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Finally we went to the famous Sungai Besi Wan Tan Mee (全蛋面) last weekend. This was the place we attempted to go a couple months ago, but my house mate got lost on the way, ended up driving around KL for almost 2 hours before finally admitted defeat and ate at some road stalls at Bangsar instead. That incident gave her an excuse to upgrade to an expensive GPS phone, but anyhow, we got there this time (we didn’t use the GPS)

Sungai Besi Wan Tan Mee
this place is usually packed with hungry customers

For the three of us, we ordered a wan tan with mushroom noodle, a mushroom chicken feet noodle, a curry chicken noodle, deep fried sui kow, a plate of deep fried prawn, and some oily vegetable. See, the good thing about this place is the variety of different “wan tan mee” you can order. The other toppings include the original wan tan and char siew (BBQ pork), curry wild boar, ginger duck, pork knuckle, sui kow, and Hakka stew pork.

Sungai Besi Wan Tan Mee
some of the good stuff we ordered

The noodle served here was actually pretty good, though I feel that it is still 2nd to the stall in Pudu, but still pretty good nonetheless. The toppings and other items were pretty decent as well, and the RM 6 deep fried prawn really offered value for money. Other than the traditional chili, this place also offered two types of delicious sambal to go with the side dishes (sui kow and prawn).

Sungai Besi Wan Tan Mee
prawn, sui kow, vegetable, noodles, best

The meal was pretty satisfying. However, they can be a little pricey. Including drinks, we had to part with RM 36 for the three of us. That was for the 3 plates of noodle and three side dishes ordered. Then again, you do get the variety and a different taste from the ordinary wan tan plus char siew.

Map to Sungai Besi Wan Tan Mee
turn right from loke yew to sg. besi and you’ll get there in a jiffy

This place opens from about 8pm till the wee hours.

Address:
190H Jalan 2 1/2 Miles Sg Besi,
55200 Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.122819, 101.709087
Phone: 03-9222 8177

Finally the last clue of the week for Spot the Raving Blogger. Free tickets to the Speedzone Grand Prix Party at KL Tower during the F1 eve! The 1st clue is posted at the bottom of the SS2 Korean House review.

There are two words to watch out for in this clue. On Thursday’s The Star, 8 March 2007…..

  • Flip to Page M16
  • Detect article: The only one article on this page.
  • 2nd Column, 3rd line
  • The 1st word: Last word in the line
  • The 2nd word: Put your newspapers aside, check your calendar. What’s the current year?

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It’s been a while since the last time I had pho in KL, and it’s been even longer since I went to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. As we were looking for dinner before movie, I happened to chance upon O’ Viet and decided to remind myself why I had come to love this traditional Vietnamese dish.

O Viet Vietnamese Restaurant at Sunway Pyramid
look mighty appetizing, no?

Since it was basically a quick dinner, I only ordered a bowl of mixed pho, and the hot chick got herself the seafood noodle. Nothing else, no spring role or any of those fancy Vietnamese appetizers (it turned out to be a wise choice, main dish came in big portion.)

O Viet Vietnamese Restaurant at Sunway Pyramid
we’re loving it

The dishes came after a short wait, served by someone who spoke with a Vietnamese accent, it was a good sign. The pho smelled pretty good, and the soup noodle come complete with a side dish of basil leave, mint, lemon, bean sprouts, and chili sauce. I wish they would only have some hot jalopeno peppers.

I put the fresh leaves and bean sprouts to the soup and started attacking the dish right away. Out of my expectation, this bowl of pho was actually one of the bests I’ve tried in Malaysia. The soup tasted right, and the meat (brisket, flank, tripe, meat ball) cooked to a very soft and tender texture. The type of noodle too, was pretty close to what I had in HCMC, though I still long for the proper flat rice type. If only they serve beef tendon, it’ll be perfect.

The seafood noodle came in a slightly spicier broth, and had plenty of squid, cuttle fish, fish meat, and prawn. It was pretty good, too.

O Viet Vietnamese Restaurant at Sunway Pyramid
pho.. *drools*

The meal came to a bit over RM 35 for two, including 5% government tax and 10% service charge. The plain water wasn’t free either. This place certainly wasn’t cheap, but I do feel that the quality of food justified the price, and I will gladly go there again when my pho craving strikes.

Address:
G1.45 Sunway Pyramid (near ice skating rink)
46150 Bandar Sunway
Selangor

GPS: 3.073297, 101.607576

This is the 4th of 5 clues for Spot the Raving Blogger contest that lets you win 2 free tickets to the Speedzone Grand Prix Party at KL Tower during the F1 eve. The 1st clue is posted at the bottom of the SS2 Korean House review.

On Wednesday’s The Star, 7 March 2007…..

  • Flip to Page M14 – M15
  • Detect article: Pictures consist of women only.
  • 4th Column, 9th line from the bottom
  • The word: Just before the last word in the line.

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This is the 3rd of 5 clues for Spot the Raving Blogger contest that lets you win 2 free tickets to the Speedzone Grand Prix Party at KL Tower during the F1 eve. The 1st clue is posted at the bottom of the SS2 Korean House review.

There are two words to watch out for in this clue. On Tuesday’s The Star, 6 March 2007…..

  • Flip to Page B7
  • Detect article: What if there’s a climate change in Kuala Lumpur?
  • T5th paragraph, 3rd line
  • The 1st word: 5th paragraph, 3rd line, rhymes with “cover”
  • The 2nd word: Name the place where this news took place.

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