Breakfast is of course, the most important meal of the day, so I usually make it a point to wake up a little earlier to feed myself before heading to the office.
Riding to work enable me to have quite a lot of flexibility when it comes trying out new places for breakfast, and for a while, Pudu, or more specifically, the area behind Berjaya Times Square was the where I was exploring. Here are four different places with four hawker offerings I find worthy of repeated visits.
All of these places operate from before 8 am and most have been in business for decades.
Hakka noodle at Jalan Sayur
The Hakka noodle at Jalan Sayur is originated from Dabu county, a district of Meizhou, Guangdong Province of China, center of Hakka culture. The noodle comes with a side of wantan soup and serves with minced pork, chasiu, and vegetable.
The minced pork is the key ingredient here that some prefer over the chasiu, but I like the varying texture provide by both types of meat. Business is brisk in the morning, table sharing is common.
“Da Bu Mien” (大埔面) | Jalan Sayur, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur | Hours: breakfast to late lunch
wantan mee at restaurant good friend
For those who loves a plate of old school wantan mee, the stall at Restaurant Good Friend is a definitely a place worth visiting. The ingredients is similar to the Hakka noodle above, but they do taste rather different.
The noodle is springy, wantan delicious, and it is every bit a great execution of wantan mee if you’re a fan of one. There’s even a bit of fried pork lard as well, one of my favorite ingredients in any food.
The guy manning the stall looks to be at least in his late 60s of 70s, and I’m guessing he’s been doing this for a long time.
Wantan Mee @ Restaurant Good Friend | Jalan Brunei (behind Caltex), Pudu, Kuala Lumpur) |Hours: breakfast to lunch
Seremban style pork noodle at Lorong Brunei 2
At the corner of Lorong Brunei 2 and Jalan 1/77C, you’ll find a pretty old school shack under a tree that offers something pretty unique – Seremban style pork ball noodle.
Like most other pork ball noodle, there’s a choice for dry or soupy version. There’s the home made pork balls, ‘fuchok’, and your choice of noodle. What you also get here is the rather interesting chili flakes on top of the noodle that gave it a very different kick. Those who loves spicy food will enjoy this a lot.
Seremban Pork Noodle | Lorong Brunei 2 & Jalan 1/77C, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur | 016-396 8976 | Hours: breakfast to lunch
pork noodle at restaurant Yuyi
For those who prefers a bowl of pork noodle with everything thrown in, the pork noodle stall at Yuyi kopitiam is the one to go.
Pork slices, minced pork, coagulated blood, liver, intestine, and even pork kidney are all available. I also love the fact that they serve meesuah in addition with your usual choices of yellow noodle, meehun, and kuih teow. The only down side at this place is the wait time. If you can’t afford to wait for at least 15-20+ minutes, this place isn’t for you, and they probably have too many customers to handle anyway. It is very delicious though!
Pork Noodle at Restaurant Yuyi | Jalan Brunei & Lorong Brunei 2, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur | Hours: breakfast to lunch
16 thoughts on “KY eats – Four Hearty Breakfast Choices at Pudu”
Anytime for Wanton Mee! but no thank you for the pork noodles 🙄
Ken: pork noodle is always good! hahahah.
Yum! Yum! I want all…but maybe not the wanton mee, thank you.
suituapui: u won’t get a long with Ken very well then. hahaha.
these places put me to shame cos i’m usually not awake before 8am. but if i ever am, then i’m gonna head for the hakka noodles place and hope i share the table with someone friendly 😀
Sean: haha, get a good alarm clock
I just want to say… 😆
KY, wonder if I can find something like what you had in Singapore? My cousin and wife moved to Singapore from San Francisco last year and doing business. If food stall in Singapore might carry some these items you had.
Vickie: I’m sure there are some good hawker fairs in Singapore, just need to research a bit 😀
hi ky ,
i highly suggest another wanton noodle for you to try . Is just 1 minutes away from the hakka noodle shop along jalan sayor. is the end of jalan sayor road , right infront of first assembly of god church .
andrew: thanks for the tips, will check it out one of these days. 😀
hi ky , pls share with us ,what you think about the wanton mee. this place has been around for very long time , but un-noticed by many. it serve the local crowd. the wanton noodle is super tasty.
andrew: I just tried it this morning, is good! Will try more of their other dishes.
I like all the above noodles! Often look simple but comfort breakkie 😉
Melissa: ya! true that.
The wantan mee at Good Friend is now almost a weekly must have for me.