Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Bitter gourd noodle

The weather was hot and I was cracking my brain trying to think of something light and simple for lunch when I recalled a recent food posting - bitter gourd noodle -  by a Facebook friend of mine. Simple, light and healthy! Perfect! So off I went to Chu Yu restaurant.

Fried bitter gourd with egg, and noodle in clear soup. I opted for hor fun (flat noodle). The hor fun was quite thick and not smooth at all, but everything else was nice. I liked the fragrance of the fried egg and how it infused the soup with a light, smoky flavor. The bitter gourd wasn't bitter too. Not that I would mind if it were bitter. I quite liked the fish ball and fish paste too.
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You can choose other types of noodles too - glass noodle, beehoon, yellow noodle, hor fun.

The soup tasted naturally sweet. My friend said the stall owner told her that no MSG was used for the soup.
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The proprietor. I think he also sells at the Sri Sinar Monday night pasar malam.
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Restaurant Chu Yu
No 50 Jalan 16/38D, 
Taman Sri Sinar  
Kuala Lumpur
51200, Malaysia
GPS coordinates: 3.187922,101.651602

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The BBQ chicken wings in this restaurant is great too. Only available in the evening/night. More info here. The mixed rice stall in this restaurant is really popular too. People start queuing up at this stall as early as before 11am!