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November 14, 2012
The PJ SS2 mamak square is a pretty popular and cheap dinner/supper place, with a mixture of Chinese (all pork free) and Malay/Mamak offerings. There’s good chicken rice, fried rice, tomyam, and more, but what most people don’t realise is that there’s a pretty awesome nasi lemak half-stall as well.
Nasi Lemak Utara, sharing the same stall with Burger Wan
This is a half-stall because it shares the same spot as the burger stall, with the nasi lemak “desk” facing on the other side. In fact, the nasi lemak guy and the burger guy are related.
Nasi lemak is usually ready by around 7+ in the evening but it often doesn’t last the whole night. There isn’t many dishes to choose from, but the usual suspects of sambal cuttle fish, fried chicken with rempah (my favorite), curry chicken, and cockles are almost always available.
super delicious nasi lemak, at a fair price, check out the rempah too
The rice is fragrant and usually served warm with a sheet of banana leaf, and you get peanuts, fried anchovies, and half a hard boiled egg by default. The sambal is pretty mean and carries quite a kick as well. My go-to order is usually the chicken with rempah (ask for more rempah) and cockles, and that usually comes up to RM 7 or so, pretty reasonable price for what you get.
Next time when you’re there, do give it a try if they are open (there’s no pattern, sometimes the dude takes random holidays it seems).
Nasi Lemak Utara
Jalan SS 2/60,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.117783, 101.622430
May 14, 2012
Pan mee is one of the few underrated hawker dishes originated right around here in Klang Valley that has seen some revival as of late, most notably due to chili pan mee places such as the famous Kin Kin pan mee, and restaurant Super Kitchen (which I prefer largely due to better service).
While I occasionally enjoys chili version of this dish, the true pan mee connoisseurs will always tell you that to taste the real pan mee, you need to get back to it’s origin and have the good old fashion hand peeled version.
Hock Thai restaurant, at the less glamourous area of SS 2omb
The quest for good old school pan mee brought me to this relatively obscure row of shop lots at SS 2 that is situated somewhere behind the Bomba building and Tropicana City Mall – a corner kopitiam by the name of Hock Thai Seafood Restaurant (they serve seafood tai chao at night)
dry and normal soup version of pan mee, with hand made noodle
I met Michael there and we ordered both the dry and soup version of pan mee (RM 4.50). The ingredients aren’t fancy, you get the usual pan mee leave, flavorful minced meat, crunchy fried anchovies, slices of mushroom, and those sweet potato leaves.
What is special here though, is the hand made noodle. The pan mee was very soft and smooth, almost bordering the texture of koay chap yet unmistakably pan mee. It was positively delicious, the soup that comes with weren’t overly salty either, just subtle and flavorful. Furthermore, the chili paste that is served as the condiment was not a disappointment either.
This was one pan mee that I actually enjoyed eating without overloading the dish with chili.
Michael ordered an extra bowl of kolo mee
A quick check on foursquare revealed that the Sarawak Kolo Mee (RM 5) too is recommended. We ordered a bowl to share, and sure enough it was another awesome choice. The thin noodle reminds me of angel hair spaghetti and I love the mixture of minced meat and deep fried garlic with the taste of char siu oil in it. Would definitely come again for this too.
If you are a fan of traditional pan mee or kolo mee, Hock Thai kopitiam is definitely a place worth checking out.
Hock Thai Seafood Restaurant
Jalan SS2/103, Petaling Jaya,
GPS: 3.12653, 101.62593
February 21, 2012
Mee Pok (面薄), the dish that appears to have a wrong spelling at first glance (mee pork anyone?), is one of the “newest” hawker dishes that I got to know. Growing up in Penang, I had never heard of it, and did not know the existence of this simple yet wonderful dish until Haze brought me to Tang Pin Kitchen at PJ SS2.
Tang Pin Kitchen at SS2, the Hailam coffee/tea is beautiful
Tang Pin Kitchen is situated on the same row of shops that also houses Lobsterman, Teow Chew Meng, and Bibichik. I’ve drove past it several times heading to these other restaurants, but it wasn’t until a few months ago that I started frequenting this place.
