Food is love, love is food. Undeniably. I don't think any of us can or should deny that food is sincerely, I like to say is true happiness. Of course. Otherwise, foodies like you and me won't go the extra mile in search of deliciousness? This food venture of mine, on a Sunday, I have earlier reckoned, once the invitation popped up in my email, is gonna be a true delight for someone like me who die-die won't compromise our Malaysian food pride for any other cuisine in any part of the world. My drive to Restoran Angcle Peoh started off really favourably, speak about driving on Sunday without having to battle traffic jam? Arriving way earlier than the rest, tell me about it, whether its a working day or weekend, Malaysians will always be Malaysians. Punctuality I think has been washed down under for valid or maybe invalid reasons? Making my way into Restoran Angcle Peoh, I like the fact that the owner made it a point in pleasantly greeting me. Such a genuine smile of hers, how can I forget her or even her dad? I first bumped into her dad ( Penang Ayer Hitam asam laksa) who is now based in this restaurant and she, Ms. Ang, used to run a stall in Asia Cafe Subang Jaya. My favourite stall, indeed, for packing back curry laksa and asam laksa. But soon, within the next few months, stall was no longer in action. Obviously, it has been upgraded to Restoran Angcle Peoh right? I really sincerely believe so.
Once I got seated, I sipped into the "Okinawa Brown Sugar Hot Ginger", at the same time, I took note of how impressively the dining area has been set-up. Akin a typical kopitiam or noodle house, adorned with posters and pictures of their long ago, over the many-many years food journey on they started and furnished with dark wooden tables and chairs for a laid back meal.
Our dining experience, supposely at 10.00am, but began only at 10.30am, we devoured into a good number of dishes which popped up one after the one. The first item we sampled was Fried Kuey Teow which genuinely spelled a favourable start. Flat rice noodles stir fried over high heat alongside prawns, bean sprouts, kucai/chives and cockles, seasoned with soy sauce and chilli paste. Regardless of the fact that I am not at all a big fan of Fried Kuey Teow, this typical fried over high heat Penang dish was not a let down. Elevated without compromising on the customary tastes, an extra doze of spiciness would have been appreciated though, especially for someone like me who love truly spicy dishes.
Thereafter, we tackled the Prawn Mee. Another of not a favourite of mine, yet, its a bowl of sumptuousness. Mee hoon, fresh prawns, pork slices, bean sprouts, kangkung/water spinach and half an egg, generously topped with fried shallots, soaking in a waffling prawn broth, paired with a home made sambal/ chilli dip. I particularly enjoyed the broth and the power packed sambal was just so spot-on.
Similarly, Curry Laksa was a good run out of their mill. Fiery spicy, thick creamy curry broth generously soaking rice noodles, cockles, sotong/squids, fish balls and tofu. Packing a major punch, curry laksa must be hailed as the side by side winner to asam laksa.
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