Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Restoran Ahwa @ Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Restoran Ahwa is one famous Hokkien Mee place that has been around for many years. Having just visited them some time last month, I decided to drop by again since my family was with me. And another advantage of going in a larger group is that I would be able to try out the other stalls that I could not do during my last visit. 

The Restaurant Along Jalan 14/48, Petaling Jaya


Every Night Is A Busy Night
We were here at around 9.30 pm and that's after the usual dinner hours and the place was still crowded. Business starts at 6 pm and goes on till 2 am. Finding a bay to park is one challenge, the other challenge would be to find a table in the restaurant. Despite there being a number of stalls at this restaurant, the highlight is definitely the Hokkien Mee stall. If you just look around, you would definitely see a plate of Hokkien Noodles on each and every table. Besides Hokkien Mee, they do other noodle dishes as well but those are fried by another guy. As for Hokkien Mee, there is one dedicated chef who fries the noodles using charcoal stove. Orders keep coming in and I wonder how they manage them all so well.

Chilli Paste

Delicious Tasting Chilli Paste
They had stacked buckets of this Chili Paste and I assume they were all for that day's consumption. Literally buckets! This is a strong indicator as to the number of Hokkien Mee plates that they sell per night. As for this Chili Paste, I loved the taste. It was slightly pungent, had a deep and bold flavour and a dried shrimp after taste to it. Absolutely loved it and I would rate this at 9/10. 

Hokkien Mee (2 Pax) @ RM 16.00
We had ordered for two pax only since we wanted to snack and this was priced at RM 16.00 per plate. Yes, a little on the high side but it was absolutely worth it. The noodles were a little firmer, slightly chewy, rich in starch and blended so well with the sauces. A lot of lard and shrimps were added to the dish and that combination was just divine.  Though it took us a wait close to 30 minutes for this dish, it was worth it. I would rate this noodles at 9/10. 

Popiah Stall

Popiah @ RM 2.20 each

A Decent One
Popiah was priced at RM 2.20 each and it came in a decent size. Taste wise, I would say that it was just okay. Nothing to get excited about but it wasn't bad either. One that you could have in case you feel like having Popiah. My rating for this shall be 7/10. 

Grilled Fish Stall

Grilled Stingray @ RM 36.00
This Ikan Bakar stall is in very high demand and trust me, this is probably the most expensive Ikan Bakar stall in the Klang Valley. That Grilled Stingray that we ordered was priced at RM 36.00 . Despite the high price, he is so much in demand simply because of the taste. You do not need to have that dip sauce. The marination done on the fish itself was so good. The meat was so soft and tasty. My rating for this shall be 9/10. A must try dish here when you visit this restaurant.  

If you're looking for a good Hokkien Mee place in Petaling Jaya, this would be one that I would recommend. Their noodles are so good and so is their sambal. Please be prepared to wait a while for a table as the place tends to be crowded all night long, more so over the weekends. Another excellent preparation that I would recommend here is their Ikan Bakar. It's probably the most expensive one that you can find in Petaling Jaya but totally worth it. 

Address: No. 66, Jalan 14/48, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 1800 - 0200 Daily

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