Parking is usually plenty easy to find, though it can be a little tough to get a table on busy weekend mornings.
mee pok, not for the faint hearted
My go-to dish is always the wholesomely delicious mee pok (RM 6). Why delicious? Simple, the abundance of lard and minced pork covering the yellow flat noodle. One does not simply deny lard. The sauce consists of a mixture of vinegar, oil, and chili. Mix em all up and you get a little bowl of excellence.
The dish is is also served with a side of clear soup and a few slices of fish paste. The fish paste is exactly the sort you’ll find from 60s Teow Chew fish ball restaurant, since they’re run by the same people.
gyoza, hailam tea, tao fu far, and fried noodle
Other than mee pok, there are also choices like curry mee, soup noodle, fried chee cheong fun, fish ball, fish paste, porridge, and more.
We usually share another side dish to go with the mee pok. Gyoza (RM 6) and home made fish noodle (RM 7) are pretty tasty. Their Tien Pin toast bread is a must try too especially if you’re looking for just a light breakfast.
pork belly appetizer, century egg with shredded pork porridge
Directly behind Tang Pin Kitchen is the related Restaurant Tien Pin. The menu choices is a little bigger, and you can actually order everything that’s available at Tang Pin Kitchen as well.
I’ve tried their pork belly appetizer thingy which was delightful, and the century egg with shredded pork porridge, which while very tasty, should also be about three times the serving size. Then again, I’ll have to pay another visit to check this place out more comprehensively, perhaps over dinner one of these days.
Tang Pin Kitchen
No. 24, Jalan SS 2/24,
47300 PJ Selangor
GPS: 3.11326, 101.62090
Tel: 03-7877 2376
Branch: 97 Ground Floor, Jalan, SS19/6 47500 Subang Jaya
Restaurant Tien Pin:
19,jalan ss 2/30 47300 PJ Sel
Branch: 13A-1 jalan S 10/3, seksyen 10, jalan bukit, 43000 kajang
January 10, 2012
My little project in looking for a good bowl of Kampar Fishball Mee continues after the encounter at Kedai Kopi Khoong in Sea Park.
The Kampar Noodle stall at Sun Hin Loong was recommended by @AquariaKLCC via twitter (in fact, the whole topic of kampar noodle came from there).
Kampar Noodle at Sun Hin Loong kopitiam, SS2
So I headed over there twice to get a taste of what the fuss is about. First was the soup version of Kampar Fish Ball Mee, and the second visit, their dry variety.
Kampar fishball noodle – dry version
Both versions cost the same (RM 5.50 if I remember correctly), and you get five different types of fish ball / fish cake ingredients that comes with the soup. The dry version serves the noodle (or meehun, or kuih teow) separately with dark source, but otherwise they are the same.
… and they are good! The ingredients were all tasty, and I do like the chili paste that was served with as well. I constantly wish that there were more of every type of those fish ball thingy though. It was never enough!
the five different types of fish ball / fish paste items
The only “problem” that I have is that Sun Hin Loong can be a bit too hot in the afternoon, and sometimes a bit too crowded too. Then there’s the SS2 parking situation…
Any other Kampar Fish Ball Noodle you’d recommend?
Sun Hin Loong
65, Jalan SS 2/64 ,
47300 Petaling Jaya
September 29, 2010
One of my regular dinner/supper places is at the mamak square of SS2. Unlike many other mamak places, this square offers Malay, Chinese, and Mamak food altogether, and as a matter of mutual respect, serves pork free food all around.
Nan An Ah Seng 南安阿成 chicken rice at SS2 Mamak Square
Tucked at the corner of the square is one of my favorite chicken rice stalls around town – Nan An Ah Seng chicken rice.
Unlike most other chicken rice stalls, this one only serves steamed chicken (with limited chicken gizzards and liver) and bean sprouts. You’re out of luck if you are looking for roast chicken, roast pork, or bbq pork here.
steamed chicken and bean sprouts
There isn’t much to describe about chicken rice I guess, the steamed chicken you find here is basically one of the smoothest you can get anywhere. The sauce is a bit thicker than the usual soya sauce + oil mixture, the version here has a hint of oyster sauce.
The chili also carries a good kick too.
Haze and KY at SS2 Mamak
A plate of chicken rice goes for about RM 4.50 and the stall operates from dinner to super late supper time (around 1 in the morning).
Other than chicken rice, the Ramli Burger and Ah Leong fried rice here are awesome too.
Jalan SS 2/60
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS: 3.117558, 101.622323