We got to know about Restaurant Soon Wah in Taman Berkeley actually through a friend’s instagram story, and thought that since this place is relatively close, perhaps we should check it out, so we did, without any expectations.
As it turned out, Soon Wah is one actually one of the more famous restaurants around Klang, with many actually travel from different parts of Klang Valley specifically to have their signature dish – the fish soup pot, a dish we didn’t even know during our first visit.
Soon Wah is located at a corner lot in Taman Berkeley where parking isn’t too much of a challenge. The restaurant is partially air conditioned, with an aquarium displaying some live fish for order, and those classic red table cloths.
Ordering is done via talking to the server without any menu, and this is why we missed out fish pot in the first round.
Over the last two visits, we had their watermelon pork ribs twice – a dish that is as creative as it is tasty. The balls of fresh watermelon goes surprisingly well with sweet, savory contrast of ribs. A must order.
The signature fish soup pot comes with a mixture of (what I think are) healthy ingredients – fresh fish meat of your preferred cuts (meat, head, tail), mushroom, tomato, seaweed, and even yam, all in a soup base that I can only describe as heartwarming. The soup can be had with steamed rice, or you can be like Mark, who asked for raw meehun to be cooked in as well.
Perfect dish to have especially on a rainy day.
Other dishes I’ve tried there includes their claypot seafood and tofu, kailan with roast pork, and fried sweet potato leaves with garlic. These were as good as any and make for adequate companion dishes. Will be trying more of their offerings in the future for sure.