I HAVE gone on a hunt for a place to have supper, for this column twice, and both times the recommended locations were closed when they were supposed to be open.
On my third try, I came across a simple stall selling Thai soup noodles.
The small stall selling Thai noodles is found in Restoran Ramai Food Centre at the corner of Jalan Bandar Sepuluh, Pusat Bandar Puchong.
The stall has been around for about six years now, serving not just Thai kuey teow noodles but spicy soup noodles and Thai kueh chap.
The stall sells three types of noodles – Thai Kuey Teow Noodle Soup, Thai Kueh Chap and Spicy Noodle Soup.
I must admit my preference for Thai food and the Thai kuey teow soup I ordered was simple but flavourful.
The RM6 bowl of noodles was filled with pork balls, sliced pork meat and minced meat to go with bean sprouts and kangkung.
I am not a big fan of coriander so I opted not to have it but forgot to tell the hawker to omit beansprouts as well.
My pickiness aside, the beansprouts surprisingly did not ruin my dinner experience while the kangkung added a little crunch to every spoonful of kuey teow and meat I had.
The star of any soupy noodle dish is of course, the soup.
The dish came topped with fried garlic which added a little pleasant pungent sweetness to the soup, which complemented the overall taste.
To add more heat to the dish, I added chilli flakes to the soup.
Two Restoran Ramai Food Centre are side by side but the one with the Thai noodles is in the first shop, as you turn in from Jalan Bandar Sepuluh.
Given the chance to go back, I will definitely close one eye and include coriander to my meal, as it would add more flavour to the soup.
My supper buddy’s Thai kueh chap (RM6) came with the same ingredients, with generous amounts of meat, bean sprouts, fried garlic and kangkung.
The tofu pok was the little extra in this dish. The soup a was darker herbal soup, a little sweet and salty, but the rolled rice noodles were too thick, and not as soft as she would have liked.
Maybe if it was not rolled so thick, the noodles would have been much easier to chew on.
At the end of the day, it all boils down to the type of soup and noodles you want.
I would definitely go back there again for my Thai noodle fix.
The Thai Kuey Teow Soup and Thai Kueh Chap comes filled with pork balls, sliced meat, minced meat, kangkung and bean sprouts, and added taufu pok for the Kueh Chap for only RM6.
The stall is open daily, from 6pm to 2am.
Do note that there are two Restoran Ramai Food Centre, side by side, and this stall is located in the first one as you turn in from Jalan Bandar Sepuluh.