A friend spoke good things about the pork noodles at Kui Lam in Taman Yulek, Cheras, and asked rif and I to get there before 10am. Good thing we listened to him, because the restaurant was almost packed when we got there at 9am. And by 9.30am, there was a queue outside Kui Lam.
The menu is pretty extensive. Expect to find pork noodles with a variety of accompaniments such as pork ball, minced pork, pork lard … and the more exotic ears, liver, kidney and intestines. I’m an offal wuss; so pork noodles with just pork ball, minced pork and pork lard with an extra egg was good enough.
rif ordered the same pork noodles but without the egg. Our noodles took about 15-20 minutes to arrive. That’s way better than waiting 45 minutes to an hour for the pork noodles in Subang. And each bowl came with a generous portion of minced pork and lard.
Tastewise, the noodles were delicious. The soup had a good balance of flavour from the pork bones and seasoning. It wasn’t overly thick or cloying, and complemented the kuay teow well. I liked that the pork lard remained crispy despite being soaked in the broth.
Between rif’s version and mine, I would recommend his as the extra egg altered the flavour of the broth slightly – it tasted less porky. The pork balls were also quite tasty, but nothing compared to the savoury minced pork and lard.
Being my usual greedy self, I ordered another bowl of dry pork noodles to try. This was also very tasty. The noodles came laden with minced pork and lard. And when I say laden, I really mean LADEN. It was hard to spot the noodles beneath the heap of topping.
With pork noodles, more is more. :D The kuay teow was well coated with gravy, with a good aroma and flavour from the onion oil and lard. Each mouthful was savoury-sweet with a crispy note from the pork lard. Seriously good stuff. But this is going to cost you at least 4 hours on the treadmill.
I’m glad we tried the pork noodles here. Now I know where to go for pork noodles if I don’t feel like waiting too long for a bowl. But make sure you get there by 9am. Otherwise, you might have to wait for 45 minutes (like the one in Subang) before you get your fix.
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Food: 7/10 (non halal)
Verdict: Tasty pork noodles with a generous amount of minced pork and lard.
Pork Noodles at Restoran Kui Lam
Jalan Kas Kas 2
Taman Yulek, Cheras
56100, Kuala Lumpur
GPS Coordinates: N 3 06.018 E 101 44.480
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Wore the Boudoir in deep pink, which had a pretty lace top with interesting cross-back details. So I had my hair up. And the polka dot dress which I wore during my day out in Kuta earned me quite a number of complements from random people. :D
At the W Bali 2nd Anniversary, I wore the Baroque jacquard satin dress from Azorias and added a black and gold belt to it. The dress has a full skirt with knife pleats; very feminine and chic at the same time.
Had dinner with rif last weekend and decided to pair the gold dotted blouse from Azorias with this gold skirt from Asos. Didn’t want to clutter my look so I opted for these simple black heels from Charles & Keith. I bought the skirt more than a year ago and FINALLY found the right top to wear it with. :)
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