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Last week I had a day off during the weekday and decided that it was a good opportunity to visit the dentist for a bit of check up and scaling, something which I do about twice yearly, and encourage you to do the same.

66 Chu Yuk Fun, at Taman Megah
66 Chu Yuk Fun, at Taman Megah

By the time I was done, it was time for lunch, and conveniently, right below the dentist was this brand new pork noodle place by the name of 66 Chu Yuk Fun, so pork noodle it is then!’

The restaurant is located just opposite the Taman Megah morning market, and operates for breakfast and lunch. Parking around the area can be sometimes a little challenging, but if you’re OK with walking a few steps, it shouldn’t pose a huge difficulty nor it is an exercise in patience.

my bowl of pork noodle with egg & extra vegetable
my bowl of pork noodle with egg & extra vegetable

On to the pork noodle itself, the soup is sweet with porky goodness, and the bowl comes with meat slices, liver, intestine, and minced meat you’d expect. There’s also bits of lard and decent amount of vegetable to go with. If you are like me who loves an egg in your soup noodle, the do it perfect here too.

mee suah was my noodle of choice
mee suah was my noodle of choice

Over all I found this version of pork noodle rather competent and a worthy alternative to the more famous Kean Fatt SS3 and Ah Or pork noodle, mainly also because the dining area is a lot more comfortable, with air conditioning.

If you’re hungry for some pork noodle at PJ area, this is one to check out.

map to 66 chu yuk fun, Taman Megah

Address:
66 Chu Yuk Fun
11, Jalan SS 24/8, Taman Megah,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.113565, 101.611254

Most of us associate Kilkenny as one of those premium beers you get from fancy pubs and restaurants, places like Bernard’s and Sid’s Pub, and indeed this is true, Kilkenny draught can be found in all those places.

But now, one the fastest growing beer in this country has just gotten even more accessible, we have Kilkenny in the bottle!

Kilkenny can now be found at food courts like Ming Tien!
Kilkenny can now be found at food courts like Ming Tien!

I was just at Ming Tien the other day, taking a break out of all these home cooking activities and just decided to have a light meal and a bit of relaxation during the week. We ordered a couple bottles of Kilkenny to go with asam laksa and takoyaki.

Penang asam laksa, takoyaki, kilkenny
Penang asam laksa, takoyaki, kilkenny

The beer came in a bucket of ice to keep chilled, and two small glasses. I actually like small glasses cos you don’t ever let the beer go warm (I don’t drink fast enough I guess).

The best part was, it only costs RM 18.80 for the two bottles. A pretty good deal for premium beer if you ask me. 😀

So far as taste goes, it was still the same Kilkenny good taste that I’m familiar with, but with one small distinction: The draught version is nitrogenated to give it a smooth, creamy head. However, the bottled version enjoy the ability of staying chilled in ice bucket and only pour as you drink, I really can’t pick a favorite here. At the end of the day it is still essentially Kilkenny.

KY & Haze having a good beer over supper
KY & Haze having a good beer over supper

The laksa though, wasn’t exactly premium and can’t hold a candle to it’s Penang counterparts, or even the Kedah laksa at Alison nearby, but they don’t sell Kilkenny there, hehe.

Takoyaki wasn’t the best either, but at least it was a decent snacks since my favorite fried dumpling stall at Ming Tien was not in operation that day.

map to ming tien food court

You can also find Kilkenny at selected pubs and bars, food courts, restaurants, and cafes such as Kepong Food Court, Frontera Bar & Grill in Jaya One, Station 1 cafes and more.

Address:
Ming Tien Hawker Center
Jalan SS24/8, Taman Megah,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.114334, 101.611658

Here’s one of my favorite little Thai food stall that’s tucked at the not so mysterious food court that is Ming Tien at Taman Megah. This little stall actually reminds me of those at Krabi, operated by a Thai lady who speaks a bit of Malay and Cantonese.

Thai food stall at Ming Tien food court
Thai food stall at Ming Tien food court

The stall operates from evening till late, and offers close to  10 authentic tasting Thai dishes – long bean rice, pineapple fried rice, belachan fried rice, vegetable, green curry, tomyam, sweet & sour siakap fish, kerabu chicken feet, and kerabu glass noodle.

green curry chicken, seafood tomyam, mixed vegetable
green curry chicken, seafood tomyam, mixed vegetable

If I was eating alone, I usually order their long bean rice (RM 5), it’s basically a serving of rice with long bean and chicken cooked in something that resemble our local Malay paprik style but with even more of a kick to it.

