Savory minced pork plus fats sauteed under a low flame with diced red small onion, red bird's eye chillies, diced garlic, sweet bean paste, light soy sauce and Belacan (shrimp paste)-very aromatic, fragrant, a bit spicy but heavenly!
Bitter gourd-thinly sliced- stir fried with tender, meaty chicken meat and black bean paste.
Tom Yam Koong-sweet, sour and spicy with fresh, juicy, succulent sea prawns bought from Pasir Palembang, Kuala Selangor-lots of smashed Lemongrass stalks, kaffir leaves, lime juice, spring onion, bird's eye chillies, Thai chili paste and Cilantro-awesome!
Once in a while my wife and i like to indulge in some oily/cholesterol laden charcoal fried Hokkien mee with a hot pot of Chinese tea to wash it down.
This stall is located in a no name corner coffee shop in Section 17, Petaling Jaya run by Tua Pui who charcoal fried one of the best Hokkien style fried Kway Teow, fat egg noodles, Bee Hoon and Lor Mee while having his fix of a bottle of Guinness stout every now and then.
Forty years ago,Tua Pui was one of the four young cooks of the famous Jackson Hokkien Mee stall in Restoran Lucky in PJ State new town (now RHB) where we used to patronize.
We have been his regulars ever since.
p/s be prepare to wait (30-45 minutes) and sometimes his wife can be quite ignorant!
Charcoal fried Hokkien Kway Teow-with light and dark soy sauce, lean pork, shrimp, Chinese cabbage and deep fried pork lard-the kway teow was chewy, smooth, fragrant, oily and a bit charred-arteries clogging stuff but delicious-Rm6/
Charcoal fried Hokkien fat egg noodle and bee hoon (rice vermicelli)-with light and dark soy sauce, lean pork, shrimp, Choy sam and deep fried pork lard-the combination was perfect with the right amount of gravy reduction-Rm6/
Location: Section 17, Petaling Jaya, corner coffee shop-beside the open air food court.
This wan ton mee stall named Chow Kee is run by a friendly husband and wife team, located inside Restaurant Golden Kimwah in Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya.
Besides the usual Char siew/wan ton combination, they also have, braised chicken claws with mushroom, Siu kow (pork dumpling), Char Yok (braised pork with black fungus), minced pork and glutinous rice wine chicken.
Today I ordered the dry wanton mee served with glutinous rice wine chicken which was very special, indeed!
The wan ton mee was tossed with good grade light/dark soy sauce, sesame oil, lard oil and served with blanched fat stemmed choy sam and topped with fragrant, tender and meaty glutinous rice wine chicken-Rm4.50/.
Location:corner shop at JalanSS20/11, Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya.
This is my mother's favorite place for Cendol but for Indian Rojak she prefers Hasan's stall in front of the SEA Park market.
Here, she can sit down and enjoy her meal under the canopy of shady trees with pigeons for
company and a great view of the Taman Bahagia LRT's trains plying up and down.
Cendol- Pandan flavored green bean flour noodle, kidney bean, light coconut milk and coarsely shaved ice which gives a crunchy bite-a great cool drink on a hot afternoon-Rm1.30/
Indian rojak made upon order is basically filled with crispy paper-thin prawn fritters, deep fried tofu, sliced grated coconut rolls, blanched beansprout, chopped cucumber, yam bean and served with a topping of spicy fragrant peanut sauce-a bit spicy on first bite, otherwise it was OK-Rm3.50/
A lot of friendly pigeons for company.
Location: A white mobile van, opposite the Taman Bahagia LRT station, Petaling Jaya.
Petaling Jaya Old town in Section One, is not a place where we would want to go in search of good dinner food with the exception of Heng Kee Bak Kut Teh, a no name Clay pot chicken rice stall or a porridge stall opposite of Mutiara complex.
Pitaya Street located opposite the 3 storey wet/dry market is a new restaurant along this dark and narrow main road.
It's a house renovated into a restaurant with a Pitaya (dragon fruit) and Banana stall by the side of it, with huge posters advertising about the Pitaya fruit as it's main theme on the walls.
I think the restaurateur owns a Pitaya farm, somewhere?
The place is bright and clean with free WiFi.
Our orders were taken by a pretty Mandarin speaking waitress (quite a hassle if you cannot understand the language)
Park along the road.
Uniformly sized fresh Pitaya fruits for sale.
Clean, bright and refreshing dining area.
Golden Spare Pork rib with Dragon fruit enzyme/mayonnaise sauce-well marinated but was not meaty-the sauce was passable-Rm14/
Ma Po Tofu-mashed white bean curd cooked in a spicy gravy with minced pork-best with rice-Rm7/
Sambal Petai prawns-not enough of oomph-the prawns were way too small- Rm12/
Steamed Soong Yee (big head Carp) Head -garnished with deep fried dried chillies and cilantro with tasty sauce-the fish was very fresh-best of the meal- Rm25/
Stir fried assorted vegetables like lotus root, celery, black fungus, sweet pea and chillies-a lovely play of textures with very bite-Rm9/.
We opted for the Kedondong juice with sour plum instead of the "bloody" Pitaya juice-Rm3.50/
Total bill:Rm80/ Location:30, Jalan Othman 2/40, Old Town, Petaling Jaya, Tel:03-7781-1113.