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HELLO folks! In this week’s edition of the Food Trail, we examine one of Subang Jaya’s hidden gems.

But, before I proceed, a special mention to readers Robert Tan, Lisa Wong, Jack Teoh, Alan Lim and Steven Goh for sharing some of their favourite makan places with me.

Hopefully, I’ll get to patronise the outlets soon.

Moving on, bicycling has become a favourite pastime of mine and it also serves as a means to burn some fat from all that eating.

Through this sport, I have made many new friends and also met people who are passionate about discovering good makan places with their two-wheelers.

A42D25F056A0496A8D19058D10DCD069Digging in: Mui having a go at a plate of Char Koay Teow at Wong Soon Kee coffee shop in SS14, Subang Jaya.

It was through cycling that I met the father-and-son team of K.W. Mui and Samuel Mui.

I took them on a short cycling tour of Putrajaya and during the ride, they told me their favourite Char Koay Teow stall could be found in a coffee shop in SS14, Subang Jaya.

“Eh Samo, I want to take you to this Char Koay Teow stall. I’ve been a regular there and it is one of the better ones in Subang Jaya,” the elder Mui said.

The folding bike enthusiast, who is fondly known as ‘Uncle Mui’ to his peers, had just started using his folding bicycle to explore new places with his son.

After a brief 10km loop around Putrajaya’s lakeside, I followed Mui and Samuel to Wong Soon Kee coffee shop in Jalan SS14/2 in Subang Jaya.

I am no stranger to this makan place as it is famous for its wan tan mee and fried chicken nasi lemak.

However, I was surprised to find out that there is a good char koay teow stall there.

Mui told me that the stall has a loyal following and would sell out before lunch hour.

“Ah, Samo, this stall ah, they have a steady stream of customers la. We will be lucky if we can get a plate!” he said.

So, we wasted little time in placing our orders.

And at RM5 per plate, I must say that the quality of the food here was pretty decent.

Of course, you cannot compare this to anything you eat in Penang, but the taste is good!

Wong Soon Kee coffee shop (N 03 04 363, E 101 35 356) is located in Jalan SS14/2, Subang Jaya. For directions on how to get there, do a search on ‘Google Maps’.

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