Thursday, March 30, 2006

Woon Chai Koh @ Kedai Kopi Khoong, Seapark, PJ



I am always on a lookout for good food hence I decided that I will drag myself out of bed early to savour the Woon Chai Koh at this place which is said to be the best in Petaling Jaya. Previously I have been unsuccessful in trying it out as it is always sold out by 9 am onwards.

Woon Chai Koh which is what we term it in Kuala Lumpur since everyone speaks Cantonese is actually steamed rice flour cakes topped with preserved radish. The term Woon means "bowl", Chai means "radish" and Koh means "Cake" in the Cantonese dialect. In Singapore, they term it differently as it is known as Chwee Kueh.

Was my efforts worth it? Not really as I found the Woon Chai Koh below par since it was not as firm as I like it. The texture was sticky and too soft. The topping of preserved radish was also not crispy enough for my tastebuds. For me, the ultimate Woon Chai Koh has been the one located at the Tiong Bahru hawker centre in Singapore where the texture is just right with the crunchy topping. Aroma Cookery has blogged about
this place and even included her own version that looks great. Anyway, I will continue to search for the ultimate one in Kuala Lumpur/Petaling Jaya but if you have any pointers on where I can get nice ones, do tell as I'll give it a try.

Kedai Kopi Khoong
Jalan 21/12
Sea Park
Petaling Jaya

(The corner shop is at the other end of KFC and at the back of the Seapark Market.)

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review

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14 comments:

APRILCHERRIE said...

i wan woon chai koh... woon chai koh the best... i miss woon chai koh... OMG... still not lunch time yet... -_-

fooDcrazEE said...

aiks! i thought woon jai means small ball. GOnna be back in Klang and buy some...too lasy to do this woon chai koh

KampungboyCitygal said...

I love the preserved radish ( chai boh)..Singapore has sthing like this and they call it sui kueh..izzit the same?

boo_licious said...

aprilcherrie - Hope you get your woon chai koh soon.

foodcrazee - am sure klang ones must be nice! Lucky you.

kampungboycitygal - Sporeans call it chwee kueh. So far, they also have the best ones I have tasted before. If you are down in Spore, do try the Tiong Bahru ones as they are so yummy.

Blogie-Talkie said...

Do you have this recipe? I grave for this food for a long long time, obviously I have to make it myself because I can never get it here (Canada)
Thanks so much...

boo_licious said...

blogie-talkie - just google "woon chai Koh" and you'll get a recipe from kuali.com, which is run by a local Msian paper.

boo_licious said...

blogie-talkie - just google "woon chai Koh" and you'll get a recipe from kuali.com, which is run by a local Msian paper.

boo_licious said...

blogie-talkie - just google "woon chai Koh" and you'll get a recipe from kuali.com, which is run by a local Msian paper.

boo_licious said...

blogie-talkie - just google "woon chai Koh" and you'll get a recipe from kuali.com, which is run by a local Msian paper.

boo_licious said...

blogie-talkie - just google "woon chai Koh" and you'll get a recipe from kuali.com, which is run by a local Msian paper.

boo_licious said...

blogie-talkie - try these links:

http://kuali.com/recipes/viewrecipe.asp?r=1215

http://lilyng2000.blogspot.com/2005/10/woon-chai-koh.html

Hope you're successful.

Anonymous said...

You must try the one at the Imbi market!
It is the absolute best woon chai koh!

Wan Wei said...

I am not fond of this but since i found this at Yulek morning market.... my heart melted :p
It is firm and I particularly love the toppings which is so fresh and prepared with many ingredients that make is 'pang' and crispy, not too salty though. If you are keen, I could be contacted at gblog.gpros.net

Julian Si said...

I liked this version :-)

http://juliansi.blogspot.com/2008/07/kedai-kopi-khoong-breakfast-seapark-pj.html

Hmmm ... but I prefer the one in Singapore too, my fave happens to be on the East Coast near Marine Parade I think.

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