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Makan Hokkien Mee at Restoran Aik Yuen, Setapak

April 24, 2007 by Galvin Tan in Food with 11 Comments


Here’s another review on my favourite Hokkien Mee. We decided to drive down to KL during the weekend for some good hokkien mee and we ended up in Setapak, at this restaurant right behind Tawakal Hospital. The name of the restaurant is Restoran Aik Yuen.

Restoran Aik Yuen



Restoran Aik Yuen is famous for its deep-fried homemade fish cake and hokkien mee. You can see almost every table will have at least the hokkien mee and fish cakes served. The reason why I decided to go there it’s because of the yummy ‘saito‘ fish cake. It’s crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. One bite is never enough.

Fish Cake

Aik Yuen is also famous for its hokkien mee and fried lala. Now I’ve tried so many hokkien mee stalls in Klang Valley so far, Aik Yuen is still one of my favourite. This is because they always give a generous amount of chu yau cha(fried pork lard)!.

Hokkien Mee

And for their fried lala, it’s the best so far. I love the slightly spicy sweet and sour sauce for the lala. It’s da bomb! I find that the fried lala is much better than Restoran Mey Yen in Paramount(will blog about that later). The sweet and sour sauce compliments the lala and the garlic and cili padi makes the dish more interesting! The sauce is so good that I just couldn’t resist dipping my fish cake into it.

Fried Lala

Restoran Aik Yuen is uniquely special. Even though they have an existing physical outlet, they still prefer to prepare their food outdoor. There are 3 cooks working the woks, 2 of them will be cooking all the noodle dishes and the other one will be preparing the fried lalas and fish cakes.

Outdoor Kitchen

They will serve anyone as long as there’s enough space for more tables along the street right infront of the restaurant. We were there until 10pm and there are barely any empty tables available. It’s full all the time so you have to be patient and wait around.

Customers

Overall, the food is really good. The hokkien mee is just nice, sticky and black and the lala… the best! The saito fish cake is good but slightly expensive. Anyways, who cares as long as our stomachs are happy. Just take a look at the happy patrons.

Patrons

The bill came up to RM38 for one hokkien mee (big), one fried lala (med), 2 pieces of fried fish cakes 4 glasses of herbal tea. Slightly more expensive from what we can usually get in PJ but it’s not that we go down to KL all the time for makan. Highly recommended if you want to bring your friends for some good hokkien mee and fried lala.

Restoran Aik Yuen
Somewhere behind Tawakal Hospital in Setapak – near Bulatan Pahang.

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11 comments
Sokchunking
Sokchunking

Damn expensive and small portion !!!!!!

abc
abc

hey dude.. where is it?

abc
abc

hey dude.. where is it?

Margie
Margie

MAKAN HOKKIEN MEE WITHOUT ME !@$#!%$&@$%@r#$!

Margie
Margie

MAKAN HOKKIEN MEE WITHOUT ME !@$#!%$&@$%@r#$!

amy2kyo
amy2kyo

u 2 sickoz mah!!! kekeke

amy2kyo
amy2kyo

u 2 sickoz mah!!! kekeke

sotong
sotong

kanneh! eat lala never call me... sien -.-

sotong
sotong

kanneh! eat lala never call me... sien -.-

KY
KY

lets go there again. jom!

KY
KY

lets go there again. jom!

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