Restoran Four Eight 8888 Breakfast
Breakfast with Wendy is an absolute must at Restoran Four Eight 8888 – we both love noodles and buns, not necessarily in that order.
It is always good to meet up and catch up. I look forward to our meals together – the memory and smell of delicious sweet BBQ pork and noodles linger.
Restoran Four Eight 8888 – Breakfast Joint
A popular Kopitiam in the heart of Damansara Perdana, Restoran Four Eight 8888, has been feeding many white and blue-collar workers in the areas for years.
The food is well priced, and the selection is good. I would call this a tasty and friendly Unker (Uncle) Hawker food fare.
Must try Noodles at Restoran Four Eight 8888
Wendy suggested trying the duck egg Franky’s Char Koay Teow, but it was just too early for CKT for me.
For Penangites, CKT is more of a lunchtime or suppertime indulgence.
Kolo Mee at Restoran Four Eight
Every time we eat, Wendy and I must have our Kolo Mee.
I have come to love this ever since I tried my first bowl of Oriental Park Kolo Mee in Kuching.
Sarawak’s iconic Mee Kolok or Kolo Mee taste different away from Kuching.
Many Malaysians in the Peninsular have also fallen in love with the taste of Kolo Mee.
However, the local variety never quite hits the mark for me.
Sarawakians even dream of Kolo Mee, and Wendy’s recommendation is a fair assessment of what constitutes an accurate, faithful blue rendition of the “Breakfast of the Gods” dish.
Kolo Mee is a simple dish with wriggly, al dente egg noodles tossed in the cook’s mix of secret pork sauce. Aha!
The noodles are topped with minced pork, glistening BBQ pork slices, and served with pickled green chilis.
It is simple enough dish, but getting it right is not a skill that many hawkers possess.
I find that the best noodles are entirely “dry” (not a soggy lump) and slathered with just the right amount of lard oil.
Not too much or too little.
The Kolo Mee at Restoran Four Eight 8888 has two slices of sweet BBQ Chinese sausages instead of BBQ Char Siew, minced pork, and scallions.
The soup has fish balls and deep-fried bean curd skin.
Wonton Mee at Restoran Four Eight
The Wonton Mee noodle is dry but not a sticky mess. The noodles are coated generously with lard oil and dark soya sauce.
The noodles are springy with a pleasant bite.
There are lard bits in the mix for much-needed aroma.
The thick slices of pork belly char siew are undeniably delicious.
If you want the melt in your mouth type of BBQ Char Siew, you will need equally fatty to lean pork ratios.
However, the BBQ Char Siew meat is tender and not chewy.
Taste-wise it is slightly sweet for my taste, but not something I can not correct with soya sauce.
Overall it complements the noodle exceptionally well.
The plump wontons are the right size and filled with a flavourful mix of meat and prawn.
Chicken Floss Breakfast Buns with Egg at Restoran Four Eight 8888
Children love these soft Chicken Floss Breakfast Buns.
I remember we would make Chicken Floss sandwiches with a little butter for snacks.
To get the full flavor and taste, and a hearty bite, we need soft buns.
The stall has a Chinese name, which Wendy and I can’t read, but the sets are a good indication of the filling.
We decided to go with Chicken Floss, a Fried Egg, lettuce, tomato, and cucumber slices with a toasted bun.
The filling is excellent, and the Chicken Floss compacted well.
What is Chicken Meat Floss?
In case you’re not from Asia, this is a dried meat product with a light and fluffy texture.
I think the best description – is similar to coarse cotton.
- Blanched Lettuce (at Bak Kut Teh stalls)
You can also eat this as a snack food or use it as a filling for various Chinese pastries and buns.
The Chicken Floss at this stall is cooked well, very dry, flavourful, and has some fragrant crispy nearly scorched bits that are tasty.
The simple picture menu has items that you can pick according to the sets.
- Chicken Floss
- Chicken Ham
- Chicken Sausage
The price range from RM3.50 to RM5.50
Kopi Cham at Restoran Four Eight
We ordered the Kopi Cham. Wendy loves Kopi Cham, and I simply adore a good cuppa.
The Golden Ratio of Kopi Cham is Coffee (45%) + tea (45%) + condensed milk (10%)
What Else to Try at Restoran Four Eight?
- Dry chicken curry noodles
- Pork Mee
- Meehoon with Pork Curry
- Char Koay Teow
Frankie’s Duck Egg Char Kuey Teow best-rated as one of the Top 5 CKT in the Klang Valley. You could order your noodles with either duck (for extra creaminess) or chicken egg.
Chap Fun (Economy Rice Stall) is reputed to be the cheapest around.
Restoran Four Eight (8888)
Jalan PJU 8/5C, Bandar Damansara Perdana,
47820 Petaling Jaya
Business hours: Monday to Saturday 6 am–10:30 pm | Close on Sunday