Ask any PJ folk and they would probably tell you one of the best Hokkien Mee in PJ is from Restoran Ah Wa, at Jalan 222. Recently, rif and I decided to indulge in some Hokkien mee after he had a not-so-good day earlier at work. At close to midnight, there were quite a few patrons having their supper. The noodles are cooked using charcoal, and I noticed every table had at least one plate of Hokkien Mee. 20 minutes later, we were happily tucking into our plate of dark, lardy goodness (RM12 for 2 pax). The noodles was full of wok hei and each strand was well coated with sticky black sauce. I couldn’t stop eating the pork lard! The tiny chunks of crispy pork lard was melt-in-your-mouth good! Now now…don’t lecture me about my cholesterol level! =PThe noodles had a nice, slightly chewy texture and didn’t have the kan sui (alkaline) smell or taste. They were pretty generous with the prawns, vegetables and pork slices – every bite of noodles had liu in it. Yum! I liked the sambal belacan too. Thick, spicy and slightly pungent, it complemented the noodles very nicely.The Wat Tan Hor (RM6) on the other hand, was disappointing. I don’t think I will order it again. While there was wok hei in the kuay teow, the gravy was diluted and lacked flavour. A far cry from the wat tan hor at Fun Kee, Pan Heong and even Fusion.
I’d stick to the Hokkien Mee in future and if I were to bring Shum along, we’ll order the fried lala! After all, she’s my lala makan kaki. *smirks*
Price: 7/10 (non-halal)
Hokkien Mee: 7/10
Wat Tan Hor: 4/10
Verdict: The Hokkien Mee is good, but it’s not the best I’ve tasted. Forget the wat tan hor.
Restoran Ah Wa (Behind the Shell station at Jalan 222)
66, Jalan 14/48, Petaling Jaya
Opens daily from 6pm till 2am.