Thursday, February 08, 2007

Pangkor Laksa @ DK Cafe, Section 17, Petaling Jaya



I often read about so many interesting places on the Net that keeping track of them is virtually impossible. I vaguely remembered a reference made by De Bookworm in her blog almost a year ago about this place hence when I finally found it through pure accident, I knew I had to try it. Believe me, if you don't know Section 17 well, there's no way you'll find this place as it's tucked inside a residential area. Even I who often go to Section 17 was surprised there was shophouses I have not seen before when I went around the area to find the curtain maker a friend recommended.

Back to the cafe, the place is relatively small with an indoor area and an outdoor area that allows people to smoke and enjoy the fresh air. The times when we were there, it seemed pretty quiet but then that was during the weekdays. They do a pretty good value set lunches as I remember Splashie Boy ordering it and he liked the soup which they served him with. It was also fish and chips hence he was a happy camper since he loves that dish. For the fried fish, they use the same type of batter used for Chicken Crispers in Chillies.

I settled for their Pangkor Laksa (RM5.90) which was something unusual. The broth it came in was tangy like assam laksa but spiced up with chilli oil. It was a pretty good combination and I also liked the noodles it came with which had a soft texture versus the bouncy lai fun which laksa is usually served with. The noodles looked very home made as you could see each strand was not the same size.

Another time I went here was for a quick teatime break and sorry, no pictures again as I was with Splashie Boy's parents. Imagine the frowns if I had whipped my camera out to snap pictures. We tried their spring rolls (RM3.90) which was completely different from other places as they use the thin beancurd skin instead of the popiah skin similar to the ones used in Lor Bak. That was a really winner as I loved the minced chicken, fish and prawn filling combined with the crispy beancurd skin.

Next time when you're in Section 17, look beyond the usual places and give this simple cafe a try. Incidentally, if you know your way to Food Foundry or 6 to 10 Grill at the flats, this place is directly below the flats where the double storey terrace houses are. There are stairs leading down to this area but you'll have to walk a bit to get to the cafe.

DK Cafe
603, Section 17/12
Petaling Jaya

(Halal. Open from 11.00 am to 9.00 pm and closed on Mondays. Very vague and not too perfect directions this time round as I don't remember the road signs. There's a Shell petrol station in Section 17 (near the flats, not the one near the highway). Next to it is a road, take that all the way until you see a field, turn right and drive up. There will be two to three rows of shophouses there and DK Cafe faces the double storey terrace houses.)

Updated on 12/2/2007 - Currently Pangkor Laksa unavailable until after Chinese New Year as the restaurant is unable to get the special noodles.

*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.

10 comments:

Precious Pea said...

This is the first time i ever heard of Pangkor Laksa. Any other special in their menu?

wmw said...

Is this in the same area as the K.Intan Wantan Mee? I eat there now and then (haven't blogged about it yet). The roads there are pretty narrow right? Will check this place out. Thanks for the tip!

teckiee said...

yeah! pangkor is my hometown! ...actually my dad's home town... but i go back so often. Pangkor curry mee very nice also actually.

team BSG said...

ha ha ha ! everything Pangkor check BSG, truly us .....& v r not joking ....

v have pixs of the great wall etc etc...& da laksa...+ some more....

Xiu Long Bao said...

this eatery is a hidden gem!homemade noodles + assam soup + chilli oil= drooling and jilating the monitor. btw...meeting the parents? *wink*

boo_licious said...

precious pea - they also serve spring rolls, cendol and sago gula melaka.

wmw - sorry no idea abt the Wantan Mee. It's inside the housing area.

teckiee - wow, small world!

team bsg - maybe you know teckiee since same hometown?

xiu long bao - very hidden place though and not easy to find unless you know Section 17 well.

sc said...

goodness boo, i vaguely recalled walking down the steps leading to some shops in Sek 17 (near shell) years ago..this shud be the same plc u are talking bout. must try to look for this place again! :)

MeiyeN said...

boo, thanks for da review..wanna go try it out one day.....:D

whistler said...

I must agree with you, we read a lot of interesting place on the net and it's impossible remember all. It would be good to create some kind of application to record and classify these, and accessible by any internet devices (mobile phone, PDA and etc)!

boo_licious said...

sc - wow! amazing you found this place.

meiyen - heard from a friend, the homemade mee for the Pangkor Laksa available after CNY only.

whistler - er, you create since you're the IT person. I think no one to do unless manually.

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