long queue here. The sauce was lardy, vinegary and soy sauce savoury, but the noodles were a bit soft and clumpy. The her kiao or fish dumplings were really nice, crunchy and qq with savoury sweet meat filling. The fishballs were also really bouncy. The queue was mad though on this day – a full fifty minutes.
The mee pok felt a little softer than expected but all is forgiven when tossed with the chili, pork lard and dose of black vinegar.
Quite a popular store with serviceable lor mee, with a strong pork flavour in the braising sauce. The fritters were quite indistinguishable though – some soft globs, some hard chips.
The noodles in the white Sarawak Kolo Mee were springy and quite fragrant, and the minced meat was nicely marinated and salty sweet, lifting the flavours nicely. But I thought the sauce was a bit meagre and could be a bit more punchy. The noodles were a bit dry as such, and so was the char siew.
The thick chicken chop was moist, tender, and really smoky with crispy charred skin and coming with a nice sweet brown black pepper sauce. The mash potato was really smooth and creamy, almost like the one at Joel Robuchon, and again with the nice brown black pepper sauce that tasted a bit more savoury here. Very good restaurant standard western food, by ex Burnt Ends and Joel Robuchon chefs.
If travelling to Korea is not on the cards for you this year, head to Jeong’s Jjajang to curb that craving for good Korean fare!
The Mala Kolo Mee will fare well among mala fans out there but the OG prawn noodles are definitely not to be missed, especially if you have a penchant for rich flavours!
The pork ribs was tender and savoury umami, tasting like braised pork ribs. The prawns were so so in terms of sweetness and texture though. All these made for a very nice and drinkable prawn noodle soup the next day, with nicely cooked noodles sitting in great tasty broth.
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