Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Chicken Kuey Teow Soup Noodles @ Ipoh Chang Jiang, Section 17, Petaling Jaya


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
Section 17
Petaling Jaya

(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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16 comments:

Sean said...

gosh, i would get hopelessly lost trying to find this place. i still go round in circles when i head to food foundry or my elephant.
btw, i gotta say how much i admire your technique. you really do manage to make that kuey teow, chicken, etc look like culinary masterpieces. i love these pics!

ian said...

You can park at the road at the back of the flats where there are usually more parking spaces available. Ian Y.

boo_licious said...

Sean - yeah for a person who is not familiar with this area, it can be very hard but it's relatively near to the famous Rothmans roundabout and Jaya One. Awww, so sweet of you to say I have technique - I actually don't as all I do is shoot or in Malay we say, "tembak saja!".

Thxs for the tip, Ian! Will do that the next time. I was pretty lucky when I ate here 2xs, parked right in front of the shop at the same spot!

thenomadGourmand said...

Havent had gd ol kuey toew thng' for a very long time..wil try this plc; for it looks very Pg-like type, my kind of KTT!

boo_licious said...

thenomadGourmand - I thot Penang's version uses duck meat. I tried to ask the stall owner where his version came from but no answer as he was super ultra busy with work that he didn't want to even chat with me.

Jason said...

It's somewhere nearby the flats opposite Jaya One? The second left turning - I guess it's at the traffic light?

bzz said...

you don't have gps? If you can put gps... I think it's easier for us to find all these place.

J2Kfm said...

really related to Ipoh's Chang Jiang on Jln Pasir Putih?
or the coffee brand only?

thule a.k.a leo said...

I think one of my best qualities is my sense of direction, associated with my previous job as sales exec :) and now that I live in PJ (weekends only), this area is oh too familiar to me...

WEI ZHI said...

there's also a famous coffee shop in iph call chang jiang too.wonder if its the same?

boo_licious said...

Jason - it's at the flats but nearer towards the community hall and market. Start from Rothmans roundbout and take the second left turn and then first right turn to get here. If you turn from the traffic light, you will have to drive down all the way to end before you reach the shop.

bzz - the star article has the GPS coordinates. Sigh, I'm often lazy to dig out my Garmin, guess one must start doing that now more often.

j2kfm - I suspect coffee brand only. coffee is definitely good here.

leo - go try since this is within yr territory.

wei zhi - hmmm, not sure if they are affilated as I have not tried that place before but it could be just the coffee as there's a new chang jiang in Paramount Gardens also.

PureGlutton said...

The chicken sure looks smooth and yummy, kinda like the Seapark market KT/prawn wantan shop eh? Woww... got slices of pork belly too?? That's really sinful kway teow t'ng!

boo_licious said...

pureglutton - chicken is not as smooth as Soo Kee in Seapark but nice becoz it's choi yuen kai.

ttt said...

the kway teow t'ng original boss moved to other place already o..left the not-so-nice kway teow t'ng at the same shop..anyone knows where is the original boss of kway teow t'ng moved to? i heard ppl said he moved to pj old town somewhere jalan 31, a kopitiam opposite a tayar shop, anyone can find it?

Paul said...
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Paul said...

Found!! Jalan Penchala, 3 degrees 05' 13.43" N & 101 degrees 38' 28.99" E. Coffee I think as good as the old place. The place is called Restaurant Good Food. Bss. is of course slower than the old place. As I went in, the father was just sitting around. But as I ate, I saw more and more people that knew him coming saying they have found it too!

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