THERE are so many types of noodle dishes available in the Malaysian food scene.
With each having its own distinctive flavour, making a choice can be difficult at times.
Whenever I am unsure what to have, I opt for seafood noodles.
One cannot go wrong with this.
With only a handful of places to go to for really good seafood noodles, the one at B & Best Restaurant in Jalan SS4C/5, Petaling Jaya is always my best pick.
Here, you can choose from a variety of fresh seafood items.
As for noodles, the restaurant also serves kuey teow, bee hoon, yellow mee and tang hoon (glass vermicelli) .
Not only are the dishes reasonably priced, customers can choose from the wide selection of seafood items to add on — from the many species of grouper, mullet and pomfret to oysters, clams, scallops and even abalone.
The menu with prices of the items is displayed on a white board.
The price of additional seafood can range from RM15 to over RM80, depending on the number of items added into the bowl.
One can also choose to have a simple bowl of noodles with fish balls, sliced fried fish cake and vegetables here.
This will cost under RM10 a bowl.
What I like about the fish balls was the freshness, crunch and taste.
This is because B & Best Restaurant offers homemade fish balls.
Finely minced fish meat is used to make the fish balls.
The soup is also tasty and will not leave you thirsty after the meal.
For the dry variety, the noodles are mixed with thick black sauce and lard.
This noodle option has a pleasant bitter taste mixed with slight sweetness due to the black sauce.
I like to enjoy the dry noodles with the specially prepared not-so-hot sambal, placed on each table.
The dish also comes with a bowl of soup with fish balls, sliced fried fish cake and cabbage.
Oh yes! The fried beancurd skin and fried fish cake are two must-have items here.
The fried beancurd skin is tasty with a thin layer of fish paste in between while the fried fish cake is simply crunchy and delicious.
So, if you are in SS4, Petaling Jaya, and cannot decide what to have for a meal, head to this shop.
It might have something interesting in store for you.
The restaurant is open from 7.30am to 4pm (Monday to Satur-day), 7.30am to 3pm (Sunday), and is closed on alternate Thursdays. For details, call 012-295 8948.