Seafood Noodles @ Fai Kee Restaurant, IpohNovember 22, 2009 | 8,983 views
Tom Yam Seafood Noodles (RM5.50 / USD1.60), Saito Fishballs (RM0.40/USD0.10 each), and a small serving of Pork Beads (RM4/USD1.20)
Fai Kee Restaurant is a household name of sorts in Ipoh, an eatery associated with excellent seafood and fish head noodles in Ipoh. And since someone has commented about me being extra long-winded lately, I’ll just elaborate ever so slightly (promise!) on each item we ordered this afternoon, okay?
They were cooking in such a joyful sense of camaraderie, it almost akin to a scene in a family drama!
Fai Kee Restaurant has been opened for 8 years now, but their brand of seafood noodles, fish head noodles and pork noodles has been making waves for many years now, currently being run by the third generation.
Fish Head Beehoon (Rice Vermicelli Noodles) with Evaporated Milk (RM5.50/USD1.60)
Fish Fillet Noodles in clear broth without the evaporated milk (RM6.00/USD1.70)
Usually, you would have anticipated a much, much longer wait for your bowl of noodles to be cooked. Case in point, the common pork noodles stalls, which take forever (more than half an hour mostly) to cook up your bowl of pork noodles in soup. But at Fai Kee, amidst a very large crowd this afternoon, our servings of noodles were presented in mere minutes after placing our orders! Needless to say, we heaved a HUGE sigh of relief, for we were famished by then.
The sides of Fishballs (RM0.40/USD0.10), Pork Beads (RM4/USD1.20 per serving) and Pork Cake (RM0.60/USD0.20 per piece)
The seafood noodle remains my preference whenever I have my meals at Fai Kee, for the fresh medium-sized prawns, scallops, clams and cuttlefish render the broth a sweet aftertaste. And if you’re craving for some heat, feel free to opt for the Tom Yam soup instead of the clear broth. A pity they do not serve those thicker rice vermicelli noodles (‘chou mai’), else it’ll be perfect.
The fish head noodles, or fish fillet/fish belly noodles for those not in favour of boney fish parts, are some of their signatures. The option of evaporated milk to be added into the tangy (from the salted, preserved vegetables), briny and sweet soup is a nice touch, for those from the southern states might prefer their fish head noodles with a creamier base.
The menu all pasted around the shop, so you don’t have to walk up to the stall and stand there for eternity
The optional sides of fishballs, pork beads (deep-fried pork cutlets) and pork cakes (almost resembling the pork beads, but in a bigger cut, and chewy texture) were all fantastic accompaniments to the noodles. The crispy ‘foo pei’ (beancurd sheets) was priced at merely 40 cents per piece, and you will not regret an extra order of these.
Notice the crowd at Fai Kee? They even set up tables on the roadside, complete with canopies!
Restoran Fai Kee
28, Jalan Seenivasagam,
30450 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Tel No : 012-454 6111 (Lee Wah Woh)
Business Hours : 6.30am until 4.00pm daily
Closes for three days every month, but not fixed.
** Take note that they have another branch in a food centre in First Garden. **
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