Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Char Kuey Teow @ Tung Shin Char Kuey Teow, KL



Once in a while, I crave for some greasy goodness. Although I have my usual favourites when it comes to eating Char Kuey Teow, I wanted to try out this particular one after reading about it at
Babe in the City - KL's blog.

You can't really miss this place as it's a corner shoplot which faces Radius International Hotel on Tingkat Tung Shin but is actually located on Jalan Rembia, one of the small roads off the main road. The shoplot is devoted to the char kuey teow stall which also sells popiah. The place is run by a husband and wife team who both have their own individual woks to fry up your request.

Was it good? I thought it was above average but felt that it still did not hit the right spot for me as it didn't have the "wok hei" flavour I liked. Not sure why it didn't have that since there wasn't that many customers when I ordered my char kuey teow. Sometimes certain char kuey teow sellers don't have the time to fry it nicely especially during peak times hence quality is compromised. Although the char kuey teow here is a bit more greasy than what I like, I did like their cockles which were extremely fresh. Another gripe I have about this place was they did not serve any kopi-o to get rid of the greasy aftertaste but seemed to favour longan (or lor han kor) and barley for drinks.

Tung Shin Char Kuey Teow
No. 2 Jalan Rembia
Starts from 12pm onwards.

(Opposite Radius International Hotel along Tingkat Tung Shin)
Non-Halal

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review

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12 comments:

Nyokk said...

looks nice :o

KampungboyCitygal said...

I love to have kopi O after soem greasy stuff too..Just feel better after that..It seems like they are quite generous with ingredients

Vad3r said...

You should try again. Husband, wife, son & sometimes the indon, they all have their own style ;)

james said...

Why would you want to wash away the greasey aftertaste. When I have Char Kuey Teow, I want it to last forever. Hehhheh...

=thick frame glasses~ping= said...

wow, the char kuey teow really looks delicious..mayb i need to find some time to try it up...

Tummythoz said...

Yes, very oily. Didn't know kopi-o can rid greasy aftertaste. Must try. Last time I was there, their prawn mee is good.

Honey Star said...

i had a good char kuey teow last nite in cheras, with lots of pork lard. Very hard to find char kuey teow with pork lard nowdays!

boo_licious said...

nyokk - give it a try the next time you are around the area.

kampungboycitygal - they're ok with the ingredients, not that much as the plate is quite longish. I always take kopi-o ping to get rid of the oily taste.

vad3r - ok, will do. It's just that I tried a really nice one that day in PJ New Town which had so much wok hei I was blown away by that instead of this one. Mine was fried by the wife as I placed my order with her.

james - no way! I want it to go away so I can try other stuff for my dinner.

thick frame glasses ping - go and try! Think open till 2am per babe's blog. Not sure when is off day though.

tummythoz - yeah kopi o is good to get rid of oily taste. Another sure thing is hot chinese tea which is a must when eating dim sum and bak kut teh.

honey star - this one is full of it so if you want to try this place you won't be dissapointed.

babe_kl said...

actually the couples not consistent one. sometimes both of them can nap until 1pm before coming down to fry our noodles!!! made us wait half an hour for it!

boo_licious said...

babe - the wife also not so friendly. Give me such a glare when I was ordering my plate of CKT. Maybe becoz she was missing out on her beauty sleep.

Puspha said...

I'm now half dead looking at this killer pic. I really hope tat I culd make it back home this Oct.

boo_licious said...

puspha - hope you can! I can understd how much u miss Msian food.

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