no matter, its the same thing.....
Finally, after incessant nagging and (pleasure) from the delectable Ms L, the ever accomodating BSC team was summoned to put to rest the answer to the unavoidable question :
.... who in the Klang Valley can lay claim as the undisputed one worthy to stand beside the praying mantis Prawn Mee King of Jln Macalister, Penang?
Braving through horrendous traffic jams, rude drivers, the rain and lack of clear directions, the roving gluttons after much deliberation, tension and suspense ( + enjoyment ) filed the result of this clash of the titanic prawns :
Contender 1 : Taman Tun,KL ( Yong Len , Mohd Fuad area )
husband & wife team from Penang (where else )
typically Penang minus the mantis prawns
mee/beehoon, beansprouts,pork slices, kangkong & sliced small prawns
ambience like in Beach Street Pg, noisy, crowded and hot
visuals beh pai ( like real not bad )
aroma oo hare bee ( prawny & porky )
first taste eh sai lah, ( can be eaten , very fresh )
sound effects wonderfully crunchy ( like the Sarawak Laksa, Bangsar )
accuracy chun and ho chiak ( delicious !)
ambience typically PJ kopitiam
visuals swee ( nice )
aroma chau choe tang pok ( prawny, means pungently fragrant )
first taste beh pai lah ( ok lah )
sound effects chin chia ping siong ( very normal only )
accuracy chou pu toeerr ( so so )
ambience authentic and truly backStreet
visuals dark and mysterious
aroma lightly pungent
first taste mild, need more chilli
sound effects need another amplifier
accuracy couldn't shoot straight
last but not least, the 4th contender,
.....from da annals of the
Definitive Guide to Malaysian Cuisine
The Shootout Verdict ?
O&S is still standing.....but precariously supported by only a tiny prawn whisker............&
Contender 1 has been slightly wounded
Contender 2 needs outpatient treatment for mild concussion &
Contender 3 needs to be hospitalised temporarily 4 further observation ,
Along the sidelines near the Saloon where the Honourable Judges ( Ace 118 & Co ) are seated;
Champs of Centrepoint, Bandar Utama,PJ &
Kepong Jo, of Kepong Baru KL are waiting...& smiling
......4 Round 2....!!!
...watch this space...