Malaysian Food

Malaysian Food

Featuring GO Noodle House (313@Somerset), Yap Kee Wanton Noodles (Holland Drive Market), Lou Yau (IMM), HupKee Fishball, JB Tai Pai Tong (Yishun), Ipoh Curry Noodle, KL Tai Pai Tong (Yishun Avenue 4), Winner's Fried Chicken, Penang Savour (YewTee Point), Anson Town Singapore
Wilson Foo
Wilson Foo

For those who prefer JB style wanton noodles and not the black sauce wanton noodles synonymous with Guangzhou and KL, look no further. Yap Kee is as legit as it gets.

Ordered $4 white noodles with chilli sauce. As I was the first in queue, my worries came fast and furious. But with the first bite, they evaporated. The noodles were cooked just right, al dente and springy. A whiff of lard oil came with each mouthful. Bit of lard was still mixed in the noodles and the chilli sauce coupled with piquant pickled green chilli did the rest.

Wantons were plump with juicy minced pork fillings. Unfortunately there were only two. Overall the portion was a tad small but enough for a small lunch. The char siew was quite normal but soup was sweet and umami from the boiling of the wantons.

Sure sure you can get the same from JB but trust me, if you add in the time spent in the jam and the price of the noodles these days (easily RM8), you are not likely to travel there just for JB wanton noodles. Better just go to Yap Kee.

This stall was incredibly famous during the pandemic. The queue were legendary and the wait time was mind boggling. And yet today, I was the only customer at 3pm when most hawkers have closed for CNY. All the more business should be roaring because you don’t have that many choices left.

I ordered a drum stick and a piece of chicken breast for $5.50. Not bad. The exterior is coated with a layer of powdered deep frying flour and the chicken is then deep fried to a perfect golden brown. Biting into the chicken, juice starts squirting out and my hands were soon soaked with fried chicken juice!

However, the skin with the frying mix was a bit too salty for me. I imagine if I had this with some carb like rice or mashed potatoes, it will be less salty.

So, all in, the food is not half bad. If there is no queue, I recommend for those who miss the old style fried chicken fast food outlets.

New eating place opened by the same folks who run Island Penang Kitchen. This place serves Curry Noodles and Curry Chee Cheong Fun. I ordered their Chee Cheong Fun with Pig Skin and added cockles. The curry was mild but good Lemak taste. The Chee Cheong Fun itself was so so. But the added cockles and crunchy pig skin made the dish interesting in taste and texture.

I’ll be back to try their other items.

Located in Yishun so not the most accessible place. But their KL Hokkien Noodles is legit. Also strongly recommend their Claypot Yong Tau Fu which is homemade. Very generous with the fish/meat fillings! Their specialty Salted Egg Fried Bee Hoon seems to be a version of San Lou Bee Hoon with sprinkling of salted egg. Can skip. This is also one of the few places in Singapore that serves a Malaysian perennial favourite Fried Fallopian Tube with Dried Shrimps. This dish was a hit and miss with our group. Those who miss eating this in Malaysia will like it.

I’ll be back to try their seafood offerings another day.

IMM during weekends is always packed. This is my go to place when all else fails.

The Hor Fun is silky, chicken soup clear and reasonable chunks of chicken meat. Also comes with two decent sized prawns. Nothing to shout about but does not taste bad.

Located in an industrial building in Yishun, this stall is within the Soon Hong Eating House. A lot of Malaysians claim their their Ipoh style Curry Chee Cheong Fun with Char Siew and Roast Pork is very authentic.

Ordered the deluxe version with both Char Siew and Roast Pork. The Chee Cheong Fun quickly absorbs the curry which has a fragrant lemak taste. Both the Char Siew and Roast Pork whilst not remarkable, were quite tasty. The Char Siew is of the lean plus fatty type whilst the cracklings of the roast pork was crispy and the pork not to fatty.

Saw a zichar stall in the same eating house - KL Tai Pai Tong. Will come and try their Pork Fallopian Tubes with Fried Dry Shrimps.

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A relatively new zichar in Yishun specialising in Malaysian styled dishes. Quite a wide offering of popular dishes such as Chao Ta Bee Hoon, Curry Fishhead, Fried Fish Head, Deep Fried Nian Gao, KL Hokkien Noodles and others.

We ordered the Hokkien Noodles, Fried Fish Head and Chao Ta Bee Hoon. The last was not as crispy as i am used to but still tasty. Fried Fish Head was the one that blew us away, the fish deep fried and fried with a bean paste based sauce. Not a dish you can find easily in Singapore.

The KL Hokkien Noodles had the flavour of KL styled Hokkien Noodles but unfortunately they used Udon noodles instead of the usual yellow noodles. Bad substitution.

I will come back to try their other dishes again. And order the Fried Fish Head. So yummy.

Very small restaurant with limited seats so if you come during lunch or dinner be prepared to wait. And do not come in groups bigger than 4. That said, food is good and best of all they serve Buah Long Long juice! Yes! How many places you know serves this thirst quencher popular in Malaysia. And not from flavoured drink concentrates mind you.

The Fragrant Fried Bee Hoon with Gravy is a must try. Almost like Sheng Mian (Crispy Noodles) which they also serve, but this one done with crispy fried bee hoon doused with hor fun gravy. The Prawn Noodle was so so. The Lor Bak was a tad too dry after re-frying. We did not order Penang Fried Kway Teow nor their Otak Otak.

I’ll be back to try these.

Arrived at 9am and the queue was 20 persons long. Expected. After 35 mins, got to the front of the queue and ordered Mee Kia dry with chilli. The larger portion goes for $5 whilst the smaller portion costs $4.

The $5 serving was huge. Like most Malaysian noodles, theirs came with black soya sauce and chilli. The noodles were not as al dente as what I am used to in Malaysia. The fishballs and fish cake was handmade but lack the QQ bite. Does go well with their belachan chilli which has quick a kick. Be careful with that potent stuff.

Was it worth a 35 minute wait? Not if I can go into JB.

Ordered their Hakka Noodles. The noodles were chewy like all ban mian should be. The green chilli sambal packs quite a punch. Will come back for their original ban mian.

Small restaurant specialising in Ipoh street. Ordered their dry Chee Cheong Fun, Curry Chee Cheong Fun, Yam Kueh and Wonton Mee. Definitely coming back again.

Tried their curry Chee Cheong Fun. Prefer Anson Town. But will come back to try their Malaysian style zichar.

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