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Restaurant Goldview Hakka Food, situated next to Giant at Taman Paramount, is one of those restaurants that is somewhat a victim of its location for the fact that it is located just a stone’s throw away from the more established Kong Sai, the famous herbal soup & rice stall that is Meng Kee, and another rather popular outdoor tai chao place – Ming Heong.

This was why it took us all these while before finally giving it a try, and that turned out to be a nice little surprise.

Restaurant Goldview Hakka Food at Seapark
Restaurant Goldview Hakka Food at Seapark

Restaurant Goldview has a pretty basic set up, there’s air conditioning indoor and a couple of tables outdoor on the balcony. Interior decoration was done probably in 5 minutes, but it is clean, and the tables & chairs are rather comfortable.

The photos here are from 2 separate visits.

"fa tiu kai", omelete with preserved vegetable, hakka fried pork with black fungus
“fa tiu kai”, omelet with preserved vegetable, hakka fried pork with black fungus

“Fa tiu kai” (RM 19, medium), a type of clay pot drunken chicken cooked with Chinese wine, is as good here as anywhere I’ve had. The flavor seeps its way through the poultry and mixing those sweet, fragrant sauce with steamed rice will leave you wanting for more.

We also love the simple “choi poh fried egg”, or omelet with preserved vegetable (RM 6, small), though usually taken with porridge, it goes pretty well with rice as well.

Hakka fried pork with black fungus (RM 12, small) is one of my favorite dishes in Hakka cuisine (New Grand View’s wantan mee has this), but the version here was just passable in taste, perhaps the pork we had wasn’t fatty enough, or that the taste of namyu (preserved red bean curd) was not as strong as I prefer.

salted steamed chicken, "mui choi kao yok"
salted steamed chicken, “mui choi kao yok”

Hakka salted chicken (RM 12, small) is a steamed chicken dish that carries a hint of saltiness, goes pretty well with rice, and would have been better with a more superior (chili) sauce or other condiment. This is something that Kong Sai fared better, but truth be told, it didn’t disappoint.

We love the “mui choi kao yok” (RM 12, small) here, the cut was excellent. Those glistering fats in between layers of meat topped with that perfectly cooked skin, oh my. I can have this pretty much every meal. I suspect that their “wu tao kao yok”, or yam with pork belly, should be equally as good.

and the spicy soup "lat thong" was superb! KY, Winnie, Horng, Yuki
and the spicy soup “lat thong” was superb! KY, Winnie, Horng, Yuki

Last but not least, for those who can read the signboard in Chinese, you’d notice that spicy soup is mentioned on their business name. So naturally, we had to order a bowl to share.

There’s a choice of kampung chicken, pork stomach, and lala as the main ingredient. We had wanted to try lala but ended up with pork stomach (RM 14, small) instead due to availability.

The soup was super peppery and spicy, but in a good way. It was one of the bests we’ve tried and I dare say, on par with Kien Kee at Seri Kembangan. If you find yourself here, this is a must order.

map to Taman Paramount

We ended up with less than RM 15 per person for dinner, excellent value for pretty awesome food. This is a place that we surely will visit again. Other dishes that I wanted to try include trotter vinegar, sweet sour intestine with pineapple, salted fish steamed pork, ginger duck, and more.

Hakka food might not be the most popular type of Chinese cuisine, but you should definitely check this place out.

Address:
Goldview Hakka Food Restaurant
26, Jalan 20/16A
Taman Paramount
Petaling Jaya
46300 Selangor
GPS: 3.107092, 101.62475
Tel: 03-8076 8766
Operation Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 9.30pm (Closed on Tuesday)

Restaurant Goldview Hakka Food

Restaurant O&S is one of those kopitiams that is always too hot, too humid, and too difficult to get a parking space. Yet despite all these “problems”, it is arguably the busiest kopitiam probably in the whole of PJ.

Over here, sharing a table is a norm, and most of the time you’ll have to wait for a few minutes before you even get to do that. If you want comfort and personal space, don’t bother going there, but if you’re looking for good food, this is where you belong!

yong tau foo at restaurant O&S
yong tau foo at restaurant O&S

On my last visit we had the beef noodle and yong tau foo.

The yong tau foo here is self served. You line up, get a plate, choose your favorite ytf, then give it to the lady who would cut them up and add soup + spring onion for you.

The tofu is smoother than baby’s butt,  I never miss them. I haven’t had a disappointing piece of ytf from here, ever. Pretty reasonably priced as well.

yummy beef noodle, one of the underrated stalls here
yummy beef noodle, one of the underrated stalls here

The beef noodle at O&S is perhaps one of the most underrated stalls. I was introduced to this by Haze, who absolutely loved the broth (very sweet and flavorful). Meat, tripe, beef ball, and a few slices of radish completes the dish, and it would have been perfect had it come with tendon.

The beef noodle is only RM 5.50 to RM 6.50.

Haze and KY enjoying brunch
Haze and KY enjoying brunch

Other yummy dishes at restaurant O&S includes the prawn mee, laksa, kuih teow soup with coagulated blood, and more!

map to restaurant O&S, taman paramount

Address:
Restaurant O&S
Jalan 20/14, 
Seapark,
Petaling Jaya
GPS: 3.107713, 101.624919
Hours: morning till lunch 

Restaurant O and S

Everyone has their favorite comfort food, the go-to dish that you would want to have after a long trip, or when you are feeling less than 100%. For me, it has to be porridge, and among the different variations of this dish, nothing beats a good bowl of pork intestine porridge.

