We literally spent half the day in Seapark today. Why? We were invited over to a friends’ place to indulge in some hearty, home cooked Thanksgiving lunch. We ate and ate to our hearts content. Burp! After we had a feast, we spent the next 4 hours catching up as the last we’ve seen each other was back in 2010… so, lots of catching up to do. By the time we finally left, it was around 8 pm. Believe it or not, despite eating ‘like a pig’, come dinner time – our stomachs started rumbling again. Yet again, we collectively decided to ‘hantam’ away. We’ll sweat and work it out tomorrow.
We wanted an eatery that could provide us with options – noodles, rice, popiah and etc. The perfect spot would be Restoran Seapark, a lil bit of everything under one roof. Also, I remember reading several reviews online about a stall in here called Lao Ping, famed for serving up some really good Hokkien Mee. Some folks even go as far as saying that you’d get the best in KL here. Really? I guess it is finally time to find out for ourselves, ey?
I’ve been to this restaurant several times over the years but I never did manage to give the famous Hokkien Mee here a try. I’ve attempted to but there was always a waiting line and by the time I placed my order, I was told that I needed to wait at least 30 minutes. This time was no different, I was told that I had to wait 30 minutes and 30 minutes this time was no problem at all since I had time on my hands.
While waiting though, we decided to have some popiah and satay. We tried being good and just patiently wait for the noodles but it was hard, especially with the satays just floating by our table, on the way to their respected destinations/tables. The temptation was too much to resist.
Satay, 9 ringgit + Popiah, 5 ringgit
The satay goes at 90 cents a stick, we ordered 10. They were yummy, not bad at all. The fatty bit in the middle were a lil too much for me because the lady includes quite a big piece but its no biggie as it is something I can remove with ease. The chicken satay were tender and juicy, coated with a nice sweet-ish taste to it.
The Popiah goes for 2.50 ringgit a row. We ordered 2 rows which cost us 5 ringgit. The dish was pretty simple, something you can munch on if you fancy something light or in between waiting for your other dishes to arrive.
Hokkien Mee, 8 ringgit
Given the 30 minutes wait and the many positive reviews online, some even saying that this is one of the best Hokkien Mee in KL – I am kindda let down, perhaps I had too high an expectation? Sure, the noodles were soft and springy, flavor/tastewise – it was good but that unique taste that you’d associate with charcoal was missing and the pork lard bits were missing too. There were none and I was surprised. Reviews online indicated that these two things would be present but in this case, it was missing. I had to wait 30 minutes for this?? whattttt?? The dish as a whole, despite the absence of the 2 things indicated above, was not bad. I liked the fact that the noodles were nice and soft, there were plenty of prawns and the chilli paste was awesome. So yea, there are positive points but is it the best Hokkien Mee in town?? Ummm, nope, not based on the noodles I’ve tasted. It is okay, decent.
Address: 1, Jalan 21/1, Sea Park, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Everyday. 5 pm – 1 am.
Signing out now, Ciao.