It is the poor man’s food as the name indicates. Economy because there is nothing in the plate of noodles except for a few strands of beansprouts. Long time ago, it costed only 50-80 sen per plate/packet. However, it costs at least RM1 now.
The nicest one is from a little corner house, next to the Chung Ling Secondary School in Jalan Air Itam. They only operate in the morning and closed on Sunday. Business is brisk. What makes this place economy meehoon nicer than other places is the small batches they fry. Unlike other places, they fry small batches and hence, all the noddles are very hot and fresh.
Besides that, they give these really kick-ass green chillies pickled in vinegar.
What makes the Chung Ling ‘keng cheh mee hoon’ extra yummy is the gravy or ‘lor’ that comes with it. They will pour a generous amount of this thick, sticky, soya sauce flavoured gravy to make the noodles even smoother.
However, note that the beehoon is usually fried with lard and lots of oil. Certainly not something ideal for breakfast every morning. If you haven’t try it, do check it out soon. Lots of people normally order two plates at one sitting. If I go with my hubby, we normally order three plates to share. They have some ‘chai kueh’ as well.
This stall used to be manned by the husband of the woman frying the beehoon now. However, several years ago, during one Chinese New Year, he died suddenly due to over tired. We heard he gambled day and night without sleeping and somehow, got a brain bleed or something. Good thing that the wife can fry the beehoon as well as him.