There’s just something about a hearty bowl of curry laksa – discover a good one and it can lift even the most sombre of moods. I’ve been on a lookout for good curry laksa and a follower of mine suggested My Little Herbal Tea in Taman Megah, claiming that it’s one of the best he’s eaten.
My Little Herbal Tea is actually a medical hall and herbal tea shop specialising in herbal concoctions for sore throat, fever, liver problems…you name it, they have it. What I didn’t know is that there is also a restaurant section serving hot food items like curry laksa, chicken rice and wantan noodles.
There are several branches across Klang Valley but I opted for their first outlet as it’s also the HQ. We ordered the curry laksa with siew yuk (RM11.80), claypot loh shi fun (RM10.50) and wantan mee with char siew (RM10.50), along with a cup of bentong ginger tea (RM6) and hot milk tea (RM3.10).
The curry laksa comes with a choice of wantan noodles, yellow mee or vermicelli – I went with wantan mee since it’s a popular choice. Texture wise, I liked how the noodles were springy and cooked just right. Plus, there was not much alkaline taste and smell which I appreciate.
In terms of laksa broth, I feel it’s just alright. Not quite my kind of curry laksa as it’s not as lemak. There’s a lot of belacan and spices in the mix so it packs a punch, if you’re looking for a robust bowl of curry laksa. The siew yuk is pretty good; crackly skin and melts in your mouth. I reckon that’s my favourite bit about the curry laksa at My Little Herbal Tea.
I didn’t really like the claypot loh shi fun because there wasn’t much “char” or richness in the sauce. Jien however, thought it was decent. The noodles are tossed in a mix of minced pork, lard oil and dark sauce, and topped with scatters of pork lard for crunch and aroma. A bit of lime in sambal belacan would have been nice to kick things up a notch.
The wantan mee with char siew is tastier than the one from Rising Kopitiam in SS2, I feel. I prefer the noodles here as it’s thinner and crunchier, though the char siew could have been more tender. Jien likes the char siew but didn’t quite care for the seasoning of the wantan mee – he still stands by his favourite stall in PJ State.
If you’re into spicy ginger drinks like I am (I blame it on my confinement), you’ll enjoy the bentong ginger tea at My Little Herbal Tea. This comes with a side of honey to sweeten the drink according to your requirement. Definitely one of the spicier ginger-based drinks I’ve had.
Overall, I feel the curry laksa is decent but I prefer my regular spot to this. Siew yuk is pretty good and they definitely know a thing or two about food presentation. I wouldn’t mind coming back for lunch since the place is also properly air-conditioned and comfortable. FYI, I dined inside Mega Herbs & Grocer.
Food: 6/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: The curry mee is decent though not the best around. If you’re in to roasted pork, you’ll like the siew yuk here.
My Little Herbal Tea 好凉茶
1, Jalan SS 24/8, Taman Megah,
47301 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7806 4992