Majie Curry Noodles @ Restoran Yee Lock, Anderson Road, IpohOctober 30, 2012 | 5,720 views
Majie Dry Curry Noodles (RM4/USD1.30) – Slivers of poached chicken, sliced barbecued pork and bean sprouts with Ipoh’s signature ‘sar hor fun’ (flat rice noodles); in an orange-coloured, tongue-numbingly-fiery curry paste.
Before I start, I do apologize for the possibly incoherent thoughts, random choice of words and jumpy demeanour. After an entire week of traveling (for work, and partly play over the long weekend), this frazzled brain and battered body developed a resistance towards external stimuli.
Just touched down from Kota Bharu; the capital of Kelantan that has never ceased to amaze me ever since my first visit to the state. The stunning array of Kelantanese food, splendid architectures of old buildings, mosques and temples, the palaces & the beach, as well as the sheer camaraderie shared between people from all walks of life; all come together to infuse life into the “1Malaysia” concept.
For today, grab a piece of napkin (or your sleeve) and let me bring you back in time … for a curry mee stall that has since stood the test of time in Ipoh.
“Majie” refers to the domestic Chinese maids from China in the olden days; as seen immortalized in the graphics on the signs in front of the stall.
My insane infatuation with curry noodles in Ipoh notwithstanding, Majie Curry Mee stall located in Restoran Yee Lock (previously known as Nam Kew) at the junction of Anderson road (Jalan Raja Musa Aziz) and Jalan Leong Sin Nam has earned heaps of praises from similar lunatics in Ipoh. Not to be confused with Ma Lui (Twin Sisters) curry mee on Jalan Ali Pitchay, Majie’s legacy has run deep within the veins of traditional hawker stalls in Ipoh; now continued by the next generations.
Lor Mee on the left; Noodles in a thick, braised gravy with the same ingredients like the Prawn Mee on the right – Hard-boiled egg, strips of pork and halved shrimps.
Majie’s curry mee is definitely heads and shoulders above the rest in terms of the spiciness level, which was well-received by me since the tingling/burning sensation provided a kick that most curry noodles could not deliver. Most curry noodles in Ipoh have been toned down to suit a diverse range of tastebuds.
Nonetheless, Majie’s rendition topped Twin Sisters, Sun Seng Fatt in old town, and even Chuan Fatt in Pasir Puteh.
What do YOU think?
And so happened …. the Ipoh white coffee here delivered without compromise. The right consistency, a good foam, and balance of coffee to milk without overpowering sweetness.
Majie Curry Mee Stall @ Restoran Yee Lock
No. 40, Jalan Musa Aziz,
30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
The curry mee stall opens for breakfast only.
Here’s an old Google Map to Nam Kew, the previous name of this coffee shop
Corner of Jalan Raja Musa Azis (Anderson Road) and Jalan Leong Sin Nam.