It’s inevitable: Boat-noodle mania is spreading. Kuay Tiew Reua opened over the weekend at Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park, seeking to offer more of Bangkok’s riverside specialities that have become such a smash hit this year in the Klang Valley.

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Full-Blown Porcine Version

The hook here is that Kuay Tiew Reua serves the full-blown porcine version, with blood-thickened broth & optional crackling, prepared by the Thai wife of the outlet’s owner, with some ingredients, condiments & sauces brought in from the Land of Smiles.

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Noodles Come With Soup or Completely Dry (You Pick)

Customers can order the noodles with some soup or completely dry (we recommend the former; request as much broth as possible, since the water level can be erratic). Variations comprise glass noodles, kuey teow & mee hoon, RM1.90 per bowl.

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Pork Balls and Meat as Toppings

Toppings of pork meat & balls prove tender & fresh-tasting, while the noodles combine pleasantly with mildly savoury soup (which won’t, however, display revelatory dimensions of depth & complexity). With fine-tuning, this could be even more delicious.

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Boat Noodles

The servings are more substantial than expected for boat noodles. Four or five bowls should suffice for a filling lunch.

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Thai-Produced Crispy Pork Rind

Buy a whole bag of Thai-produced crispy pork rind to lend lots of crunch to the noodles, turning the meal into a guilty pleasure.

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Is it Better than the Beef-Specialising Pioneer in Empire Damansara?

Kuay Tiew Reua’s bowls, fish sauce & some wall ornaments are also of the made-in-Thailand variety. Note: Some folks will unfortunately demand to know whether Kuay Tiew Reua is better than the Empire Damansara beef-specialising pioneer; our key response is that they’re different enough to not have to suffer comparisons & that both will have their respective fans.

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Likely to Become A Success in the Weeks Ahead

With the novelty value still relatively high, it seems fairly likely that Kuay Tiew Reua will become a peak-hour, crowded-tables success in the weeks ahead, potentially spurring more boat-noodle eateries to keep launching in KL & Selangor. Be prepared though: Parking can be problematic during the daytime on this Kuchai Maju street.

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Location and Contact Details

Kuay Tiew Reua Boat Noodles

No. 40-G Jalan Kuchai Maju 9, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 012 907 3399

Find: Kuay Tiew Reua Boat Noodles directory page here.

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