The love for the asam laksa I forgot as the stall didn't exist any more. More so, I didn't even know about their migration to Restaurant Uncle Peoh aka Angcle Peoh. If not for this food review, blur-blue I would have been. On this day when I walked in at about 10.30am. Angcle Peoh was bustling with customers that kept Ms. Ang and her dad on their toes but they sure greeted me. A no-fuss restaurant, the ambiance is similar to some kopitiams or noodles houses - dark dark wooden tables and chairs and a service counter. The Okinawa brown sugar hot ginger I sipped but soon I was getting restless waiting since the rest of the foodies were still on their way. So I walked just a distance to the displays on the wall - back to the era of how the Peoh's family started their business, their famous Ayer Hitam asam laksa and here is uncle again with his daughter and son-in-law. The menu, the one big piece laminated menu printed on both sides, featuring the Penang Fare with the prices.
The fried fried kuey teow spelt a good start for the three of us to a table. Flat rice noodles stir fried over high heat with prawns, bean sprouts, kucai/chives and cockles,flavoured with soy sauce and chilli paste, Cooked al dente, the kuey teow tasted good, the cockles and prawns fresh and bouncy while the sprouts and chives remained crunchy. Overall, I would have appreciated tad bit of extra chilli just to give it a spicy feel.
Even though I'm not a fan of prawn mee, I helped myself to an engaging portion. Nicely done, there was no short cuts to this dish - mee hoon, fresh prawns, pork slices, bean sprouts, kangkung/water spinach and half an egg, generously topped with fried shallots in the waffling prawn broth and paired with the home made sambal/ chilli dip. Again for this dish, I was more interested in the flavourful broth and the spicy sambal all licked up.
Similarly, the curry laksa was a good run for the mill. Fiery spicy thick curry broth with rice noodles, cockles, sotong/squids, fish balls and tofu and packing a punch, the whole dish worked well together. The home made sambal/chilli dip if you request for another serving, please be prepared to pay 50 cents.
42, Lorong Batu Nilam 21B
Bandar Bukit Tinggi