Friday, April 22, 2011

ronnycakes reviews: Tom Yam Fish Paste Noodle at Charn Kee, Jln Alor

I love a good tom yam and one of the places that I sometimes (if my mum’s in the mood to drive all the way down to KL) get my fix is from Charn Kee at Jln Alor.
Recommended to us by my aunt, its part of the long stretch of eating stalls on Jln Alor and is pretty obscure so you might miss it if you’re in the car and driving by. However, if you’re walking about, you will not fail to notice the cutesy and diminutive daughter of the boss standing right in front of the shop, conversing in English/Cantonese/Mandarin to attract hungry people!

We started with a nice glass of Cendol (RM 3) for the hot day. It tends to come a bit on the sweet side so if you’re into moderate sugar intake ask for some ice cubes. :)

The star of the show arrives!

The Tom Yam Fish Paste Noodle (RM 8) is really pricey in terms of kopitiam standards but according to the boss they actually import their tom yam paste from Thailand, which explains the extra sour kick to it.
I love my tom yam sour (not sweet!) and this one satisfies my fussy buds perfectly! Spicy and sour, every bite tingles your tastebuds.


We also ordered some handmade Pork Balls (RM1 per piece) to go with our noodles. Springy in texture and very aromatic with the addition of dried cuttlefish bits.

Masses of pots and pans surrounding the cooking area.


Parking is horrible in Jln Alor so it’s best to go early in the day or on a weekend (preferably Sunday morning hehe). If you’re in the mood for something spicy and sour do come by and sample the tom yam. They also have other things like clear soup claypot noodles and dry curry chicken noodles (only on Sundays) to name a few so there is a lot of variety!

Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur
No 35, Jalan Alor,
50200 Kuala Lumpur.

Map *here*



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