One of the things that I looked forward to during this most recent trip to Kuala Terengganu was breakfast at Chinatown. We arrived on Friday morning at about 8am, just at the right time, or so I thought.
However, little did I know that shops at this east coast city’s Chinatown normally open late, around 11am, or not at all on a Friday, as it is the start of their weekend.
Under the morning sun, walking the stretch of Chinatown from the new Pasar Payang towards Hotel Seri Malaysia Terengganu, it was a long and quiet road. Haha! Luckily, a few eateries were open. A tip for you, most of these shops are located near the Chinatown arch.
Without any preference for a particular eatery, my friend and I settled for Restoran Mei Fong Curry Noodles, which boasts the “best curry noodles in town”.
So, of course, I unhesitantly chose this signature dish, while my friend ordered Hakka Mee, both with homemade noodles sans monosodium glutamate (MSG), boric acid and preservatives. To share, we had mini buns with spread of butter and kaya. We also had a glass of beverage each. My bill came up to about RM12, while my friend’s was almost the same amount.
According to her, the Hakka noodles was fulfilling and memorable. As for my curry noodles, while I had no complaint, I wouldn’t say it’s the best in town because it looked like curry but with zero kick. Perhaps this is the spicy level that the locals can tolerate. Haha! So, in my opinion, the jury is still out on the best Kuala Terengganu curry noodles, or even just within Chinatown!
Therefore, would I still recommend Restoran Mei Fong Curry Noodles? Why not? Perhaps this is the type of curry you prefer? Besides, there are other types of breakfast food available on the menu to try.
Restoran Mei Fong Curry Noodles
Add: 178, Jalan Kampung Cina, Kampung Banggul, 20100 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.
Tel: 012-334 1931
Business hours: 6.30am – 4pm daily