Monday, August 21, 2017

Haka Moi @ Cheras

This new Hakka kopitiam specialises in salt-baked chicken, with the free-range meat exhibiting the smooth, tender & delicately flavoured hallmarks of this widely beloved recipe (RM3.50 per 100 grams). Come for the chicken, stay for the Hakka mee, which conveys all the essential mince & crunch (RM4.50), the yong tau foo (RM1.80 per piece, with options like brinjal, bitter gourd & chilli) & house-made pork balls with salted fish & dried cuttlefish, quite textured & tasty (RM4 for three pieces in broth).

For fans of curry mee, RM10 gets you a fully loaded portion served in two bowls, packed with fried pork belly, prawns, cockles, clams, pork skin, intestines, long beans, bean curd & mint, certain to banish hunger pangs. If you need even more cockles in your life (really, we all do), the stir-fried cockles with salted veggies (RM15) prove as competently executed as everything here.

Haka Moi
4, Jalan Kaskas, Taman Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 8am-10pm. Tel: 016-331-1079

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8 comments:

  1. When I saw the pic of the curry laksa, I was wondering why there were two bowls. I thought they offer a mini bowl for those who want less carbs and more goodies (and yesss, we all need more cockles in our lives!). But then...happy days...two bowls for the price of one, yay! ^_~ I'm quite the Hakka moi myself, I love Hakka food (my MIL is Hakka and she's a really good cook) :)

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    1. Contact.ewew: yay for those of us who have hakka folks in our families ... i do too, though i didn't realise it while growing up, heh! :D and yes, i was surprised when the curry mee came in two bowls - but it certainly makes for a satisfying portion :D

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  2. I had steamed chicken (and char siew or whatever else) and rice with curry gravy poured all over it - I wonder what cuisine that is. Can get at some places in Kuching, not here.

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    1. Suituapui: that sounds like good ol'fashioned kopitiam fare ... comfort food! i can't identify its specific origins either though :)

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  3. The curry mee looks fantastic! And best of all it comes with another bowl of goodies. So worth it for RM10!

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    1. Phong Hong: yes! hopefully they'll be able to maintain that price and portion for as long as possible :)

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  4. My mom is a Hakka Moi herself can cook up some pretty tasty Hakka dishes but I have yet learn any from her :(

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    1. Choi Yen: but you're also a very good cook! :)

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