To those who knows me well enough, follow me on Twitter or read in between the lines of my posts, most should know by now, that i will be leading a new life in Melbourne soon, in fact i am set to fly off on July 30.
Over the course of this week, with just over two weeks left in Malaysia, I am finally begin to realise how big of a step this is and it is not just so much about the food.
Or who am i kidding; there's so much about the food that i will have to sacrifice for a life down under. (Am i really one of those shallow ones constantly tempted back to Malaysia with food and not safety, career and money?)
However if there is one thing that Australia doesn't seem to get right, it is their pork for some reason.
Especially the BBQ roasts that is dominated with Hong Kong recipes which somewhat differ from the Malaysian ones.
Char siew or BBQ pork to some, is done with a red hue and has a pretty bad after taste (at least the ones i had in Adelaide, some years ago). It is not charred enough and doesn't have that caramelized coating that we all adore in our local char siew.
Well just the thing to keep me happy while i am still around.
The Char Siew from Char Siew Chai Wantan Mee. Here, they serve a pretty decent version and they chop it up like how Hong Kong does it, slightly thicker chunks.
While the Char Siew deserved the first mention, their wantan mee is next up.
The noodles are thrown up and down by the person who prepares this dish, either for reason of draining excess water or simply just to catch some of the smog and dirt so that it can tastes better.
Now the similarity with the Hong Kong version ends here. While this is cooked al-dente, it does not give you the same crunchiness from the rather curlier version that you get in Hong Kong. The version here looks like it has been given a straightening treatment.
You can do yourself a favour and ignore the dumplings, not really worth ordering.
Prices are slightly more expensive since it is slightly more comfortable than a hawker stall with a plate of noodles starting from RM5++. My best advice is to order plain noodles and a plate of char siew to share.
Address and contact details:
No.5, Jalan 20/13, Paramount Garden, 46300 Petaling Jaya.
H/P: 0126281348 (Raymond)
Non halal, if you haven't noticed by now
Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. We wanted a simple lunch and we got a simple one. Average tasting noodles despite the acrobatics but the char siew was pretty darn good, if i could say so.