These past few days, my Streamyx has been driving me round the bend with it's intermittent service. Luckily it's back to normal hence I can leisurely write my blog entries. I've been reading quite a lot of BackStreetGlutton's blog recently and I thought I'll "borrow" his interesting concept of comparing these two places. It's also purely because a friend of mine told me of this place and since these two outlets are just near each other, it makes sense to do a comparison of the two.
These pork noodles are popularly known among the older folk as Sam Kang Cheong since they can be traced back to the original restaurant along Jalan Silang which is no longer in existence. Nowadays, you can get this version of pork noodles in various places since the original restaurant's family and workers had passed down the recipe to the next generation.
I was told that this small stall run by an old lady can be traced back to the original shop in Jalan Silang. Not many know of this stall hence her shop is pretty quiet and business seems to be better for the bak kut teh stall she shares the premises with. Instead, people tend to favour the noodles at Weng Hing, which is just round the corner.
I gave her noodles a try and felt her cooking was similar to home cooked food. Her minced meat topping felt like what my mother makes at home and didn't have as much black soy sauce compared to Weng Hing's.
In Weng Hing, the sausage is served in the soup versus this shop which serves it on top of the noodles. I suspect Weng Hing serves it in the soup because it helps soften their slightly drier sausage. When you bite into the sausage, it breaks in small pieces as the filling is dry. Totally unlike this shop whereby, the sausages are moist and tender.
Pricewise, this shop's noodles are priced at RM4 versus Weng Hing's at RM5 which throws in an extra pork ball. When you bite into Weng Hing's pork ball, you find it extra springy that one wonders if there has been too much artificial flavourings added. Their soup is also saltier versus this shop's one which is lightly flavoured with soy beans.
Personally, I prefer this shop's pork noodles which I find it to have less artifical flavourings and tastes more home made. The flavours are not as strong as Weng Hing's noodles but this taste is more to my liking. Note the first two pictures are from the Medan Imbi's stall while the other two are from Weng Hing's noodles stall.
(Just underneath a Karaoke Lounge and is next to the Bak Kut Teh stalls. Opened in the mornings till lunch time. Closed on Mondays, every fortnight)
Weng Hing Restaurant
Corner of Jalan Imbi
(Open from 7am to 3pm. Closed on Wednesdays, every fortnight)
*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.
Tagged with: Malaysian Food + Chinese Food