Any place that's been serving the same dish since 1969, and still does a roaring business, with permanent queues of faithful KL diners, must be doing something right.
May King in Jalan Yew, off Jalan Pudu, is an example of such a place: a simple, unpretentious (but thankfully airconditioned) eatery. You can choose from 3 types of nodles: the thick yellow Hokkien noodles, the thinner Cantonese-style egg noodles, or the fine white rice noodles (mai fun). Then, you can choose the sauce which goes with your noodles: either the thick, rich brown gooey Lum mee sauce, served garnished with pork slivers & shrimps; or the coconutty curry sauce served with chunks of chicken. The 3rd option is a shiitake mushroom-and-chicken topping which I have to try the next time.
Side dishes offered include poached pork balls; Kampar beancurd (stuffed with fishpaste); fried foo chok rolls which are delicious; and crisp-skinned shui kow dumplings. Lips-smacking good food!
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