Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Restaurant Hong Seng @ Section 17, Petaling Jaya



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

Non Halal

(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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9 comments:

elb said...

the roast pork looks fantastic!

flymeng said...

The Siew Yoke and sour Mustard Greens look yummy. I make the sour Mustard Greens myself. I use lemon grass, assam, garlic, onion, chicken and Siew Yoke. It taste like what my mom used to make during CNY. My sister loves it. There is a coffee shop in Section 14 on the way to Ruby which has many good eating stalls. I don't know the name. They have Yong Tow Foo, prawn mee, fried banana ball, pork mee, Laksa, etc. Hokkien Mee is available at night. Everything there is excellent.

Jackson said...

Hulala..!! The roasted pork look really good! The texture of the pork looks so juicy! Im sure it will melt into yr mouth! ANy landmark to spot this restaurant? Coz im not familiar with PJ area.

Paprika said...

Great photo! I can almost taste the melt-in-the-mouth smokey salted meat. Mmmmm...

wmw said...

Oooh, I blogged about my fave siew yoke stall too! But remember lah, mine is not a proper food blog, no fantastic photos! Mmm...must learn to take photos like you! You take great photos!

http://ugwug.blogspot.com/2006/06/non-halal.html

ka..t said...

Oh yeah, the siew yoke is to-die-for!! Just last week, I bought RM14 worth of siew yoke (without rice, just meat) when it came out fresh, juicy and crispy. Still tasted good when I had leftovers for dinner.

The duck stall also has delish braised intestines (not too chewy and 'smelly'), best taken with teo chew porridge.

Jackson: this coffee shop is a few doors away from Caring Pharmacy.

boo_licious said...

elb - very nice! Brought my mum to try it out, she gave her thumbs up too.

flymeng - you're talking abt O&S I think but that one is nearer towards Paramount Cinema. Near Ruby there isn't any which sells good Hokkien Mee at night.

Jackson - If you want detailed instructions to say get to Section 17, drop me an email.

paprika - after the diet, go try some.

wmw - oooh, new discoveries. Must try as so many different stalls.

kat - the duck is nice also. I like their stewed tofu, very nice and smooth.

flymeng said...

Boo_licious - The coffee shop is at the corner. I think it is closer to Paramount. The fried banana ball (kueh kodok) is very good. They make fried lin kou too.
The coffee shop is always busy.

boo_licious said...

flymeng - sounds really like O&S. I had blogged abt it before but I will blog abt the fried stuff one day specially for you, ok?

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