Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tuck Kee (Ipoh) Sah Ho Fun

My knowledge of sea animals is like next to zero. To me, crayfish is like the cousin of lobster with a texture that is slightly less chewy than lobster. Speaking about lobsters, I sorely miss the lobsters I could get from Boston's supermarkets at USD$6.99 (on sale) for a very decent-sized lobster! 

It's not that often that you get to see seafood such as lobsters or crayfish in hawker centres. Sure, you have your zichar stalls that sells XO crab beehoon etc, but these are considered to be in the minority. 

The queue for the food at this stall is always long, and as you can tell, plenty of accolades to tell you how good the food is. (I'm not saying that they are always accurate, but at least they serve as a good guide.) 

And here's the Crayfish Hor Fun (without the gravy). This costs $6.50 (additional 50 cents for takeaway). You may consider it expensive, but just look at how those prawns and crayfish cover the hor fun till all you get is a GLIMPSE of the hor fun. The prawns are peeled for you (can't mention how much I love this gesture), and the crayfish is bursting with meat. The seafood is also relatively fresh.

The sah hor fun is very smooth and the gravy went well with this dish. My only gripe was that the gravy was a bit too dilute. But I suppose it's okay, just in case it became too starchy. Plus that mild peppery taste in the gravy- just a little goes a long way!

If you are craving for crayfish, but not willing to fork out anything more than $10, this is a good option for you!

Tuck Kee (Ipoh) Sah Ho Fun 
Hong Lim Food Centre
531A Upper Cross Street,
(Closed on Sundays)


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