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September 11, 2012

Hong Cha, OUG

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Mmmm…lard.

I love a good bowl of pork noodles but waiting 45 minutes for one is ridiculous. I can’t even bear waiting for 30 minutes because the enticing aroma of pork stock, minced pork and pork lard kills me inside. So what does a girl do when she needs a bowl pronto? Look for an alternative and hope it’s decent.

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Murky broth

My recent alternative was Hong Cha in OUG. After my shockingly foul chow tofu discovery, some soothing of the taste buds was necessary. And the pork noodles at Hong Cha was highly talked about by a few friends.

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There’s a pork and seafood noodle version called Hong Cha Kun Pork Mee, but I wanted just pork noodles so I opted for the Pork Mee (RM5.50-small, RM6.50-large). If you’re a fan of innards, go for the traditional version with minced pork, pork slices, intestine and liver.

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Red Bean Ice Blended

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Pork Mee

Wait time was 15 minutes and I had a red bean ice blended to keep me from fidgeting impatiently. Hong Cha uses a PDA ordering system – to minimize mistakes and shorten wait time, I suppose? I fished inside my bowl and found a generous portion of minced meat, pork slices and pork lard. Pork lard makes everything taste better.

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The broth was relatively cloudy from the bones and flavourful from the supple fattiness of the pork. It was porky alright, but not as porky as I like it to be. My benchmark of porkiness is Champ’s pork noodles. You need to eat like me a man to finish a bowl at Champ’s.

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Vermicelli, koh-loh style

Overall, it was a decent bowl of pork noodles and I wouldn’t mind coming back for more.

Ambiance: 5/10
Price: 6/10
Food: 6.5/10 (non halal)
Verdict: Pretty decent bowl of pork noodles. Maybe I should ask them to add more pork lard…

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Restaurant Hong Cha
No.7, Jalan Hujan Rahmat 3,
Taman OUG,
58200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 012-350 6755


16 Responses

  1. i miss eating chow taufu

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Eeeee….nooooo!!!

  2. The signboard written ‘tempura’, ‘sushi’. They served both of these?
    For soup version of pork noodle..I’ll usually choose ‘hor fun’. I like it slippery =p
    For dry version, I’ll usually choose ‘mee tikus’ =p
    Guess the fried pork lard + fried shallot made the soup flavorful! Aiyo…while typing also I drooling edi. Bcos I like pork noodle ^_^

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yeah, they serve those too. But I didn’t bother because I was there to eat pork noodles. Maybe next time! :)

  3. wow, their signboard says they also do tempura and sushi! i wonder if they do it well :D

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Must try to find out. :)

  4. Kash

    I would love some traditional pork mee soup now, it’s very cool this morning.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Make some? ;)

      1. Kash

        Manyak susah mau bikin lo, saya tak tau buat. Plus the whole house might have a porky smell lingering.

        1. Bangsar Babe

          Hahahaha…ok wat…pork smell. :P

          1. Kash

            If you asked me to make a curry, that’s no problem, but I don’t know how to make porky soup,lol, but I will learn someday.

          2. Bangsar Babe

            When you succeed, don’t forget to give me some. ;)

  5. owh OUG is famous with pork noodle hear there’s another stall also cooked a good pork noodles. but i wonder where is this Champ you talked about eh?

    1. Bangsar Babe

      I tried the other pork noodles in OUG — Lucky Restaurant. That was really disappointing. :(

      Champ’s is at Bangsar Shopping Centre and Centrepoint.

  6. Jonathan Teoh

    do they open at night?

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yes, they do.

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