Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Nippy Noodles @ Kuchai Lama

I never knew Kuchai Lama was that NEAR my house.

We are talking about less than 5 minutes of driving to a mini food haven. Littered with restaurants and stalls all over the different streets within Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park.

So when (as usual) during the daily dose of online reading and drooling session, i came across the review for some hand made noodles, well you couldn't say no (especially well within budget).

Especially when the name sounds so familiar to my most creative nick name my friends gave me.


The chef making the noodles must have been having a no-show, well can't blame him because we were having an early dinner at 5pm with not much of a crowd to provide applause.


What was a trio of pork platter became a duo when the sausage went missing in action (out of stock). The char siew and siew yuk was pretty good for a place that doesn't hang their meat out like a roast meat stall. (RM9)


Their wanton soup was rather bland; both wanton and soup. Won't give this a try again. (RM5)

The star of the place is their Bamboo noodles. Apparently the grandfather of wanton noodles that we are accustomed to but the first difference you will see is that it is way more anorexic. It is crunchier too compared to the wanton noodles and this was served with a starchy-like gravy with chicken and mushrooms, something similar to what my mom would cook on a busy day. (RM7 or RM9 for a big bowl, i think).

Definitely worth another visit for their delish noodles and i so want that siu cheong but i would be rather cautious with some of the sides they have on offer.

Address and contact details:

No.25, Jalan Kuchai Maju 7
Kuchai Entrepeneurs Park
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03 - 7982 1781


Verdict: 3 stars out of 5 stars. Without the disappointing wantons, i might have given it the extra 0.5 stars but the noodles are quite a delight to eat.

19 comments:

thenomadGourmand said...

yes yes..the noodles are the star. only that.

Tummythoz said...

At RM7-9 for a bowl of noodles in a cafe, it's pricey.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tummythoz: these are hand made u knw.. n air-conditioned too..

tng: really ar?..sigh go back for noodles only lor

550ml jar of faith said...

The wantan looks like sad dishcloth after being submerged in fibre-eating acid. Sooo sad!

Jason Wong said...

Wanted to try Nippy, but when we were there it was not open for the day yet. Heard that their noodles were good, but the roast pork are a bit pricey though.

Cindy Khor said...

judging from the picture, the noodles look good.. the portion is a bit small though

qwazymonkey said...

that plate of char siu looks very "little". Like not enough to makan liddat

New Kid on the Blog said...

that expensive???

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

new kid: price is very subjective nowadays d la..

qwazymonkey: of course not meng kee kind of cuts lor..its like a meagre attempt to do fine dining portions..

cindy: the noodles are plentiful..trust me

jason wong: nowadays pork damn exp..after all kena condemn by flu..

550ml: well u could say that..

Bangsar-bAbE said...

RM9 for a bowl is cheap ah? 0_o

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bbabe: we easily pay 1.5 times that when we go to shopping complexes wat..but its really goodbye to the rm3-5 for a bowl of noodles era..

Paprika said...

I am a sucker for noodles! Especially the anorexic kind! hahaha. The chicken one does sound rather lovely in a homecooked kind of way. Ah I miss mum's cooking...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

paprika: n i miss the same kind tat mom cooks too..shud put in a request..

~Christine~Leng said...

the noodles looks good :) but kinda pricey ;P

xin said...

LOL. first glance at the shop name i thought i saw somehting else!

J2Kfm said...

the siu cheong not bad. char siew and siew yoke .... ok ok lah.

thule a.k.a leo said...

there are a lot of places worth visiting over there... there's a place selling fish head noodles, hotpot, sarawakian food... etc etc... too bad my house is very far from Kuchai Lama... so lucky you :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: haha more reasons to come visit me..

j2kfm: damnit..so i missed the best thing on the menu

xin: me too!

christine: well not as exp as in scotland rite?

Life for Beginners said...

Hmm, so when are you gonna introduce us to Nipple Noodles then, Joe? ;)