Monday, August 24, 2009

Love at First Bite

I could still remember our first time...

It was my first time introduced to you under the very old shack...

You looked so beautiful and tender...

I never thought that I could fall in love so easily...

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a Girl??? Lol... No! It was this legendary Hakka Paikut from Klang. I had forgotten about this place completely, as I'd only come here once about 7 years ago. But then I have not forgotten how great the paikut tasted... and then Jenn bought a food guide! Wah lah... I knew that I'd gotta lay my hands on this delectable dish once again! Coming here or planning to come here isn't easy, as Klang is rather far from PJ and most importantly the traffic in Klang can be chaotic (especially they are upgrading the roads in the city centre) which has been going on for a few years already.

My opportunity came when I had to meet a potential client in Klang. Together with Sean (not eatdrinkKL's Sean but my ex-college mate), I just key-in the street name and then followed the instruction shown by my trusty buddy, Garmin! Somehow I overshot (is this even the correct way to describe?) the lorong and ended up circling the area one more time. Luckily the traffic was good that day.

It was a story from rags to riches! The owner was doing so well that he bought up a corner shoplot and shifted his business here (his old shack was only nearby but demolished for future development). It was lunch time but the restaurant had not packed to the brim.

The menu showed the owner and his wife together with their famous creation... hakka paikut of course!

We settled with several dishes which were enough for two... starting with Hakka meatball at RM1 each! I had not tried this before but the meatball was great! The meat was stuffed with spices and deep fried to perfection. Crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside!

HIGHLIGHT of the day!! And the moment that I'd been waiting for! Pai Kut Wong @ RM8! The portion was enough for 2 person... if you are feeling greedy, there's always RM10 and RM20 version of this dish! The meat was marinated well... very tender and sweet! Definitely a masterpiece!

Water Spinach @ RM3 - tell me! Can you find a RM3 dish anywhere in Klang Valley anymore??? The amount given was generous too!

Asam fish @ RM6 - they also served smaller asam fish for RM5. But for extra RM1, they gave you a bigger fish... why not? Not the best asam fish in town but good enough. The gravy was sour and slightly spicy...

Barley in a bottle - something cool for the hot weather outside!

Leo's verdict - Both the owners were very friendly! Service was quite fast and price-wise, I'd say that it was worth every penny paid! The bill came at RM21.50 for the 4 dishes, 2 rice and a bottle of barley. For an area which is so famous for bah kut teh and seafood, one would not expect to find a restaurant serving Hakka dishes in Klang. Further more, this is a predominantly Hokkien area! Words can't describe on how good the paikut wong is... you just have to come here at least once to try it. Probably the best paikut wong in Klang Valley, as I have yet to find a better one to compare. Apart from that, I heard that their claypot mutton curry is good too! Also their vinegar pig feet and other Hakka dishes.

Drive, take bus, train or whatever mode of transport... get your a@@ here!

The place: Restoran Peng Heong Hakka Paikut @ Lorong Gudang Nanas, Off Jalan Pasar, Klang

15 comments:

Gary Low said...

It's very nice and delicious. Furthermore the service also very good especially tauke soh, very friendly...

J said...

Mmmm.. I wantz the meatballz! They look so yummy.... :)

Sean said...

the hakka paikut looks great, but klang is sooo far away (only been there once in my life!). wonder if hakka restaurant on jln kia peng serves it, hmmmm.....
i must get gps too soon, then i'll be more adventurous to travel further :D

Paranoid Android said...

Been there once. I think they have vinegar pork leg thingy... That was quite good too!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i think i knw where this is..goin to drag my gf there....

J2Kfm said...

oh yeah! this was covered in a food show on telly recently.

only realised it has moved to a shoplot! will get to this place soon, thanks!

thenomadGourmand said...

wahhhhh..me me got GPS!!

Poor Unka, he's nvr gonna hear the end of this til he gets me there!

Pink Sage brunch and Pai kut lunch sounds good... ;p

thule a.k.a leo said...

gary - yeah, she saw me taking photos and then asked me why... i just told her what I did :)

j - u're gonna love it! don't forget their signature paikut wong too :)

sean - u have missed a lot of nice places with great food just because you are not adventurous enough! the hakka restaurant didn't serve this.. not this version of paikut wong! it's not that far la...

paranoid android - maybe it's time for the 2nd visit?

Joe - of course you have to do that!

j2kfm - planning to go there??? maybe in a group or something???

becky - no problem... bring it on!!

PureGlutton said...

Must try this 1 day! Klang is not a problem for me... Garmin is good eh!

UnkaLeong said...

*sigh* thinking of getting netnanny to install on becks PC di. Bar food blogs! :P Hahaha...mom's hakka. Probably will bring her there to go taste the food ;) they live nearby anyway;)

CUMI & CIKI said...

paikuat oh paikuat .. wherefore art thou my paikuat!

thule a.k.a leo said...

pureglutton - Garmin will be your very best friend if you don't know the way in certain areas :)

unkaleong - I'm hakka :) ni hiao gong hakka wa mao??

cumi&ciki - have u tried this before??

Selba said...

Delicious food... and Pai Kut Wong looks so scrumptious!

Whoaaa... barley in a bottle? How nice!

thule a.k.a leo said...

selba - probably the best I'd ever try :)

Boon Chuan said...

their claypot mutton curry is good but not consistent. First & second time I went there was damn good but the third time it was not up to my standard.