Big Plate continue to bring you bigger plate. This time visiting an eatery for Hokkien Chah (Hokkien Fried Noodles), yes those large and long yellow turned black noodles fried over charcoal! And of course not many places serves you with the original ingredients and that includes liver, “choy sum” and plentiful of black sauce. Our plate of Hokkien mee (noodles) took a while and we can understand that because the chef fried and simmer them slowly in a big wok over charcoals. The taste was perfect when blended with the right black sauce that taste a mild sweetness.
This shop is in Sentul, traditionally a railway depot during the Japanese Occupation and WWII. My granddad did worked in the railway company, mainly carpentry work on their coaches. He and his family lived nearby. Today this place is more vibrant but yet maintaining few of its icon making up from few post missionary schools and the railway station itself.
Coming back to shop, it is known as Sentul Ah Yap Charcoal Hokkien Mee restaurant. I have been there twice and never failed to be amazed by the taste of their Hokkien Mee. Here is their address, including some branches. Why not just go to the one in Sentul for their original taste and charm.
Last evening we ordered, what else? Hokkien Mee! This is a closer look so that it can wet your appetite in no time. Look at the ingredient used and the thick yellow noodles that have been fried to perfection as they are spiced up by generous amount of lard used.