Monday, February 20, 2017

Restaurant New Wong Poh - Taman Bukit Mayang Emas

This is my third trip after moving over to Ara Damansara 5 months ago. The location is near Tropicana and Ara Damansara. Location-wise, they have a good site. Each man will have to do what he needs to do: find his own grub. Well the blogs and TripAdvisor are helpful but still you got to find your comfort zone. My interest is not just food itself but also find someplace where the cooking will not go wrong and I can bring guests at a moment's notice.

Their crabs qualify in the food category. As for the rest of the food it is good enough for me. But for the connoisseur may find it wanting. Anyhow, I have not got enough trips to say too much. As I have said each man got to find their own food and comfort zone. The service was average and the ambiance is a notch or two better than the coffee shop tai chow. I arrived at 6:25 an a Sunday evening and found myself sitting in the nob-AC sector. The much coveted AC area is packed. If crowd is a tell-tale sign of good food then they sure have the crowd.

The crabs have two categories. The normal ones and the super pricy. A crab will go upwards to RM100+. Check out the nippers. Its the size of a small child's hand!

36 & 38 Jalan Bukit Mayang 1/2, Taman Bukit Mayang Emas, Petaling Jaya
Tel: +60 3-7803 3527

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Pin Xiang Restaurant - Aman Suria

The Tropicana Chinese restaurants' enclave certainly has its fill. These are run of mill eateries (in a good way) for the die-hards oldies. To set the record right, I have been in this restaurant twice. We are still experimenting and trying out and asking for recommendations. More to come when I have time to post. The first time was pretty pleasant. The second was with my son who is back from UK for his holidays. So I ordered something different. This Restaurant seems to be very well run. It has to be, as the weekend crowd is forbidding. Every nook and corner plus extensions is fully occupied.

I asked again for Char Siew/BBQ Pork but it was not my son's BBQ day. Go order it when you there. Call first. Its top. It is interesting that they have "sang cheong" with the usual partners in crime. Go far dried shrimps to accompany. Again that was from the previous visit and was not ordered as young people don't go for fallopian tubes!

So we had the sotong/squid, a crowd-pleaser. I may say, for a crowd of one! I need not worry about their standards otherwise they would have bungkus/pack up by now. The Lemon chicken is fine and a crowd-pleaser to the very western taste of the crowd of one. And finally Roast pork with Chives. What else can go close to a tradition dish?

Those who want more avantgarde stuff should go to the Oasis where I have eaten a few times. More on that later. Ohh... I have posted one, Kumar's Indian Restaurant.


Restaurant Pin Xiang

H 18G Jalan PJU 1/45, Aman Suria
Tel: +603 8945 8733 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Tuck Kee Ipoh - Never Disappoints and a Loyal Friend

Landing a faithful friend is such a difficult task. So it will be also a restaurant where you have specials. You know they won't fail you from one generation to the other. Welcome to Tuck Kee! 

Free Range Chicken with accompanying ginger sauce to pork spare ribs of all flavours, Grouper fish to Cod fish whether whole or fillet, seafood pot and all kinds of vegetables. No play safe, just go ahead and order!

Go there for a special occasion. Please the older folks and make them smile, go to Tuck Kee. I know, I have been there many times with my family and friends.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Aceh Chinatown - Hakka Chinese Traditonal Brewed Coffee


The Hakka are a big contingent compared to other dialects. Head to the Chinese side of the wet market in Aceh town and experience the atmosphere. Interesting noodles and the coffee is very Aceh.