Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Mee Hoon Kuih @ Fatty Mee Hoon Kuih House, Klang


ultra smooth pinched dough pieces to perk up the mid-week


I vaguely remember eating here, once long long ago with my family, when I was younger. Somehow, in those days, Klang seemed so far away for me, but I just realised today, that this is so easy to get to especially with the highways. This place which can be kinda misleading - the faded signboard on top says Sin Hooi Hua but if you drive past, you see Fatty Mee Hoon Kuih written below the larger signboard.


an interesting combo - barley mixed with cincau

Even though, it was a weekday, the intermediate coffeeshop was quite packed. Luckily my order took about 15 minutes. You place your order at the stall, with the option to add a poached egg, additional meat, vegetables, fried ikan bilis and etc.

Unlike pan mee, this is the Hokkien version, where the dough is pinched into rough pieces and dropped straight in the soup broth to cook. What this results in, are irregular pieces of ultra smooth dough pieces that make this simply pleasurable. While the pan mee texture is harder, this type is way silkier and delish.

Each bowl of mee hoon kuih is prepared on the spot, so you can observe the workers flattening pieces of the dough with the palm of their hands and pinching it with their fingers straight into the soup broth. Pork slices, liver, choy sum and fried ikan bilis top the noodles. I loved the fried ikan bilis, which I could see people ordering extra to add on top. Those who love the sourish chili sauce that goes with pan mee, will be slightly dissapointed as here they only serve these noodles with chopped bird eye's chillies. Here the soup is not overly sweet (a good indication of it being natural and not super enhanced), hence no worries about killing yourself with MSG.

Aside from the noodles, this shop also serves an unusual drink - a combo of barley with sliced cincau. Very refreshing even though the cincau's taste tends to overpower the barley. For me, I will definitely revisit as I thoroughly enjoyed my bowl of silky smooth pinched dough pieces.

Fatty Mee Hoon Kuih House
19 Lebuh Bangau
Taman Berkeley
Klang

Open from 10am-11pm daily. Only closed during Chinese festivals.

(Non halal. To get here, use the Federal Highway. After the turn off to Jusco Klang, keep left, if coming from KL, take the first left and you will reach a roundabout. In front of you will be Centro. Take a 3-o clock turn, go straight and continue until you see a shophouse with a restaurant on the left. Take a left and go straight, Fatty Mee Hoon Kuih is on the second row.)

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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20 comments:

CRIZ LAI said...

I did post about this shop too when I was on my food expedition down Klang and KL.

http://crizfood.blogspot.com/2008/08/review-fatty-mee-hoon-kuih-house.html

That shows I eat a lot right... haha :P Anyway, their version was great too but I just wonder why Klang people like to take everything with cili padi, even for their Bak Kut Teh. I missed having Pan Mee with specially prepared sambal.

http://crizfood.blogspot.com/

CUMI & CIKI said...

15 mins is a really good waiting time for a busy place! I think I'll head here, on days my stomach/hunger cannot wait. (rubbish 1 hour waits and all that!)

Nic (KHKL) said...

interesting! i never knew pan mee and mee hoon kueh are 2 different things!

i'm sure the barley & cincau combo's refreshing! can try to make some at home already.. :)

Jojo & Kath said...

oooooh if you love pork alrd you could ask for it too!! yummmmm!!!

Precious Pea said...

Now you make me crave for mee hoon kuih. Hmm...maybe i should do it for dinner tomorrow!

Big Boys Oven said...

this looks ggod, must drop by when I am in Klang!

Radha said...

Hi! this noodle soup reminds me of a stall near (the old) Centrepoint in Old Klang Road many years ago that serves clear soup noodles with sayur manis and ikan bilis. Not sure what it is called but the stall is always packed with evening crowd! Don't know whether it is still there.

Hazza said...

THe drink seem such an obvious combination, wonder why not more people have thought of it before. Definitely something I can try myself sometime.

jasmine said...

the last time i went, it was a 45 min wait!! So 15 mins is very good!

adrian said...

Tried it before also. Waited for at least 1 hour for this. Seriously i don't really think is worth for me to wait for 1 hour+ just for this. To me nothing special. Just only the dough is smooth. Anywhere it is too far from my place. The soup is just fine.

Anakin said...

You have a really nice blog. I love Malaysian food : )

tanalan2 said...

Yummy Yummy !!!! I just love this one. Had been eating there for like 4 years now !! I've blogged bout it too !!

June said...

ya....this restaurant are very crowded most of the time. Every time i've to wait for bout 30mins, sweating like a pig....but is worth it, as the mee hoon kueh is really tasty!! =D

YilingL said...

this is no doubt wins-hands-down bestest mee hoon kuih in town!

FooDcrazEE said...

hehehehehe! 10 minutes walk from my place

mysimplefood said...

hello...hello...I love min fun kuih!! and your photos is making me hungry hungr. Your food photos looks fantastic. Come by my blog and give me some feedback.

taitianhin said...

I concur, ultimate smooth. yum yum...

feebee said...

thumbs up for this super smoothielicious mi hun ge~!! xD

Julian Si said...

Slurrrrp!! :-)

I am an ex-Berkeley-ian and well proud of that!!

http://juliansi.blogspot.com/2009/03/fatty-mee-hoon-kuih-house-berkeley.html

:-)

ps - Bon voyage, Masak2!

choo3063 said...

the shop is move to
29,lebuh bangau,
taman berkeley,
41150 klang.

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