Blue Boy hawker centre is a pure vegetarian place between Jalan Imbi and Jalan Alor. It has 8 stalls selling a variety of Chinese and Malay food, though I gather some are rarely open. There are noodles, soups and mixed rice on offer. It’s standard hawker centre seating and ordering, and the staff are nice enough. Some speak mostly Chinese, some (I think Indonesian) prefer Malay. I have enjoyed the majority of the food I have tried, and there are some real highlights. Oddly I haven’t got many pics.
I have tried few of the noodle dishes. Curry mee is noodles with a runny curry soup; ‘prawn’ mee has a savoury soup and mock prawns; asam laksa is a noodle soup with a rich, sour and spicy broth. All were really good. Char kuey teow (flat fried noodles) was OK, with a lot of mock meat. Yong tau foo is a traditional dish which uses tofu and bean curd skin, stuffing it with fish or pork paste; this paste is also used to fill vegetables and given the same name. The variety of veggie yong tau foo here is good (only ever had it from fiancee and her family), and most were very nice. I enjoyed the chilli one particularly, although the bitter gourd was too bitter for me. Kuih lobak (known in Singapore as carrot cake, it’s a fried radish mash) was too paste like, but cabbage fritters were brilliant.
RM12.50 each, including a drink. It’s a bit out of the way, though Imbi Monorail, Masjid Jamek and Plaza Rakyat LRT stops are all within 15 mins walk. If you get a cab, be sure to stress the hawker centre, as it shares its name with a night club (though the hours probably don’t overlap – this food is only available from 8am-6pm).
Address: Jalan Tong Shin, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
A version of this review appeared on VT.com