Hoong Wan Fish Noodles Soup @ ChemorSeptember 12, 2008 | 5,684 views
Situated right behind East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Chemor
Very up-to-date post, as today after toughing it out around Chemor and Jelapang area in Ipoh, me and KYT decided to have our simple & light lunch in Chemor town itself. The scorching hot weather did not help either, and the countless rounds we went searching for a “needle in a haystack” somehow rendered us hungrier than usual, and dizzy from all the gear-shifting.
KYT’s bowl of thick vermicelli soup with homemade fish paste (yue wat)
I for one, never ventured to Chemor in search of good food all this while. Though I was made to understand that Chemor’s banana leaf curry rice stands as a strong contender in any foodie’s wishlist (Time Warper, mind to guide the way? =P).
Fortunately, KYT mentioned about his mum’s previous positive endeavour at one of the restaurant in Chemor town, purportedly serving great noodle soup. Well, something light never hurts, true?
The crowd was somewhat reassuring, as situated at a backlane, directly behind East Ocean Seafood Restaurant (Tung Hoi, in Chinese), was unnerving to say the least. They serve plain noodle soup, or dry noodles, with their famous fish head, fish paste, fish maws (see a pattern here?), crabs (!), and so forth. There is a stall frying noodles as well.
Motormouth’s bowl of fish maws and fish paste with thick vermicelli in soup
Once she asked for our choice of noodles, and rambled a looooong list of possible ingredient combinations, we both opted for thick vermicelli noodle, the springy type commonly used in fish head noodles. For ingredients-wise, KYT chose only fish paste (as he’s wary of anything too fishy) while I opted for a combination of fish maws and fish paste. No crabs for me, as I’m on a tight budget. Hehehe ….
The broth was thick, and flavoursome, infused with the natural sweetness of the flesh and bones of the fish. Slightly thicker than your usual clear broth (ching tong), the soup was pleasantly devoid of fishy taste (even KYT agreed) and complemented the noodles well. The fish maws were slightly spongy after being soaked in the soup, and one piece of annoyingly reeking of overnight oily taste. Luckily, the fish paste (yue wat) fared much, much better, as they were springy (QQ), very tasty with slight peppery aroma, and generously served.
My bowl of noodles plus iced milk tea was charged at RM6.80, while KYT’s noodles plus 100 Plus was RM5.10. Go figure …..
Location : Restoran Hoong Wan @ Directly behind East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Chemor town. Pretty easy to locate the restaurant. The address is 2, Jalan Silang, 31200 Chemor, Perak. (I think). If in doubt, ask the locals.
*** NOTICE ***: Motormouth will be gone for a week. Not for work, but for some much needed rest, relaxation and recreation. I’ve uploaded some scheduled posts periodically, to clear my backlog of food endeavours. Do drop your precious comments, and I’ll get to them as soon as I’m back. Til then, tata !!!