Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Kam Fatt Noodles, Tengkat Tong Shin

Along Tengkat Tong Shin, one can find lots of good hawker fare. There's Ngau Kee Beef Noodles, Meng Kee's famous Char Siew, Adik Beradik Chua's Fish Ball Noodles and Pork Noodles and Restoran Chin Hai's Sar Hor Fun which also has other noodles (I like the curry wantan noodle "sang meen" here, will blog on that another time). There's also this one stall located further down the road. Just walk pass Meng Kee, then pass Adik Beradik Chua and you'll find Restoran Kam Fatt (another non-halal place).
They sell lots of stuff. On the five foot way, they have the usual fare of limited dim sum available. They also sell chee cheong fun, loh mai fan (glutinous rice), carrot cake and an assortment of local kuih. The stall further in sells noodles and economy rice with some pretty tasty looking dishes available. They are open for breakfast early from 7plus am till late lunchtime (the last I know of).
This lady originally ran the place together with her family, serving noodles only at the lane next to this shop lot. Business got better and in time, I was told, they bought the whole shop lot next door (the floors above it too, that's where they live!) and expanded the business, providing more variety. I usually come here for the noodles; soup and curry, depending on my mood. What I like about this place here is that you can choose what ingredients you want with your noodles. Besides the all important deep fried intestines, they have foo chook (beancurd sheets), square & round pork balls, fish balls, chicken and cockles. I might have missed out a few. They had me at deep fried intestines! LOL!

I normally order foo chook and shredded chicken meat and a separate dish of the crispy intestines. I don't like it soaking in the soup as it would then be no longer crispy. This is usually my ritual when I eat noodles here:-
1) Dunk a few of the intestines into the bowl.
2) Down a spoon of noodles along with one or two of them.
3) When "stock" runs low, repeat Step 1, followed by Step 2.
4) Repeat cycle until finish.
Lyn having a sore throat that day, opted for bee hoon soup with shredded chicken meat and fish balls. Both the soup and the curry are good, whichever one fancies. The soup version in my opinion comes across as home-cook stock, which is good. Not sure if you know what I mean. I like eating the soup noodle with their slightly sweet chilli sauce which seems to go well together. This is the only place where I opt for chilli sauce with the soup noodle over the fresh cut chillies/cili padi. Oh, they also serve good kopi peng, which is local ice coffee (I have mine "gau"-strong!).

They have been around for maybe more than 30 years; I recall that I've been eating from this stall since I was a primary student! I remember well that Dad used to pack the noodles home for me. Ahhh....happy memories; refreshed each time I frequent this place :o)

It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.
~ Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

12 comments:

Haizum said...

Hey thanks for dropping by in mine as well!

Your pictures are gorgeous! And you say it isn't a (D)SLR? Whoa.

Do you mind me asking how much you got it for? For the full spec I mean.

bsGlutton said...

I really must try this sentimental oldy's place( u should have included yr 6 yr old small girl pixs 4 good measure !)

Must b really good ?

Precious Pea said...

The curry looks thick and creamy, just the way i like it...with lots and lots of cockles and some limau kasturi juice. Wahh..heavenly and sinfully GOOD! *Drooling non-stop now :p~~~~~~" Somemore add fried intestine..PENGSAN!

Tummythoz said...

*bc jotting down the location & name of shop in between wiping off drool*

wmw said...

Haizum : It's a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3, 5MP with 6x optical zoom. The model isn't available in Malaysia though; I don't know why. It's about USD200.

BSG : The lady is not that old, maybe about 60? Ha ha ha....6 year old small girl pics in future post. It's good, plus point is that it's food still available from my childhood days.

Precious Pea : *takes out the smelling salt* Revived??? Go try it... bring the smelling salt along, just in case ;op

wmw said...

tummythoz: Yah, yah...yum yum! LOL

FireHorse said...

Aitelyu ha come here see pigcher of food only lau nuah (salivate)ady, like tummythoz's blog. Best only dis blog, got food wan, I sure cambing back here.

wmw said...

Firehorse : I know tampok tampok Hokkien...but you can still make fun of me like Fatty Boy! Ha ha ha...See you around!

FireHorse said...

Since I have very thick skin and oso thamchiak (greedy) wan, I might as well go ahead and ask if I can link you or not?
Easier for me to hop over, now I using tummythoz's blog to come over afturds she charge me toll. ;)

wmw said...

Firehorse : Aiyah, no need to ask one lah ;o) You're welcome to link me, thanks! I link you back can or not? No need to thank me for saving you toll charges! Ha ha ha...

babe_kl said...

sometimes i come here for breakie, their loh mai kai rocks! usually i opt for lighter fare like roti bakar, econ fried noodles, chu cheung fun etc. the unker is super friendly, last time he dun hv roti bakar but we keep on asking why hahaha until finally he started making them and i think its one of their best seller cos he really uses SCS butter! he will tell me every now and then where to find the cheapest SCS in town hahaha nice guy there.

Anonymous said...

the best food is chua fishball....pls support....he wan to change car