patience is much needed here especially during peak hours
Searching for food now has become incredibly easy - just a click on the Net or open the papers and you will see reams of information regarding places to eat. Sadly though, not everything is to be trusted hence the only way is to give it your own taste test since everyone has their opinion on what tweaks their tastebuds. With regards to this place that recently got highlighted in the Star, I was a little curious about it as I thought I knew every nook & cranny of Section 17, until I read about this place.
the kuey teow soup that comes laden with goodies
This small unassuming restaurant can be found at the flats that face the main road, which joins the famous Rothmans roundabout (a misnomer since Rothmans now is BAT) to Jaya One and Sultan Samad school. Packed with people, they seem to be enjoying fame from the newspaper article (the owner was proudly displaying it all framed up and some customers were even referring to it). Most of the people who dine here work around the factories and office or are the flat's residents. Don't be surprised to see old men sitting in tables just kicking back with their pot of Chinese tea.
you can also order the meats seperate for a very satisfying meal
Come during the peak time (i.e. lunchtime) and except to wait very very long (about 1/2 hour). When you place your order they give you a little queue number to hold on to. Here you get a variety of noodles cooked in a clear soup with various toppings - whole chicken chopped, chicken shreds, fish paste (yee wat) and thin slices of poached pork belly. Those who come in larger groups or a very hungry tummy, can opt to place an extra order of poached chicken seperately. What make them unique here is they use the bright yellow skinned chickens signifying free range chooks, that have more bite to their meat and less fat.
I love the soup here, not overly sweet that signifies no use of any additional MSG and etc. Portions are also quite big as you can get a hearty meal for RM5 to RM11 per person depending on how much you order. The fish paste is also very fresh and bouncy. Even the white coffee here is pretty good, making the wait a little bearable. Give it a try the next time you're at this area and you won't be dissapointed. Thumbs up to Sam! Good one!
Ipoh Chang Jiang Restaurant
Along Jalan 17/1A
(Non halal. Closed on Mondays, open from 7am till lunchtime. To get here from Rothmans round about, go straight like driving towards Jaya One. Take the second left turn and then the first right turn. Drive down and you will see the flats on the left hand side with Ipoh chang Jiang there. Parking can be quite horrendous here too. Google map can be found here.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.
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