Demona: This place is a I-must-come-if-I-can everytime I work in Ipoh. The Foo brothers of Yin Yau Kui boast of their home made traditional method of noodle preparation, unique on its own in terms of taste and texture. Their father had started selling Hakka Mee since 1959, and they are determined to continue on their father’s legacy for as long as the family can carry it on.
True enough, action speaks louder than words. The shop was always packed whenever I go there. Any later than 10 am, the yummylicious fried squarish yong tau foo will be gone! Nicely tucked in the tummies of hungry foodie lovers! Just like this present trip, I was TOO late.
Foo Brother: “Mai Sai Joh Lor!” (sold out!)
Demona: Their home made garlic chilli was the perfect match to the Hakka Mee. Spicy, garlic, sour… an excellent UMPH! Note: Beware of smelly breath after eating.
Demona: I must admit, the noodles were really unique, as quoted by the owners themselves. From the framed newspaper articles that I saw, proudly hanging on the faded coloured walls, seasoned over the years, it seemed that the noodles were freshly prepared with eggs and flour (without ANY preservatives). The Hakka Mee is topped with minced pork, coated in a sticky sweet and salty sauce. GOSH. Looking at the picture makes me want to eat it again!
Demona: Each bowl was served with some fishballs and meatballs, also home made. This portion was for 2 persons. MORE than enough for 2 because we were already feeling stuffed on our third ball. The texture of the fishball was really smooth, and its taste was strong. Deliciouso! The meatball also had a nice chewy porky texture too. Slurpilicious!
Verdict: I managed to take a picture of my colleague mixing her noodles with the minced pork. Doesn’t it just look extremely tempting?? Mind you, if you do want to eat the Hakka Mee, you HAVE to go there. They NEVER sell their noodles out, to other noodles sellers/distributers/suppliers, making them one of a kind. Either Yin Yau Kui, or none at all!
Two bowls and two drinks, came up to RM 11.60. Not too bad eh? Cheap, and GOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.