One of my pet peeves when it comes to food hunting, is when you search high and low for a restaurant, only to find it one hour later…with most of the food sold out. The last time I had Chong Ko Hakka Noodle was about 3 years ago, and I forgot how to get to the restaurant at Pandan Indah. It took rif and I a few wrong turns to find the place. When we arrived at 2.30pm, the place was still packed with customers, but they were out of many items, except their original Hakka noodles (RM4.30 – small, RM4.90 – big). Famished, rif and I ordered a large bowl of pork ball Hakka noodles and cincau + soy bean (RM1.80). Upon hearing my order, the lady paused, took a good look at me and double confirmed if I really wanted a large serving. +_+The Hakka noodles looks plain, with barely any colour for the gravy and light garnishing on the top. Minced pork is added to give the noodles more flavour and bite, while the chopped scallions add aroma. I generally find Hakka Noodles a bit plain, which is why I love eating it with char siew. However, it tasted better when eaten with the chilli sauce provided. What I like about the noodles is the texture – cooked just right, it is slightly chewy and has a more satisfying bite. You can opt for fine Hakka noodles or the thicker version. I like the latter better. They added quite a bit of cuttlefish in the pork meatball, to give it a springier texture. rif likes this, but I prefer Restoran Satellite‘s version. Despite the lack of items, lunch was decent. However, I wouldn’t recommend going all the way to Cheras for this, unless you live nearby.
Food: 5.5/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: If you like your noodles lightly seasoned, try this!
Jalan Pandan Indah 1/22,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS Coordinates: N 3 07.760 E 101 45.114