When it comes eating Tai Lok Mee 大碌面, most probably Petaling Streets in Kuala Lumpur is the most notable. People call it Hokkien Mee 福建面 in the Southern region and every restaurant fried it differently, some slimy, a little wet, some dry, darker or lighter in color, but overall the one thing that should not be missing is definitely the big and thick yellow noodles and of course an ingredient which I personally feel is very very important, is undoubtedly the pork fat. The magical ingredient that should not be missed and in fact with it, everything seems to taste better, it adds and brings out the flavor from others as well, it gives you the texture, the crispy and the slight oily coating on the noodles, that makes it slippery and slide straight into your mouth. Every restaurant has its own special chili paste, some comes with Sambal, some with finely chop and grind green chili, garlic, onion, lime etc.
I am pretty sure it doesn't qualify under the category of healthy food, but for the category of tasty food in Malaysia, it does have its own standing. There are a whole lot place to have Tai Lok Mee in Ipoh, but there is a place I hope you won't miss it, is called RESTAURANT YIN FAI KEE. I ain't sure if it is the best, but I am craving for it every time I think about it, yea that's how good it is.
|The magical ingredient that creates wonder!|
Yin Fai Kee Restaurant located at Jalan Yeong Sin Nam in Ipoh, starts during the evening and till late night. Be there early, avoid rush hours and public holiday, or you will have a long wait at the table. Have Fun EATing!