Some of you might have read the excellent dinner time tomyam at PJ old town I wrote about a little while back. Well, the same “restaurant” (more like front porch of a house) is operated by different owners in the morning and afternoon. No tomyam served, but the food from Nam Xiang is not a bit less delicious and furthermore, quite alot cheaper.
steamed siakap and romaine lettuce with pickled tofu
On my first visit I ordered a steamed siakap fish and a plate of
Chinese romaine lettuce with pickled tofu. The siakap (barramundi) was prepared with with tomato, mushroom, parsley, ginger, garlic, and sour plum as garnish. The meat of the fish was pretty tender and the slightly sourish soup base goes down well with the rice.
The vege was pretty decent itself though not anything spectacular, pretty much what you’d expect this particular dish would taste like, slightly salty and spicey. The meal for two only costs around RM 20, a very good deal.
vege, tofu soup, and the yummy thai style chicken
After the very good first impression at the place, I went there again to make sure it wasn’t a fluke, I mean, they have good food, quality ingredients, and low price. What are the chances?
This time around we ordered three dishes. Thai style chicken, tofu with salted vege soup, and a fried kangkung. The thai style chicken was prepared with the chicken deboned and deep fried, garnish with onion, parsley, red chili, tomato and cucumber for decoration, and a sourish plum based gravey. The chicken meat was very crispy and done just right, overall one of the best thai chicken dishes I’ve had, the contrast between the sour sauce and the crispness of the chicken was very prominent and drool inducing.
The tofu soup was pretty good too, with the salted vegetable not overpowering and the tofu provide a chance to cleanse your taste bud from the thai chicken. The fried kangkung though, was a little too salty for my taste. The meal costs less than RM 30 for 2 person, for 3 dishes, a very good price.
pretty easy to find once you get to PJ old town
Restaurant Nam Xiang
Intersection of Jalan Dispensary 38 and Jalan 2/23,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.086394, 101.645701
Tel: 016 382 9905
7am to 2pm, closed on Sunday