Do you ever want to tease your taste buds and expose them to great culinary delights?
If you are on the main trunk road travelling north from Singapore or Johor Bahru (JB) or travelling south from KL or the other northern cities and towns to JB or Singapore, Yong Peng is an ideal place for a rest stop and to have a meal that you can enjoy and rmember. Yong Peng is two to three hours travel either direction and just the right time to stretch the legs and stretch the "mouth".
Try the following:
. HockChew noodles - thick luscious noodles cooked with pork, vegetables with generous amount of black sauce
. HockChew fishballs with pork fillings
. HockChew egg soup. This is a "poor" man's shark fin soup
. HockChew meat balls. Deep fried and luscious. Eat with tomato ketchup which complements the taste and flavour
. HockChew bread, either sweetened plain variety or with sesame see
. HockChew "engagement" cake with pork, just the right amount of pork fat, etc
. Try the "longtong"
Stepping into Eng Hin Noodle shop, you'll get to experience how the noodles are being made. Though this shop does not employ the traditional method to make noodles, they have still set aside a working traditional noodle making corner to show how much effort noodle makers of the past had to go through just to prepare noodles.
Another interesting element was that the current noodle maker is an Indian who can speak a little mandarin! Well, he showed us how he would ride a log to flatten the dough, and afterwhich, shred the dough into strips of noodles.
Really a sight that you should not miss.
The Eng Hin Noodle shop is located in the alley of Jalan Besar, and it has been situated there for a long time. The first thing that came to mind was whether the noodles would pass my high standards of hygiene. Erm, I don't think so.
But the people who travelled with me told me that the noodles have to be cooked anyway. Also, the tour guide told me that this is this hock chew noodle maker is a major wholesaler. If the entire population of Malaysia is taking their noodles, it should be safe right? Try convincing me. But I was there to see how the noodles were being made. So it didn't really matter, while my fellow visitors lugged back packet after packet of the hock chew noodle.
How can you get to taste the freshest noodles? Well, locate your noodle shop just besides the noodle making factory and you'll be able to get the noodles as they roll out from their production belt.
This Hock Chew noodle shop did just that. How clever!
Favorite Dish: It's Hock Chew noodle and erm, Hock Chew noodle.
Don't foget to visit this very famous restaurant that serve ikan parang or saitoh fishballs.People as far as from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore came to buy their fishball and fish cakes.
Business hours is from 8am to 7pm
but close on alternate Wednesday.
Favorite Dish: Saitoh fish balls and fish cakes and
Yong tau foo