Banana Leaf Hokkien Mee @ Taman Sea, PJ

On 9/08/2010 06:50:00 PM
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You can tell that people living in PJ really do enjoy their fattening Hokkien mee by counting the number of renowned charcoal Hokkien mee stalls around. You have the legendary Ah Wa Hokkien Mee at Jalan 222 (and another one at the other end of the shop), another one at O&S Restaurant, another Ah Wah (with a H) Hokkien Mee at Restoran Millennium Eighty Six at Taman Paramount, another one at Mei Yen Restaurant, and several more at Damansara Uptown! While the one I'll be sharing is just right behind Taman Sea's KFC (or opposite the Maybank and Shell station).

If I'm not mistaken, this was the first banana leaf Hokkien mee initially started off at O&S Restaurant many many years back. Apparently they've moved here since August 2007 and co-occupied this shop with another tai chow, Restoran Zhang Cheng.

Banana leaf Hokkien mee (RM 5.50), it was thick, black, smooth with whiffs of wok-fried charcoal fragrance braised in it! It had the right consistency too, it wasn't too wet nor dry, not too oily and most important, filled with artery clogging deep fried crunchy pork lard - that's what makes it so good! Not only that, instead of using the usual size pork lard, they actually crunch it to smaller bits. It's indescribable and somehow it's working! The soft yellow noodles soaked in sweet black sauce fusing together with all the small bits of pork lard - with every single bite, you'll have bits of pork lard covering over it.

Bitter gourd soup (RM 5, from Restoran Zhang Cheng), with slices of bitter gourd, white taufu (bean curds), prawns, squids, lean pork and fish cake slices. I must say, for only RM 5, money well spent!

Fried rice with egg (RM 6, also from Restoran Zhang Cheng), the fluffy fried rice was full of wok hei, it was cooked to perfection in a wok that imparts that elusive wok hei.

Verdict: Both the Hokkien mee and fried rice are definitely a must-order dish whenever we're there. For the Hokkien mee, this is quite a close contender to the legendary Ah Wa Hokkien mee in my opinion. Plus the fact that Ah Wa's standard is dropping and getting more expensive these days, I would reckon you to try this out.

60, Jalan 21/17
Taman Sea,
46300 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 012-2671 812 (Hokkien mee) / 016-293 4381 (Restoran Zhang Cheng)
Business Hours: Opens daily from 4pm - 12am
Pork Free: No
GPS: 3.109405, 101.622853

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5 Response to 'Banana Leaf Hokkien Mee @ Taman Sea, PJ'

  1.'> September 8, 2010 at 6:57 PM

    Wow at PJ... really hungry now... kinda pricey though :)


  2. russel Said,'> September 8, 2010 at 8:07 PM

    Cheaper than Ah Wa though hehe
    Ah Wa is RM 6/portion :P


  3. Jasmine Said,'> September 9, 2010 at 1:39 AM

    Wow, that Hokkien Mee looks absolutely delicious... but might be a little oily?


  4. russel Said,'> September 9, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    oily = gooood! those are the essence oil from the pork lard :P


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