Spine-tingling Tomyam & Sarawak Noodles @ Hou Wong Kopitiam

We wrote our post on Top 5 Sarawak Noodle stalls in KL we cannot do without and we are happy to report that we have yet another great little place, to add to the list.

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Hou Wong Kopitiam located on Jalan Ipoh is only 1 month old, but already we feel that the cook’s recipe is destined for success.

{Update on March 2017: The operation has relocated to RDS Restaurant at Wangsa Maju. Currently serving only a few types of Sarawak dishes like Kolo Mee, Laksa & Kuey Zhak (Sat. & Sunday).}

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The must order dish here, is the Tomyam, bihoon with River Prawn, served in a coconut.

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Clifford the cook and proprietor (who hails from Sarikei) tells us that depending on the size of the prawn this dish ranges from RM23- 35, but believe me, the portion is huge!


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Both @tummyleejones and myself had a tough time finishing this dish alone! The tomyam soup was pungent and sweet with the aroma of prawn roe. It was cathartic eating this dish and we sweated our socks off. Worth the heat!

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The Sarawak laksa here is delicious – priced at RM6.00(s), RM7.00(b), it’s fragrant with fresh santan and just the right mix of spices and curry.

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Clifford the cook employs the thicker vermicelli rice noodles, as it better absorbs the flavours of the soup.

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Kolo mee – the Sarawak staple, a massive bowl for RM5.50. Can’t complain on the flavour either.

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Finally you really need to try the coconut jelly dessert served here. It’s amazing!

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The quality of the pandan coconuts used are what sets the dessert apart from other more inferior versions we have tried in the past – more fragrant than your regular coconuts, these are a Thailand breed, grown in Johor. This makes his dessert of Coconut jelly incredibly fragrant, using only fresh ingredients and coconut santan from the pandan coconut. None of that disgusting, artifical plastic packet coconut taste which I abhor, thank God.

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Gula Melaka Tea is a specialty here too – too sweet for me, but some people love it.

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Well, definitely pay this place a visit for the Tomyam Coconut, as well as affordable, authentic Sarawak Noodles. You won’t be disappointed.

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Hou Wong Kopitiam is located at No. K-5, Batu 4 1/4, Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala Lumpur. Basically it is on the main Jalan Ipoh Road.

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You will find the shop next to the post office, or just opposite Fuzions, and the chinese restaurant Lao Ma Zi,  if that helps!

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Hou Wong Kopitiam  
No. K-5, Batu 4 1/4, 5, Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala Lumpur
Phone:+60 12-558 8817
Opening hours : daily 7:30AM–2PM

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