I was recently introduced to this excellent roast pork found at a coffee shop in Section 17. It's strange as I have obviously been eating at the wrong barbequed meats stall all the while since the one we use to frequent is just down the road from it. The skin is crunchy while the meat has a melt in the mouth quality probably because they use the three layer type of meat with lots of fat.
Comparing this to my usual haunt i.e. Lucky Seafood Restaurant - this one has more fat hence it's nicer to eat. It's also slightly more expensive as a plate of roast pork rice costs RM3.70 versus Lucky's RM3.50.
The stall also sells Ham Suen Choy or Pickled Mustard Greens (RM1.50) i.e pickled mustard greens that is made with leftover barbequed meats and bones to give it extra flavour. Tamarind (assam in Malay) is added to give it a sourish taste and it's stewed for a while for the flavours to develop. This version I felt did not have enough tamarind in it and needed to be more sourish.
Besides the barbequed meats stall, there are also lots of yummy food here. We like the Curry Laksa here which serves their version without chicken but vegetables and fish ball. There is also a stewed duck stall which allows you to pick and choose from a variety of vegetables, deep fried fish, stewed tofu and stewed duck to be eaten with rice. The yong tau foo stall is also good especially their stuffed tofu which is nice and smooth.
Restoran Hong Seng
Along Jalan 17/29
Section 17, Petaling Jaya
(Closed on Mondays. Same row as Magnum. There are also two other kopitiams in the same row i.e. Lucky Seafood and Wah Cheong.)
*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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