Walked past this new eatery few weeks ago, on the way to eat Teochew porridge in SS2, Petaling Jaya. One would find it difficult not to notice it because of the big banner they hang outside.
Occupying a corner lot, their signboard features the mascot (Fat Man aka Fei Loh), and waste no time to proclaim their signature dish, the Hokkien Mee/Noodle.
While the banner is to promote their Fresh Prawn Noodle (RM13.00), with over 100 grams of prawns per serving.
But one look at their menu, you find the usual items that a hokkien noodle stall will offer, such as Cantonese styled noodles, fried rices, Loh Mee, and Yue Tau Mai (Fish Head Soup Noodle). Besides that they also offer some side dishes, with their pictures hanging on the wall for your easy reference.
This restaurant is air-conditioned, a real vital factor for office workers to select where to have their lunch, especially during warm and heaty days.
They are having this special lunch promotion at the moment (not sure long term or limited time though). For RM6.00, you can choose a drink and one main dish (most of the noodles and fried rices are valid options). I reckon this is a good deal for a air-conditioned restaurant and in such an area as well.
Now, the star of the Restoran Fei Loh, the Hokkien Mee itself. When the dish is included in the restaurant’s name itself, our expectation of it is naturally high. And Fei Loh (if he is the one that really do the cooking) didn’t disappoint us I must say. The big thick yellow noodle was stir fried to perfection, with every inch of the noodle evenly covered with the thick black sauce. The taste of “wok hei” was still there despite being cooked with several other plates at the same time (I assumed). And to my great delight, there are lards in the noodle!!!
But before we devour the noodle, we noticed something on the plate. Stains!!! I understand sometimes the restaurant can get really busy and hectic, but it is still ain’t a good enough reason to serve with semi-dirty plates no?
As me and Kevin were in a Hungry Ghost mode that day, we decided to order a Loh Mee to share amongst us. But after the high of the Hokkien Mee, we were swiftly brought down to earth again. No it wasn’t bad, but tasted quite ordinary. The portion was pretty substantial, but the same can’t be said of its taste. Too bland for my liking I reckon.
The Cantonese Fried Noodle comes mixed with the soft Kuey Teow and the crispy fried Mee Hoon. My colleague commented that it was quite salty, although another colleague rated it at 7/10. So maybe you need to try it yourself to know whether its good or not.
The Yong Chow Fried Rice fared much better. It looked good, tasted good and the portion was good too. Wouldn’t mind ordering this instead of Hokkien Mee on my next visit here for sure.
Overall, it was a reasonably satisfying lunch. Well the restaurant for sure does live up to its claim as a specialist of Hokkien Mee. Other noodles are kind of ordinary standard but their fried rice was a winner as well surprisingly. Hygiene might not be as good as you wish it to be, but it scores high in terms of comfort and service. And coupled with the great deal of RM6.00 set lunch, no wonder me and my colleagues were all smiley after the lunch!
Restoran Fei Loh Hokkien Mee
Address: Ground Floor, 179, Jalan SS 2/24,
47300 Petaling Jaya.
Telephone: 03-7877 9527
Operating Hours/Days: 11:30am – 4:30pm, 6:00pm – 12:00am (Tuesday – Sunday, closed on Mondays)