Some call it “thor kar mee” (floor noodles) and some called it ajinomoto noodles (cause of the MSG) but I just found out that this is a very famous noodles in Melaka. The name “thor kar mee” came about as I was told by Tien Soon is because there were no tables when they starting selling this noodles at Tengkera and everyone just hold the bowl and squatted on the floor to eat. This was verified by Miharu’s dad whom said that was how it was served and all you had were the little stool to sit on.
Anyhow the original stall is still in Tengkera but there is another one in Batu Berendam. After asking around at Restoran Wo Wat on the stall selling this that used to be here, we were given directions on where exactly is the stall at Batu Berendam from the aunty selling siah ping there whom happens to be related to the Batu Berendam stall, small world .
So this morning me and Miharu tried our luck and after an u-turn, we managed to find this shop. Its actually a house converted to coffeeshop style, blue in color just next to the vermicelli factory in Batu Berendam.
The name of the coffeeshop is Kim Seng if I remembered correctly but there is no signboard outside, just a small one inside.
We ordered our noodles and it came in soup topped with fishballs, slices of fish cake and most important of all the deep fried prawn crackers. The soup is tasty and sweet (thanks to the MSG), so didn’t take too much of that but the prawn crackers really makes a bit difference to what looks like an ordinary bowl of fishball noodles.
Each bite is crispy and crunchy with the prawn crackers and it was really good! I really enjoy the noodles, something new to me but just gotta be careful on the soup, don’t want to lose so much hair
Each bowl cost RM3.50 for small and RM4.00 for big. The place open as early as 7am and close at 2pm.
Prawn Crackers Fishball Noodles @ Batu Berendam
GPS: N02 14.861 E102 15.061