My ex-housemate, Kerol, came over last weekend to pick myself and Horng up for lunch again last Saturday. As usual, we were not able to come up with any suggestion that could satisfy the girl. At the end, she decided to drive us to one of her favorite lunch places at PJ when she used to work.

The little hidden food court at PJ state located right opposite the big police station (if you have an accident anywhere in PJ, you usually end up there).

Asam Fish at PJ State
old school food court ala Medan Selera style

The place is a municipal built public food court that reminds me of those at PJ old town (with chicken rice), Seksyen 14 (with popiah), and the nasi lemak Tanglin. With plastic tables and chairs affixed on the floor that was as trendy as it was unpractical, especially if you have a larger group of people visiting at the same time.

We located stall number 4 that says Mee Bandung Muar (no I didn’t manage to try their mee bandung, perhaps next time) without much trouble and ordered lunch.

asam ikan pari, telur dadar
asam ikan pari and telur dadar

They serve three different types of asam fish: kembung (hard tail), pari (stingray), and tengiri (mackerel). But for some reasons, everyone asked for the stingray that day, most probably due to the fact that we’re a bit lazy to have to deal with any bones. We also ordered telur dadar (Malay style omelet) and rice.

PJ State Malay food court
the food court is located right opposite PJ State police station

The asam fish itself was pretty nice but I thought it could be slightly more spicy and more sour. I think this suits the KL taste a bit more as compared to the northern version that tends to be a bit stronger tasting. Adding their kicap (slightly sweet version of soya sauce) made it taste quite a bit better though.

Overall, it was still a pretty satisfying lunch for only RM 6 each per person, including rice and egg. Maybe it’s time to try a bit more from the same food court.

Store 4, Mee Bandung Muar
Medan Selera, PJ State
Jalan Lampan 8/3,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.099046, 101.640412

Asam Fish at PJ State Food Court
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13 thoughts on “Asam Fish at PJ State Food Court

  • June 4, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Yummms, must try when my throat gets better! 🙂

  • June 4, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Ooh I think I was there before. So long ago…

  • June 4, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    The asam fish not so great as last time already…

  • June 5, 2009 at 3:08 am

    oh, i never know that asam fish could come in 1 portion, all i know is that it comes in a big plate and shared among many people.

    i would choose pari too as i love its really smooth meat texture and love to scrap meat out from its fins!?bones!?

  • June 5, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Oh, I didn’t know that Northern version of assam fish tastes stronger. That might explain why I enjoy Penang’s assam fish more! 🙂

  • June 5, 2009 at 9:29 am

    y my pic playing with phone and not eating 1. kns. btw, i would like it more with stronger taste.

  • June 5, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    assam fish, ok lar…assam stuffs not my favourite food….

  • June 5, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    assam fish….hmm…used to be my favorite last time but not now…dunno why…change of taste i think….

  • June 5, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    ahh, no wonder Mell din go. sore throat y so kesian wun~!

  • June 5, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Wow.. happy to know that there’s a Muar/Southern style assam fish in PJ. Definitely will try it soon, as soon as my gastric heals.

  • June 7, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    OOo I haven’t tried those in Melaka

    Yess lets do it

    You’re old school 😛

    still not bad loh

    cindy khor,
    Yah personally I love pari most too. 😀

    Sugar Bean,
    Generally northern food are stronger tasting, Thai influence maybe?

    Cos you were sitting behind the sunlight!

    Personal tastes I guess. 🙂

    It’s called getting old? 😛

    Jade Zheng,
    It’s the season. :S

    Ah, get well soon!

    Kevin Yong,
    Not necessarily. 😀


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