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On the Hokkien mee trail

On the Hokkien mee trail

By Rebecca Saw
December 11, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 — A while back, I embarked on a quest to seek out the best Hokkien mee in KL. Not to be confused with the Penang rendition of the same name, KL’s Hokkien mee is a dark, oily dish that is flavoured with lard and a myriad of sauces perfumed with wok hei, the wonderfully smoky aroma achieved from cooking under high heat using the wok. Some vendors still prefer the charcoal style of frying while others use the more modern gas-powered strong fire. However, hardcore... Read more

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The industrial area in Chan Sow Lin is better known for steamed fish, but there is a number of good eats here. Among them are three hawker stalls at the corner of Jalan Dua, Kuala Lumpur, December 11, 2017. — Picture by Malay Mail

The industrial area in Chan Sow Lin is better known for steamed fish, but there is a number of good eats here. Among them are three hawker stalls at the corner of Jalan Dua, Kuala Lumpur, December 11, 2017. — Picture by Malay Mail Read More