Operating by a family who hails from Butterworth, Top Kitchen started off as a restaurant on its own and ventured into a hawker stall. Not because of poor business but due to the stress of managing a restaurant made the owner of Top Kitchen to decide to run a hawker stall instead. The change of location did not lead to a drop of business and in fact they succeeded to attract quite a number of customers that became their regulars. Now, Top Kitchen has become one of the go-to places for Char Kuey Teow in Kepong. After operating for quite some years in Taman Bukit Maluri, Top Kitchen has now moved into a hawker centre not far away from its original spot.
The Char Kuey Teow here uses the most basic ingredients such as cockles, flat noodles, eggs, bean sprout and a handful of juicy plump prawns. But if you ask me, the chef’s cooking skill is what matters most which can miraculously turn such basic ingredients into a delicacy. The flavourful standard portion of stir-fried flat noodles is laid on a piece of banana leaf to enhance the aroma of the dish. Feel free to customize your plate of Char Kuey Teow by telling the owner that you would like extra cockles or prawns and they will gladly provide you with it.
Other than Char Kuey Teow, Top Kitchen also serves Fried Rice, Mee Sua Khor and Mix Vege Rice. Although these are not what they are famed for, but the flavour of the dish is definitely decent enough to get your crave fixed. If you are craving for some dessert, you should also try out their very own homemade butter cake.
All in all, this hidden gem located in Kepong has become an open secret and for those who are looking to get their Char Kuey Teow crave fixed, this would be one of the place.