Ah Koong Eating House @ Pudu, Kuala LumpurDecember 11, 2010 | 10,794 views
A splendid spread of a fish ball noodles and various stuffed items for breakfast at Ah Koong Eating House in Pudu of Kuala Lumpur. Good enough to give some of Ipoh’s better ones a run for their money, really.
And so, let’s backtrack slightly and see what I ate when I was in the process of relocating to KL. We were staying in a fairly new business lodge named Leisure Inn on Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah somewhere behind of Times Square (more information in a later post), hence naturally the foodie instincts kicked in as soon as we ventured across the same road; laden with eateries bearing the most authentic of Chinese names and cuisines. I actually did a review on Dong Bei; a restaurant that specializes in Beijing-style of cuisine.
Pick your noodles, your seafood (look at those fresh large prawns and even oysters!), fish cakes, stuffed fish paste (yong tau foo) and much more …..
Ah Koong Eating House is only a hop and a skip away from Leisure Inn (though I wouldn’t recommend for you to be hopping around like mad). We had our breakfast there one morning, since the whole Pudu area seemed to be slightly desolated …. maybe you can find good street eats around the corner on Jalan Pudu/Jalan Sayor (or whatever) but we settled for this since the eatery was already half-crowded that early on a Sunday morning.
A springy flat noodles with a greenish tinge, probably spinach noodles but did not bother to find out. Not bad, texture’s almost like Hakka noodles but tossed in a wetter, soy sauce-based broth.
Seems that Ah Koong is a household name down south in Johor Bahru, with three outlets there alone. Proudly proclaiming themselves to be producing ‘Pure Fish Balls’, you can’t help but get enticed by the colourful array of selections to accompany your noodles.
By the way, a portion of fish ball noodle here cost RM5.50/USD1.80 but actually was more than enough since you get one bowl of noodles (either in soup or dry) and accompanied by a bowl of various fish paste, fish balls, seaweed, and lettuce.
Yeah … aside from the noticeable lack of lard (for an extremely pungent and sinful lardy affair, try Yee Jie in Pasir Pinji Night Market), the dry tossed ‘lou shu fun’ (silver thread noodles/rat’s tail noodles) was a delicious affair, topped with chopped scallions.
An aesthetically pleasant combination of chopped red chillies and cili padi (bird’s eye chillies) to go along with the noodles. Wish they had sambal though, or maybe I missed that?
You have to order from the counter at the front of the shop, in case you’re growing mold from the incessant waiting and waving. Go over, pick your noodles from the tray of finely-chopped noodles (you’ll see why when you’re there), then grab your favourite pieces of yong tau foo.
Go for the fried items instead; especially their famous fish and prawn cakes, the fantastic “Lor Bak” like spring rolls etc.
Verdict? Good. Some hits, some misses of course. But generally the combination of noodles, fish balls with seaweed in soup, and the fried items were all passable; if not delectable. Was happily munching on the fried spring rolls stuffed with minced pork and coriander, only to realize that we could not finish the food on the table. Too much, since most fried items came in hefty portions (and maybe price?). Hence order at your discreet and don’t go all out.
You wouldn’t want to end up bloated and skipping meals for the rest of your day. Wait, that’s a good diet plan then?
“HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE !!!”
Ah Koong Eating House – The other branch in USJ Taipan
Ah Koong Eating House
Ground Floor No.172,
Jln Changkat Tambi Dollah, Off Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2143 3477 (9.00am – 9.00pm)
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