Located on the Lower Ground Floor of NU Sentral Mall, just inside one of the many entrances of the building, is Homie Recipe, a pork-free noodle house. I found it most amusing to dine there because it gave me the feeling of visiting grandma’s house in the village, and during Chinese New Year to boot!
Although I did not come from a village myself, this is just the vision that I have, as the interior decoration reminded me of Sekinchan’s Ah Ma House. Needless to say, Homie Recipe seemed kind of out of place in a modern retail complex.
The lady boss, the 70-year-old Ms. Lau, was very happy to discover that I am from Ipoh and told me that she is also from Ipoh. Actually, she is from Pusing, about thirty minutes southwest of Ipoh, by car. No special price for an Ipohite, though. Haha!
She patiently introduced her menu as it was my first visit to her noodle house but I was in a rush to catch my train home to Ipoh, so all I said was that I wanted something simple, fast, and non-spicy. And so, she recommended her traditional Pan Mee. It came in two options: dry or soup. I requested for the soup version.
Although Homie Recipe’s menu is not extensive, I still had an enjoyable meal. Things are not complex, and indeed, it felt like home. Will I return for a second visit? Of course, and would allow more time to enjoy my meal. Maybe I’d go for something spicy then?
Add: LG 18, NU Sentral Mall, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Business hours: 10am – 10pm daily
Tel: +603 2276 3700
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