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Kuala Lumpur - Wanton Noodles at Toong Kwoon Chye Coffeeshop, Jln Bukit Bintang

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Kuala Lumpur - Wanton Noodles at Toong Kwoon Chye Coffeeshop, Jln Bukit Bintang

klyeoh | Aug 28, 2011 03:16 AM

Toong Kwoon Chye's wanton noodles hark back to the 1930s, when the Bukit Bintang area was "entertainment central" for KL.

Their version of "kon-low" (dry) wanton noodles was atypical of KL-style wanton noodles - fine-textured egg-flour noodles flavored with dark soysauce, sesame oil & lard/pork drippings. Char-siu (BBQ pork) & poached wanton dumplings were good. But what really sets Toong Kwoon Chye's wanton noodle dish apart were their stewed Chinese shitake mushrooms - absolutely melt-in-your-mouth soft & bursting with flavors. This can only be achieved thru hours of slow-cooking.

I also tried the Hainanese chicken rice stall there. The poached chicken was tasty, but the rice was a bit hard & not as fragrant as those I'd had elsewhere in KL.

I'll have to come back for the chicken feet-mushroom wanton noodles sometime soon.

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Toong Kwoon Chye Coffeeshop
9 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

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