Friday, 16 August 2013

Restoran Wan Shoon - KL

Another hawker stall (actually a kopitiam since it's mostly Malaysian Chinese food) by day and restaurant by night place:
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Except this time, I came for lunch 
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Chinese tea and Chicken Soup...with chicken feet.
The broth was good even if the chicken foot was really eerie. 

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Roast pork and Soy Sauce Chicken 
OMG the Chicken here is AMAZING - so delicious. If I could import the chicken in Malaysia to Canada, I totally would. What a difference free-range chicken makes in a dish! 
I've had better tasting soy sauce chicken in Toronto, but it's like the basic ingredients are just so much fresher and better that it makes a huge difference in the quality of the dish. 

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Banmian
A specialty of Malaysia, banmian is found in a lot of hawker stall areas because it's so simple to make. 
Every stall has their own soup base, but the egg noodles are a staple in all banmian. There were a few places were we saw them making fresh noodles with a pasta maker. 
The soup base was slightly salty from the anchovies and there was tofu, fish and fish balls, green onions and crispy anchovies on top. 
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Diced meat and mushroom kway teow 
The broth didn't have the same heavy and salty anchovy taste as the banmian soup (although there were fried anchovies on top). It had a clear broth and most of the flavour came from the toppings rather than the base soup like the banmian. 

Overall: Hawker stalls are awesome! They're cheap, fast and there's so much variety. Where else could you get good chicken rice and banmian cheap and fast?

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