Puncak – Honeydew Chicken Noodles

Puncak is a name I’m sure many people are familiar with. After all, it’s been around for YEARS (since 1988 apparently!) and a popular haunt for many along with the equally-popular Cahaya just next to each other.

The dish featured here is actually a very popular one. But for me, Honeydew Chicken Noodles is not just another plate of noodles. It’s actually a really interesting story that dates back to when I was just a kid.

The first time I heard about the dish ‘Honeydew Chicken Noodles’, I was really young I think like maybe 8-9 years old maybe? Our Dad used to buy back from and sometimes even bring us to makan at this place called ‘First Muslim Gourmet Noodle Restaurant’ which also used to be at Far East Plaza (the shop space is now a small Japanese Sushi restaurant near Sakura Restaurant). I have to say – that was really one of the best things I’d ever eaten as a kid!

Honeydew Chicken Noodles ($4.50)
Honeydew Chicken Noodles ($4.50)

Puncak 03 Honeydew Chicken Noodles

So what exactly is the ‘Honeydew’ in ‘Honeydew Chicken Noodles’?
No, it has nothing to do with the fruit if you ask me. It’s actually more to do with Honey itself which is obviously used in the preparation and cooking of the chicken and also the thick, orange-y gravy that comes with the dish.

Puncak 04 Honeydew Chicken Noodles
Puncak 05 Honeydew Chicken Noodles

The signature gravy is a little on the sweet side but actually goes very well with the chicken. Be sure to give it a big mix with the noodles so everything gets coated really nicely before the slurping begins! 😛

The chicken has a nice charred outer-layer so you can actually enjoy this roasted chicken which has a great flavour when you bite in. Unfortunately, I got the chicken wing in this case so I ended up biting into quite a bit of bones. In fact, now that I come to think of it, it was pretty much always chicken wings when we had Honeydew Chicken Noodles at First Muslim and I think I actually real enjoyed it.

Puncak 06 Fried Wanton
Fried Wanton ($5.00)

So I ordered some Fried Wantons to go along which is always a good idea right especially when you’re having noodles. You can order either $5, $7 or $10 depending on how many people you’re eating with or how hungry/greedy you’re feeling. In fact, I’ll got as far as to say it’s a crime if you do not order some Fried Wantons to go along with your Honeydew Chicken Noodles! 😀

Puncak 07 Fried Wanton
Puncak 08 Fried Wanton

Something interesting about the Fried Wanton is that the filling is not just minced chicken but there appears to be carrot incorporated in there somewhere too. Now, this is not necessarily a bad thing but I guess it was just a bit of a surprise.

Anyways, the Fried Wantons were nice! Best enjoyed #HotHotShiokShiok so enjoy while hot and crispy. I’m pretty sure this is one of the most popular side dishes at Puncak – just look around at all the other tables when you visit Puncak and I’m sure you’ll see Fried Wantons on most of them.

The menu at Puncak is actually quite extensive, they not only have a variety of noodle and rice dishes to choose from, they’ve even got Claypot dishes, an impressive Tze Char selection all of which are freshly prepared upon order. I do see others ordering different dishes but as always, I end up ordering the same thing every time 😛

Puncak is a legend. I’d be surprised if someone says they’ve not at least heard of it before. And while the Puncak vs Cahaya debate will continue rage on, I guess I tend to lean towards Puncak a little bit more.

You may have your favourite dish(es) but this is definitely mine. So if you haven’t tried the Honeydew Chicken Noodles before, maybe give it a go next time. Try it at least once to see if you like it or not.

And don’t forget the Fried Wantons 😉

PUNCAK BEST NOODLES HALAL MUSLIM FOOD

Far East Plaza
14 Scotts Road #05-94 S 228213
Tel: 6738 4348

www.puncakbestnoodles.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/puncakbestnoodles

Operating Hours:
12:00pm – 9:00pm DAILY

 

This meal we visit ourselves (like macam anonymous ah) and pay own money one.
All information (including prices, availability of item on menu and Halal status of establishment) are accurate at the time of posting. All photos used in this site are property of The Halal Food Blog unless stated otherwise.

 

First published: 13th May 2016
Last Updated: 17th September 2021

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