Flying Noodles, Hidden Alley

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While I may glorify the wonders of breakfast, pancakes and coffee down under, but frankly there’s only so much greasy breakfast one could take. So, the day we got back McCutie and I decided to head out for some local grub. And nothing’s more local than having noodles around our ‘hood.

Living around Petaling Jaya does has it’s perks. Great food are aplenty. It’s really hard to choose what to eat all the time, then again that’s a problem most of us face here don’t we now? But today, we knew what we wanted. We knew we didn’t want to drive too far. We crave for a good plate of springy noodles and a good doze of barbecued pork. We wouldn’t mind some kick-ass entertainment too. And there’s only one place we could think of, So Good Noodles next to the S.E.A Park wet market.

I found this place by chance some time back when I was heading to my favourite mamak stall (the one next to Maybank – I’ll leave that for another post). Every time I pass this corner, I just see a long queue. Finally on that day, my curiosity got the better of me. I had to see if this tiny lil hawker stall was giving away gold or something (if they were, I wouldn’t mind pocketing some) to be attracting such a huge following. Soon, I discovered what everyone was here for…the Wanton Noodles. And, as they say, the rest is history.

What makes the noodles here special is the unique way it is prepared. The guy making the noodles (ok, the chef) puts on quite a performance. His graceful dance of wantan noodles blanching begins by mixing in a couple of scoops of cold running water into the boiling hot pot before he throws in a few ball of noodles. He’ll then scoop the noodles out, toss them high (like 2 metres high?) individually into the air, catch it with his ladle and serve them on a plate of mixed dark sauce. He does this repeatedly the entire night and without the help of any chopsticks too! Damn hard to get a shot of this.

Another crowd-pleaser is the Char Siu. Sticky, sweet, slightly burnt and a well marbled – just the way I like it. They serve Chicken Curry, Braised Chicken Feet with Mushroom and Roasted Pork (Siu Yoke) too. I heard the wantons are wonderful here too, but I’m not a big fan of it as it’s too porky for my taste. And because of the success of this stall, a new Tong Shui store has opened right across from them hoping to give them a run for their ‘tea’ money.

The Chinese does have a way with words. If you literally translate the characters of ??? (‘Fei Chang Hao‘) meaning “very good”, and you’ll get “Flying Always Good” and it fits the bill here doesn’t it? Thanks TPC for that insightful Mandarin lesson. Do give it a go. I’m sure you’ll have a flying good time.

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So Good Noodles (not sure if this is its name, but it’s printed on the back of their uniforms)
Located on the inclined road next to the SEApark Wet Market, facing the houses on Jalan 21/22.

Also check out other reviews by Very Sedap and Desmond.T.

18 Responses to Flying Noodles, Hidden Alley
  1. Yin
    June 30, 2009 | 1:22 am

    Ooooh, I just added this on my To-Eat list ;) thank you!

  2. thule a.k.a leo
    June 30, 2009 | 3:04 am

    Those pictures were taken in the morning or evening???
    Hmmm… it seems that we live quite close to each other :)

  3. "Joe" who is constantly craving
    June 30, 2009 | 4:12 am

    very the high hor the noodles..can get high eating them also?

  4. Nic (KHKL)
    June 30, 2009 | 5:00 am

    when i saw the word "flying", i thought it'll be an encore to your ozzy posts..hehe..

    there's something about all these acrobatic skills that make noodles springy. your descriptions are so delicious, it makes my fruit salad lunch looks pathetic. ARGGGHHHH!!!! (drama hor? hehe)

  5. fatboybakes
    June 30, 2009 | 9:52 am

    HAHAH, the swine flu too!!! very crever.

  6. CUMI & CIKI
    June 30, 2009 | 9:53 am

    yummie.. JOM fatboy:P

  7. boo_licious
    June 30, 2009 | 10:02 am

    great shot of the flying noodles! I didn't manage to catch them in the act before hence I've been holding back on this makan post for the longest time ever.

  8. CUMI & CIKI
    July 1, 2009 | 7:37 am

    boo, same here! haha.. its crazy la. next time we gotta video tape him!

  9. UnkaLeong
    July 1, 2009 | 9:39 am

    Wah…very close to home wor. The same street sells some great goodues in the morning ;)

  10. Bangsar-bAbE
    July 1, 2009 | 12:12 pm

    Fatty char siew…I like! Time for a visit!!

    *I never ate here because I'm so fixed on having my supper at the mamak next to Maybank* ;P

  11. drownedglass
    July 1, 2009 | 12:55 pm

    Lol. ? is NOT 'fly', my dear. That would be ?. But they're homonyms nonetheless and therefore still a funny pun :P

    From one banana to another lah. Haha.

    I'm more disturbed that you have never brought me to eat the flying wantan me *scowls*

    P/S: How am I supposed to comment using my non-bloghost id lah???

  12. Lyrical Lemongrass
    July 1, 2009 | 1:08 pm

    Amazing. I have to see this. And I'll make sure I capture the picture, even if I have to eat 50 plates of wantan mee in one night.

  13. qwazymonkey
    July 1, 2009 | 2:36 pm

    Yinz: Hope you enjoy it!

    Thule: Taken in the evening lah. Around 7+pm to be precise. Just before the sky turns dark. My compact not so canggih so must go early to get good shot of the noodle man.

    Joe: You'll be flyiiinnnnggg higggggh!

    Nic: I'm sure it taste way better than your pathetic salad too! LOL

    Ah Pa: Hehe. Yup, it did!

    C&C: Bila?

    Boo: It's impossible to shoot that fler right? What more with my compact now. This is like the most decent shot out of a hundred million I've shot previously.

    C&C: Yea, bring video cam!

    Unkaleong: U live around my place too? Cool. Yea love the morning grubs the street produces! Yummz

    Bangsar Babe: Screw the Nasi Lemak. it's porkless afterall! LOL

    Drownedglass: Soli my China not good! I thought same same. Like ??. Haha! Well if you hang around my area again, I'll bring u there.

    LL: Yeah, trust the Queen of DSLR to grab that shot! We'll come help you with da nudles.

  14. chiselstone
    July 2, 2009 | 3:12 pm

    Nyar. I go earee earee sunday morning look for you and we go market. I mean, for wantan mee :P

  15. CUMI & CIKI
    July 5, 2009 | 12:20 pm

    i wanna see LL eat FIFTY plates of flying wantan mee!!! NOW! call her call her call her:P

  16. thenomadGourmand
    July 5, 2009 | 3:08 pm

    Hahah..is the challenge on? @ciki – we all go and eat ya..and wait for AWOL to get that shot!

  17. fatboybakes
    July 6, 2009 | 2:04 am

    oooooooooh, i wanna see AWOL tuck in 50 bowls of wantan mee too..it;ll be coming out of every orifice aitelya.

  18. rokh
    July 17, 2009 | 6:57 am

    yea i am always fascinated with the 'flying noodle'…my bf use to say "see see!" then i turn around..too late, then "see see"..then too late…so i stare and wait and never look back! good ol's school wantanmee this one!