My go-to pork intestine porridge is the stall at New Lane, and in KL, the Jalan Sayur stall at night (tho it is a slightly different version)

pork intestine porridge at Seapark, PJ
a proper bowl of pork intestine porridge

Fortune favors those with a sense of adventure, and just a couple days ago while looking for something to fill my stomach between brunch and late dinner, I found myself at Kedai Kopi Khoong at Seapark. I sat my ass down and lo & behold: A pork intestine porridge stall! (well they also sell century egg porridge, raw fish porridge etc)

located at seapark, operates from noon till 5-6pm
located at seapark, operates from noon till 5-6pm

For RM 4.50, I got myself a slice of heaven for some 15 minutes, the intestine was crispy, the porridge flavorful, and those yummy bits you see in the photos above that aren’t intestines? Those are pork tongue, if you haven’t tried pork tongue, you need to!

The operators are an old couple, and very kind one at that. I actually dropped my wallet after gobbling up the porridge, but they kept it and return to me after I figured out my pockets was empty upon heading to the car.

So yea, go have some porridge, and by the way, the Kampar fish ball noodle there isn’t shabby either.

map to Seapark Kedai Kopi Khong

Address:
Kedai Kopi Khong
Junction of Jalan 21/19 and 21/22,
Seapark, Petaling Jaya

GPS: 3.109749, 101.621357

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To be honest, growing up in Penang, I never really knew what Kampar fish ball noodle is all about. It was one of those hawker dishes that never really made much inroads to the island, much like pan mee and laksa Sarawak, and thus, rarely came up in my radar.

Then, a few weeks ago, someone asked me on twitter for a recommendation on Kampar fish ball noodle. Not knowing which is a good place to have this dish, I in turn asked around, and another fellow twitter user led me to Kedai Kopi Khoong at Seapark.

A good example of social media in everyday use :D

Kampar fish noodle - with variety of fishballs
Kampar fish noodle – with variety of fish balls

I’ve actually been to this kopitiam quite a number of times, mostly to have the old men’s Chinese desserts in the afternoon (they are operated by VSOP club – which stands for Very Strong Old People). Little did I know that the kopitiam actually has Kampar Fish Ball Noodle in its signboard.

I ordered a bowl of the dry version Kampar fish ball noodle (RM 5)

I counted 5 types of fish balls & fish cake
I counted 5 types of fish balls & fish cake

Like most hawker noodle dishes, you can choose from kuih teow, mee hun, yellow noodle, etc.

My version came with noodle with a bit of dark sauce and accompanying five different ingredients – deep fried stuffed fuchok, deep fried fish ball, bouncy soup fish ball, a less bouncy version, and fried stuffed tofu. As per standard Kampar noodle, the condiment is a little plate of spicy chili sauce that has the consistency that’s quite similar to bottled chili sauce, but a lot hotter.

Did I like it? Yeah, with my limited experience in Kampar noodle, I did find that it was a pretty tasty affair. I like the variety that comes with the dish, furthermore, the soup was quite flavorful too.

If you haven’t had much Kampar noodle, perhaps it is time to try. For those who are more of an expert, what’s your favorite Kampar noodle stall?

map to Seapark Kedai Kopi Khong

Address:
Kedai Kopi Khong
Junction of Jalan 21/19 and 21/22,
Seapark, Petaling Jaya

GPS: 3.109749, 101.621357

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One of my regular weekend brunch places is restaurant O&S at Taman Paramount. According to a friend, most, if not all the hawker stall operators in this restaurant were originally from Penang, and thus if you’re looking for some good Penang style hawker food, you can’t go terribly wrong here.

The prawn mee (hokkien mee in Penang), laksa, and Penang style prawn paste chee cheong fun are all pretty famous here, but one that somehow managed to escape my attention for the longest time has gotta be this kueh teow soup stall.

kueh teow soup at restaurant O&S
kueh teow soup at restaurant O&S

I actually discovered the kueh teow soup place by accident – while walking towards my table after ordering prawn mee, I spotted some coagulated blood in a bowl on the stall counter. I told myself I gotta give this a try, and I did just last weekend.

Penang style kueh teow soup is pretty rare at Klang Valley, this is only the second stall at PJ area that I know, the other being the one at Soon Lee Coffee Shop at PJ Old Town.

kueh teow soup with coagulated blood, intestine, chicken, and more!
kueh teow soup with coagulated blood, intestine, chicken, and more!

I ordered the kueh teow soup with extra pork intestine and coagulated blood. This is on top of fish ball, fish cake slices, and chicken meat that comes with the soupy concoction. Of course, some fried lard cubes, green onion, and fried garlic serves as the finishing touch of this dish.

All for RM 5.50, can’t say it’s a bad deal at all.

check out these proper ingredients :D
check out these proper ingredients :D

While the fish balls aren’t nearly as good as the one at PJ Old Town, the coagulated blood were awesome, and intestine super soft and tasty too. The soup further enhanced by that bit of lard, and overall you have a bowl of proper kueh teow soup anyone from Penang would approve of.

You can choose between kueh teow, yellow noodle, or meehun, so brace yourself among the crowd at O&S and give this a try ya!

map to restaurant O&S, taman paramount

Address:
Restaurant O&S
Jalan 20/14,
Seapark,
Petaling Jaya
GPS: 3.107713, 101.624919

wall climbing with vinn, haze, sebbie

On a non related note, it’s been a while since we last went wall climbing. The photo above was taken last September, and since then I think my fat % has gone up a few points… I think it’s time to start moving my ass more again.

Milk A Deal

Today’s deal at MilkADeal came at the right time, it is RM28 instead of RM93 for Joining Fee + Day pass Entry + Rental Climbing Shoe + Rental Chalk Bag + 1 Beginner Class + Handbook at Mad Monkeyz Climbing Gym, Wangsa Maju.

I think it’s time to do this again, time to flex some thigh muscles and burn a few more calories. Mad Monkeyz is conveniently situated near Wangsa Maju LRT station, you don’t even need to drive there, so check it out!