Curry Mee @ Chong Ko Hakka Noodle, Pandan Indah
By: Mr Write-ster
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Food is one of the best things in life. It brings satisfaction to our hunger. It brings us pleasure. Most importantly, it brings people together. There’s a saying that food is what unites people. In a multiracial country like Malaysia, you can most certainly find a wide range of mouth-watering foods thanks its diverse ethnicities and cultures.
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Discovering amazing food is like finding hidden treasures. But good foods don’t come easily unless you know where to find them. They could be right under your nose and you don’t even know about it. Months after the launch of our page, Rilex-Lah is taking the next step into debuting our first food-related content that has been long overdue. This ‘Makan-Makan’ category offers our personal recommendations on some of the amazing local foods that we’ve discovered.
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Our first recommendation is dedicated to those who enjoy a good bowl of noodle, curry mee to be specific.
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Curry mee ah? Very common sia! You’re not wrong. Curry mee is a very common type of food within the Southeast Asian Region. One can easily find curry mee being served at almost any local kopitiam or hawker centre…
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Even in franchise cafés like OLD TOWN WHITE COFFEE. But finding one which taste that is out of this world? Now, that’s a different story!
So, how did admin discover this? Finding this shop was a blessing as it all happened by chance. The story dates back to about 15 years ago when admin was hospitalized due to dengue fever. After discharging from the hospital, admin’s family decided to grab some lunch nearby before heading home. That’s when we first come across ‘Chong Ko Hakka Noodle’.
The shop’s signature dish is its ‘Original Hakka Noodle’. Customers have the option to have the noodle be served together with fish or pork balls, so technically this is a non-halal restaurant. If you dislike the thick Hakka noodles, you can always order noodles with different textures like the thinly kneaded fine noodle or lao shu fen (white noodle).
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But as a spicy food lover and after being served with bland @$ hospital food for days, surely admin was dying for something with more flavour and kick lah! So, looking at the menu, admin saw the ‘Curry Chicken Fine Noodle’ and ordered that instead. Turn out, it was one of the best life decisions admin has ever made! Since then, this has become one of admin’s favourite food of all time.
Wouldn’t you agree that the curry is the most critical aspect in every bowl of curry mee? It should neither be too diluted nor overly concentrated. Chong Ko did it right and has seemingly perfected the curry. Every sip makes your taste buds crave for more! Noodle texture wise, admin would prefer fine noodle over the thick Hakka noodle. That’s because its thin texture allows for the absorption of the curry, hence adding more flavour to the noodle.
The curry mee is also served with taufu pok (soft bean curd) and chicken. Customers can also ask to exchange the chicken for a generous portion of pork or fish balls, depending on your preference. Last but not least, no curry mee is complete without some taugeh (bean sprouts) for a garnish. Ugh, admin is already drooling while writing this article!
Not to exaggerate, but the curry mee served at Chong Ko is made to perfection. There’s no way they could’ve done it any better. But don’t take admin’s word for it. If you’re looking to try out an amazing bowl of curry mee, Chong Ko Hakka Noodle is definitely your go-to place. Plus, it’s very affordable! A large portion would only cost you RM8.20.
Chong Ko Hakka Noodle is located in Jalan Perubatan 2, Taman Industri Pandan Indah, within the vicinity of Pantai Hospital Ampang. It opens every day except Monday, unless it’s a public holiday to which it will close on Tuesday.
And heads up! While the shop operates from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, be sure to visit earlier than 1 to 2 pm because the curry mee usually sells out fast!
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