THERE are many places to eat in Bandar Menjalara in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur but I have yet to explore many of these places despite the glowing recommendations from some of my makan kakis.
One of my recent discoveries was a noodle shop called Chee Yuk Fun (pork noodles), located off Jalan Medan Putra 3 in Bandar Menjalara.
But before I proceed with the review, I would like to take a question from reader David Tan from Desa Sri Hartamas in Kuala Lumpur.
His email read, “Hello Samo, I see that you carry a GPS unit with you all the time. What are you using?”
Well, Tan, I lug along an old Garmin Oregon 300 handheld GPS on my Food Trail.
It is capable of storing 1,000 waypoints and only a quarter of the geographical information contains makan places that I have marked over a period of four years.
Allright, moving on, the Chee Yuk Fun shop is an interesting place.
I found it after conducting a basic bicycle tyre repair workshop for a group of folding bicycle enthusiasts in Desa Park City.
While driving around Medan Putra, I saw a corner shop which was packed to the brim.
My ‘Samo-sense’ was tingling and it led me to a shared table at the makan place.
My wife, Michelle, and I shared a large bowl of pork noodles with some ‘extra’ ingredients.
Now, you don’t get that many noodle shops that prepare pig’s kidneys and liver these days due to health concerns.
So, these are becoming really rare and I am glad to have tasted it at the makan place.
My benchmark for a good bowl of Chee Yuk Fun is from Peter’s pork noodles in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.
As for the quality of food from the shop in Bandar Menjalara, I would rate it at 6 out of 10 on the Samo-scale.
The clear soup base that is used in the preparation puts it as above average.
But, what I like is the generous portions of the ingredients.
My bill for a bowl of karr-lieu (added ingredients) Chee Yuk Fun came to RM9 and this excludes a glass of iced barley at RM1.40.
Chee Yuk Fun (GPS N 03 33.594, E 101 37.502) opens daily from 9 am to 4pm.