It was a hot Saturday afternoon (it's always hot anyway) and my partner suggested Curry Mee at Damansara Kim (at a coffee shop know as Restoran Golden Kim Wah). As far as he was concerned, this one is way superior to what he had at Annie-1.
Of course I was keen because, well, the Curry Mee at Annie-1 was not that great during my last two visits. Since we ventured out quite late (after 2:00pm), he told me that the stall might be closed since they sell out pretty fast. And if there was no curry mee to be had, our next option would be fried kueh teow.
As predicted, the stall was closed. I wasn't too disappointed because there was fried kueh teow to look forwards to.
There are a few Robert's Penang Fried Kueh Teow branches around and my partner told me that this guy here (the one standing in front of the wok) is THE Robert. I have eaten Robert's fried kueh teow before but that was quite some time ago.
Our drinks. Teh-O no sugar to hah..hah...wash away the fats. My partner gently chided me for wanting iced tea. He said that the oils from the fried kueh teow will coagulate in my tummy. Really.
My partner's order arrived first, no chili.
Lots of big fat beansprouts there. But no, there were no cockles.
Mine came shortly after, with (very scant) chili.
It looks like mine had less taugeh. Somehow I felt that the kueh teow was lacking in wok hei. I did not mention this to my partner as I didn't want to come across sounding like a fussy old pot. Nanti he won't take me out for makan again. But hey, I still enjoyed the fried koay teow and hope to catch the curry mee someday.
Penang fried kueh teow with no cockles? This Robert guy is Penangite or a fake?ReplyDelete
Also I think your partner's plate would make most of the Penangites cringe. They fry the taugeh together one, not place them as topping...
Actually, I don't know and from the taste of the CKT, macam not real lah. I remember Penang CKT is very tasty one with nice wok hei. This one kind of fell short for me.Delete
The fried kueh teow looks quite pale. I am prefer no wok hei so should be fine for me. I have only tried a so-called "Robert" char kway teow at a coffee shop in Section 17, PJ. Have not tried this one yet.ReplyDelete
Yes, it is quite pale. I would expect a bit more color. For me, no wok hei means not syiok.Delete
This Robert's CKT looks good and delicious with generous taugehs! I want to try this soon. Why are there so many Robert's stalls sprouting all over like taugehs? Did every boss at the stalls had to pay franchise fees and name themselves Robert too? Muahahaha LOLOLReplyDelete
LOL! Nowadays these people franchise their business. So you see them everywhere but tastewise, may not be consistent.Delete
Kalau kat Penang ni Char Koay Teow paling femes...tp versi basah2..koay teow ada 10 urat jer....mmg sedapReplyDelete
Versi basah pun PH suka. Tapi yang ni ada kekurangan sket. Tak 100% macam Penang punya.Delete
I agree with TM's comment above....will the real Robert please stand up...wakakaka! :D They say the real 'Robert' is in Sec 17's Say Huat...and the rest are Robert's relatives (Damansara Kim, Wah Cheong in Sec 17, Taman Megah), so I don't really know. But from the photos of him supposedly (if that's the real him) on some blogs, Robert is quite a skinny looking chap, so this guy here does not look remotely like Robert...hehe! ;D Some bloggers who went to this place was served a plate fried up by a woman even! @_@ Maybe he's so famous, he moves around his stalls like a CKT ambassador...lol!ReplyDelete
Well, whoever the real Robert is, I've eaten the one at Wah Cheong and it was missing a good wok hei, chee yau char and see hum for it to be considered a good plate of CKT :( Hmmm, if they have a good curry laksa here, I don't mind coming to try this.
I can't really vouch if this is the real Robert and just rely on what my partner told me. Yes, we must investigate and interview the guy LOL! But judging from the taste, well....the missing wok hei was a disappointment. I haven't had the chance to go try the curry laksa, so you might beat me to it :)Delete
Usually i will have iced tea...ReplyDelete
Me too prefer my drinks cold.Delete
Funny you mentioned you didn't complain because you don't want to sound fussy.
Sometimes I keep quiet too. Ppl bring me out to makan date enouf la Kikiki
Ya lor, nanti no more invitation, susah :DDelete
looking at the kuey teow goreng really make me glupppp!ReplyDelete
hee..hee.. but the taste not as good as what Penang CKT should be.Delete
Hi Phong Hong, this CKT looks good but I love mine with everything cheh cheh. Meaning taugeh, kucai, huan chio cheh. Best with duck eggs, hehehe.. sounds so greedy.ReplyDelete
Hi Kimmy! Since you are in Penang, you can enjoy the real thing. Me too like to have liow cheh cheh hee..hee...Oh yes, duck eggs is the best!Delete
So pale. I did hear something about KL CKT being very pale, the one in Penang darker...or was it the other way round?ReplyDelete
I think the Penang one is darker, if I remember correctly.Delete
Actually it is the KL CKT which is dark, and the Penang CKT is pale. The Penang version appeared in the Klang valley in the 70s and has slowly taken over. KL CKT also would have meehoon, mee and mixed version.Delete
Oh, OK. Thanks for the info!Delete
Hi PH.... thanks visit my blog...ReplyDelete
I like kueh teow yg banyak kerang dan togeh. Yummy sangat hokey!
Hainom, I like your blog :) Thanks for coming over too. I pun suka banyak kerang and togeh. Tapi kerang can be dangerous if not clean.Delete
Now I am craving for char kway teow! Haha. I like more taugeh in my kway teow. And must enough wok hei. Hehe.ReplyDelete
Kerang? Can do without it.
Me too like lot sof taugeh. I also like kerang but it's not so good for health due to hygiene issues.Delete
Kway teow mmg best sngt kalau banyak taugeh mentah haha tambah cili padi lagi best terangkattt U..ReplyDelete
Setuju sangat-sangat tu Kak Noor!Delete
Smart Girl!! Negative remarks means less food outing! hahahaa.. Agree with you, the bean sprouts were more overflowing on your partner's plate than yours.. but your plate of koay teow was like extra large! hahaha..ReplyDelete
LOL! He must have purposely called big one for me :)Delete
Hi Phong Hong,ReplyDelete
I like char kueh teow with some colour in it! I used to work in Damansara Kim decades ago, have not been there since then. I love lots of taugeh and must "kah lat", and sang see ham! Ooohh...now I'm craving for char kueh teow at midnight!
Hi Joyce! Your CKT preference is same as mine! Even though Damansara Kim is just across the LDP, I am too lazy to climb up the overhead bridge. LOL!Delete
The CKT looks pale, I like my CKT with cocklesReplyDelete
Me too and with more color.Delete
ooo, i'm a ckt fan in general but i think the one here might not quite be my preferred sort. i actually don't like taugeh or lap cheong, and those seem to be quite glaring here. maybe i could ask for less taugeh and less lap cheong and tambah telur instead :DReplyDelete
I used to hate taugeh as a kid and lap cheong is also not my favorite but I can tolerate it.Delete
I wonder if they would customise to your preference (besides just the chili).ReplyDelete
I think they would, just tell them how you want your CKT and they would gladly oblige.Delete
I prefer my CKT fried tog with cili and not so pale. Usually I request for more beansprouts and less noodle.ReplyDelete
I also like more chili and taugeh.Delete
Portion look decent, how much for this plate? I always order big portion as the regular portion from the stall I frequented always so small that cannot satisfy my tummy >_<ReplyDelete
If I am not mistaken, RM6. Me too like big portion hee..hee..Delete