I saw this restaurant when looking for a budget Hotel in the Gombak and Setapak area. It is a few doors down from Ong Tak Kim Supermarket and is called the Mee Tarik Orient Palace.
It is run by a few mamak staff who dont speak much. They were upset when I wanted ice for my rose tea. I think they were afraid the flavour may not emanate from the the dried rose flower buds without hot water. Their waiter couldn’t express that. There goes my plans to ask him about the mee tarik.
From what I know, the signature Lamian or pulled and twisted noodles originated from China. It is also popular in Central Asian countries such as Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and is the national dish of the Uyghur people.
Hence, it was no coincidence and a pleasant surprise to find this restaurant also serving a variety of Chinese Muslim dishes. Unfortunately, all the pulled noodles available were of the soupy types that I didn’t like.
I ordered beef fried with onions and noodles. There is something special about eating fried crunchy onions with sauteed beef, Wonderful stuff. I think the noodles used were spaghetti. Loved it. Yumz.
Mee Tarik Orient Palace at 341 Jernai 3, Off Jalan Gombak Batu 5, Medan Idaman, Gombak.