It was an impromptu dinner decision to check out Upper Boon Keng Market & Food Centre. It has been a while since the insing.com assignment to review the kambing soup there.
Out of the usual hawker stalls offering chicken rice, satay, char kway teow, bak chor mee, mee goreng etc, I spotted K.L Pudu Noodles Station.
"The train is coming! The train is coming! Next stop- Noodles Station. Ding Dong!" Moohahaha. Sorry.
The Seafood Noodles ($4.80) consisted of yellow egg noodles and bee hoon in a light and tasty seafood broth. See food? Got two prawns, one mussel, one scallop and 2-3 clams! Very good value indeed. Generally fresh and cooked perfectly, the seafood were scrumptious. My favourite was the prawns- medium-sized, sweet with a nice naturally springy texture.
Their Mixed Pork Noodles Dry ($3.20) was a nice different take from the normal bak chor mee. The thick egg noodles and thin bee hoon were tossed in pork lard with crispy bits and a dark sauce. A drizzle of shallot oil and fried garlic added more fragrance and flavour. No sharp vinegar, spicy chilli sauce or tangy ketchup in here.
The soup contained pieces of tender sliced pork, intestine and liver. It was a robust soup that was very good.
It could be just me but I detect a common line between the two noodle dishes. There seemed to be a slight alkaline, "kee" taste that blended in together with the flavours of the other ingredients. Nothing really offensive (unless one is super sensitive to "kee" taste). In fact, it was balanced and offered a rustic character.
K.L Pudu Noodles Station
Upper Boon Keng Market & Food Centre (sorry I forgot the unit but it's somewhere in the middle row)
Opens: Tuesday-Friday: 11am-8pm; Saturday: 10am-8pm; Sunday: 9am-8pm
Chew On This: How often does one see this display at a hawker stall? :)