Mmm-ing in Malaysia: Kuey Tiao Soup made with Mama's Love
SELANGOR: Malaysians love food. I love food. And we have lots of it.
I don't know when I started to enjoy eating, because I was a picky eater as a kid. There are still some foods I won't touch with a ten foot pole. I am relative unadventurous with 'exotic' meats and foods.
But, when there is a dish that I love, there are just a few expectations that has to be met. Taste, texture, and time is important. Ingredients and Condiments as well.
Because when the "stars align", I keep going back for more.
Meet Kuey Tiao Auntie (KTA, for short). I have been going to her stall since I moved into the neighbourhood over ten years ago.
Her little stall has changed from its original location at Restoran 2323. Now it's at the front of the shop. When it used to be her, the husband, and the son manning the stall, now there is only her.
The taste of the kuey tiao soup may have changed over the years, but I still keep going back. She even customises it for me (it used to be only 2 pieces of fish balls, fish cake, and a few pieces of pork), but the expected taste and texture of the meal is still satisfying for me.
Refer to the top picture... note how translucent the noodle is, and how cloudy the soup is. It reminds me of how flavourful the whole dish is that it's begging to be eaten (after condiment-ing it with cili api and soya sauce first, of course!)
I never got the name of the stall she operates, and don't know much about it other than it is located at Restoran 2323. She is the oldest operator here, and the other food vendors offer modern, high-tech payment methods like QR payment, e-wallet payment, and etc.
But, not KTA. She accepts payment the old-fashioned way - cash.
Here is what her little corner looks like.
Address: 23, Jln Kenari 7, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia