The sky was blue. Hardly any clouds. The ground temperature was possibly 35C. Two words: scorching heat.
Yet, my customer was keen to introduce me this restaurant since he found out I am a hokkien hailing from the north.
Ang Hoay Lor from outside, looked pretty unseemly, no bright red chairs or flashy signboards. Just a vintage looking signboard with the 3 words. Easily passed by, hardly noticed.
Lunch was late. We arrived ar 2.30 pm hence the lunch crowd was long gone. Food came quick and we had the first dish: Hokkien char / fried in English, with pork meat. Strangely, this shop does not sell chicken meat/beef. Only pork. Now that is what we call: ada gaya/ got attitude. Me like. They know what they’re good at and master at it.
Although I am not big fan of yellow noodles, I gotta say…this dish was pretty unique. The gravy is slightly starchy, savoury, and its colour was gray. I don’t recall my mom or grandma cooking noodles in this style, but I think there are some similarities in the flavourings as I got the strong vibes of home cooked feeling.
These fish slices with spring onions and ginger were really authentic home cooked style. The freshness of the fishes was quite alright, but the dish did somewhat remind me of home and gave a calm peaceful feel eating it.
Apparently, they are famous for their home made tofu dish, which really struck home. It really tasted home made and the simplicity if the style of cooking fueled the home cooked feel further.
I really felt at ease and relaxed while having lunch here. As if my business meal was in my kitchen.
Total damage was RM 45. .
I got to give it to the chefs who really made us all feel at home while eating at AHL. For hokkien dish lovers, noteworthy to give it a try.
260, Jalan Gurdwara (Brick Kiln Road),
10300, Jelutong, Pulau Pinang,
Tel: 04-262 4841