Char Kuey Teow in SS15 Asia Cafe is still our favourite, but ever since we left university, we no longer get to visit the stall so often. First, SS15 is so far away from our current staying place. Secondly, the stall opens only at night. Third, there are times that we took about an hour to reach SS15, only to realize that the stall wasn’t in bussiness. So disappointed.
In order to avoid disappointment and to fill our craving for char kuey teow during day time, we try looking for other choices. Robert Char kuey teow is medicore, though many rate it as superb. But we just don’t like the soggy texture and unpleasant flourish taste. We then came across Tiam Fatt Char Kuey Teow (添發炒粿條) in Taman Melawati, which is a better version and we will consider coming back again.
Tiam Fatt Char Kuey Teow is located at the inner end of Kedai Makanan Dan Minuman Sum Thor (祥記海南雞飯茶室）. We suggest you to go in from the back of the coffee shop, as it will be easier for you to spot this char kuey teow stall. Just go into through the small lane next to Nippon Paint, you will be welcomed with a big stall sign written in Tiam Fatt Char Kuey Teow.
A normal plate of Char Kuey Teow costs you RM4.50. We opted for duck egg char kuey teow, which is priced at RM5.50. Pretty standard price we would say. Business was at brisk during our visit, and the owner non stop churning out one plate after plate of this beautiful noodle. Almost every table ordered a plate of char kuey teow from him, so we expected it to be good.
The char kuey teow smelt good once reaching our table, and looked promising. Summergirl took the first mouthful, and told Summerkid that char kuey teow in SS15 Asia Cafe will continue to be his favourite.
Nonetheless, it fared much better comparing to many other char kuey teow. There are still rooms for more intense wok hei, but we were glad that no flourish taste of noodle wasn’t distinct.
It was wok fried to a dry body, spicy and brimming with prawns, fish cake, Chinese sausage, duck egg and chives. We even found crisy pork lard within! Great!
Apart from char kuey teow, other offerings such as Hainan Chicken Rice, Yee Mee Soup, Prawn Noodle, Curry Laksa, Fishball Noodle, Pork Trotter Noodles and Dai Chao across this coffee shop.
So Summergirl got herself a plate of Pork Ribs Noodles from the stall next to Tiam Fatt. Initially, Summergirl thought her noodles would be graciously drenched in flavourful sauce from braised pork ribs, but what she got was just a plate of yellow noodles tossed in dark soy sauce, aka the usual Gon Lou Min.
As we left, we saw the roasted chicken was delicately glazed in sweet sauce, so glossy and tempting. Seems not bad. Will come back again for the Hainanese Chicken Rice, or the Dai Chao opposite to it perhaps.
Write Up: YLing
Tiam Fatt Char Kuey Teow
20, Jalan Bandar 1,
Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
Business Hour: 7am – 2pm