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I’ve heard a lot of good things about Pudu hakka mee and even rif insists it’s the best version he’s had so far. This stall has been around for more than eight decades, serving handmade hakka noodles to regulars. The place gets crowded during lunch time so expect to share a table with strangers.

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Pudu Hakka Mee

The noodles are made in-house and cooked to order. My large bowl of noodles (RM5.50) came topped with savoury minced pork, char siew slices and lard oil. Unlike the usual flat noodles you get in Hakka mee, this one was springy, well lubricated and had no alkaline taste.

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Noodles topped with savoury minced pork and char siew

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Pickled green chilli for extra oomph

Despite its pale colour, the noodles were incredibly tasty and aromatic – the best I’ve tried thus far, I have to agree with rif. It’s best to ask for extra liu (RM1.50 add on) as you’ll get more minced pork to go around. Especially if you’re ordering a large bowl.

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Handmade noodles — springy and devoid of alkaline taste

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Large Hakka mee, extra liu

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Always good to have extra… ;)

The wantan soup was also commendable; smooth morsels of pork dumplings in light pork broth accented with a slight dash of pepper and scallions. It was a good meal.

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Wantan soup

If you plan to visit this stall, it’s best to do so in the morning/lunch. They close at 2.30pm onwards so if you were to go later, only the stalls at Wai Sek Kai are open.

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Ambiance: 5/10
Price: 7/10
Food: 7.5/10 (non halal)
Verdict: If you love a good bowl of noodles, this is one to try!

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Humble stall

Pudu Hakka Mee
446, Jalan Sayur,
Off Jalan Pudu,
55100 Pudu,
Kuala Lumpur.

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