Crowdsourced fishball noodles meets the Samo-scale.
SOCIAL media can be a good place to find leads when it comes to makan places.
My buddy Alfa Charlie constantly uploads photos of his finds on Facebook and this led me to How YeKee coffee shop (GPS 3°07’19.1”N 101°38’08.2”E) in Jalan 17/7, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
What sparked my curiosity was the Kampar fishball noodles (top pic) that he ate for breakfast. Each time he posts photos on his timeline, there are at least a dozen “likes” from his friends.
So, I went to How YeKee to give it a try.
It is not difficult to locate the Kampar fishball noodles stall as it is right in front.
I picked up a few pieces of fishballs, char yeen (fried fishball), fu chuk and a large piece of chee phei (pig’s skin) and handed them to a man who prepares the noodles and went back to my table to wait for my meal.
Service is a little slow and the drinks at this particular coffee shop are absolutely hopeless.
Why? I ordered a glass of kopi-o ais kow (concentrated iced black coffee) kurang manis (RM1.70), which turned out to be very sweet.
I take my coffee without sugar and in the case of kopi-o ais, with reduced sweetness.
After just one sip, I left the glass of iced coffee on the table. Okay, how did How YeKee’s Kampar Fishball noodles fare?
The side dishes were good, but instead of serving it with chilli sauce, the stall owner gave sambal. It did not go well at all.
The noodles are fine and at RM7.50 a helping, the price is pretty reasonable.
On the Samo-scale, I would rate this stall a 4.5 out of 10. The noodles stall at How YeKee opens daily for breakfast and lunch.
My benchmark for excellent Kampar fishball noodles are Khoong coffee shop in Jalan 21/22 (Sea Park) and Wan Shoon coffee shop in Jalan SS20/11 near Damansara Kim in Petaling Jaya.