Aunty Christina was only operating a small stall inside a Kopitiam in Lucky Garden in Bangsar for many decades and I have eaten her Sarawak Laksa many times already.
Only recently she moved her business to her own premises in Sea Park which I finally got a chance to locate her restaurant and once again eating her awesome Sarawak Laksa. The menu was pretty simple and another thing that caught my eyes was the special dish of Hakka Abacus Seeds which I could not resist to make an order. Being a Hakka myself how can I not eat them. The Abacus was just as awesome and full of flavors.
I believe this is a closely knitted family business as everyone was so friendly and busy at the same time. I managed to get a glimpse of Aunty Christina in the kitchen busy preparing and cooking her dishes. All hands on by herself.
Hakka Abacus Seeds
Restoran Aunty Christina Laksa
26, Jalan 21/19,
Ever seen those plates of noodles and giant prawns and wondered what they are? Well, introducing the Sang Har Mee – or if you may, giant freshwater prawns noodles.
Divine freshwater prawns that drops mass flavours of natural sweetness, while a savoury broth softens the partially crunchy noodles.
The Sang Har Mee is always in the center of attraction
Beautiful and delicious cup cakes made by our lovely friend Jaclyn Ch’ng
Restoran Sweet Inn Seafood and Noodles
18, Jalan SS 20/10,
47400 Petaling Jaya,
What makes the meal here utterly delicious is the thick blended ginger that is almost like a paste mixed with chopped spring onions and also the chilly sauce to go with the poached chicken. Heavenly combination.
Char Siew n Siew Yoke
Pangkor Fried Fish
This house specialty of the deep fried fish is actually the Cencaru fish stuffed with generous amount of sambal belacan. I am a big fan for ‘kampung’ fish, it is a must eat if you are here. Fortunately for us you managed to secure the last piece for the day.
Famous among all the PJ-Lang, Ban Huat Heng Kopitiam Chicken rice is said to be one of the must try chicken rice in Petaling Jaya area. If you are familiar with Happy Mansion Apartment, there are actually two famous roasted chicken/pork kopitiam that situated next to each other being one of them known as Choon Yien and the other is the Ban Huat Heng.
Kedai Kopi Ban Huat Heng
CG-5, Jalan 17/13,
46400 Petaling Jaya,
The sunken kitchen under the roof(bumbung)
The Nasi Lemak
Bumbung is located in the alley right beside S.E.A Park Maybank The alley is lighted up with fluorescent light and surprisingly there’s no weirdie smell and its very clean.
All Malaysian should know what is Nasi Lemak and this place is famous for it.
The sambal is not spicy and a little sweet in it, suitable for those who don’t like spicy. The egg they prepared is ”Mata Kerbau” sunny side up egg instead of hard boiled egg. Finally, the fried chicken, fried till golden brown, crispy at the outside, juicy in the inside, a lot spices flavor in it. Last but not least, served hot on a plate with a piece of banana leave to enhance the flavor of the rice and a little bit of cucumber slices, peanuts & ikan bilis.
Bumbung Nasi Lemak
46300 S.E.A Park Petaling Jaya,
This is one of the most happening Mamak restaurant in Klang Valley, caters to hundreds of people every single day and night. Murni has the most extensive and impressive mamak menu in existence from roti biasa to roti Hawaii and origins of Chinese, Malay and Western.
Besides the good food at Murni, they have awesome drinks too!
SS2 Murni Restaurant is one of the favourite hang out place for students around PJ area and in particular the University Malaya students. I know because I was there with one.
Prepare to wait long-long for a place to seat if you come after sunset and parking is horrendous too. I chose to come to eat here just before the lunch crowd arrives. The service is fast and the food portion are huge. We ate the Nasi Lemak Murni Discovery. It comes with a whole chicken thigh, deliciously flavoured and juicy, accompanied by spicy sambal with petai, cuttlefish and prawn, roasted peanuts and cucumber slices, served with steamed coconut rice. We also ordered the Claypot Loh Shi Fun.
53, Jalan SS 2/75,
8.00 AM – 5.00 PM; 6.00PM – 5.00AM
The famous Soong Kee Beef Noodles from Jalan Tun HS Lee(Jalan Silang), KL has opened a branch in SS2. This place is famous for their dry version of beef noodles but I prefer the soupy type. The broth is just nice and not so overpowering with the tenderness of the beef slices and the springy beef balls.
My side order was a plate of soft beef tendon which was just awesome and practically melts in your mouth. My kind of food!
Restaurant Soong Kee
32, Jalan SS 2/66,
47300 Petaling Jaya,
Authentic South Indian cuisine.
A banana leaf loaded with vegetables, curries, achar,papadam and fluffy white rice is probably the epitome of a satisfying meal.
“To me, it has to have a well-cooked rice, crunchy pappadam, fish curry and fried bitter gourd.”
To me the meal is not exactly cheap but it was quite good.
Sri Grand City Restaurant
51, Jalan Dato Mahmud 11/4,
46200 Petaling Jaya,
Most customers prefer their famous kolo mee but this place that specialises in all kinds of Sarawak noodles definitely has my vote for serving one of the best kway chap in the Klang Valley. Slurp down the addictive dark brown broth packed with flavour that is sprinkled with shallot crisps for extra umami. A bowl is packed with innards like intestines, heart and ear, thinly-sliced pork belly, all chopped into bite-sized pieces. Even the broad rice noodles are excellent with an unbeatable silky smooth texture. The bowl of noodles is also served at the perfect piping hot temperature for you to slurp it all down without feeling that it’s too rich-tasting.
SRK Noodle House
20B-1, Jalan 14/20,
46100 Petaling Jaya,
The Kafe if only half a lot of a shop so the place is actually very small and cozy. Nice actually when you can really interact with the staffs/owners easily. Do not expect a big list of items in the menu because they only served nothing but pork. They have the Siew Yoke and Porchetta as a dish itself or with Sandwich and Man Tao.
Because the portion was big we ordered one Sandwich with Siew Yoke – bristling with Oriental flavours, with pickled vegetables, cucumber, cili padi, honey mustard & coriander, encased in a crispy-fresh baguette.
The taste was unbelievably great. Something unique and awesome.
Kafe Crack Pork
59G, Jalan PJU 5/21
47810 Kota Damansara,
Whenever I’m in Kluang in Johor I will never fail to step into the Kluang Railway Station’s Canteen for breakfast. Truly good local food.
Great that now they have one outlet opened in Selangor which I can frequent for their delightful Coffee, Nasi Lemak Ayam Berempah with 5 types of Sambal to choose from and also the Mutton Rendang with bread.
Restoran Rail Canteen
Jalan PJU 5/2,
47810 Petaling Jaya,