By Gisele and Echo team
Lou Shu Fun, commonly known as ‘silver needle noodle’, is also called rat (Shu) noodle by most Malaysians. The noodle is called Shu due to its shape like a needle or a rat’s tail and is one of the many traditional Chinese noodles available in many stalls.
Since it’s the year of the Rat, Ipoh Echo went on a quest for the best Lou Shu Fun around Perak.
Ah Yuk Lou Shu Fun is one of the last few surviving shops that serves handmade Lou Shu Fun. Usually sold out by 10am, expect a long queue at 7am, its peak time.
When asked about the ingredients of the noodles, Law Lai Yoon, 52, the second generation to run the Lou Shu Fun business said the noodles are mainly made of rice (glutinous and non-glutinous) and water with a combination of corn starch.
“The kneading and cooking process of the noodle takes approximately an hour,” said Yoon.
The noodle can be served in numerous forms, such as in soup, stir-fried or dry (drenched in a mixture of sauces based on customers’ preference). The taste and texture are second to none.
“Handmade noodles are definitely healthier than manufactured ones,” Yoon proudly explained. There is no added MSG or additives in the making of the noodles.
If you happen to visit Tg Tualang, do drop by Ah Yuk Lou Shu Fun and grab yourself a bowl of Lou Shu Fun.
These are the five top selected Lo Shu Fun places to enjoy over Chinese New Year and to welcome in the year of the Metal Rat.
- Tanjung Tualang Ah Yuk Lou Shu Fun (Homemade)
Famous for homemade Lou Shu Fun
Address: Gerai Majlis Daerah, Jalan Kampar, 31800 Tanjong Tualang, Perak.
Open daily, 5am-10.30am
- Restaurant Makanan Laut Wong Kok
Famous for JJ Lou Shu Fun
Address: 11 Persiaran Tokong, Pasir Pinji, Ipoh.
Open daily, 11am-2.30pm, 5pm-11.30pm
- Restaurant Chee Wah
Famous for Claypot Lou Shu Fun
Address: 12 Jalan Che Tak, Ipoh.
Wednesday & Thursday Off
- Restaurant Low She Fun
Famous for Gon Lou Lou Shu Fun
Address: 615 Jalan New Pasir Puteh, Pasir Puteh, Ipoh.
- Dome Meru
Famous for Sambal Lou Shu Fun (not on the menu but on request)
Dome Restaurant, Meru Golf Resort,
Meru Valley, 30020 Jelapang, Perak.
Open Daily, 6am-10pm