The first thing that struck me is , Nippy means what ah ?
We arrived at 2:30pm on a Sunday and eh..there was a queue, the menus were placed strategically where you could browse the menu while you wait. And for those that want to test / show off their Japanese language proficiency, you can refer to the menu in Japanese. We waited around 15 minutes before getting our seats. I counted a total of 15 tables and most of the tables can sit 4 and 2 long tables that can sit 8.
There are options of dry or soup noodles and big/small portions. The menu include :
- Noodles :
Wantan bamboo noodles ( nope, the noodles are not made of bamboo but rather the process of making the noodles involves ‘hitting’ the noodles with bamboo. Nippy is also very proud to mention that their noodles are made with high quality flour and low cholesterol -omega -3 eggs.) ; pickled vege with sliced pork noodles, Mushroom bamboo noodles ( nope, the noodles are not made of bamboo but rather..oh..explained earlier liao..) ; Braised mui choy with pork bamboo noodles, BBQ sliced pork bamboo noodles , Roasted herb liver and pork sausage with wanton bamboo noodles, Sliced abalone bamboo noodles ( RM9.20)
- Dumplings: choice of pan fried or soup and small ( RM5.50) or big
Pork + prawn or fish paste + prawn
- A’la Carte includes :
Sawi +oyster sauce (RM5) ; braise mui choy with pork platter, BBQ sliced pork platter ( RM8) , farm chicken platter ( RM11), frozen abalone with tau pak choy platter ( RM16).
We ordered BBQ sliced pork with wan tan (small) RM6.20, Roasted herb liver and pork sausage with wan tan ( small) RM6.20, Pan fried mince pork and prawn dumpling (s) RM5.50 and herbal tea RM1.50
And the food.
The noodles were springy as claimed and pretty good, the Chinese name for Nippy is translated to be Springy bamboo noodles ( the exact word is ‘teeth also ‘terpelanting’ bamboo noodles- can’t think of a suitable English word at the moment, solly)
The BBQ pork was pretty good – the menu mentioned that the BBQ pork is marinated with wheat sprout sugar – giving it an exceptional caramel taste. As for the wan tan – the skin was very soft – almost didn’t feel that it exist when you take a bite off the wan tan, although I find the filing to taste a bit bland.
The liver and pork sausage, hmmm..i like it a lot and also due to that I like liver sausage lah, those that do not like liver sausage, please refrain from ordering this as this taste very much like liver sausage as it was meant to be. – the menu mentioned -exotic herbs, liver + pork.
The portions are not that big ( we ordered the small servings) , maybe it’s just me being greedy. The noodles come with soup (since we ordered the dried type), the soup taste very ‘flour-ly’ to me and after a few sip, I left it at that. The pan fried dumplings looked very promising (arriving with ginger shreds and vinegar) and …a bit of a disappointment as ( again) I find the taste of the fillings to be a bit bland.
Overall, it was an enjoyable meal and I would visit again for more springy noodles and also to try out some of the a’la cart stuff
NB: did a quick check on my Oxford dictionary and Nippy means : 1.nimble, quick 2. cold, chilly
Business hour: Mon-Sat 11:00am -10:00pm ; Sun and Public holiday 9:00am to 10:00pm
Nippy Noodle Restaurant
No 25, Jalan Kuchai Maju 7,
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama,
58200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel/Fax : 7982 1781