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Char Kuay Teow, Yong Sheng USJ14

Char Kuay Teow, Yong Sheng USJ14

There are many versions of char kuay teow around – some wet-ish, some spicier and some drier, depending on who’s behind the wok. In Klang Valley, I tend to favour the stall in Section 17 but a good friend of mine insisted I give the Char Kuay Teow in USJ 14 a try.

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Ordering is done in either Hokkien or English, both the uncle and his son are fluent in both so ordering is a breeze. I was told by a few readers that the famous Lorong Selamat Char Kuay Teow has moved to the coffeeshop opposite, and this uncle currently occupies the stall at Yong Sheng.

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I got there before the lunch crowd came in and didn’t wait long for my char kuay teow (RM7 – large) to arrive. One of the secrets of a good char kuay teow is the heat of the frying pan, and the uncle fries his char kuay teow plate by plate to ensure there’s consistency in the heat distribution.

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Lorong Selamat Char Kuay Teow by Uncle Jimmy

Another important essence of a good char kuay teow is the sauce, which is said to be a mixture of soy sauce, garlic oil and pork oil, among others. This char kuay teow is pretty good I must say, despite it not being the “famous” one – spicy and rich in flavour, with a nice caramelised note from the contact of sauce with wok fire.

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Rich, caramelised flavour from the wok fire

You can really taste the wok when you bite into the noodles; the aroma, the flavour and the texture. Each plate of noodles come with prawns, lap cheong slices, juicy cockles, beansprouts and a bit of lard for oomph. The only thing missing is duck egg, which would really take this plate of char kuay teow to a new level.

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But all in all, it is a good plate of char kuay teow and one I’d gladly recommend to folks looking for decent char kuay teow in Klang Valley. If only USJ14 was nearer to where I live – I’d have a tough time choosing between this and Robert. 😉

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Ambiance: 5/10
Price: 6.5/10
Food: 7/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: One of the better char kuay teow I’ve eaten in Klang Valley

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Yong Sheng Restaurant
46, Jalan USJ 14/1l,
47630 Subang Jaya.

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