Imbi Road Hokkien Mee Stall @ Taman Bukit Maluri, Kepong

There is always a thing about adventure especially for foodie. Where we would scour high, low and far to search for the best foods. However, when the food joint is too close for convenient (like literally in the same neighbourhood), we would tend to delay our impending visit, maybe it lack the element of adventure and travelling (^◇^;)

That’s why it took us so long to visit one of the highly rated Hokkien Mee joint that was opened at Kepong more than a year ago.

 

Originally operated at Restoran Win Heng Seng at Jalan Imbi (hence the name), this stall is perpetually packed with people and this is most probably one of the “reasonably” explanations why it took me so long to pay it a visit. (´ε`;)

The place was still quite vacant when we were here last Sunday for a really early dinner circa 5.30pm. But the customers started pouring in slightly after 5.45pm.

 

Umbra Sour Plum (RM4.00)

They offer quite a variety of beverages, included the usual Chinese teas, fruit juices, white coffee, soft drinks and herbal teas.

 

Hokkien Mee (RM9.00/portion)

Appearance – The Hokkien Mee was the dry version that I fond of, brimming with generous ingredients of pork slices, ONE plump medium-sized prawn, fish cake, vegetables and good amount of crunchy and fragrant fried pork lard. I’m afraid I don’t really like the colour of the fried noodles, I would have hoped for darker hue.

Flavour – It lack of the essential ‘Wok Hei” of a good Hokkien Mee and the flavour wasn’t as pronounced as well. The alkaline taste of the noodles was a bit too strong also. I was quite disappointed with this as it is apparently their signature dish.

 

Fried Kuew Tiao + Raw Egg (RM9.00 + RM0.50)

Yuet Guong Hor, literally means  “Moonlight Kuew Tiao”, which is stir fried flat rice noodles topped with a raw egg.

 

Apparently, the “Wok Hei” was more distinctive in this plate of fried Kuew Tiao. Mixed in the raw egg for creaminess and moisture. It also came with very generous amount of ingredients like the Hokkien Mee.

Oh ya, another benchmark for a good fried noodles place, the Sambal. Their sambal was  a letdown, the Belacan flavour is non existent and it was basically TASTELESS! ヽ(´Д`;)ノ

 

Fried Chicken Wings (RM11.00)

The fried chicken wing was good, crunchy skin with tender meat.

 

verdict: This meal didn’t quite live up to my expectation, it wasn’t among some of the better tasting Hikkien Mee I’ve eaten before. I’m not sure if I will come back again as there are a few better options at Kepong and Damansara Uptown area (Do you know which I referred to, hehe :P)

 

Imbi Road Hokkien Mee Stall 燕美陆福建炒面

Jalan 3/37a Kawasan Perusahaan, Taman Bukit Maluri, Kepong

52100 Kuala Lumpur. (Opposite The Jungle City)

Operating hours: 5.00pm to 11.00pm

10 comments

  • Alamak! Tasteless sambal hmm… I am not so adventurous, so I stick closer to home heh..heh… There are two Hokkien Mee joints in Damnasara Uptown. I wonder which one you are referring to. I like Tiong Hokkien Mee, not the other one hee..hee…

    • PH, good question, which Hokkien Mee? Actually I can’t remember the taste of both because it’s been a while since my last visit, but definitely better than this >_<

  • oOo that’s really one good looking Hokkien mee.

  • I used to frequent the original Imbi stall but haven’t been there for a couple of years since the taste went ‘south’ when they tasked the frying to the foreign workers (I see, from your pic, that the person frying here is also a foreigner?). And yes, I agree with you the noodles are not dark enough. The only difference with this Hokkien mee is that they’re quite generous with the ingredients (I like the thinly sliced lean pork). I actually preferred their kong foo chow than their signature Hokkien mee (previously) but don’t know how the taste is like now. Is this another branch or the one in Imbi is no more?

    • Kris, yes, among the 3 chefs, there were 1 or 2 chefs were foreigner. Not sure about the Imbi branch as I seldom venture to that part during night time 😛

  • Aiyah!!! You got me excited to hop over to try as I am quite familiar with that vicinity. I guess I should stick to the one at Uptown which is still packed nightly, rain or shine. It is nearer to home too.

  • ohhh … sounds like we should still go to imbi instead for good hokkien mee! i’d like to add an extra egg for the moonlight noodles 🙂

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