Home Food Reviews 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.

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