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Restoran Ah Wa @ Jalan 222, PJ

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*

Ambiance: 4/10
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.

25 Responses

  1. CUMI & CIKI

    i lk the hokkien here too! i do;)

  2. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    i hav yet to try this…not my mouth is watering so badly!!!

  3. EVo

    bad idea to come see ur blog just before dinner time xD

    how's d hokkien mee compared to cheow yang one?

  4. babe_kl

    that is one plateful of porky goodness!! lucky there's a branch nearer my place 😀

  5. bmw9700

    have to work out before reading your blog the next time….ha ha

  6. Uncle Lee

    Hi Babe, wow! Love those dishes, looks really fantastic. Can just imagine the lovely smells of garlic too, ha ha.
    Please allow me to say, you sure one real attractive lady.
    If you were to hold a bouquet of a dozen red roses in front of your mirror, you will see 13.
    You have a pleasant weekend, best regards, Lee.

  7. boo_licious

    you shld do what my friend does, order an extra plate of fried lard bits! Totally sinful.

  8. Chong

    Hokkien Mee cooked using charcoal = awesome!! 😀

  9. Stanley

    Hokkien mee cooked with charcoal are always the best xP And plus the lard….*drools*

  10. thenomadGourmand

    havent ate here..but then me NO hokkien mee fan. I do like the one at Mun Wah on Jln Maharajalela tho…not so oily ;p

  11. mimid3vils

    I love hokkien mee~~

  12. thule a.k.a leo

    why should I lecture u about cholesterol level when I'm a lover for the lard myself??? Lol… it's not that we eat everyday right?
    anyway, next time try to order the lala… ask for spicy 🙂 yum yum!!!
    I miss Ahwa… but for now it's off limit for me due to the little one

  13. Bangsar-bAbE

    leo – Hehe…I definitely will!

    mimi – Then you must go try this one. 😉

    nomad – You can always order something else ma…I wonder if they have kau yuk mai fun. *winks*

  14. Bangsar-bAbE

    Stanley – Double drool!

    Chong – Agree. Not many places use charcoal to cook Hokkien mee anymore.

    boo – Ooooohh! Extra lard?!?? I'll do that next time. Thanks for the tip! =D

  15. Bangsar-bAbE

    Uncle Lee – TQ for the compliment.

    bmw9700 – No need before…after also can! =P

    babe_kl – Oink oink! But the branch near your place got sang har meen…don't know about this one!

  16. Bangsar-bAbE

    EVo – >P

    I think this one is nicer. Chow Yang's one is alright, but I think their ikan bakar is better than their Hokkien mee.

    Joe – Time to pay them a visit! =D

    Cumi & Ciki – I think next time, I'll get the fried chicken from Ah Fatt and eat it Ah wa's Hokkien Mee!

  17. J2Kfm

    hokkien mee not my fav noodle of choice, but the LARDY part got me sold!

    why cant they just fry the lards and serve them like that, sans the noodles and stuff?! 😉

  18. Anonymous

    The hokkien mee is the best i ever tasted. wa tan hor is too salty. u should try the chicken wing and ikan bakar as well.

  19. Bangsar-bAbE

    KC – Funny, my wat tan hor lacked salt! Will order these two and lala when I get a bigger group to dine next time. 😉

    J2Kfm – Actually hor, they got! Boo said can order one bowl of lard only. =D

  20. Wye Jon

    try the one from the shop up the hill… that one is as good if not better.

  21. Bangsar-bAbE

    Wye Jon – Got name of the shop or not?

  22. Wye Jon

    don't remember the name but it's on the same row of shops but at the opposite end… can't miss it.

  23. Bangsar-bAbE

    Wye Jon – Got it. Thanks for the tip!

  24. Timothy

    Honestly, i tried another which was better than this. Sentul Ah Yap. That was good hokkien mee.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      I tried the Sentul Ah Yap branch in Uptown. Not good wor…

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