To call Pu Yuan a hidden gem would be an understatement. This covert location, tucked in an inconspicuous alley off Old Klang Road, gets its reputation from serving traditional true-blue Hokkien dishes. Spot a white door along the alley facing SJK (C) Choong Wen to find your way here. Take the family out for an excursion and try the Chao Shu Fen (fried tapioca noodles, from RM7). Sliced into neat rectangles, the noodles have a soft, slightly chewy texture that hits it off with wok hei, pungent dried shrimp and pork lard. The Fried Tang Hoon (from RM7) comes a close second, but also merits an order for its abundant trimmings, including prawns, Chinese cabbage and mushrooms. To truly experience Pu Yuan, also order several tai chow dishes to share with the fam. The lady boss will gladly recommend a Signature Fried Homemade Beancurd (RM12) that's deep-fried to a golden crisp whilst retaining its velvety texture within. Those who prefer meat would relish in the Oatmeal Popcorn Chicken (RM18). The order of chicken popcorns coated in crunchy oatmeal flakes is foolproof. Avg price per person: RM15
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