Wan Tan Mee hunting escapades@Famous Seremban Favourites, Aman Suria

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No today ain’t Saturday, but is a blissful Monday holiday. Despite the immense El Nino heat outside, ain’t no stopping the Wan Tan Mee craving!

Took a breezy drive to Aman Suria in search for the Wan Tan Mee one of our old church friends brought us once, and all I could remember was the crazy heat (like this one) and the mind blowing char siew and curry sauce. It was at SFS Kopitiam, in Aman Suria.

The crowd was just half full when I arrived, and I thought hey, perhaps it was a holiday and everyone is hiding indoors from the fiery sun. I looked at the photos on the Wan Tan Mee stall and the old lady cooking. It didn’t really feel right but I couldn’t fully remember either the cook and the stall the last time I was here 3 years ago.

I went ahead to order a plate. And oh well, the image spoke for itself. Overly eggy noodles and hardened char siews. This definitely was not the one I had 3 years ago. I searched online but still unable to find where the stall had shifted to. This one cost RM 5, and the old lady seemed to be working so hard, I felt that it was alright with me to let her earn the RM5 wages.

Feeling disappointed and frustrated while walking out of SFS (the heat can really boil one’s mood up) , I recalled my colleague’s recommendation, of the best charsiew Wan Tan noodles he ever had and it was from a shop called Seremban which had nothing to do with Wan Tan noodles.

Circled around the entire Aman Suria and found the next best thing.

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Strangely, the shop is FSF Kopitiam, while the one I was at previously was SFS. Gosh, they are totally playing around with our minds man. Trying to confuse us haha.

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I felt more comforted seeing a crowded shop and with yummy looking charsiews hung on that metal rails behind the glass paneled wall. Every table seemed to have at least one bowl of WTM and Hakka Mee, so I guess they should be quite good for so many to come here for it

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I guess my colleague’s recommendation was noteworthy. The charsiew slices were quite tender, with evenly distributed lean meat and fats so you can just swallow it whole! If I had to describe it in one word – TENDER !

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The Wan Tan noodles was quite good to me. The noodles were springy get soft. And no overly eggy taste. Then again, my tongue had been a little damaged by the plate I had earlier and comparing this to that, was like heaven and earth.

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Perfect to slurp with by topping it with dashes of spicy garlic chilli sauce.

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The Hakka noodles on the other hand, was I guess, alright. The one in SS2 near De Siam Thai Massage rawked better, but the best Hakka noodles are definitely still in Ipoh and Kuching.

All in all, the damage was only RM 20 for everything including drinks. I expected to pay more with the additional charsiew order. Gotta say pricing is unexpectedly decent for such quality!

Noteworthy to return for another WTM craving!

Does anyone know where the SFS Kopitiam Wan Tan Noodles have gone to?

Address:
Famous Seremban Favourites Restaurant
No. 78-1 (Ground Floor) Jalan PJU 1/3B,
Block F, Sunway Mas Commercial Centre,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Opening hours: Everyday except Tuesday
8.00 am – 4.00 pm

Sandwich-making mode on fire@home

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I’ve been on a sandwich making mode lately, found it somewhat therapeutic in a strange way. Maybe because my cooking skills are under average heh. Coupled with the laziness too. Baking to me is easy, quick, and delicious!

Bought some nice loaves from the old skool bakery at Plaza Damas 1, where the loaves and freshly baked and taste pretty good.

Slapped in the loaf slices, added some bacon chips and cracked in two eggs. Herbs are a must for me. I used the basil shreds bought in Rome, added small dashes of pepper, and shredded them over some old skool parmesan.

Toasted them over 180C degrees for 30minutes. Mean time, while I wait.. John, Harold, Shaw, Root and Bear kept me company!

Ting ting ting. The bell rang. My toast is ready. Bon appetit with Harold & gang!

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The french loaf from the Plaza Damas bakery is really quite delicious as well. Made two different renditions, this one added some balance bacon chips, and sliced white mushrooms and rocket salad. Slapped in a slice of butter of course (don’t do justice for a French loaf toasted without butter!)

Wacked some parmesan on the top, drizzled them over with a lil bit of extra virgin just to let the bread cook a little crunchier.

Put in the oven at 160C degrees for about 20mins, and whoah-lah! Happy happy, happened.

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Jaya Grocer at Mont Kiara, is an interesting find. Fresh produce, with rather good pricing compared to the other grocers nearby. Maybe because it is a little hidden whilst the rest are located in the community malls like Hartamas Shopping Centre and One Mont Kiara.

The Italian sausages are fresh, soft and they do not have that irky porky smell you get sometimes when you buy old meat. Sliced a couple of it and put them in the middle of the loaf, with some butter and Italian tomato paste, sprinkled over some oregano and popped them into the oven.

Thinking of the next sandwich recipe. Whee!