Monday, 28 March 2016

Yop @ Kulaan Char Kuey Tiaw @ Tanjung Malim, Perak

It has just been two weeks that I have been away from Tanjung Malim and on my return, I see a line up of new eateries. To start with, here is the first one called Yop @ Kulaan Char Kuey Tiaw that is located in Taman Anggerik Desa. It is just a small stall which is  most likely operating illegally as that spot which they occupy is not one for commercial purpose. Anyway, business seems to be good. These guys must be from out of town, not exactly born and bred here and I strongly feel that they must be from one of those Felda establishments. Coming back to the place, it is located at the open space opposite Donino's Pizza and they are open daily from Mondays to Saturdays. Sunday's, they would be back to Felda Sg. Behrang. 

The Stall Opposite Domino's Pizza

Their Menu

The place is run by two partners and both are on site daily. Not a very big space, perhaps sufficient for their kind of crowd that they would get and they are open from 6.30 pm till 1.30 am. Only three varieties of Char Kuey Teow are available and they are the wet version, wet version with an omelette and the common dry version and they are all reasonably priced. I love the way they arrange their cutlery, complete with serviettes for customers' convenience. Not one that you'd expect in a simple set up like this.

One Of The Partners Preparing The Dish

Just A Few Tables
One of the partner handles the order taking and the other is the one that actually prepares the dishes. Fairly simple actually and it is great that they have clearly delegated the responsibilities among themselves. One major problem here would be insects. Since they use small generator sets to power the lights, you do get a lot of those insects and that can be a pest. Otherwise, not much of a disturbance.

Teh O @ RM 0.80

Teh Ice @ RM 1.30
As far as the drinks are concerned, they have all been made at home and none are fixed on site. As such, only Teh O and Milk Tea is available and you could choose to have them hot or with ice. Firstly, I went for their Teh O and that was priced at RM 0.80 . All cups used are the disposable ones and that is such a brilliant idea. They actually do save more this way. The Teh O was good, truly nothing to complain and I would rate it at 8/10 . Subsequently I ordered a glass of Iced Milk Tea and this was priced at RM 1.30 . The Milk Tea was terrible, tasted very odd and seemed like it had been fixed by one who's just getting a hang of this. No way I am going to finish the latter. This I would rate at 3/10 . Comparatively, the former was a much safer bet.

Char Kuey Teow Wet + Kerang + Shrimps @ RM 5.00
This is the standard Wet Style Char Kuey Teow that is commonly available and the preparation here was very good. Yes, as you noticed to avoid washing the dishes, they had used plastic sheets on the plates which they could easily dispose later on. Another innovative thought. Ingredients wise, there were two prawns, some clams, pickled chili's and the broth was extremely creamy and tasty. That was the wow factor that gave a boost to the dish. If I were to rate this, I would give it at 8.5/10 .

Dry Char Kuey Teow @ RM 5.00
Having tried and been impressed with the wet version, I then opted to try their dry version. This one however didn't impress me. Though it had all the right ingredients, the dish just did not take off. The rice flat noodles also tasted quite bland. If not for the pickled chili's and a bottle of light soy sauce that I had requested for, it would have been bad. I would rate this at 4/10 .

In short, I would only recommend their Teh O and Wet Style Char Kuey Teow and honestly, don't expect much of a hospitality from these guys. Maybe over time, if I happen to be a usual customer, then things might be different but not for first timers. Well, there's my review on this place and I hope that they are here to stay. Back with another review on Wednesday. Cheers!!!

Address: Along Jalan Cahaya, Taman Anggerik Desa, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 1830 - 0130

Telephone: +6017 662 1665 Zuan & +6019 332 7433 Yop Ayai

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