Bukit Bintang Famous Char Kuey Teow @ Tong Shin Fried Kuey Teow
Tong Shin Fried Kuey Teow considers as one of the most iconic during the old newspaper wrapping era. For the past decades, Kuey Teow stall off the roadside would pack their food with a thin layer of plastic then wrap with another layer of old newspaper. At that time, Fried Kuey Teow is undoubtedly a must-have dish once every week.
Once inside the restaurant, you can witness the hall of fame (various of newspaper and magazines introduction regarding this restaurant) on the sides of the wall which gives a positive review about their famous fried Kuey Teow.
Our brunch starts with a dish of Homemade Popiah RM4.60 (2 pieces). This Popiah has a sticky and gooey thin layer wrapper which covers cooked yam bean and lettuce in it.
Popiah tastes very bland while the fillings are dry, chilli and sweet sauce (using a very cheap brand sauce) don’t change the taste fact at all.
Totally not recommend this dish (we only tried one piece then decided to spare the whole dish).
Signature Tong Shin Kuey Teow
Since having so much good review about it, we decided to order their Kuey Teow Goreng (small) + extra cockles + fried egg which overall costs us RM11.00
Fried Kuey Teow portion is very small to be even fit in “the small” category. Although cockles are fresh but still able to count on ten fingers (very stingy) after requesting for add-on cockles. Overall taste just ok (with the help of Chinese sausage), nothing much to shout about the Fried Kuey Teow since any stall can easily produce such standard dish.
While having this dish, it feels like you are driving ” A Mercedez Benz with Kancil Interior” such huge disappointment despite the fame given is so big that it cant even cover the actual taste of the dish, not to mention the whopping price of it, totally being slaughter like a lamb.
Hot & Spicy Prawn Noodle
Another disastrous dish coming aboard is the Prawn Noodle (Large) RM8.50 with bits of small shrimp, water spinach, fried scallion and pork slices.
Just by having first sips of the prawn broth we already knew this is not gonna happen, a weird sweet and sour broth with barely any prawn flavour on it. Ended up taking a few spoon of it then decided to pay and change another place to have our brunch.
Moral Story Value: When you spotted a so-called old restaurant renovate and open new shop/expand business opens another few outlets. There are very high chances these kinds of restaurant gonna serve you very bad quality food. Please get real and think where the “real chef” gonna station in if there are 2 or more outlet ahead? 😉
This is the first ever restaurant that marked in our personal “Code Red: No More Next Time Zone”, which saved on our black history page. What a waste of money and food itself!
Do try Angle Peoh for a palatable dish of Char Kuey Teow.
*Kindly note that menu availability and price might vary from time to time
Location and Contact Details of Tong Shin Kuey Teow
Address: 27, Jalan Puteri 2/3, Bandar Puteri, Puchong, Selangor.
Contact: Not Available
Open Hour: 9.30 am – 9.30 pm (Mon-Sun)