The corner coffee shop Restoran Shangri-La still stands – and if you didn’t know, it’s now home to the famous Mui Chea pork noodles stall formerly of Restoran Seng Lee down the road, which shut its doors about two years ago. Shangri-La also sports a sleeker look thanks to renovations done last year: Think kopitiam food (and prices!) set against a café backdrop, with its brick walls and black wooden tables and chairs. A must-try is the char kuey teow, previously of Seng Lee – the stall isn’t always open, but it’s your lucky day when it is. The fish head noodles is also a crowd favourite, as is the curry mee, pan mee and wan tan mee. If you want to have your kopi peng with pisang goreng, the famous pisang goreng van manned by Lim still operates outside the coffee shop – the nian gao is also noteworthy.
Three bowls to try:
Curry mee: Noodles steeped in a big bowl of curry broth and topped with taugeh, fu chuk and chicken. RM7
Pork noodles: Sweet savoury soup with mee, mihun or kuey teow with pork bits and slices, and an optional egg. RM8
Wan tan mee (with duck): Springy thin noodles, duck meat and simple greens all bound by a sweet dark sauce, with a side of dumplings. RM8
|Venue name:||Restoran Shangri-La|
7 Jalan Batai
|Opening hours:||Mon - Sat, 7.30am - 2pm|