Ipoh Mali (Talak Sombong) back to Ipoh @ A’ShoreMay 25, 2008 | 2,242 views
A’Shore Spicy Noodle (RM6.50)
Though it takes two to tango, two aren’t a crowd however, and ordering ‘dai chow’ type of dishes would be irrational. Thus, we chose to order something lighter from their noodles menu. They serve a multitude of noodles, and rice suited for individual diner. Price ranging from RM5.90 to RM10.
One usual tactic I practise when it comes to ordering food from a menu with vast selections is to either choose what the other customers are chomping (in this case, doesn’t work as we were the ONLY ones there), OR browse the menu for the dish with the brightest/vibrant/biggest picture, indicating signature dishes. That was how I chose their A’Shore Spicy Noodle (Ma Lat Meen).
Strictly one for spicy food lovers, the noodle came in a BIG bowl, garnished with so much minced meat and vegetables that the noodles were totally buried underneath, hidden from daylight. The type of noodles they use reminded me of ramen/pan mee variety, springy (QQ?) and delivers a satisfying bite. The freshly shredded vegetables provided a refreshing crunch and adequeate fibre (hehe). The minced meat topping, with 2 big medium-sized prawns kind of resembles ‘Cha Cheong Meen’, a type of Szechuan noodle dish. Dried chilli flakes, bird’s eye chilli, and red chilli provided much of the kick, and poor Jason was probably burnt from the fire I breathed. =O
Jason had the Kong Kam Noodle (or Kam Kong? correct me, yeah? =P) which came with shrimps, squids, pork slices, and various vegetables (LOL, I just describe from the pic as Jason was quiet when indulging in his bowl. His bowl of noodles, that is. Tastewise? He claimed it was OK, not sure leaning more towards the tasty end or vice versa. But from the looks of it, fried egg noodle (yee mee?) in ‘wat tan hor’-like gravy can’t go wrong. Plus the serving was rather huge.
Papa, where’s the egg? =P
Jason had carrot juice, or something like that. I opted for their Icy Desserts section, choosing Soursop (durian belanda) flavour (RM5.50), which arrived in a bowl with lots of shaved ice ala ABC, plentiful of soursop flesh to sink my teeth into, and some strange, wriggly, colourful (albeit slightly obscene to the corrupted minds) creatures that provided plenty of bite. (heh heh)
The food and drinks are reasonably priced. Customers started to trickle in soon after we parked out butts. The place may be hidden from public view, at a backlane, but through word of mouth, is starting to gain momentum. Let’s hope they do not surrender to inflation/temptation/success and mutates into another run-of-the-mill expensive restaurant with no substance.
Location : Kindly refer old post, HERE.
For Jason’s recollection of the meal, PLUS better quality photos (=P), click HERE.