Friday, April 9, 2010

Handmade Meesuah @ Beng Shen, Klang

The first time we went in search of this place, we found it but it was closed. On a Sunday. It really wasn't their "official" off-day (that should be a Monday) ... there was a handwritten cardboard hung on the gate stating that they were closed for 5 days. No reason was given.

Determined to eat their famed handmade & homemade Meesuah, we made another trip back there 2 weeks later. It's located a bit way out from Klang town, along the main road, Jalan Kapar. Just keep a lookout for it on the left after you pass Carrefour and Bata.

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The set-up was rather spacious, with typical plastic chairs and gas cooker-with-kettle so omnipresent in Bak Kut Teh joints in Klang. We were greeted warmly by the owner & his wife and our orders were quickly acknowledged.

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First to reach our table was the BKT Meesuah. We ordered a 2-persons portion (RM19) and the bowl of steaming hot BKT & meesuah served was huge! Their meesuah is not the usual type that you usually get, ie soft thin easily-breakable strands ... The meesuah noodles here are thicker - much like linguini, and the texture is more dense & robust. While I always like to have rice (oiled) with my BKT, I was pleasantly surprised that this meesuah went very well with the herbal soup too.

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Their BKT is above average, I would say... the meats were sufficiently tender in the rather thick herbal brew.

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Meesuah in Chicken Wine (RM16 for 2 pax) was next. I must say I liked this very much, in fact much better than the BKT!

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The soup was very well-flavoured with glutinuous rice wine - thick and full of "heat", the kampung chicken pieces had been lightly-fried before being boiled in the rice wine, with just the right amount of ginger & chinese herbs. The meesuah had delightfully soaked in the very yummy piquant soup - it was nutrituously alcoholic to leave you rosy-cheeked after you have slurped everything off the bowl!

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We also tried their Fried Meesuah (RM8 per pax). It was OK - just like any normal regular hokkien-style noodles.

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Their Tomyum Meesuah (RM8 per pax) was a disappointment. It was very clear they must have used some kind of mediocre tomyum paste which was very bland. There were a couple of lemongrass stalks and a few chunks of tomatoes tossed in... besides a few prawns and the meesuah, of course. They should just stick to the BKT and the Chicken Wine.

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I was rather disappointed when the cool-lookin boss told me they were not making any meesuah that day - the "workshop" facilities behind the restaurant was closed. I had hoped to catch some meesuah-making action!

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You can buy their ready-packed meesuah from the shop too. Each 1 kg packet costs RM11.

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Forgetful me left my precious tin of chinese tea there... I called them asking them to keep for me and that I'd pick it up in my next trip there. They readily obliged and promised to keep my tea safe, hehe!


Restoran Beng Shen is located at:

Batu 5, Jalan Kapar
Klang
Tel: 03-3291-1575
Closed on Mondays
(best to give them a call, in case they decide to close on other days for some reasons!)

My rating: 7/10

20 comments:

babe_kl said...

i think i saw this place featured in A Taste of Jason! the mee suah looks very bouncy

thule a.k.a leo said...

yup! exact place featured in Jason's show :) I'll try to look for it next time I go to KLang.

baDboy said...

This is the first time I have ever heard of BKT with mee suah - the mee suah looks firm and strong ! Maybe only in Klang !

Great find !

HairyBerry said...

Ooohh, this looks good! I can imagine this as more affordable version of somen. Cold mee suah, Japanese style! Must go find this place when I come back!

CUMI & CIKI said...

oh wow, they look like they fry their meesuah just right.. no breakage and not too slimy.. must be delicious!

J2Kfm said...

Yeah I have set this in my phone back then, after watching Taste of Jason like babe_kl.

BKT Mee suah does sound inviting, different from the usual rice and BKT fix.

PureGlutton said...

Babe_KL: Yes, you are right - this was featured in Jason's show. Yes, the mee suah's texture is more like pasta - with a good bite and not soft-mushy-messy like the regular mee suah.

PureGlutton said...

Leo: Yeah, do try this place out!

PureGlutton said...

Badboy: Thanks for dropping by :-) Yep, the mee suah is indeed "firm" & "strong" - goes well with BKT too.

PureGlutton said...

HairyBerry: You have to buy their mee suah back & experiment at home then. Cold mee suah sounds good eh!

PureGlutton said...

Ciki: The mee suah's texture remained firm, cooked in whatever style. I prefer the soupy BKT and Chicken Wine though ;-)

PureGlutton said...

J2Kfm: You are so familiar with Klang & its eateries already, so finding this place should not be a problem :-)

UnkaLeong said...

This was featured on TV recently hor? Must ask dad if he is game to go and give this place a try;)

mimid3vils said...

I'll skip the rice wine mee suah if i go there coz i had too much of it when my confinement =.="

rtfgvb759 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

J said...

Oh yay! This was the place I saw on TV and forgot the name! :) :)

Thanks.... :)

(And also, thanks for the invite the other day - was very nice to meet you in person)

PureGlutton said...

Unka: So did u manage to persuade yr dad to go?!

PureGlutton said...

Mimi: Hehe, then go for the other dishes la ;-)

PureGlutton said...

rtfgvb759: Glad you agree, lol! Thanks for dropping by.

PureGlutton said...

J: You are welcome - so when are u gonna try this eh?
Yeah, it was nice meeting u too :-))