Mee Pok (面薄), the dish that appears to have a wrong spelling at first glance (mee pork anyone?), is one of the “newest” hawker dishes that I got to know. Growing up in Penang, I had never heard of it, and did not know the existence of this simple yet wonderful dish until Haze brought me to Tang Pin Kitchen at PJ SS2.
Tang Pin Kitchen at SS2, the Hailam coffee/tea is beautiful
Tang Pin Kitchen is situated on the same row of shops that also houses Lobsterman, Teow Chew Meng, and Bibichik. I’ve drove past it several times heading to these other restaurants, but it wasn’t until a few months ago that I started frequenting this place.
Parking is usually plenty easy to find, though it can be a little tough to get a table on busy weekend mornings.
mee pok, not for the faint hearted
My go-to dish is always the wholesomely delicious mee pok (RM 6). Why delicious? Simple, the abundance of lard and minced pork covering the yellow flat noodle. One does not simply deny lard. The sauce consists of a mixture of vinegar, oil, and chili. Mix em all up and you get a little bowl of excellence.
The dish is is also served with a side of clear soup and a few slices of fish paste. The fish paste is exactly the sort you’ll find from 60s Teow Chew fish ball restaurant, since they’re run by the same people.
gyoza, hailam tea, tao fu far, and fried noodle
Other than mee pok, there are also choices like curry mee, soup noodle, fried chee cheong fun, fish ball, fish paste, porridge, and more.
We usually share another side dish to go with the mee pok. Gyoza (RM 6) and home made fish noodle (RM 7) are pretty tasty. Their Tien Pin toast bread is a must try too especially if you’re looking for just a light breakfast.
pork belly appetizer, century egg with shredded pork porridge
Directly behind Tang Pin Kitchen is the related Restaurant Tien Pin. The menu choices is a little bigger, and you can actually order everything that’s available at Tang Pin Kitchen as well.
I’ve tried their pork belly appetizer thingy which was delightful, and the century egg with shredded pork porridge, which while very tasty, should also be about three times the serving size. Then again, I’ll have to pay another visit to check this place out more comprehensively, perhaps over dinner one of these days.
Tang Pin Kitchen
No. 24, Jalan SS 2/24,
47300 PJ Selangor
GPS: 3.11326, 101.62090
Tel: 03-7877 2376
Branch: 97 Ground Floor, Jalan, SS19/6 47500 Subang Jaya
Restaurant Tien Pin:
19,jalan ss 2/30 47300 PJ Sel
Branch: 13A-1 jalan S 10/3, seksyen 10, jalan bukit, 43000 kajang