London - Hokkien Noodles @ Malaysia Kopi Tiam
Calling all Malaysians, and especially KL-lites hungry for a taste of KL-style Hokkien noodles! The version at Malaysia Kopi Tiam which I tried this evening was amazingly close to those one gets off the streets of Kuala Lumpur - fragrant thick noodles, fresh shrimps, crunchy squid strips & choy sum vegetables, all smothered with tasty dark soysauce and generously studded with delicious nuggets of golden crisp-fried pork lard.
Another menu item - little pork dumplings in curry sauce was unlike anything I'd ever seen in Malaysia before, but presented familiar tastes as Malaysia Kopi Tiam basically paired HK-style Chinese "sui kow" dumplings with Malaysian curry laksa sauce. A tad on the salty side, but otherwise packed full of flavors.
Malaysia Kopi Tiam
67 Charing Cross Rd, London, Greater London WC2H 7, GB
Oh, this place served the motherlode of lardons in their Hokkien Mee - I'd not anything like this anywhere in the US, so if you're here in London, do take the opportunity to come here, huiray.
Loads of antiquarian bookshops across the street still - especially Cecil Court and Charing Cross Rd itself.