Saturday, October 5, 2013
Vegetarian char kwey teow that is toothsome
[Pixs copyright Ewe Paik Leong]
First-timers who order from the char kwey teow stall in Blue Boy Vegetarian Restaurant are often taken aback that the hawker is a Cantonese-speaking Indian chappie named Ah Wah. A lao jiao in the art of churning out delectable char kwey teow, he has been featured in a Chinese newspaper. By comparison with non-halal char kwey teow, Ah Wah’s fare has the handicap of not having sliced sausages or pork lard or any meat ingredient. Nevertheless, it is no push-over. Judged as a vegetarian fare, it is excellent. There’s also vegetarian bak kut teh from another stall that is so-so, but many people come here for Ah Wah’s magical stir-fried flat-rice noodles.
Blue Boy Vegetarian Restaurant
Blue Boy Mansion (Next to Corona Inn)
Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin
Getting there: You won’t be able to see the restaurant if you arrive along Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin. Better park opposite the Swiss-Garden Hotel on Jalan Pudu, walk down the side lane at Plaza Magnum. The restaurant is in the back of the once-notorious block of flats.