Saturday, May 14, 2011

Restaurant Sam Yu Seafood @ SS3, PJ ~ Part 2

A relative was in town for a visit and it would not be complete without having a good meal in one of the popular restaurant in PJ. As usual the place was pretty packed with regular patrons even during the weekdays. We decided to dine in the air conditioned area since the weather was scorching hot.

The dishes we had this time was special and not the normal one would order. This bowl of bean curd with vegetable was superb. I liked this particular dish as it was not too sweet and not too salty. And it goes very well with a plate of rice. I was trying very hard not to consume too much rice but .... with such dish on the table .... makes it very difficult to have a proper diet.

Another favorite dish was brought to us and without fail it was finished before we knew it came. This lovely bowl of spinach was superbly done. The soup was sweet from the red dates that was cooked together which makes this a winner. 

This plate of pork cooked with ginger and vinegar was specially ordered for my relative since he is a 'man eater'. And of course my wifey's favorite too. Frankly this is one dish that I will never touch as I do not fancy vinegar and fatty pork. But from the scent of the aroma filling up the room I can tell that this is one really good dish. LOL. At least both my relative and wife loved it.

And the last dish for the day, chicken cooked with shallots and dried chilli with a dash of Chinese cooking wine... is a must. Somehow this was not the best I had before but still ok lar..... It was a tad too dry and also salty. Goes very well with white rice. 

Conclusion : Not too bad la but a little pricey. Portion was slightly disappointing. But choice of food was superb. My relative says it tasted good compared to those he had in Johor. A 3/5 will just do for today.


Restoran Sam Yu Seafood
No 32, Jalan SS3/35
Taman University
46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel : 03 7875 1197

Friday, May 13, 2011

Restaurant Ang Kee @ Chow Yang, SS2, PJ.

Whenever I drive past the row of shops along SS2/10, I always wonder what's cooking there. This is because this row of retired shops has been given another new lease of life as more and more eatery choose to open their new outlets there.

Chow Yang at SS2 has been a sleepy town for the past years but it is totally a different story altogether. Demand for a vacant shop is tremendous as this has pushed the property prices and rental prices up a little. You may not find fancy fast food outlets there but you do find some very interesting food outlets there and also a few 'chain' restaurant there.

Finding a parking lot has been a problem now since more and more people flock to this sleepy part of SS2 in search for food. It is always a chaotic scene there especially every Thursdays as one of the biggest 'pasar malam' is being held there.

Restaurant Ang Kee has been plying it's business here for many years and can be considered one of the popular eating outlet here. This place is always crowded especially dinner time. All flocks of life can be found here which means this place is popular amongst family.

The setting up of this place is simple ~ but what is important is that it is well lighted and it is quite airy. Because the inner shop space is enclosed, noise pollution can be of great height when the place is crowded. To us that is only secondary issue and what's primary is to have a taste at their food.

This special dish consists of fish paste steamed together with mushroom and garnish with some broccoli. It's something similar my mom used to cook for us when we were much younger and it was pure pleasure to be able to find such dish. Fish tasted really fresh and has the springiness feel or texture to it which was superb. I truly enjoyed this dish and I would recommend it to those who have little knowledge about it.

This plate of 'siew kai' was a little too dry. But then ...... at least it tasted good. Well marinated and as long as it is not too salty it's perfect for me. The younger generation truly enjoyed snaring at the tender chicken meat..

...and the wise middle aged people like myself will prefer to sink my teeth in this sumptuous fish dish. Dunno what it's called .... LOL ..... but heck it goes really well with rice. This fish is called 'Fei Chow Yue' or in direct translation 'African Fish'. Deep fried a little and cooked with some house specialty sauce and viola a mouth watering dish. Yum....

Vegetable is a must and we decided to have two different types of vege. One for the faint heart and one for the adventurous. Two simple vege dish to cater for both the young and the old. Amazing ....

No mercy for this wonderful plate of 'nai yau har'. Simply amazing and is a crowd favorite. Prawns was nicely done and fantastically not overcooked. And it was snapped up in just a few minutes. Lovely.

To end the night we decided to order 2 plates of 'hokkien mee'. This was never in out list of dish to order but was recommended by the shop owner that we have to give it a go. And that's how we ended having it on the table. We have to thank the owner for this lovely recommendation as the hokkien mee was superb. A tad too sweet but otherwise it's perfect.

Conclusion : Not a bad place to take your family out for some good food. Place is clean and brightly lighted. Service was ok lar ~ what do you expect from such restaurant. Food was pretty good and it is pocket friendly too. A 3/5.


Restaurant Ang Kee
No 50, Jalan SS2/10
Chow Yang
47300 Petaling Jaya
Tel : 012 274 7148
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