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Sep 14, 2012 06:17 AM

Kuala Lumpur - Curry Chicken Noodles at Ah Loy, Overseas Union Garden

I have a special fondness for KL-style curry noodles - all sorts of them: seafood curry noodles, wanton curry noodles, curry laksa noodles. So it was a great pleasure to be introduced to yet another smashing curry noodle spot today.

Ah Loy at the mainly-Chinese housing estate, Overseas Union Garden, offers 3 types of curry noodles: seafood, pork-rib or chicken. I chose the chicken version, which came in a delicious curry soup - I could only detect a faint hint of coconut milk, with very piquant Indian curry powder aroma. The Hokkien egg noodles were soft and tasty, whilst the sweet, blanched beansprouts provided a nice crunchy textural contrast. There were also flat strips of spongey pig-skin (blanched, air-dried, fried till puffed up, then blanched before being added to the curry).

We also order a plate of "yong tau fu" to accompany the curried noodles.

Address details
Kedai Makanan Ah Loy (Ah Loy Eating House)
13 Jalan Hujan Rahmat 3
Overseas Union Garden
58200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6013-3023422

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  1. Looks delicious! Ah, KL curry mee... Is there a stall for this that uses a lot of coconut milk? (Not talking about "Nyonya/S'porean-type" laksa lemak)

    It seems that we both had Yong Tau Foo on our minds. Heh.
    I forgot about the bittergourd slices I had prepared for stuffing - and ran out of fish paste anyway - when I made that batch of YTF I reported on elsewhere :-(

    5 Replies
    1. re: huiray

      No, huiray, I'd not found any "lemak" version of KL-style curry noodles. Perhaps it's not considered an acceptable characteristic for the dish? Anyway, I'll keep a look-out for any that does. My next destination would have to be the famous seafood curry noodles in Segambut - there've been conflicting views of the place, but it's so popular, it *must* be good in some way.

      My lunch partner for today was the one who insisted that we have YTF - then, I realised when I posted this picture that we all (including my southern Californian friend) seemed to be tucking into YTF these couple of days :-D

      1. re: klyeoh

        Very much like you klyeoh I am a sucker for Kl style curry noodles.I think I must have enjoyed almost all the versions KL can offer! Together with the black Hokkien fried noodles, they are my 2 favs when I return for my annual trip back to KL.I have enjoyed the Ah Loy vesion too. The Segambut seafood curry noodles I believe is from an outlet called "Yu Ai". I first had these curry noodles about 8 years ago and they were delicious.They also had tom yum and clear soup versions too. What stood out was, besides the delicious curry soup was the care they took to individually cook the seafood so as the not overcook them.Subsequently I tried their noodles in their branch outlets in Subang Jaya and SS2 in PJ.What I found was that at these 2 outlets, they over sweetened the curry gravy and I have not been back ever since.I have not gone back to the original Segambut outlet and if this this the same one you are planning to go,I look forward to your review.
        There is another curry noodle in KL which is one of my go to places.It is located in Changkat Tong Shin and the name is Kam Fatt.

        1. re: dyson17

          Indeed, it was Yu Ai in Segambut which I plan to visit. I'd been reading quite a bit about it, and glad that you're able to attest to its appeal, too :

          I'll have to check out Kam Fatt, too. Thanks for the heads-up!

          1. re: klyeoh

            Kam Fatt is not bad but the one at Jalan Loke Yew is better with a killer Hokkien prawn mee too at another stall.

            Yu Ai is OK but not worth travelling to - Segambut is a long way out.

            1. re: mikey8811

              I was planning to check out Kam Fatt tomorrow but just found out it's closed on Sundays.

    2. Return trip to Ah Loy - still good :-)