This Restoran Aik Yuen don't really need much introduction as most people in the Klang Valley would have known this stall has been in operation behind KPJ Tawakal Hospital for aeons. I have never blogged about them cos I felt they're not consistent with their noodles especially Hokkien fried noodles. At some days, they would turn out perfectly dry filled with wok hei (breath of the wok) but other times the noodles came flooded with gravy that I suspect frying them at a rush not allowing enough time for the gravy to thickened and absorbed by the noodles.
We came here recently after failing to get to a Hokkien fried noodles place in Jinjang North (will blog about this soon, I promise :p). The road were blocked for Wesak Day procession and we went hunted for food from Jinjang to Jalan Ipoh and finally ended up here in Aik Yuen.
Noted that they still fry the noodles across the shoplot in a stall, you can still sit along the five foot way but now one can sit in the comfort of the coffee shop lot in the corner. We quickly placed our order and they came trickling in one by one.
First up was the fish cake (yue pheng in Cantonese). Hmmm the fish cake looked absolutely white inside and is extremely bouncy. Looks like addictive might have been added.
The Indonesian staff who took our order recommended Sweet and Hot Clams/Lala as it was their best seller compared with garlic and ginger style. The lala came bathing in the sweet and hot gravy which we have eaten better version elsewhere. Capt'n Hook asked me why I ordered this style in which I replied the staff said it's their best seller *chuckle* and I thot I could not go wrong with that but...
Then we have single portion of the Hokkien fried noodles and fried glass noodles (tung fun in Cantonese). The Hokkien fried noodles was decent that evening as there weren't that many patrons which enable them to have enough time to cook the noodles.
The fried glass noodles fell flat though, the only reprieve would be there were quite a lot of ingredients such as pork slices, shrimps, squid and loads of choy sum. The flavours some how were not tasty enough :(
Our total bill of all the food above plus a pot of Chinese tea costed us RM34. To get here effectively to park your car due to the one way streets, is from KL heading towards Jalan Pahang, the hospital would be on your right. Go right till the end of the hospital then followed by a row of shops, turn left into the lane and another left turn would lead you to Jalan Sarikei. You can start looking for parking now as the restaurant is right at the corner.
Restoran Aik Yuen
Jalan Sarikei, Off Jalan Pahang
(Behind KPJ Tawakal Hospital)