Thursday, August 16, 2007

Mee Diao, Mee Jawa & Dumplings @ SS2/4A PJ

Had dinner with Teckiee one evening and contrary to what one might think of floggers, we sometimes run out of ideas of what and where to eat. After throwing few suggestions around, Teckiee suggested Alisan Mamak and told me to try Mee Diao. I had no idea what she was talking about as that was my first time hearing of such noodles and of Alisan Mamak.

After she navigated me to Alisan Mamak, I realised that I eat at this place now and then; usually the Assam Laksa and the Teochew Chai Kuih (Masak-masak mentioned that it's Teochew Crystal Dumplings due to their translucent skin). Turns out the Mee Diao that Teckiee spoke about is from the same stall that I have been patronizing all this while. I find the Kedah Assam Laksa here average but lots of customers love it. We were quite blessed that evening as the usual long queue was not seen at this stall as some folks were probably staying away due to the looming rain clouds above us.
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For a stall of this size, they sell quite a variety of noodles, local kuihs and tong sui.
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Pots and pots of soup and tong sui at the side of the stall.
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I've not tried the Mee Jawa before and we decided to order that and Mee Diao. The Mee Jawa soup would have been better if it was thicker but taste wise was quite good. I enjoyed the fritters that came with the noodles, at RM3.50 (USD1) for a small plate, I couldn't ask for more.
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The Teochew Mee Diao was akin to economy fried noodles. Plain with shredded carrots, bean sprouts and chives (no meat); the noodles seem to be a slightly thicker wheat version of vermicelli. Eventhough it came pale looking, the noodles were actually very palatable and the addition of the dollop of green chilli padi (bird's eye chili) and garlic paste made this such a treat at just RM2.20(USD0.60) a plate! Teckiee, thanks for introducing this noodles to me!
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We ordered two versions of the crystal dumplings, both filled with shredded cooked turnips and the other version with additional chives (the chive filled ones are at the bottom in the photo above). I like the dumplings here as the skin is thin and soft; fresh ones definitely.
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The Guan Chang Kuih is something that we might be able to get from the market but not easily from stalls. Over here at this place though, you can find both the steam and the fried variety. I like the steam version better, it's floury and with soft bits of peanuts in it. It has a very nice flavour and it's tasty enough to be eaten on its own without any chili sauce. I really can't make out what it's made of but it seems to be of a mixture of both flour and a bit of glutinous rice. All the local kuihs are at RM0.70 (USD0.20) each.
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We finished off our satisfying meal by sharing a bowl of Mak Chook tong sui (barley wheat) which was smooth and not that sweet! Not bad at all at RM1.20 (USD0.35) for a small bowl.


Directions : Coming from Taman Bahagia LRT on your left, turn right at the traffic lights. Then immediately take the left turn, that would take you to SS2/4A. You will see a row of stalls out in the open. This Kedah Assam Laksa stall is at the end of the row, self-service. This stall opens after 7.30pm and doesn't seem to have a fix day for rest. Call to check at 012-3912082.


I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond. ~ Mae West



28 comments:

boo_licious said...

I always past this place on the way back home. Tried once to eat here but couldn't wait for them to open their stall.

Precious Pea said...

Where is this place? Is it near the Taman Bahagia LRT?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

used handphone light?? impressive photos for a dark place..attempted that max stunt that nite..couldnt see a thing!..

the team said...

this is the stall where the sweetish but damn hot laksa kedah is popular as ??? and the Q stretch to ??? but the evening 6 pm one nasi lemak bungkus supplied by the Malay lady @70csen is also noteworthy ( for its tiny size )which v can pop in in 10 secs flat.
shud tapau some for those heavenly pleasures meet sometimes LOL !

k.t.x said...

i dint manage to try their delis except the tongsui. emmm, very watered down lah...lol.

Big Boys Oven said...

Hiya! SS2/4A hmmmm if I am not mistaken is not located at nearby famous ss2 area. I think this place is nearby SS4. Did not know there are such lovely food, a must try.

www.havefoodwilltravel.blogspot.com

wmw said...

boo:Well, maybe one night, the sistas shall gather here???

Precious P : Yup, read directions at the bottom or get me to bring you there! ;o)

Joe : Some shots had the handphone light but some didn't as I sat in front of the stall. Just slower shutter speed and tweaking of brightness with software. What night are you taking about?

the team : Oooh? Which stall is the nasi lemak from then? Will take note the next time I'm there. Noted on the tapau statement :o)

k.t.x : Well, I don't like my tongsui thick cos of too much starch which is quite a normal find at stalls. We had the tong sui earlier too. What time were you there when you had the watery tong sui, was that last night ;p? But at RM1.20 a bowl, hahaha...okaylah...

big boys oven : Yup, I've written the directions at the end of the post. Go check the food out.

mama bok said...

