I have to admit that pork-free dining isn’t high on my list.
Like, why would I want to eat chicken when I enjoy pork more?
But beef and lamb?
More so when the meat is cooked in thick, rich curry. I’m particularly smitten with lamb, pork or wild boar curry.
So when Teng Hock suggested that I try the “James Lamb Curry noodles” in Canning Garden, I immediately KIV-ed it. However my ardor dampened when I found out that James is based in Restoran New Hollywood. I just hate that crowded coffeeshop. A coffeeshop can be packed yet orderly, but Restoran New Hollywood doesn’t seem to be able to maintain any form of order or crowd control.
But I tried anyhow, walking around the coffeeshop one morning to seek a seat. The bedlam that it was in on a weekend morning gave me a headache and I scurried off to serene, air-conditioned Purple Moon just opposite.
2 cream puffs, an iced cappuccino and a fancy mango cake later, I was still famished.
As I walked to my car I noticed the near-empty restaurant.
Deciding to take a chance, I walked in and asked if there are any lamb curry left.
Thankfully there was! So this is my RM7.80 bowl of James Lamb Curry Noodles. I chose kuey teow and requested for more meat, less noodles.
I love it!
Rich, thick, fragrant and lip-smacking spicy curry and chunky tender lamb – what’s not to like? 🙂
And no, it isn’t super spicy (as case you’re worried) but packed enough burn to stimulate the tastebuds.
James Lamb Curry
Restoran New Hollywood
38 Jalan Lee Kwee Foh
Taman Canning, Ipoh 31400 Malaysia.
Hours: Daily 800am – 230pm, close on Monday.