Friday, July 16, 2010

Jin Man Noodle House, Taman Taynton View, Cheras

Since Baby C is a big lover of fishballs, we were keen to hunt down a good fishball noodle place in the Cheras area. Jin Man Noodle House came highly recommended by a few of GP's colleagues staying around that area, so we thought we'd give the place a try. Apparently, if you mention Jin Man fishball noodles to folk living in Cheras, 9 out of 10 would know where it is.

Having visited the restaurants a few times now, we observed that the place is extremely busy on weekends, and that sometimes people have to queue outside for a table. But, thankfully the service is very good, so we usually get served within 10 minutes of placing our order. Another important thing to me is hygiene of the place, and this place definitely passes the test.
Menu with prices

One of the specialties here is the Fried Fishcake (RM5.50), which is cooked to order, so it is still warm when it arrives at your table. The fishcakes has the nice bouncy texture with a golden crisp outer layer. Plus it's not greasy from the deep frying... amazing! The gorgeous fishcakes are served with a spicy/tangy chilli sauce dip. If you look around the restaurant, you would see a plate of this on almost every table!

The fishballs here are served with a huge variety of noodles. Take your pick from hor fun (white flat noodles), tang hoon (glass noodles), wantan noodles, loh shee fun (rat tail noodles), flat hakka noodles or yellow noodles. The fishballs here at Jin Man are made from local swordfish (Ikan Parang or Sai To Yue) and have an extremely nice springy texture to it. With more than 25 years experience (since 1985) in producing fishballs, its no wonder the fishballs here are good. And Baby C loves the fishballs here tremendously, it has now become a weekend ritual to come here for her fishball fix.

I tried the Dry Wantan Noodles (RM4.00), served with a bowl of fishball in soup once. The wantan noodles were springy and had a nice bite to it.

My favorite here has to be the Fishball Tang Hoon (glass noodles) (RM4.50). The tasty soup is flavoured by tong choy (the brown preserved vegetable you see in the picture) and it reminds me of the Tang Hoon Fishball Noodles I used to have very regularly when I was younger at the Triangle Square (Sam Kok Tei) in Seremban. You have the option of adding fish maw to your noodles (additional RM1.50 for 3 pieces) and this is highly recommended. I find that it makes the soup taste a lot better!

Yummy Fishball Tang Hoon noodles

Fishball Hor Fun with added Fish Maw

List of branches

Opening times: 5.00am to 4.00pm. Closed on Mondays.
Location: Kedai Makanan Jin Man, 71 Jalan Dato Haji Harun, Taman Taynton View, Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-9132 7269
GPS Coordinates: 3.087872, 101.734471


  1. i like food outlets with clear menus too (in malay or english because i'm a total illiterate blood traitor that way). wish i can check out this place, but malaccan here :P

  2. went thr before..
    nt bad..
    but does the fish cake rm 5.50 is standard price??
    i not sure d price, but when it knew it, it was a bit expensive to me

  3. kok s3n w4i: yeah i like that they have an english menu too. but you would be surprised how fluently some of the uncles who work in KL restaurants speak english.

    kwong fei: yeah it's the std price for a portion of fish cake. a tad expensive, but i don't mind paying for it cos it's really nice!

  4. i tried the food is dry kuey teow mihun. The taste is bad and not dry but ''water'' , the cahsier also blame the worker and said '' potato'' chinese said ''fan Xu'' and screaming in customer. too bad..

  5. MMJC: Sorry to hear about your bad experience here. Maybe they were having a bad day as we've always been served consistently good food and also received good service when we eat here.

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