What’s There To Eat At Malaysia Boleh!
“Malaysia Boleh!” at Jurong Point 2 shopping mall pays homage to the street food of Malaysia. Opened by the Fei Siong Group, which also owns a popular chain of fishball noodle shops, its name is loosely translated to “Malaysia Can Do It!”. Expect 17 different stalls in a air-conditioned food court, each of them have at least 20 years of history.
Owners of Fei Siong Group, Tan Kim Leng spent three months sourcing and persuading popular hawkers in Malaysia with his partners to share their recipes. They went to track down some of the best names in the Malaysian hawker arena, and bought their recipes and reproduced them here.
They spent weeks understudy the hawkers and waking up early in the morning to learn how to prepare the dishes. Kim Leng promised the hawkers that he would guard the recipes closely, so the sauces and ingredients are prepared in a central kitchen and the final dish is put together in the food court.
You may choose to enjoy a filling meal or much on some all time favourite snacks. Here are some stalls that may catch your eye.
Kedai Kopi Seng Thor Lebih Carnavon Loh Bak 檳城油頭街卤肉
Penang is the best place to go for lor bak but if you don’t have the time, you can enjoy it at Malaysia Boleh. Originated from Carnavon Street in Penang, this stall is run by a old man who has been selling homemade lor bak for closed to 60 years, since he was 12! Served with deep fried beancurd, prawn fritters etc, the lor bak is well-flavoured and deep fried to a browned crisp before serving with the lor sauce. The team from Malaysia Boleh specially imported the five-spice powder from Penang.
Penang Jalan Cheong Fatt Tze Hokkien Prawn Mee 檳城福建蝦面
When asked the owners of Malaysia Boleh which is the most memorable stall for them, both partners replied in union – Cheong Fatt Tze Prawn Mee. Because they had to go to the owner’s house at 2am to learn how to cook the soup and prepare the ingredients till 6am. Then they followed them to do business for a week. This is indeed a hearty bowl of prawn noodles with slightly spicy pork prawn broth, ladled over noodles and topped with juicy shrimps, pork slices and fried shallots.
KL Hokkien Mee 苏丹街丙哥福建面
Hands up if you are a fan of KL style Hokkien Mee. The black noodles are glistening with lard and smokt when fried over high heat. The black sauce and sambal chilli is lipsmacking delicious. Unfortunately, the udon like noodles that they used just doesn’t make the cut.
KL Wanton Mee 吉隆坡鼎記云吞面
The dark sauce used here too does not overpower the noodle which is springy and delicious. It was nicely mixed with a good balance of sweetness and savory and just enough texture to coat the noodles really well. Roasted char siew is quite tender, perfect match with the chilli sauce. Not forgetting the crispy lard, I would come back for this plate of wanton mee. The dumplings are tasty and tasty as well.
Hong Kee Pork Noodles 雄记猪肉粉面
The All-in-One bowl consists of minced meat and various pig innards such as liver, kidneys, brains and guts. It is a comforting bowl of noodles with light but flavourful broth.
Char Kuay Teow 勇记槟城炒粿条
This stall is always long queue. I came here hungry so many times so I didn’t manage to queue for the char kway teow. The kway teow is stir fried to al dente and coated with spicy eggy goodness and wok hei. The beansprouts are crunch with some medium sized prawns. Wish that they had more chives!
Sister Curry Chicken Mee 姐妹咖哩雞面
I leave Penang with some regrets during my last trip because I didn’t manage to try the famous Lim Sisters’ Curry Mee at Air Itam market. The two 80 over year-old elderly sisters crouched around their cauldron of curry, ladling out bowl of their curry noodles. We took a cab there but unfortunately they were closed during the period of Nine Emperor Gods Festival. Offering a combination of yellow noodles and vermicelli with the spicy coconut milk laden soup, the broth is rich with fragrant curry flavour. Too bad we can’t eat pig’s blood here.
Petaling Street Famous Claypot Chicken Rice 茨廠街驰名瓦煲雞飯
The well-flvoured chicken rice is marinated with the appropriate sauce, topped with some shredded salted fish, sliced lap cheong and spring onion. The fluffy rice is a joy to be relished on its own or with their chilli sauce. Love the salted fish which gives it the extra oomph. The best is the layer of aromatic rice crust at the bottom of the pot!
Penang Lor Selamat Fried Oyster 槟城著名嘉嘉蚝煎
You know, among so many dishes I have tried at Malaysia Boleh, my favourite is this plate of fried oyster. I am surprised, because I am not a orh luak fan to begin with. The starch solution is just enough to hold the ingredients together, yet maintaining a soft, fluffy and moist omelette. The comforting combination of runny egg, gooey starch, and juicy oysters is excellent.
Klang Bak Kut Teh 巴生肉骨茶
The pot of bak kut teh is brimming with porky-licious cuts, taupok, tau-kee, mushrooms and innards. Soup is pretty mild, they can do with more potent herbs and toppings.
Penang Road Famous Chendol
End your meal with Penang Road Famous Chendol. If you have been Penang, you will know that competition is keen on Lebuh Keng Kwee, off Penang Road, where two families have been operating their chendol stalls for decades. At Malaysia Boleh, you can indulge in this bowl of sweet delight from Penang Road Famous Chendol. With neon green chendol strips and huge red beans mixed with rich coconut milk and gula melaka, it is rare to find such yummy chendol in Singapore.
Penang Gurney Drive 98
After dessert, we continue with some soft and fluffy apom manis (Malay crepes) and steamed pandanus-laced pancakes ($2 for 4), which are made to order in traditional pans. You can choose between four fillings – banana, kaya, peanut and corn – I always go for a mix of banana and corn.
Excellent Lor Mai Gai here with tender and chunky chicken pieces with fragrant glutinous rice.
If you love da pau, this one confirm let you chiak ba ba. The fluffy pau is just slightly less than my Note 3 phone and it has generous ingredients in it.
Other stalls at Malaysia Boleh includes:
Air Mata Kuching 罗汉果龙眼冰糖炖冬瓜水
Wah Cai 3 in 1 Chinese Cake 华仔三合一招牌炸年糕
Ipoh Buntong Bean Sprout Chicken Kuitew/ Rice 怡保文冬芽菜雞粉/飯
Penang Jalan Cheong Fatt Tze 檳城福建蝦面
Penang Gurney Drive Cuttle Fish with Convolvulus 槟城新关仔角 鱿鱼蕹菜
Malaysia Boleh! Food Court
Address: Jurong Point II, Level 3 (at Boon Lay MRT Station)
Hours: 10am to 10pm
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