Best Char Kuey Teow in KL

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Char Kway Teow or Char Kuey Teow or however you spell it can only be described as a versatile dish. It can be made wet, dry or in-between. Eggs, beansprouts, chives and flat noodles are all thrown into the wok, fried gloriously in big flames,exuding a delightful aroma that can only be beaten by the smell of roti canai & dhall on a Sunday morning. While the Penang version of Char Kuey Teow started its fame, the KL ones come a close second. Here, FoodAdvisor has the best recommended Char Kuey Teow in Kuala Lumpur, both pork free and non! 

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    Ten Years RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Hold your horses! Make way for a highly sought after Char Kuey Teow hailing all the way from the northern state of Penang. Topped with plump and fresh prawns, tender shredded chicken and crunchy beansprouts, you will fall in love with every bite you take. The springy noodles are infused very well its eggs, seasoning and smoky flavours from the torching flames of the wok and the employment of banana leaf below captures the alluring fragrance. Besides being flavourful, the dish is less greasy, so need not be too guilty. Perhaps another plate?  

    Tips

    Parking can be a bit tough here.

    Things to expect

    A variety of famous dishes from all over the country!

    Best with

    Cendol, Rojak

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM20.00

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    Ten Years Restaurant View restaurant

    1, Jalan Radin Bagus 6, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0390549688/0109668862

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    Top Kitchen Penang Char Kuey TeowNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Top Kitchen Char Kuey Teow isn't the fanciest place to dine, nor the coolest. In fact, the tables are set quite closely to the cooking zone, which radiates unwanted heat. However, that would give you a front row seat of the cooking process, where the chef will work his magic to bring you a delicious plate of Char Kuey Teow. It comes with a handful of fresh and plump medium-sized prawns and beansprouts, laid atop a banana leaf and served piping hot. Take a quick whiff at the scent and steam, and proceed to enjoy your flavourful plate of Char Kuey Teow.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    Not an ideal dining place, but good char kuey teow.

    Best with

    Iced Chinese tea.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM8.00

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    Top Kitchen Penang Char Kuey Teow View restaurant

    21, Jalan 9/62a, Bandar Manjalara, 52200 , 52200, Kepong, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0164670808

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    03:30PM—09:30PM
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  • #3
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    Mamu Penang Char Kuey TeowPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Mamu Penang Char Kuey Teow is located in the buzzling town of Ampang. Opened in the year 2000, they have been quite active in the culinary scene, especially when it comes to organising food events and catering. They're another restaurant that does not serve dry Char Kuey Teow, as theirs come with a pool of broth. On top of that, each plate comes with your choice of seafood, mainly 3 - squid, crab or crayfish. In short, you can consider it to be a little more luxurious than the rest. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    Outdoor seating.

    Best with

    Vanilla shake.

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM15.00

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    Mamu Penang Char Kuey Teow View restaurant

    Mamu Penang Char Kuey Teow, Pengkarangan Masjid Al-Mustaqim, Persiaran Putra, Laman Putra Sulaiman, 68000, Ampang, Selangor
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    0192985278

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    Food ClansNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Judging a good char kuey teow is mostly a matter of personal taste. Some people prefer to be deep fried and cooked with animal fat while others prefer lighter variant with some soft eggs. Food Clans's char kuey teow style however, has a good balance between the both. While it does not use animal fats to cook, it is not overly cooked nor is it too lightly done. Many char kuey teow places tend to freeze ingredients, but the eggs, prawn and scallops over at Food Clans's taste great as they are fresh, not frozen. They are never stingy with the ingredients too. 

    Tips

    Expect heavy traffic during lunch hours Best to come before or after lunch time for smoother ride.

    Things to expect

    Good environment vibe and free WiFi. As the place is privately owned, expect top quality food choices from different stalls.

