Chinese New Year is next week; are you guys excited?
The past few days have been packed with reunion dinners, work, last minute gatherings…(not that it’s a bad thing) It was a hectic week at the office, and we had our customary ‘CNY closing dinner’ with the boss and all my colleagues last night (more on that in the next post!). Woke up this morning, cleaned out the house, took mum to do her acupuncture. Tonight, I’m headed out for a gathering with friends, meeting another friend on Monday night for dinner, going to a theme park for a review on Tuesday and meeting an international graffiti artist on Wednesday.. there’s hardly time! (And yes, I know I have a lot of fun with my job and I love it :))
Gladly caught a breather over lunch at SRK Noodle House, Bandar Puteri Puchong.
Specialising in Foochow Chinese cuisine from Sarawak (a state in East Malaysia), SRK Noodles has branches all over the Klang Valley. The outlet in Puchong is located in the busy commercial district of Bandar Puteri where the parking is terrible and the traffic is even worse. The shop itself is no frills – cooking area is outside, with an air conditioned dining area is air conditioned. The place has very simple decor – bare, with round tables and wooden stools, some food posters.
Their specialty is ‘kampua’. Similar to the popular Sarawak kolok mee, these handmade noodles are long, thin and stringy, with a beautiful bouncy texture when biting into them. Although they look very similar, kampua is thicker and less curly. The sauce is also different, as these are tossed in pork lard and onion oil instead of vinegar. The version here was served with fried shallots, generous slices of charsiu (roast pork), spring onions and minced pork.
I had the Kampua with Charsiu sauce. The noodles were bright orange. Although it can look off putting to some because of the vivid colour, the sauce was amazing. It was sweet and savoury, very similar to dry wantan noodle sauce and had the taste of caramelised meat + soy sauce. The regular serving (RM7.70) was big for a small eater – I couldn’t finish the bowl even though the noodles were good. A downside is that I felt very thirsty afterwards.
The shop filled up with customers as lunch time rolled in. Waiting time is short, service is efficient and its a comfortable place to have a quick meal. Other than Kampua, they also serve dishes like fried rice, fried noodles, noodle soup, curry, etc.
SRK NOODLE HOUSE (PUCHONG BRANCH)
G 10, Jalan Puteri 1/2, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong
Opening hours: Mon – Sun (10am – 3pm, 5pm – 9pm)
Phone: +60 3-8066 2917
Random: I found these while cleaning out my closet. I forgot that i had them lol. When I was in college, I wanted to try making stuffed dolls and puppets (I always have these random fits of wanting to do stuff, which typically lasts a few months before they are forgotten) so I bought felt and cotton materials to make them.
Out of the three, only one is mine. You can probably guess which one’s mine. The ugliest one: Blue Totoro. The stitches are horrendous hahaha. Blue Patrick was my mum’s work, down to the tiny pants. And the Domo was my ex bf’s stitching. He was better at it than I was. Dammit.