About Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee
The cultural rise of roadside food stalls has made it possible for the common people to enjoy authentic dishes of wonderful tastes at affordable prices. It creates a food haven for the masses. Roadside food stalls can promote emotional bonding among the people. As the people sit together at the table, the joyful ambience fills the air, allowing the merriment to drive away all weariness after a hard day’s work.
In terms of quality and quantity, many of the dishes prepared by roadside food stalls are on par or even better than those offered at hotels and restaurants. Spread by word of mouth, the old names of these stalls remain as fond memories cherished by food enthusiasts, reminding them of the city’s best tasting wares.
Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee began operations in 1998. It is a well-established icon of the roadside food stall culture that has evolved through the times. To prepare a plate of Hokkien Mee that wins the hearts of customers, every detail is strictly controlled. The skilled cook puts a suitable quantity of flavour-enhancing flounder fish powder into the hot wok. He then swiftly puts in other specially prepared sauces, ingredients and thick yellow noodles before stir-frying them over a strong flame until the gravy becomes thick and creamy. Only then is a plate of Hokkien Mee with the right ‘wok hei’ ready to be served.
Each plate of Hokkien Mee is a pleasing sight, with a dark oily black that exudes a rich, irresistible aroma. The enticing ‘wok hei’ engulfs every strip of steaming hot noodles, such that they are thoroughly infused with a delicious taste. After each mouthful, the customer will crave more. The crispy and delicious fried pork lard enhances the taste of Hokkien Mee. When they mix with the smooth and springy noodles, and the specially prepared sambal chilli sauce, they give a salty, fragrant and spicy flavour that stimulates the taste buds. It is a rich, bountiful taste of the goodness that lingers, enabling the customer to enjoy the satisfaction in savouring it.
The meat soup is a side dish recommended at Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee. Slices of selected premium lean meat marinated with tapioca starch are cooked in a soup prepared with large bones. Top-grade pepper berries are added to enhance the flavour, such that just a sip will whet your appetite. It is a perfect match with the Hokkien Mee that pleases both the eyes and taste buds. With a sip of the soup followed by a mouthful of Hokkien Mee, customers will find it hard to stop enjoying these dishes.
Apart from serving the popular Hokkien Mee, Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee also has its signature Hokkien Char Kway Teow. The dish is prepared with more gravy than the normal ‘Yue Guang He’ or Moonlight Char Kway Teow. The thin and springy strips of kway teow absorb the specially prepared such that the flavour and texture perfectly match to give a great taste.
As time passes, more types of food will emerge. However, the tastes that are embedded in our memories can never be replaced. Since the 1990s, the efforts by Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee to preserve traditional flavours have won the attention of many food enthusiasts. To many customers, Damansara Uptown Hokkien Mee represents a taste so deep it will never fade from their memories.