Never ever having been a fan, of wet, sweet fried yellow noodles, it takes a lot for me to order, the Penang style Mee Goreng Sotong.
Well, this coffee shop is fairly new to the SS2 hood, and I was feeling particularly pragmatic one afternoon. Throwing caution to the wind, I ordered it. Hoping that this signature Penang dish would do justice to its name, I dug into the orange mound of glittering grease before me.
Sambal squid cooked separately, lends its crimson florescence hue the the mee goreng.
As it turned out, I still can’t fathom this dish. Mee goreng served with potatoes, tofu and fritters, sotong sauce, topped with crispy fried baby shallots & raw sliced iceberg lettuce, perhaps marred only by the overly sickly sweet squid, served tough and chewy slathered in a sambal sauce sweetness that most Penangites would appreciate.
One massive slurry of pungent belacan-y sweetness that’s memorable the way a nightmare keeps coming back to haunt a child at bedtime.
Now, will the real Robert, please stand up.
Folks of PJ know that Robert Char Kwey Teow (CKT) needs no intro…
So be it Robert, or family member, this oldie is still a goodie.
We were in fact, happy to see that, Sunny, our wok noodle frying maestro under the Robert CKT banner (we loved his Char Kwey Toew in Sec17, then followed him to SS2 Wai Sek Kai, where he delved into a short Mee Rebus stint) was now here, serving it up, smoky, greasy & with a whole load of Char Kwey Teow, wok-hei kick.
Also decided to try out the Siew Yoke(BBQ pork) Curry Mee. Full marks for the Siew Yoke, perhaps 60% for the curry broth which needed more santan.
I dug into my CKT and Curry Laksa happily and passed the crimson sotong mess over to hubby.
Been there, done that. Next.
No: 95, Jalan SS 2/6, Taman Bahagia,
47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor