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Allow me to introduce you one of the bestest asam prawn in this side of Klang Valley, served by restaurant Hoowan that is just right next to the slightly more famous resturant Talipon (buffet steamboat/grill) and opposite the Kelana Jaya LRT station. Some of the noobs, like ST, suan, and paul will most probably agree that the dish is indeed, the asam pwn.

Asam Prawn at Kelana Jaya
asam prawn… *drool*…. yummmmm

As the restaurant is actually a Chinese “order whatever damn dish you want to go with rice” (tai chau) place, they offer a wide variety of dishes. However, as with most these types of restaurants, there isn’t any menu, so you must trust your server’s oral description on each dish. Sometimes I end up ordering the dish that I don’t understand most just for the sake of experimenting.

Asam Prawn at Kelana Jaya

The best dish that the establishment offers would be the Asam Prawn, it comes in a hot claypot, much like how bak kut teh is usually served. For a two person portion, there are usually about 6-8 pretty decent size prawns. Other ingredients are brinjal (eggplant,) lady’s finger (okra,) tomato, onion, and green/red chilli. You must try it for yourself if you are the asam curry type of person. It carries the sour and spicey taste but not overly done. The prawns are usually pretty fresh and goes very well with the curry gravey and the extra ingredients.

The other dishes they serve are pretty decent too. Particulary the trademark tofu and the kang kung belacan. Then again, you too should be bolder in trying out new things. Do note that the place is semi open-air, so avoid going when raining.

Map to Asam Prawn at Kelana Jaya
this is how you get there, foo!

Jalan SS 25/2,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.113305, 101.605886

Discuss : KY eats – Asam Prawn at Kelana Jaya

  1. ShaolinTiger

    This is a dupe, I posted about this like a year ago, I want my money back!

  2. screw you, how do i know u posted? cipet. now stfu and enjoy ur brunei mcdonalds for a few more days before we have our PARTY

  3. kimberlycun

    lets order a pot for each person next time..

  4. where da partyyyyy lol

  5. me house on x’mas eve. i’ll post an “invitation” soon.

  6. what party? are we all invited?

  7. hey ..congrats on the new web… looks neat!!! … you go POND STAR!!!

  8. As Suanie Sees It - update #100100

    […] Tai Chow literally means ‘Da Chau’ in Mandarin (I think), which literally translates to ‘big fry’ (I think). You can get many types of food in a tai chow restaurant such as Hokkien mee (fat noodles cooked with aplenty dark soya sauce), ‘watanhor’ (stir-fried flat noodles topped with egg gravy), ‘chow mai fan’ (fried vermicelli), fried rice, assorted dishes served with rice and good cheap crabs if you are lucky. Near my current place, there is an open-air tai chow restaurant that I frequent for takeaway. I pay RM4.50 for ‘watanhor’ and Hokkien mee, but fried rice and sing chow mai fan cost RM5.00/RM 5.50. No idea why, but the place is rather good as previously blogged by ST and KY. […]

  9. […] The dinner cost about RM 50 for two, which was a little on the high side. It is a nice place to bring diners who likes to try local food in a nice, quiet and clean environment, such as your mother in law or that European friend of yours. If it’s just me, I’ll go for the Asam Prawn at Kelana Jaya instead. […]

  10. […] The menu is rather extensive, with many dishes you could find in any tai chau (大炒) places such as Hoowan (great asam prawn) at Kelana Jaya or Ming Heong at Paramount Garden. […]

  11. […] The asam prawn was surprisingly good too, the asam base was very thick and flavorful. There’s garlic, egg plant, and tomato as garnish to the main item, the big size tiger prawns. It was just as good as the one served at restaurant Hoowan at Kelana Jaya. The Hong Kong kailan tasted a bit old this time, but it was still alright. […]

  12. […] was always this version, and it wasn’t until I came to KL when I found out there is also the asam curry version like the one at Hoowan, Kelana […]

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