For this article, Byloka wants to focus on the beauty of Malaysian Cuisine. One of our Bylokans is going to be telling his story about his favourite Malaysian food that has been in our country for years and years and always focuses on the freshness and natural taste of each ingredient.
Muhammad Asyraf: My favorite local food would have to be the infamous Mee Udang. I have never tasted a more perfect combination than the Mee Udang. Beautiful- seasoned curry paste, mixed together with hand-stretched yellow noodles, accompanied by the zesty taste of the lime and some boiled eggs. Most importantly and not to be forgotten, the taste-burst of the Mee Udang, the prawns itself or known as ‘Udang’.
When we’re talking about where is the best place to get Mee Udang, I’m talking to the best place possible, which is at Yaakob Mee Udang Segar Pulau Sayak, Kedah. If you’ve ever been to Pulau Sayak, you will know that it is home to big, fresh and chunky prawns, and is a very perfect combination to the Mee Udang I was talking about. Just imagine, eating a bowl of fresh Mee Udang, each ingredient complimenting each taste, with each condiment complimenting additional taste, owh the savory!
Every time my family and I go back to my hometown, which is in Kedah, it will be a compulsory necessity for us to go to Yaakob Mee Udang and have ourselves a bowl, sometimes two! It’s not only the generosity of the condiments that catches our eyes, but also the warm heart of the restaurant owners, Mr. Yaakob and his wife. It is surely a hidden gem that we’ve come to love.