Many knows that I love a good bowl of seafood noodle, and recently I’ve been hearing a lot about this place at Cheras that I should take a look. So after my Sunday futsal session, we decided to head over and check out Hai Kah Lang Seafood Noodle to see what the fuss is all about.
We reached there just before 1pm and right off the bat, parking was a bit of a challenge, quite standard at this part of Cheras.
As for the restaurant itself, it was packed with a pretty long queue right outside. I’d have given up at that point if not for already having driven 45 mins there.. Oh well.
Thankfully, Hai Kah Lang has it all sorted out with a numbering and per-order system. We picked what we wanted while in line, however, even with this optimization, from first getting there to food arrival, it still took a good 45 mins. If patience isn’t one of your virtues, don’t come here.
The menu at Hai Kah Lang is quite extensive (see below). There’s an extensive variety of fish & other seafood to choose from to go together with your choice of different noodle or even porridge. There’s also additional seafood add-ons priced per 100 grams, customization possibilities are endless.
However, if you want a no-fuss approach, they also offer a few “default” dishes to pick from, and this was what we did.
I asked for the popular Mixed Seafood Noodle (RM 25.90) that came with prawn, squid, fish fillet, lala, and even flower crab. Jean went for the Leopard coral grouper belly (RM 26.90) for a more fish-focus meal. We also added a fish lips (RM 12.90) dish as appetizer.
The seafood here was certainly fresh, I thought the squid were done just right with bouncy yet not overly chewy texture, the fish were delicious, prawns sweet, and that flower crab .. perhaps a bit too much of a hassle even tho it made the dish looked so pretty. The leopard coral grouper belly was a delight as well, though normal fillet version would be better if you’re one who doesn’t like to deal with the bones.
We also really enjoyed the boiled fish lips that came with plenty of parsley & it’s spicy sauce. A great way to open up the appetite.
Overall though, while the seafood was great, I thought the soup base was a tad lacking, it certainly had some seafood sweetness, but perhaps I was spoiled by the pork bone & lard infused soup of B & Best in Kelana Jaya (and thier sambal!)
Still, Hai Kah Lang should certainly be one of your top picks if you’re looking for seafood noodle, just don’t go there during super peak weekend timing.