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August 6, 2017

Lee Noodle, Bangkok…cheap (and astonishing) duck noodle

Between cafés, street food stalls and lesser-known restaurant deals, Bangkok has a host of bargain bites that don’t cut back on flavour or finesse.

Lee Noodle, on Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thong Lor BTS station) is a budget-friendly hole in the wall guaranteed to whet your appetite without leaving a gaping hole in your wallet. Small and simple, this coffee-shop may be tiny but its purse-friendly homemade noodles which can be accompanied by moist succulent duck or crispy roasted pork belly or crab or charsiew or wanton (or all of it for 80 baht) is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Dangerously good, and it won’t cost you much more than 100 baht for the biggest, most delicious bowl of noodle you’ve ever tasted. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

lee noodle bkk

 

June 22, 2014

Kedai Kopi & Makanan Soon Yen, Melaka…didn’t scratch that duck noodles itch

Soon Yen is located in Tengkera and some locals call it ‘under the big tree’ food court. Unfortunately I can’t give the duck noodle the thumbs up.

The noodles is tossed in some thick, starchy gravy sauce, topped with shredded braised duck meat and accompanied with a bowl of herbal soup. The soup was plain in flavour and the gravied noodle also took on the same bland characteristics  but the duck was tender and not very gamey. I’ve had duck noodle from Melaka places that are much better. I was actually pretty disappointed. It was certainly ok but I couldn’t figure out what about it warrants all the buzz and reputation.

Yes, it’s filling but the food failed to excite and didn’t scratch that duck noodles itch. Too bad, so sad. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

soon yen duck mee

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