The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Oodles of noodles @ Tang Pin Kitchen, Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)

During our five days in Malaysia, we stayed at one of my auntie's house in PJ. My aunt and uncle took really good care of us, putting us up in their lovely home, driving us around and making sure we were well-fed. One of the places they took us to was a nearby noodle eatery called Tang Pin Kitchen, specialising in handmade fish balls and noodles.

Tang Pin Kitchen is a simple, clean and air-conditioned shop with equally simple but delicious food. Staff were friendly and they spoke English. Ordering from the menu was quite straightforward, and the dishes were affordably priced. My uncle said that the food does not contain MSG, and the fish balls and fish cakes are all handmade. I must say that the fish balls were exceptional, pleasantly bouncy and nicely seasoned. The food came out in a timely manner, and we enjoyed all the dishes we'd ordered.

Hubby ordered a cold Pineapple and Lemon Drink while my relatives enjoyed their hot drinks:

My aunt had Noodles with Fish Cake Slices:

My uncle ordered a bowl of Handmade Fish Ball Soup with Bitter Gourd to share. The bitter gourd was not unpleasantly bitter, and the fish balls were stuffed with ground meat, which was a nice surprise when we bit into them. The soup was very flavourful in spite of it being MSG-free:

Another dish ordered to share: Curry Chee Cheong Fun. When I was a young girl living in Malaysia, I used to eat these slippery rice noodles with a sweet black sauce for breakfast on some weekends after my parents came home from a trip to the wet market. This curry version was an interesting and tasty take on that breakfast favourite:

Hubby chose Fried Fish Noodles and Chee Cheong Fun, which, to our pleasant surprise, had a fair amount of wok hei. Very tasty and rather spicy, the fish noodles had a bouncy bite and a pleasant flavour:

I got the Dry Fish Noodles, which had a generous amount of crispy fried pork lard. It was unhealthy but really did the job of adding oomph to the noodles. The fish noodles reminded me of the fish noodles I had in Hong Kong:

I really enjoyed this meal at Tang Pin Kitchen. It is definitely worth a try if you're in the area and in search for good handmade fish balls and noodles.

Tang Pin Kitchen
No 24, Jalan SS2 2/24
47300, Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel. +60 3 7877 2376


  1. This food looks divine! :)

  2. It was yummy, Sam. If you ever get the chance to go to Malaysia or Singapore, do try out a noodle shop (there are also plenty of noodle shops in Perth!).