Not alike…

That day, when I blogged about that Seremban guy at a food court near my house, my Singaporean blogger-friend, Libby commented and asked me what Cantonese ying yong was. Obviously, she spotted that in the guy’s menu displayed at his stall. I simply replied that it was wat tan hor but it turned out that I was mistaken – the two are not exactly alike.

I got this from this blog: Hor fun or shahe fen (Mandarin) originated from Guangzhou in Guangdong and its popularity proliferated into Southeast Asia. Another name for this dish is wat tan hor (Cantonese), which literally means “silky egg fried noodles”. In addition, a different version called ying yong hor (in Cantonese symbolizing Yin and Yang) with a twist is the use of flat rice noodles cooked in light and dark soy sauce plus thin rice noodles (rice vermicelli) fried until crunchy. Then meat like chicken or beef or pork and/or seafood together with choy sum are cooked in a silky and thickened egg gravy. Subsequently, the hot egg gravy including the ingredients used are served on top of the cooked noodles.

Of course, I had to make my way back to the food court to check on the guy’s Cantonese ying yong. I was not disappointed when it was served (RM5.50)…

Noodle Bar, Grand Wonderful Food Court Cantonese ying yong

– it did look good and when I tossed the noodles, I discovered that yes, it did have the crispy fried bihun

Noodle Bar, Grand Wonderful Food Court crispy fried bihun


Yes, it tasted great and yes, I certainly would go back again – there are still a lot of things on his menu that I would love to try!

NOODLE BAR is located at the GRAND WONDERFUL FOOD COURT (2.309601, 111.845163) along Jalan Pipit, off Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai, on your left just before the Petronas petrol station a short distance from Delta Mall. You can also go in via Lorong Pipit 4, turning left into the lane at the junction where Starbucks Sibu is located and go straight ahead from there.

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6 thoughts on “Not alike…”

  1. The Cantonese Ying yang looks really good. I thought ying yang is a mixture of kway teow and noodles but turns out is kway teow and bihun. Guess you have to try all that is in the menu since both you had are so good.

    Of course but I think I will go about it slowly or else every day I would be blogging about the same place.

  2. That certainly looks good, I love gravies on my noodles like wat tan hor

    It was really good – will certainly go back again!!! Less than NZD2,00, believe it or not!!!

  3. Yes, I like ying yang too… I normally have that in Penang, it is called hor fun over there, a combination of the two and the gravy is not as thick as the wat tan hor. In Ipoh, hor fun means just one type of noodles, ie. koay teow.

    So many names, so confusing…and I thought hor fun is the kind of kway teow up north, finer, smoother, translucent…and not so thick and white. Now I am even more lost!

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