Kolo mee is a popular Sarawakian Chinese dish, featuring dry noodles tossed in a light sauce made from lard and shallots. The sauce is often just enough to coat the noodles. Different places have their own versions, but it is often served together with sliced charsiu (roast pork), ground pork and vegetables.
Puchong is a big place, with most of the commercial shops concentrated near IOI Mall and Bandar Puteri Puchong. If you’re staying further in, like me, and don’t want to go through horrendous traffic on the highway just to have a meal, there’s Restoran Permai Utama E-Fatt in Bandar Bukit Puchong. The outlet here is a branch of a pretty famous resto in Subang. They specialise in noodles, but there are also rice-based dishes catered to the working crowd, such as braised pork rice, chicken chop rice, etc.
Canteen-like interior; strictly a pop-in-for-a-meal kinda place.
SOPs are followed, including adequate spacing between tables and registration/temperature check at the entrance.
For hygiene purposes, their drinks are served in disposable plastic cups. Not very good for the environment, but it’s more hygienic (I guess?). Anyway this was my 3-layer milk tea, which was robust, milky and not too sweet.
Their specialty is their handmade kolo mee, which is slightly thicker than the regular ones you see at other stalls. The texture is al dente and provides a nice bite, and the sauce is well balanced. Instead of charsiu, the version here features slices of zha yuk (deep fried pork belly with red fermented bean curd), with the crispy bits used as garnish. The pairing is unusual, but not unpleasant. If you’re craving a kolo mee fix, this is a decent dish! Portions are pretty generous too.
Aside from the mains, the shop also sells snacks like curry puffs, deep fried sesame balls, nasi lemak and other items to go.
RESTORAN PERMAI UTAMA E-FATT (PUCHONG BRANCH)
69, Jln BP 7/2, Bukit Pcuhong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Opening hours: 7AM – 5PM (daily)