    Best with

    Refreshing tea or coffee

    Price

    RM12.90

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    Food Clans View restaurant

    LG-01 GTower 199, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    60123183866

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    07:00AM—09:00PM
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    10:00AM—04:00PM
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    Kedai Kopi YuyiNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Kedai Kopi Yuyi has been making most of its name with pork noodles but that does not mean their char kuey teow should be pushed aside. This stall has been operating for a long time and has turned into a household name among the locals, particularly during breakfast and lunch hours. Hidden beneath a thin and fluffy omelette is a bed of murky noodles fried to perfection with its aroma wafting through the gap between your nostrils and the dish. Complementing the noodles are a combination of stir fried chives, bean sprouts, and tender pork meat; ensured to make you smile from ear to ear. 

    Tips

    Gotta be the early bird to catch the good dish.

    Things to expect

    An old school kopitiam.

    Best with

    Pork Noodles

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM9.00

    Kedai Kopi Yuyi View restaurant

    12, Jalan Brunei, Pudu, 55100 , Pudu, Kuala Lumpur
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    07:00AM—01:00PM
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    Teo Chew Fried Kuey Teow @ Jalan ImbiNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Being in the business for more than four decades now, it’s a classic example of how well time and experience work together. The Teo Chew style of Fried Kuey Teow involves a conspicuous amount of dark soy sauce to give it a more thorough and savoury flavour. After each strand is well coated with the sauce, a mix of cockles, chives and chilli padi is thrown in, and voila! Mouth-watering char kuey teow! To further augment the flavours, do top the noodles with a fried egg. Be warned, during peak hours, just remember that patience is virtue. 

    Tips

    Always ask for cockles to add in the flavours, even if you don’t eat them.

    Things to expect

    A heritage stall that has been in the business for decades.

    Best with

    Fried Egg

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM9.00

    Teo Chew Fried Kuey Teow @ Jalan Imbi View restaurant

    Jalan Barat, Off Jalan Imbi, 55100, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur
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    05:00PM—11:00PM
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    Mali's CornerHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Starting off as a small roadside stall before expanding into a proper restaurant spanning three shop lots has proven to be a working formula for Mali’s. The place has been in business since 1997. Despite only offering two kinds of food which are nasi lemak and char kway teow along with drinks and using the concept of self-service to customers, the place continues to bloom and expand. The char kway teow has been listed as the best in KL in several blog postings and for good reason. The noodles are fried in a thick brownish creamy gravy that will make your mouth water and garnished with sliced chillies. The smoky and fishy aftertaste of the gravy is all due to the use of the prawns which the restaurant seem to be generous with. 

    Tips

    If you’re looking for a more “open-air” experience, head on the original Mali’s stall in Taman Bunga Raya.

    Things to expect

    Lots of prawns.

    Best with

    Iced Bandung, nice & thirst quenching.

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM8.50

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    Mali's Corner View restaurant

    No. 9-1, Jalan Langkawi, Platinum Walk, Danau Kota, 53300, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0124338591

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    11:00AM—04:30AM
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    Wai Sek Kai @ PuduNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Situated smack in the middle of one of the oldest food streets in KL, this char kuey teow stall has managed to divert an overwhelming attention towards them despite the cluster of stalls in the surrounds. Why you’re asking? Of course, anyone would be enticed with their Salted Egg Char Kuey Teow. From what seems to be just an addition of ingredients actually resulted in noodles coated with rich and fulsome egg yolk, slowly tantalising your taste buds with every bite. Aside from the rudimentary ingredients, they also throw sliced fish cakes into the haystack. 

    Tips

    Don’t be surprised if the place is packed.

    Things to expect

    A different, yet amazingly approached dish.

    Best with

    Ice Kacang, Fried Chicken (From another stall)

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM9.00

    Char Kuey Teow @ Pudu Wai Sek Kai View restaurant

    Pudu Wai Sek Kai, Jalan Sayur, Off Jalan Pudu, 55100, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
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    Every day
    04:30PM—12:00AM
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    Tiam FattNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Well, you might be carrying a rabbit’s tail with you, because this is one stall you can cross off your bucket list. Vigorously flamed over the smoky wok, your olfactory senses will constantly be enticed by the emanating aroma that fills the place. What make it even more scrumptious are the options of chicken and duck eggs, and fresh prawns and fish cakes that are just so firm and bouncy. Besides the smoky and savoury flavours, the addition of Chinese sausage offers a sweet dimension to the dish. If your rabbit tail really works, you can find crispy pork lard within the delectable mix. 

