We were looking and trying the egg tarts (Choy Kee Bakery and QunKee Biscuits) in Kampung Simee when we came across this noodle stall in Restaurant Yu Yee. The owner claim to be only cooking economy noodles and nothing so special about it. He cooks ordinary noodles you can get any where but his noodles are delicious.
Just the sheer number of locals that came here that afternoon is testament to the goodness of his noodles. This is a classic example how an ordinary noodle can be very good if the cook puts his heart and soul into his food.
We had the Cantonese Fried Noodles in Egg Gravy and the Fried Yellow Noodles and Kuey Teow with Soy Sauce. Both noodles are equally good and there is a secret ingredient to it – Fresh Prawn Broth. This secret ingredient is what makes the locals willing to wait for at least 45 minutes to an hour for their fried noodles.
We were informed that they use 3 kilograms of fresh prawns to make 3 pots of prawn broth each day. They start by frying the prawn heads and prawn shells first and then boiling it until it is ready. Imagine the amount of prawns they have to peel each day. It’s definitely not an easy task.
Getting the prawn broth ready is only the start. Each plate of noodles are individually fried and cooked. If you have the chance of trying their noodles, you should. They are good.
Restoran Yu Yee
Address: 221, Lebuh 3, Kg Simee, 31400, Ipoh, Perak
Opening Times: 1.00pm until 5.00pm (or until the broth runs out)
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