A friend introduced this tomyam place in Petaling Jaya old town to me. A “restaurant” that is set up by the compound of a corner house in the oldest area of PJ. We went there last weekend to give it a try.
gives you that homey feeling
Suan was supposed to join us, but after I spent about 10 minutes giving her directions, she said
“ah it’s too complicated for me, nevermind you guys go ahead”
So for 3 of us, we ordered a tomyam soup with fresh grouper meat, and a fried kangkong. The owner, who looked and sounds like a Thai, told me that she uses 10 ingredients for the soup and it’s all freshly cooked, per customer basis. No tomyam paste or any of those kinda instant stuff.
some serious hot and sour power
After waiting for about 20 minutes, the tomyam and the vege was ready. My god, the tomyam was seriously one of the best I’ve had. Better than Jimmy and Nong in Cheras, the flavour was really strong and the soup was thicker. If you can’t take it hot, you might want to order more drinks. We can’t stop ourselves from drinking the soup even after finishing our rice.
The grouper fish blends well with the tomyam soup, as you would expect from the not-so-cheap selection of seafood. If your wallet permits, they have some nice grouper head for tomyam fish head too (those can run more than RM 50 for the dish) . The kangkung was pretty good itself too.
so now you know how to go to PJ old town
The place serves tomyam only at night, I’ve heard they closes pretty early. There is a different operator in the afternoon that serves pretty decent food too, however.
Our meal costs about RM 50 for the three of us. A little pricey perhaps, but the fish was of very good quality and the tomyam was definately worth it. Will go there again.
For a satellite image of the place, click on this google map link
Intersection of Jalan Dispensary 38 and Jalan 2/23,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.086394, 101.645701