Monday, November 23, 2009

Project-κ 3: Tow Kee Hakka Noodle @ Pasar Besar Seremban

Now, people may say that the Hakka clan of the Chinese race may be the most simple type of community there is. Just look at their dishes! It's just so....... unglamarous. Considering myself as a Hakka too, I totally agree with that statement! Nevertheless, our dishes taste awesome despite being simple.

Now, today's highlight is Hakka noodle, which I think is not very well known, unless you are staying in Negeri Sembilan or Selangor. Malaysians from the north and south, apparently have neither seen nor heard this type of noodle before! Or so, I was told by my friends.

So, I went to hunt for a bowl of Hakka noodle as soon as I headed back from uni. Where to, if not the all-famous Tow Kee Hakka Noodle at Pasar Besar Seremban?! This stall apparently has been there for generations. I remember that my grandpa used to patron this lil' stall when he was still around......that was 10 years ago....Probably my grandpa's grandpa too was regular customers! LOL! Who knows?

Anyway, Tow Kee is at stall 810, somewhere near the part of the market which sells fruits and tofu. Go up using the stairs from the area that sells meat and chicken, if you are coming from the main entrance (middle) of the market. If not, there are other side entrances which will eventually lead you to the food court where Tow Kee is. Please note that Tow Kee has a store room at stall 806 (direct view from the stairs mentioned just now), which always looked half-open. So, look carefully before saying that it is closed for the day! Cause I almost made that mistake! Haha....

Pricing for the Hakka noodles is RM3.80 for a big bowl, RM3.50 for medium and RM3.00 for a small one.

Taste wise? Well, I have been eating Hakka noodles all this while and honestly, everywhere tastes just the same. But somehow, Tow Kee's had a more distinct taste to it! The noodles were more flavourful. At first impression, Hakka noodles might not tweak your appetite at all! It looks dry and like all Hakka dishes, simple! Just minced pork and onion leaves on top of the white noodles. That's it! But once you take a bite, you finally know why this stall lasted for generations and still selling like hot cakes!

The noodles were coated with a little oil, which makes it smooth. Its texture was springy and was so flavourful that you don't need the pickled chillies condiment at all! Or else, you'll just overpower the original taste of the noodle itself. One word: Y-u-m-m-y!

Tow Kee Hakka Noodles opens everyday from 6.30am to 1pm.

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