    Tips

    You can opt for either chicken eggs or duck eggs.

    Things to expect

    Fresh ingredients.

    Best with

    Large Prawns

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM10.00

    Tiam Fatt Char Kuey Teow View restaurant

    No. 19, Jalan Bandar 1, Taman Melawati, 53100, Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur
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    07:00AM—02:00PM
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    The Hawker StreetAlco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    The Hawker Street originated from Penang, where the owners wanted to bring what is local there to the heart of KL. Located in Taman Desa, this restaurant is a small but well maintained place with great service and food. For starters, the Char Kuey Teow certainly does pack quite a punch with enough smokiness from the wok, as well as the amount of seasoning. The flat noodles are also cooked consistently, where it's both firm and tender. In addition, 2 giant prawns as well as a handful of bean sprouts are served. 

    Tips

    Free wifi.

    Things to expect

    A small but cozy place.

    Best with

    Fresh juices.

    Price

    RM12.50

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    The Hawker Street View restaurant

    33 Jalan 109F, Plaza Danau 2, Taman Danau Desa, 58100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0379714355

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Hutong @ Lot 10 is constantly patronised for their convenient and fairly extensive selection of some of the best hawker food. This of course, involves a constantly smoking Char Kuey Teow stall. Whipping up a flavoursome and moreish serving of char kuey teow is what they do here, with speckles of cockles, eggs, chives, bean sprouts, and Chinese sausage - a perpetual dish that never fails to disappoint. Unlike your common CKT experience, the ambience is charming and clean. If you’re one of those who always carry cleanliness up your sleeves, this is the place to be. 

    Tips

    As always, adding duck eggs is the way to go.

    Things to expect

    An air conditioning and hygienic setting.

    Best with

    Cendol

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM10.00

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    Hutong @ Lot 10 View restaurant

    Lot 10 Hutong @ Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 50, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0327823500

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Restoran Double OneNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Though there may be quite a number of things to enjoy here at Double Two 22 Hawker Center, the Char Kuey Teow here is one that most people would go for. Manned by an elderly couple from Penang, the Char Kuey Teow that they offer is absolutely delicious. Perfectly cooked noodles with sufficient smokiness from the wok, as well as a good load of beansprouts and eggs. Shrimps are limited though, but the overall experience is more than pleasant. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A hawker center.

    Best with

    Kopi O, Teh Tarik or soft drinks.

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM8.00

    Restoran Double One View restaurant

    Bandar Menjalara 89, Jalan 3/62A, 52200 , Bandar Menjalara, Kuala Lumpur
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    04:00PM—10:00PM
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    07:30AM—03:00PM
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    Little Penang's CafeHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    As one of the most popular crowd favourites in KLCC, Little Penang serves great hawker style Penang food albeit with slightly cleaner floors and bigger prices. But paying more does not make it any less of an enjoyable experience what with the pretty decor and excellent food. The char kuey teow is freshly fried to order and the scent of the wok really stands out in the dish. It is spicy but not too much which is understandable as some foreigners may not be able to stand it. But the special thing about Little Penang’s CKT is the fact that they put in a considerable amount of cockles right before serving them to the customers. Just because they added in cockles, Little Penang deserves a gold star.

    Tips

    As it says on the menu, the char kway teow takes 20 minutes to prepare. You have been warned.

    Things to expect

    A less watery & drier version of char kway teow.

    Best with

    Teh tarik!

    Price

    RM11.20

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    Little Penang Cafe @ KLCC View restaurant

    Lot 409-411, 4th Floor, Suria KLCC, 50088, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321630215

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    11:20AM—09:15PM
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    Sany Char Kuey TeowPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    From a modest hawker stall in Penang back when it started in 1992, Sany has now made its mark in Kuala Lumpur right opposite Istana Budaya. The open-air food court-style eatery offers almost 20 items but of course the char kuey teow is what people come here for. The secret to their CKT is its gravy, which is available for sale in case there are some ambitious cooks out there trying to imitate. Besides that, the mixture of egg and prawns resulting in a watery gravy really adds to the wow factor of this dish and it will also be the reason for your spoonfuls of CKT getting scooped up from the plate. Another fun fact is that the cook always fries each plate individually instead of in batches. Hard work isn’t it? If you have never liked Malay versions of CKT, give this a try.

