It was a string of unplanned events that led us all the way from PJ to Balakong for dinner. Afterall, it’s not normal to have dinner at some 20-30 km away from home on a weekday. We were initially to eat at ss2, it started to drizzle. We then decided to go to Atria, but changed our destination to PJ old town. However, the exploration urge somehow made us turn towards the Old Klang road exit from Federal Highway and put us on NPE. RM3.20 later, we decided to have Yong Tau Foo in Kuchai Lama instead. That place was not open for business. Since Balakong isn’t that far from Kuchai Lama, we ended up there instead, after another RM 1.30 toll charge…
not much of a looker, but the taste.. *slurps*
We were pretty hungry by the time we sat down at the table, an hour after departing from PJ. We ordered the signature dish that is the paper wrapped chicken (纸包鸡), ying yang pork ribs, pan tofu, and fried baby kailan.
Other dishes we ordered to go with the rice
The chicken arrived first, and we went into a feast. The paper was not the easiest thing to unwrap, but once you get past that little hurdle, a rush of strong and appetizing aroma materialised. The gravey was excellent, with a hint of herbs in the dark sauce. The chicken itself was nicely cooked and soaked with flavor. A single bite was enough to explain the fame this dish gathered.
The other dishes that we ordered was pretty good too. The tofu and pork ribs were rich in flavor, and the fried baby kailan was a no frill dish like how it should be. The bill came to about RM 15-16 per person. Give the place a try if you are around the Mines area next time. I wager that you will not be dissapointed.
Great map, Balakong made easy, no?
For those who can’t read the excellent map:
Restoran Leong Ya Indah No 26-28,
Jalan Dagang SB 4/1,
Taman Sg Besi Indah SK 4,
Balakong Sri Kembangan Selangor
GPS: 3.025177, 101.717224