For a balanced dinner fit for two, I ordered a bowl of green curry chicken, Thai tomyam, and mixed vegetable (all RM 7 per dish).

The portion of green curry was quite generous, with plenty of chicken, long bean, basil and such, packed quite a punch too. The tomyam had some decent ingredients (some prawns, squid, lala), and you aren’t beat the price, but it could do with a little thicker flavoring though.

Haze and KY at Ming Tien, late night dinner
Haze and KY at Ming Tien, late night dinner

I also particularly like the way Thai prepares their vegetables, with plenty of fish sauce! This one came with cauliflower, broccoli, basil, and a few prawns. You could argue that it offers slightly less value for money compared to the other two dishes, but I’m not about to complain for a dinner that costs less than RM 25 for two.

Give it a try!

Address:
Ming Tien Hawker Center
Jalan SS24/8, Taman Megah,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.114334, 101.611658

Thursday night futsal is a regular fixture for the past few years now, other than being immensely fun, it also gives me a somewhat valid answer to the question “why aren’t you fat already?”.

Answering “I play futsal” is so much easier than convincing people I don’t eat huge portion, and blessed with this really vain gene that does accept myself to put on unnecessary weight.

ming tien food court at taman megah
ming tien at taman megah must be one of the largest food courts

Since futsal falls on 10pm, I usually have very early dinner on Thursdays, which makes good excuse to have supper! That was exactly what I did last night.

The venue of choice is usually somewhere nearby, Haze and I went to Ming Tien since there’s a pretty good selection of hawkers foods, they operate pretty much around the clock (23 hrs a day I believe), and I can walk there from home. 😀

cuttlefish with kangkung, waffle, haze and KY
waffle and cuttlefish with kangkung

I ordered cuttlefish with kangkung (RM 8, small), a pretty famous “luxurious hawker dish” from Penang that I never really got to eat as a kid since it was always a tad too expensive. The rojak sauce that came with plenty of peanuts was thick and flavorful, cuttlefish had a good firm texture, and for those who like it spicy, you can ask for more sambal too.

The same stall sells boiled cockles too. Kim and I shared a plate a few days ago and it too was pretty good. They made it just enough to leave the cockles pretty bloody. Tastes good, but not for the faint hearted.

The cheese and lemon sauce waffles (RM 4) Haze got turned out to be quite nice too. I prefer it over the A&W version.

Ming Tien used to be a place I only go when I absolutely had to. The quality of food was so bad back then I sometimes rather have indomie goreng at mamak stalls instead. However, things took a change for the better over the years, I guess the bad ones were weeded out by natural selection.

Address:
Ming Tien Hawker Center
Jalan SS24/8, Taman Megah,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.114334, 101.611658

Mee Suah is one of my favorite form of noodle out there. Made of rice flour and usually served in soup with a wide variety of other ingredients, mee suah is silky smooth and usually has a very soft texture.


herbal soup mee suah at Ming Tien food court

Mee Suah is also often consumed during traditional Chinese birthdays, the long strands of noodle signify longevity, and you’re supposed to not break it into smaller strands when having mee suah for such occasions.

As for me, I just love mine with some herbal soup and some chicken/duck drumsticks.


a bowl of herbal soup mee suah with chicken drumstick

The Herbal Soup Mee Suah stall at Ming Tien food court at PJ happened to offer pretty decent versions of these herbal soup mee suah this side of Klang Valley. The dish comes with your choice of meat, flavorful Chinese herbal soup, mee suah, and some green onion sprinkled on top. Very simple and yet rather delicious. Soya sauce with chili padi usually accompanies the dish as condiment.

A bowl of chicken drum stick mee suah goes for RM 4.50, they also serve the same dish with duck meat (RM 5), duck drumstick (RM 6), and pork spare ribs (RM 5).


4-eye KY, Gareth and Kim, Haze the awesome artist

The general standard of food at Ming Tien has shown a marked improvement from a few years ago too. Other things that I like there include the fried lychee, soy duck with rice, and  fried dumpling. It also helps that this is a dog friendly place, especially you choose one of the tables at the side that’s closest to the pet store.

Address:
Ming Tien Hawker Center
Jalan SS24/8, Taman Megah,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.114334, 101.611658