Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Revisit: Wah Cheong (Pork Ball Noodles) @ Sec 17 PJ

Continuing with my eats at a popular breakfast joint among PJ folks, I revisited Wah Cheong Coffee Shop @ Section 17 PJ which is located very near to the Section 17 wet market.  

I've reviewed the well liked and in demand wantan (and curry) mee in this coffee shop earlier (read my previous post here) and now have returned to try some of the other stalls (specifically the pork ball "hor fun" ie. kuey teow).

This is my bowl of dry-styled Pork Ball Hor Fun @ RM5 which is the best way of having this noodle as the hor fun had a really smooth texture).  I especially liked the minced pork which was fragrant and flavourful.  The "siew cheong" (roasted Chinese sausages) was alright but I would prefer a tad more wine flavour (Shaoxing?) in the sausage though.

The soup that came with the (square) pork balls is the peppery kind (not the clear soup base).  This pork ball hor fun was definitely better tasting than the one in Lucky Coffee Shop (a few doors away).

This shop also houses the infamous Robert's Penang Char Kway Teow (CKT) Stall which is very well known in Klang Valley.  I had been wanting to try Robert's CKT for a while now after the many positive reviews on it with some even commenting that it was the best Penang CKT in the Klang Valley...and I obviously came with high expectations.

This is my plate of Robert's CKT @ RM5 which I found rather bland and tasteless but I did like the fat, crunchy bean sprouts though.  I didn't detect any "wok hei" and there was no "chee yau char" (pork lard bits)....and you know what I think of CKT without freshly fried, crispy chee yau char, right?  A good plate of CKT that is lacking these 2 vital requirements just won't work....and I was sorely disappointed!

But, then again, from what I gathered from other blogs, there's actually a few other hawker stalls in Klang Valley, under the name of Robert's CKT, which are purportedly run by his relatives, and the one here is one of them.  I'm not sure if the less than satisfying taste was because it was not fried by Robert himself so I shall refrain from giving my final comments until I taste one fried by him (which is in Say Huat Restaurant).

My Personal Opinion

I did like the dry Pork Ball Hor Fun though I can't say the same for Robert's Penang Char Kway Teow stall (manned by a relative).  It's not fair to run down this legendary CKT until and unless I've tasted one specifically fried by stay tuned for that!

(Kedai Kopi) Wah Cheong
Jalan 17/29 Section 17
46400 Petaling Jaya



  1. How does this dry pork ball horfun compare to the famous one in imbi in win heng seng coffee shop?

    1. It's been a while since I've eaten the one in Imbi. I'll have to eat it again to compare (though I think/remember the "siew cheong" to be better in Imbi).


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