Now this may just look like a humble Mee Goreng but it ain’t. This is my well considered favourite MG in the whole of our fair city, and by eck I’ve tried dozens! This one hasn’t changed since I first ate it 7 years ago – just like sharks, if you fit perfectly then there’s no need to change. Same chef, almost the same menu and the price has moved from $7.00 to $8.00 in that time. Astonishing. There are probably as many MGs as there are chefs and each one is subtly different. They vary according to country and region but the basic formula is similar……noodles (mee) fried (goreng) with onions, egg and tofu. But it’s the spicing and other ingredients that make the difference. This one contains pork, chicken, squid and prawns, as do many others. What differentiates this chap is predominantly an aromatic smokiness which I’ve not encountered outside Malaysia, and which turns this MG into a taste sensation. He also uses slightly thinner noodles than most of the others and this, along with the inclusion of tomato quarters gives a textural difference which makes a welcome change. Finally, this guy’s sambal is simply to die for. And you get free tea! Do try it!
Rating: quality 9/10 quantity 9/10 value for money 9/10