Monday, 2 June 2014
Yi Poh Lou Shu Fun 姨婆老鼠粉 in Seremban, Malaysia
Yi Poh lou shi fun 姨婆老鼠粉 is one of Seremban's most written about food stops in social media.
Yi Poh 姨婆 is a simple, typical Malaysian small town food shop.
Started as a push cart stall in 1948 by old Yi Poh 姨婆 (grand aunt) in this same area, the restaurant now occupies two spacious shop lots, including an air conditioned section.
Many Seremban folk grew up with Yi Poh 姨婆老鼠粉 and every weekend, the restaurant is filled with people living outstation renewing their connection with home with a bowl of lou shu fan noodles.
Yi Poh's signature lou shi fun comes with a soup and we can add chili paste, if we want it more spicy.
The lou shi fun was topped with thin char siew slices and savoury minced pork.
The aroma of lard raises to our noses as we tossed the lou shi fun in the lard and soy based sauce.
Yi Poh's lou shi fun is actually what is also known as lai fun 濑粉 elsewhere in Malaysia. It is the not the stubby rice noodles with pointy ends which people in KL and Singapore also called lou shi fun 老鼠粉.
Yi Poh's tender, chewy, bouncy lou shi fun is still house made using grand aunt, yi poh's old recipe.
The savoury sauce is old school and heavy on lard which many will appreciate.
Fresh house blended chili paste. Yes, it is as spicy as it looks.
I liked the peppery soup that came with the lou shi fun so much that I ordered an additional bowl of the broth.
Inside the peppery soup were pork stomach and various types of pork intestines. I like it that the nice round bodied soup was not greasy. The intestines were also very well cleaned.
The peppery sting woken up my taste buds to appreciate the tender chewy textures and flavours of the ingredients.
I like this soup very much!
The meaty wanton at RM0.60 each.
Packed with flavourful minced marbled pork.
The popular crispy fried wantons (RM0.60 each). Nicely fried - not greasy at all. Every other table had some :D
The fourth generation still in high school helping out and learning the ropes at the 汤 family business.
Enthusiastic and passionate about their heritage. Eagerly took our questions. Already talking about coming back to the family business after university.
Restaurant name: Restoran Yi Poh 姨婆老鼠粉
Address: 26, Jalan Seng Meng Lee (Off Jalan Temiang), Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
Hours: 7.30am to 6.00pm (Closed on Monday)
Date visited: 28 May 2014
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