Good eat at ridiculously cheap prices..!! only in malaysia..!

Precious Pea said...

HUH??? Bottom where? I can't seem to find the direction wor.

wmw said...

Mama Bok : Yah, Malaysia Boleh....Makan Murah Murah, for those coming from overseas with a bag of Euros, USD or GBP! hehe...

Precious P : Aiks! Just realised it. I had typed in a paragraph on directions but didn't realise it was missing. Was wondering why some of you were asking where...Thanks. I've put in an additional paragraph at the end. Check out the directions...or better still, we go !!!!

chenboon said...

the mee jawa looks wonderful.
dunno how is the taste compare to Teluk Intan mee jawa...

now i used to use google reader to read blog, therefore lazy to reply~~~ ^^

Judy said...

Hungry liow. I can't resist hawker food stalls but the only downside for me is I end up perspiring more than eating! Wahaha...

I love mee jawa. The best mee jawa is apparently in Port Klang...don't ask me where please. They put enough chinese celery and the gravy is thick and tasty. Slurp!

Jackson said...

hehe... i love their food too!!

New Kid on the Blog said...

the teochew mee dio looks delicious.
food pics are great!!!

Kok said...

wmw,
the mee diao looks like spaghetti to me leh...

tigerfish said...

I love crystal dumpling with chives but seldom see them even back at home.It's usually chives kuih.
I'm new to Mee Diao too.

tankiasu said...

Sounds like a vulgar word to me. Kakaka... :P

UnkaLeong said...

Man this place is still around. Must visit when I am back. Love the Mee Diao...

teckiee said...

mee DIAooooOOoOOooOo ......myahahah

wonda said...

The chives chai kueh is my favorite. I tried makign it once when I brought some "tham mee hoon" (a kind of flour) over from M'sia. I ate the steamed Guan Chang Kuih once when my Teochew friend who lives in Yokosuka made it.

Precious Pea said...

Hehehehe..no wonder la..i tot i was so blind! Ok..we go next week!

wmw said...

chenboon : Mmm...havent' tasted Teluk Intan Mee Jawa before wor. Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun best!

Judy: You should be okay here, eating out in the open air. Thinking of the curry puffs you made :o)

Jackson & Precious P : When??? (Floggers' keyword!)

NKOTB : Another place I can bring you to visit when you are here! ;o)

kok : Mmmm....pasta maybe, the angel hair type.

tigerfish : I have my moods, sometimes I like it plain, and when I feel I want to be healthier, I'll get the chives one. Hahaha...kidding! More greens!

tankiasu : LOL...Yes it does, you should have been there when I was saying it repeatedly in the car to Teckiee, stressing on the last syllable!

Unkaleong : Another reason for you to be less sad because you're leaving BKK. :)

wonda : I love the Guan Chang Kuih, you know how to make that too? Are you coming back to Malaysia soon? Come back with Judy....hehe

jason said...

The mee tiao is like the mee suah, Teochew noodle.

Kenny Mah said...

Ah, I was here last Sat with Nigel & Allan & their family for dinner. We were a bit early and the Mee Diao stall wasn't open yet. We ordered other stuff and when the stall owner came, Allan was first in line, and what a long line it was!

I first ate there 7 years ago back when I didn't know PJ at all, and to have stumbled upon it again... what nostalgia! :D

Jun said...

i've always loved my grandma's mee diao. she fried it simply with chives and a bit of dried shrimp. no one i know has ever heard of this dish, and i've certainly nvr tried the one in this stall but to me, my grandma's mee diao will always remain the yardstick to this dish :)

FireHorse said...

Wah i see you still having the time of your life. Lucki i makan be4 i come over if not will be salivating right now.

wmw said...

Jason : Mmmm...it's not mee suah. Only way for you to confirm is for you to come up to PJ and eat it with me! Hee hee...

kenny:Good job having Allan first in line! Hahaha...yup, long line. Being nostalgic is good, no?

jun: Ahhh, mom's or grandma's cooking can't be compared. But guess this is one place you can find mee diao...and that's good :o)

firehorse :Hey, great to hear from you. Hope that all is well with you. Was hoping to meet up with you but I guees not :o(

wonda said...

wmw,
I only know how to make the chives chai kueh, not the guan chang kuih. My Teowchew friend who lives in Japan made it and let me try it.