Monday, October 13, 2008

Ya Kwang revisited

Man, this sure was a good one down at Ya Kwang Dai Pai Dong (Ya Kwang Eating House, 709 Geylang Road, Lorong 37, tel : 6747 663). I was surprised that on a Saturday night, there wasn't anything resembling insane queues or crowds forming outside this stall. But I guess it could have been unmanageable for the proprietor if the place was any larger. This trip was a specific plan to eat their seafood based noodles which the stall was quite famed for, and rightly so. That being said, there's also a bunch of other items that fell into consideration as they looked pretty inviting over on the neighboring tables and this place was quite exemplar of evolving hawker fare.

Moving on to the lobster tang hoon, prices aside, was seriously great stuff. The stock used infused those glass noodles and made them both sweet and savory at the same time. The lobster was also rather fresh with the natural sweetness and had crunchy meat. Certainly, there were some similarities with the crab tang hoon that I tried previously and the main difference between them was probably just the shellfish.

The clam noodles, or also known as the la la mian from Ya Kwang was what I feel most vongole pasta should've been. Where many have failed pathetically living up to. This one was loaded with meaty clams and garlic flavor. General similarity aside, this one was nicely accented by the bits of spicy chilli padi and had noodles that soaked up the very savoury and seriously drool inducing stock. That was so good that I was pretty sure that I could easily take on a large portion by myself.

On the side we had an order of the Penang char kuey teow which looked like a phad thai and even tasted like one. Minus the crushed peanuts. This was pretty decent and saw a generous use of eggs. We had ordered this as a filler since the previous dishes didn't have the volume. There was a also some deep fried pig intestines call Da Chang Jing which were served in the similar manner as Peking ducks where one would wrap the pieces of intestines in some egg crepe along with a strip of cucumber and/or sprig of spring onion and then coat with a sweet brown sauce before eating. This wasn't bad at all, even though I had expecting the regularly deep fried variety where it's more chewy.


the hungry cow said...

Ahhh! I remember the lobster and clam noodles. Delish! A pity Jason has apparently decided to call it a day. :(

LiquidShaDow said...

It ain't over till the fat lady sings! :)