Similar to Prawn Noodle King, which serves a variety of one specific dish – prawn mee, Koay Teow King, as its name suggest serves a variety of Char Kuay Teow. (they seem to be expanding their menu to include chicken wings and etc. More to see in the future perhaps).
This was an accidental find. I managed to get a parking spot right in front of Tealive and got myself some bubble tea. Since it was night time, all windy and gloomy, a perfect time to take a slow walk, simply to look around and see what’s good and that is how I found this eatery (same row as Tealive and MyNews).
At the entrance, you’d be greeted by a short and stout guy, a cute little thing. He was cheerful and very welcoming. As you take your seat, you’d find the Menu already on display there, look through it and once you’ve decided on what you fancy, do head to the counter to order and pay.
** In case the image above is blur , they have 6 options for the fried Koay Teow – Koay Teow with Chicken Egg, Duck Egg, Soft Boiled Egg, Crab Meat, Roast Pork, Mantis Prawn.
1)Char Koay Teow with Crab Meat & Chicken Egg, 17 ringgit
2)Char Koay Teow with Chicken Egg, 12 ringgit
For both the noodles, the base is pretty much the same – the fried koay teow, it’s the meat that differed and perhaps the overall taste? The Chicken Egg version had a weird aftertaste. I do not know what it was but yea, I kindda shoved that dish over to my friend and ask him to have a go at it, which he did rather vigorously. Considering no complains from his end, this made me think that perhaps the problem was me, rather than the noodles? Perhaps my tastebuds decided to go haywire for a while?
It did not matter though because I did enjoy the Crab meat version. First of all, they give you a generous portion of shredded crab meat, enough to cover the whole dish once you mix it all up. I do not think I’ve tasted crab meat with my koay teow before but i am glad I did this time because it is yummy. It somehow complimented the whole dish. I liked it. Besides the crab meat, the dish also came with 2 juicy, chewy prawns, sweet Chinese sausages, crispy pork lard, bean sprouts, eggs and cockles. I wish more sausages and lard were included in the dish, the lard especially. There were too few to count.
Would I head back here?
While the koay teow was pretty good, it certainly is not the best I’ve tasted but if I fancy somewhere quiet, being able to forego the whole crowded, ordering at stalls thingy – then, I’d consider this eatery. Food was pretty good, the ambiance was nice and people were friendly. So, why not, right?
Address: No. 8, Ground Floor, Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours:Tuesdays to Sundays 10 am – 4.30 pm, 6 pm – 9 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.