>> Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Curry mee/noodles seems to be a favorite for Kuantanians. You can find at least 1 curry noodles stall at every row of shop lots & every stall claims to offer the best curry noodles in town! Among the more popular ones are Hoi Yin near Teluk Cempedak beach, Seong Woh along Jalan Teluk Sisek, & Jess Cafe at Star City Kuantan.
AP is an avid fan of curry mee. Having grown up in a town filled with curry noodles stalls at every other corner of the town, he has acquired his own list of 'better curry noodles' in Kuantan. Sri Galing is one of his favorites (and his family's favorite as well), so I'll share on Sri Galing first. I'll be blogging on 2 other curry noodles restaurants/stalls in the next 2 posts.
Kuantan Garden, as many people refer this area to, has many eateries & Sri Galing looks like any other coffeeshops around the area. It has nothing special to boast except the curry noodles, which AP enjoys.
You can either pick your own yong tau foo pieces to be added to your noodles (curry soup, dry, or clear soup) or order a standard bowl of curry noodles that comes with a few pieces of random yong tau foo. The yong tau foo pieces are kinda small, but tasty enough when added to the curry soup.
Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to the type of curry soup. Some like it thick & creamy with coconut milk/evaporated milk, some prefer it to be less creamy since it's so high in cholesterol, some prefer it to be spicy, while some prefer the soup to have a mild level of spiciness that's just enough to give the dish a 'kick'.
Sri Galing's curry noodles is slightly on the thicker, creamier side in the mornings & I was told by AP that come noon when the soup seems to run out, the aunty probably adds water to the curry soup, so it'll be more diluted. Hmm...consistency isn't something that you'll find here, I guess, but you can be sure that AP will still come here consistently...hahaha. We've had her curry noodles with moderately thick, aromatic curry soup & there was even once when the soup was extra thick & creamy, which tasted REALLY delicious! What makes Sri Galing's curry noodles taste great is the 'sambal paste' that they add on top of the bowl of noodles. When you mix the paste into the soup, it's a "whole new world" of flavors & aroma :D
As we usually select our own yong tau foo pieces, a bowl of curry noodles with up to 10 pieces of yong tau foo comes up to like RM10.00/bowl! Yeap, you'll find it a ridiculously expensive bowl of curry noodles, but hey, you have your 10 favorite pieces of yong tau foo.....*wink wink* It's also the price range that you'll end up paying if you eat at a cafe, eh? To date, I have never bothered finding out how much a piece of yong tau foo costs here at Sri Galing. It's just a routine to come here at least once or twice a month, usually on Saturdays for breakfast.
Sri Galing is often packed during weekday lunch hours & on the mornings of weekends. We've actually ended up at another coffeeshop for curry noodles on a Saturday morning because Sri Galing was FULL! When such a crowd appears, you can be sure that the poor aunty who cooks & prepares everything alone will take more than an hour to get your noodles ready for you.
So, which is your favorite curry noodles stall in Kuantan? Look out for my next few posts & I'll tell you which is my preferred stall ;)
Restoran Sri Galing
B-13, Lorong Sri Kuantan 25
Pahang Darul Makmur
Business hours: I'm not sure of the exact hours, but it's opened for breakfast & lunch pretty much daily. I'm not sure of their closed day(s).
GPS: 3.81939, 103.33853
Note: Same row as Bayleaf Steak House.
Presentation (does it look mouth-watering): * * 1/2
Price (is it affordable - more stars = YES): * * *
Environment (is the place comfortable, cosy, clean, pleasant): * * 1/2
Taste (is the food delicious, worth coming back for more): * * * 1/2
Service (are the service providers friendly, efficient, polite): * * 1/2
One of the better curry noodles to me,