    Tips

    Ask for extra prawns if you want more.

    Things to expect

    A slightly lopsided plate. It is Sany’s signature that the char kway teow seem to be concentrated on one side of the plate.

    Best with

    Iced teh o

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM6.00

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    Sany Char Kuey Teow View restaurant

    Gerai 1A, Jalan Berserah, Jalan Kuantan, Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, 53200, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0173716977

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    04:00PM—03:00AM
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    Mie Cord Char Kway TeowPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    The infamous go-to place for char kuey teow among the residents of TTDI, Mie Cord’s lunch queue always seem to never end. Maybe because most of the time, the men tend to flock here after Friday prayers at the nearby mosque. This dish was first recommended to a friend who lives around TTDI and boy, I was not disappointed. The fragrant smell alone will entice even the iciest of hearts. Brimming with prawns and cockles with a slightly wet texture, the CKT is probably as close as you can get to Penang Chinese-style CKT as Malay versions tend to be either too watery or too dry.

    Tips

    Since the fasting month of Ramadhan is coming soon, it may be fair to advice you to watch out for Mie Cord’s stall in the TTDI Ramadhan bazaars.

    Things to expect

    A nicely-balanced char kway teow that is neither too dry nor too wet.

    Best with

    Teh o ais

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM6.00

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    Mie Cord Char Kway Teow View restaurant

    Lot 2995, Kg Sungai Penchala, Jalan Damansara, 60000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0163804482

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    05:00PM—03:00AM
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    Jai Char Kuey TeowPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Jai Char Kuey Teow does take an interesting turn of events. You know how regular Char Kuey Teow is stir-fried and dry? Well, Jai's version comes with soup - odd, but bare with us. It comes with all the basic ingredients such as prawns, bean sprouts, spring onions, flat noodles, as well as similar method of stir-frying. The only difference is the end-result, where they serve it alongside a pool of broth. It may be odd at first, but the flavours and unique blend of texture certainly is quite enjoyable. So if you're looking for something new, why not give it a try?

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    They also sell Kicap, which is made in-house.

    Best with

    Limau ais, Teh Ais, or Teh Tarik.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM10.00

    Jai Char Kuey Teow View restaurant

    Kampung Datuk Keramat, Jalan Keramat Jaya 2, 54000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0173896860

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    06:00PM—12:00AM
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    Kedai Kopi Lai FoongNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    There are 3 things you should totally visit Kedai Kopi Lai Foong for; beef noodles, roasted pork, and Char Kuey Teow. These are the 3 signature stalls that brings in most of the customers, and there's a good reason to that. Beginning with the Char Kuey Teow, it is cooked magnificently by an old uncle. Each plate that comes out of that wok is well packed with flavour and smokiness, as well as a refreshing crunch from the beansprout and prawns. The key difference between his Char Kuey Teow and the others would be the use of noodles, as it's a mix of both yellow and flat noodles.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A small coffee shop.

    Best with

    Kopi O or Chinese tea.

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM8.00

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    Kedai Kopi Lai Foong View restaurant

    138, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, 50000, City Center, Selangor
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    0320728123

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    06:30AM—04:30PM
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    Rocky RestoranNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    There are quite a number of things to enjoy here at Rocky Restoran, with most of them being local classics. Asam laksa, curry laksa, mixed rice, pork noodles and of course, the ever so popular Char Kuey Teow as well. Like some of the more popular places, the Char Kuey Teow is cooked to absolute perfection, packing in a whole load of flavour as well as texture. The noodles are done incredibly soft, while the beansprout adds on a layer of crunch, and the shrimps giving it some bite. Overall, the dish as a whole is delicious, so do give it a try when you can.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    Horrible parking and a rather cramped space.

    Best with

    Iced lemon tea or Chinese tea.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM7.00

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    Restoran Rocky View restaurant

    15, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0178821648

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    07:30AM—04:00PM
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