Not into rice dishes? Or simply bored with rice? Noodles would be the next best option. Stir-fried, soup or dry, everyone has their own preferences when comes to enjoying a bowl or plate of noodles. From Thai beef noodles to freshly made hand-smacked broad noodles, Penang-style char kuey teow and curry mee, we have gathered 8 places to get your noodle fix in Klang Valley.
Fancy a bowl of duck noodles, Thai style? Here’s one for you at Heng Dee by Nhom Thai located at Damansara Uptown. Their duck noodles happen to be their signature item on the menu too. It was a family recipe, combining the chewy texture of noodles that goes well with the savoury dark broth. The broth itself tastes like a comfort food and don’t be surprised to find yourself walloping the bowl clean. Then, there’s the duck drumstick — all meaty and tender at each bite.
Address: Ground Floor, 16, Jalan SS21/25, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
2) Mama Lek
Beyond the otherwise rundown Medan Selera Prima Setapak Food Corner lies a gem of a stall selling Thai beef noodles. Not to mention a bowl that is surprisingly wallet-friendly for its price tag. Whether you go for the beef balls or the beef brisket options, you’ll be blessed with warm and comforting beefy goodness. Each bowl pairs well with the noodles of your choice (we recommend “sen lek” a.k.a. Thai rice noodles) and the dark, beef broth. And if you are not afraid of some heat, remember to dip your Thai beef noodles with a dash of chilli powder, chilli oil and Thai fish sauce.
Not into Thai beef noodles? Mama Lek surprisingly knows a thing or two about whipping up a good bowl of Penang asam laksa. The kind that packs with deliciously thick and spicy-sour broth, meaty fishes and other ingredients like pineapple and cucumber. Not to forget, slurpy and chewy laksa noodles, which are best enjoyed with some dips of prawn paste served separately.
Address: Prima Setapak Food Corner, Jalan Prima Setapak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur.
The SS2 neighbourhood is no shortage of good food. And this includes Biang Biang Noodle Bar, serving hand-smacked noodles that are broad in their shape. In case you are wondering the meaning of “biang biang“, the words actually refer to the slapping sound of the noodle dough against the table. Each noodle is made fresh upon order and has a chewy texture. You can enjoy the noodles served in spicy or tomato-egg versions but the former is where it matters the most. Besides, the spicy noodle — known as Spicy Cumin Lamb Biang Biang — happens to be their signature dish. A combo of boneless Australian lamb leg marinated in Chinese wine that complements well with the thick, freshly-made noodles.
Address: 30, Jalan SS 2/66, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
4) Chai Cha Teh
Who could have thought the Pasar Besar TTDI houses a hidden gem of a stall serving pan mee? They have dry and soup versions, both comfort dishes containing all the usual ingredients mixed together. For instance, the dry version consists of slurpy pan mee noodles served with the likes of chicken, crunchy ikan bilis, mushrooms and a poached egg on top. Blend them all together with a dollop or two of dried chilli flakes, giving the pan mee an added spicy kick.
Address: Pasar Besar TTDI, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.
Looking for a pork-free, Penang-style char kuey teow? That’s where Sisters Place comes in, famous for its aforementioned dishes served in regular or special versions. The latter comes with plenty of seafood (prawns included) with savoury, yet smokey stir-fry kuey teow that isn’t overly oily. You can have the choice to pick kuey teow or others such as kuey teow & mee or kuey teow & bihun. Sisters Place has two branches available including TTDI and USJ.
(TTDI) 4, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.
(USJ) 11, Jalan USJ 16/2G, USJ 16, 47630 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
6) Noodle Art
Noodle Art’s speciality lies in its authentic Sarawak noodles including kolo mee and Sarawak laksa. Let’s start with the former: a stir-fried noodle delight packed with thin egg noodles, soy sauce and other ingredients like char siu and prawns. Moving on is their spicy-savoury Sarawak laksa with a thick and flavourful broth blended with assorted spices. Best paired with one of their sweet and aromatic 3 Layer Tea served in Original or Pandan flavours.
Address: 80, Jalan SS 2/60, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
7) Gerai Owl Luat Kee
Here’s an otherwise mundane-looking stall famous for its Hokkien mee. The good part about their noodle dish? It was traditionally cooked and stir-fried in a charcoal style, which helps to give the Hokkien mee a distinctly smokey flavour and enough wok hei. They also served other noodle dishes such as Hokkien Bihun, Hokkien Kuey Teow and Braised Yee Mee. Do note that Gerai Owl Luat Kee only operates from 4 pm onwards till midnight except on Thursdays.
Address: Jalan Kepong Baru, Kepong Baru, 52100 Kuala Lumpur.
8) Serdang Curry Mee
Craving a late-night supper for a bowl of piping-hot curry noodles? Lucky for you there’s one at Seri Kembangan, a no-signboard stall that opens from evening (5.30 pm) till the wee hours of the morning (3.30 am!). Their speciality is what a curry noodle should be: choices of noodles (e.g. yellow mee) swimming in a fiery, thick curry broth with all the usual suspects. The list? You’ll get the likes of chicken, cockles, prawns and bean sprouts among others.
Address: Jalan SK 6/1, Kampung Baru Seri Kembangan, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor.