Imbi Meat Ball Noodles at Kota Kemuning

meatball noodles

This place was highly recommended by Fiona so before we went to Fraser’s Hill, we made a pit stop here for lunch. It’s not exactly on the way but it’s near her house and we had to search a bit to actually find the place coz she hasn’t been here for a while.

imbi road meat ball noodles

Imbi Road Meatball Noodles Restaurant seems to originate from said name, or I would be puzzled as to why it’s on the signboard. A bit ironic we went all the way to Kota Kemuning to eat it. Heh.

meat ball noodle crowd

However, business was very brisk and it’s a full house when we went there. You can have the pork noodles dry or as a soup dish, with any type of noodles you want – from yellow noodles (which I opted for) to loh shi fan (which was Fiona’s choice).

imbi noodles restaurant

I would recommend the latter since it seems to absorb the flavors better. I didn’t really like my bowl of noodles…until I reached the bottom. It seems that I have not mixed the minced pork properly, which made most of it settle down at the bottom.

meat ball noodles mix

That’s the stuff that imparts flavor to the entire dish.

loh shi fan

…and I think it’s pork, we both discussed it and came to the consensus that it was. Heh. I’m kidding, it’s pork, the soup even has BBQ pork liver sausage in addition to the pork balls.

meatballs

I liked it towards the end, and the homemade pork meat balls are pretty good. It’s nicely uneven in size, the non-uniformity a selling point as it practically shouts HOMEMADE instead of industrial mass produced ones.

homemade pork balls

It’s pretty good noodles but not the best I’ve had…

fiona feeding me

…and you certainly can’t complain about the service. ;)

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34 thoughts on “Imbi Meat Ball Noodles at Kota Kemuning

  1. At first, that looked like a nice bowl of Hakka noodles to me. Yellow noodles? Wouldn’t think it would be that great, cooked like this. The loh shi fan would be nicer, I’m sure. There was a place here selling something like that…with fried ikan bilis some more and I loved it. The stall’s still there but they do not sell it anymore. Maybe not that popular among the Sibu crowd.

    • Yeah, the loh shi fan tastes much better when mixed with the minced pork. I’ll go for that type of noodle next time I’m there too.

      The yellow noodles isn’t bad too, it’s just that I didn’t properly mix it before eating it. Heh.

      Interesting, with fried ikan bilis, too bad it closed down. Oh well.

      Cheers mate! :)

    • Yeah, I noticed that too! The place was packed when we were there. I imagine they’ll sell out quickly, due to the crowd.

      Heh! I can eat chicken rice every day and not get sick of it too.

      Cheers bro! :)

    • mommy mommy why tasty things is bad for you one har? it bad because got lard issit? soooo unfair one hor?

      if not bad, i eat here EVERYDAY..

      • Haha! Well, it’s not bad for you per se…in moderation. ;)

        It’s just pork and noodles. Heck, we eat a dish similar to this every day in Sibu. :D

    • Indeed! It’s hard to come across homemade meat balls nowadays, it’s all mass produced to be more effective and cost efficient.

      I like the tell-tale sign of the uneven homemade ones, there’s a batch cooking in the pot on the side.

      Heh! Thanks Constance! :)

    • Yeah, it’s pretty good, especially when you mix it properly. Heh.

      I didn’t do that at first so all the nice, salty minced pork goodness was at the bottom.

      Hmm…I don’t remember it being particularly expensive, just regular KL prices.

      Cheers bro! :)

  2. delicious brah. ive been there too. i order yellow noodles tho dont like loh shi fan. comment up there is rite they close after theyre done so gottago early.

    • I couldn’t detect the alkaline taste in yellow noodles but I think loh shi fan would be a better match too, coz it mixes better with the minced pork.

      Cheers Charmaine! :)

    • Oh ya, your new place is in Kota Kemuning!

      We were there for a quick lunch and then headed off to Fraser’s Hill.

      Catch up soon! Cheers Eiling! :)

  3. Lol. You shoud’ve mixed it well first before eating. Depending on the preparation, some restaurants add the sauce first on the bowl before putting the noodles or the meat. Nevertheless, it seems that you had such a great time. It’s all worth it. :)

    • Heh! Yeah, I realized that, I thought I had already mixed it well but apparently I hadn’t. This place has it both on the bottom and on the top – the minced meat at the top, sauce at the bottom, or it could be the latter just leaked down.

      Yup, it was delicious and a great weekend!

      Cheers bro! :)

  4. May have passed this restaurant before, but can’t remember. Anything with noodles already sound tasty to me. =D

    Wait, are you sure you and Fiona aren’t an item? I’m just pulling your leg, you know. Please don’t be offended, yeah? =D

    • I wouldn’t be able to find the place without consulting GPS again too. Heh.

      Yeah, I like dry noodles as well, not so much a fan of the soup based ones.

      Me and Fiona? We’re based in different countries but we hang out when we’re together, my mom and sis is in Singapore. :)

      No worries, no offence taken! Cheers Ciana! :)

    • Heh! Yeah that’s convenient. I’m not sure if I’ve been to the one in Imbi before.

      Their noodles are pretty good, just need to mix them properly. Cheers bro! :)

    • I was thinking kolo mee, proper kampua doesn’t look like that.

      Kampua shouldn’t have minced pork, only char siew slices. Kolo mee has minced pork. I prefer kampua since I’m from Sibu.

      Cheers bro! :)

    • Hmm…nope, I would say that it’s salty, maybe slightly sweet, but definitely not overpowering nor is it spicy.

      I think the dish you’re talking about is a different one.

      Cheers Vickie! :)

    • Heh! Well, it’s close to where we were at that time, business was brisk.

      I’ll love to try the one in town and see how it measures up.

      Cheers! :)

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