When a friend suggested if at all we are in Taipan, we should pop over to Ah Koong (non-halal ), known for their varieties of noodle dishes and sure, there's various seafood based toppings as well. Of course, sure, why not? Coming over on this Sunday for an early dinner, lucky we were for we parked in front of the restaurant and then, to the entrance where the open kitchen is, queued with the rest of the customers, ordered and into the air-conditioned dining area.
By then, customers have swamped in, either because its a Sunday or the popularity of the restaurant. Basic, simple but decent the ambiance and glad that there was an empty table towards the right hand corner away from the noisy big group of families.
Service was efficient. Within 10 minutes, food and drinks were served. I had the spinach noodle with fish balls, fried pork balls, fish cake, seaweed and salad leaves in a fish flavoured broth, garnished with fried garlic and spring onion.
The broth flavorful, the noodles springy and the fish balls as well as pork balls were fresh and soft. Certainly as per my liking. While the spinach noodles proved to be made with spinach, they tasted like ordinary noodles. Still, didn't really matter because as said, quite a delicious dish.The ice blended pineapple, nice I will say for it tasted quite original, I mean fresh fruits blended with lots of ice. .
Equally tasty the tom yam noodle soup with big prawns, fish balls, squids and abalone in a spicy-sour broth. Half-half enjoyed it very much and to mellow down the spiciness, the chilled beer he was happy with.
The meal here wasn't the biggest "wow" factor but tasty and worth paying RM32.50 for the generous portions.