Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Uniquely Malaysian, Part III (Oodles of Noodles)

Original source : http://www.hungrygowhere.my
Posted : August 2014
Author : HGW Editor

In this third part, we’ve listed the most awesome Malaysian noodles! Check them out, and some hot spots where you can indulge in some of the best street food this nation has to offer.
Oodles of noodles!

16. KL Hokkien Mee
Thick, yellow noodles wok-fried in a dark, sticky sauce, hokkien mee is like the poster boy for KL non-halal street food. Hokkien mee gets its delicious flavours from a well-heated wok, loads of pork lard and slices of lean pork and the occasional innard. Absolute enjoyment, especially at hidden gems like this no-frills restaurant in the heart of KL.

17. Claypot Loh Shu Fun
What makes this dish so awesome is that it gets more and more delicious as you dig from a sizzling claypot laden with loh shee fun – or finger vermicelli – minced meat and the occasional raw egg plopped on for good measure. If you’re craving this in the middle of the night, we have just the right place for you to get your fill.

18. Char Kway Teow
Very few things in life can compare to the joy of eating a well-executed plate of char kway teow. Whether in Penang, Kuala Lumpur or anywhere else in Malaysia, char kway teow is well-loved as it brings together flat rice noodles, stir fried in a hot, hot wok with simple condiments like garlic, pork lard, chives, prawns, eggs and occasionally Chinese sausage, to result in one heckuva satisfying noodle dish!

19. Maggi Goreng
A mamak staple, Maggi goreng can come plain-and-simple with just an egg on top, or with shredded vegetables and chicken pieces. Who would have thought a packet of instant noodles could be fried to such a thing of beauty? One thing’s for sure, it’s always good!

20. Asam Laksa
Spicy, sour and fragrant, asam laksa is one of the healthier street foods due to the copious amounts of raw and shredded cucumber, pineapples and onions. If you’re keen to try your hand at creating it at home, we’ve got just the recipe for you!

21. Sarawak Laksa
Originating from Borneo, Sarawak laksa is very different from the other variants of laksa as it contains no curry, but its broth is actually a mixture of sambal belacan, tamarind, galangal, lemongrass and coconut milk.  If you love Sarawak laksa, guess which celebrity shares your passion?

22. Johor Laksa
More similar in taste to the Sarawak laksa than other laksa variants, Johor laksa is a delightful dish of thick fish broth that is almost more of a gravy than soup, with any type of noodle that fits your fancy.

23. Curry Laksa
There are so many different kinds of curry laksa in Malaysia, that an entire book could be written about the origins for each one. Suffice to say that whether it be chock-full of santan, or fiery red with chillies, curry laksa is one dish that is always popular at coffeeshops and hawker stalls.

24. Prawn Mee
A definite crowd pleaser, prawn mee or (hokkien mee as the Penangites will call it) marries a beautifully savoury broth of prawn shells with chillies and sambal for that extra kick. Normally served with hard-boiled eggs, taugeh and slices of lean pork, this Penang dish is now a firm nationwide favourite.

25. Pan Mee
Thin slices of handmade flat noodles in a delicious pork broth with crunchy anchovies, minced pork, shredded mushrooms and sayur manis maketh the humble but awesome pan mee. Dry or soupy, with fiery chilli flakes or just the usual sourish chilli dip, there’s very few dishes that can claim to be as satisfying as pan mee.

26. Kolok Mee
Kolok mee may hail from Sarawak, but it’s found in almost every coffee shop or hawker centre in the Klang Valley. It’s no surprise though, as the simplicity of the dish really draws attention to the freshness of the hand-made noodles in a light, savoury dressing. We could have bowls and bowls of this!

27. Fish Head Noodles
This dish of milky fish broth with preserved, salted vegetables and chunks of deep-fried fish (or fish balls if that tickles your fancy) is always highly sought after, especially for places that serve the freshest fish and most flavourful broth. We’ve got a couple of places on our list that fit that bill to the tee!

28. Ipoh Kai See Hor Fun (Chicken-slice Flat Rice Noodles)
Proudly Ipoh-born, this noodle dish may seem simple enough but the key is in the execution of a deep, flavourful broth as a base for silky smooth kueh teow and shredded chicken breast with taugeh. When every component is done perfectly, you get an absolutely delicious dish that is satisfying to the last drop!

~Blog Admin~

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