As has oft been mentioned, bak kut teh is synonymous with Klang – but if you peek a little closer, this Hokkien-dominated part of Selangor offers other dishes that might not have extended to the wider Malaysian-foodie lexicon just yet.
If you’re in or around Taman Melawis here, or are looking to take a road trip, you should definitely check out the red wine mee suah at Melawis Noodle House.
Melawis is located just across the river, relatively close to the original Teluk Pulai bak kut teh area. Situated in a shop lot in a housing area, parking is not too difficult, and the place has a relaxed, kampung-style ambiance.
This kopitiam has only one stall that offers six different dishes – soup, dry, loh mee, mee hun kueh (or pan mee Klang style), and red wine mee suah. Prices range from RM7.50 to RM10.
The red wine version is a popular favourite here. It comes with the silky thin noodles, pork slices, red wine (actually homemade yellow wine from glutinous rice), and – perhaps uniquely – a copious amount of fried shallots, vegetable, and an egg.
The combination is superb. With other red wine mee suah sellers in Klang, you might have to specifically request for egg and vegetables, so it’s nice to know these are default add-ons at this stall.
Note, however, that the potency of the wine-laden soup can be quite high, capable of generating a small buzz if you’re not used to alcohol.
Meanwhile, the mee hun kueh has a tasty soup base, similarly augmented by the addition of fried shallots. But during this writer’s visit, the hand-torn mee hun kueh tended to stick together, despite having a good texture.
Overall, it’s a pleasant dish with slight room for improvement.
Melawis Noodle House (non-halal)
21, Lintang Gangsa, Taman Melawis,
41100 Klang, Selangor
Read the original article here. Trying to influence your cravings since 2005, Kar Yeong was Guest Judge on Versus 1001 Rasa Baba’s 2018, R.AGE Food Fight Judge 2015 and NTV7 Foodie Blogger 2014. To read more about Kar Yeong’s food journeys, visit his blog at KYspeaks.com.