I’ve always had a preference for bolder flavours so anything spicy, tangy and creamy rocks my boat. My mother however, enjoyed cleaner flavours so steamed items and “ching” soups were her thing. If she were still alive, I would surely take her to B & Best Restaurant in SS4; a noodle spot I visited last weekend.
It’s best to get there early (they open at 7am) as the place packs up quickly and it gets rather stuffy with all the cooking and crowding. Similar to Ka Bee in Penang, you get to pick the types of seafood you want to have with your noodles – prawns, fish, scallops, abalone, lala, oyster and the list goes on.
There’s an option of having your noodles with soup or dry style; the latter wasn’t much to rave about until you ask them for some pork lard with oil. Then it becomes pretty good stuff as there’s more flavour and aroma to the noodles. Do the same with your soup noodles, as the lard really brings out the flavour of the seafood.
I asked for a mix of fish balls and fish cake (RM7) as going through fish bones isn’t my thing. Especially not on a Sunday morning. My in-laws told me the pompret and red snapper is quite fresh so I’ll take their word for it. Of course, the prices vary depending on the types of seafood you order so your bowl of noodles can go up to even RM50.
Don’t forget to order the fried fish cake (RM10) and fu chuk (RM6), which goes well with the noodles. As the soup can be pretty plain for some (especially me), load up on the sambal chili as it packs a wallop and sends tingles down your throat, in a good way. ;)
While a lot of people rave about B & Best Restaurant, I thought the noodles were alright. Perhaps I didn’t load my bowl with plenty of seafood but I feel the soup base should be good enough to hold its own without any add-ons. Personal preference I guess.
Food: 6/10 (non halal)
Verdict: If you’re a fan of seafood noodles, go check it out.
B & Best Restaurant,
No.12, Jalan SS4C/5,
Taman Rasa Sayang,
47301, Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 012-206 0778
Business hours: 7am to 4pm