I used to go to Jalan 222 for Hokkien Mee; waiting a long time for a table and again for our food to arrive. Somehow, the noodles didn't taste as good as it did and when they started charging for the extra crispy lard; we stopped patronizing the place. We then found a new haunt for Hokkien Mee in Petaling Jaya.
Heng Kee is located in the sunken coffee shop opposite DUMC (Damansara Utama Methodist Church) which used to be Ruby Cinema and facing Teo Chew Fish Ball in SEA Park. There are other stalls here; Bak Kut Teh, Porridge, Dim Sum and Fried Kway Teow. Heng Kee's stall is run by two brothers (I call them Tai Heng Kee "Big Heng Kee" and Sai Heng Kee "Small Hee Kee"). Big usually does the Hokkien Mee while Small cooks the Cantonese style. Not sure who does the other varieties of noodles though.
We really do like the Hokkien Mee here and it's our regular order. It's not as oily (nevermind the additional crispy lard that we ask for...ha ha ha) and doesn't have the usual "strong" yellow noodle taste; you know what I mean. It's tasty and full of "wok hei", high flames that is so essential in cooking Hokkien Noodles! Look at this photo - now, that's what I call high flames!
Big Heng Kee put up a "wok hei" display for me to take photos! Look at that! He even told me how he does it! (Not that I'll ever need to cook that way in my house-I'll set off the sprinklers! Ha ha ha...)
The Cantonese fried noodles is quite good too but I didn't manage to take a photo of it when we last ordered it as we ate it all up real quick, being too hungry at that time! :o) We tried the Bak Gou (Pork Meat Soup) before but it was just okay to us. Heng Kee doesn't have as many customers as the one at Jalan 222 which is a shame as I find the noodles here better. But I guess that means a shorter wait for us to get our noodles! ;o)
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