Thursday, April 8, 2010

Restoran Tua Huat @ Jalan 19/3 PJ

In the past, I would use the road from SS2 whenever I went to KL or Cheras... all the way to Rothman roundabout before heading towards Section 14 PJ & Federal Highway. Or if I was feeling lucky, I'd use Jalan University instead before turning into one of the most congested highway in Malaysia with more than 750000 vehicles using it on daily basis. What to do??? Federal Highway is FOC and we as Malaysians always look for a way to save $$$ in anticipation for Mega Sales where we would then splash the $$$ :P

This restaurant is quite hidden from the main road but if you know where Nanking Restaurant (vegetarian) in SS2 is... it's located on the same row of shophouses. I would not know about this place if not for Ipoh Mali Talak Sombong :) having a group of blogger friends has its own perks I guess... whenever they found a new exciting and interesting place to go, I would be one of the first few to know. For example, if I want to go for fine dining, I definitely can count on Sean of eatdrinkkl's fame & recently eiling :P credits have to be given to the rest of floggers whom I read almost everyday!

Back to Tua Huat... normally it would be packed during lunch time on weekdays. But on weekends, tables are relatively easy to find. This time Jenn's sister and her family joined in and therefore we had the luxury to order more dishes to sample.

For starters, we asked for their fish cake made from ikan parang. The meat was still moist despite being fried but my grouse was that it was quite oily. Skip this if you can!

Their spring roll fared better... crunchy skin and soft & tender filling.

Signature Loh Mee - it's actually the version of Ulu Yam Loh Mee. Good news is that you don't have to drive far in order to enjoy this dish. Now most people will say that in order to enjoy loh mee, you have to add vinegar. But I beg to differ as the original flavour was good enough. And the presence of pork lard further enhanced the flavour.

Claypot yam pork-rib mee - Another favourite among us. The amount of pork ribs, yam and pork lards were abundant! Served in a claypot, do not wait until it's cold as it tasted better while piping hot.

Kau yuk mee hoon - It's obvious that the canned kau yuk or stewed pork slices were used. However, it didn't lack in flavour because it was cooked nicely with cabbage and pork lards (again!)... enough wok hey I'd say :)

Leo's verdict - we actually went back for the second time after a month or so, and this time we were rather disappointed. Maybe it was about time for them to close (we arrived around 8.45pm and they actually closed at 9pm). Operated by family members, do not expect top notch or friendly service. Another plus point is that it's air-conditioned so you don't have to sweat while having meal here. Most of their mee dishes contain pork lards in it so for those who love sinful stuff, this is the right place to go.

13 comments:

J said...

Yay! More PJ places please.... These are places I can go to with my parents! Thanks Leo. :)

Sean said...

ahh, i was at nanking for a chinese new year dinner, but i parked right in front of it and didn't notice this other place.
that claypot noodle combines three of my favorite ingredients: meaty pork ribs, crunchy lard and soft yam! definitely something that i would love!

qwazymonkey said...

oooh my parents love to come to this place! Glad you liked it!

foodbin said...

their sweet potato leaves are smooth and leafy-yeah the fishcake is a bit oily but it is quite springy.

CUMI & CIKI said...

oh no:( but should not write off la.. maybe good the third time!

babe_kl said...

the claypot noodles have all the RIGHT elements there but then am eyeing at the khau yuk mee hoon!

eiling lim said...

if i'm going there, I'll definitely try the kau yuk mee hun. Looks interesting! I wonder how I would like it....

Jason said...

If possible, try not to go after 8.30pm cos they'll rush to prepare your order, hence your disappointment on the second time visit. I experienced that before too.

PerutBesi said...

*woots!* Good food in PJ to try out! Actually my all-time favourite loh mee place is in Paramount Garden, on Jalan 20/7...can't recall the name of the coffeeshop, but it's a corner shop, well-known for their loh mee, hokkien-fried kuey teow, & the lala...I'll try out Tua Huat soon since it's in PJ!! :D thanks Leo!

UnkaLeong said...

Hmmm..I have not eaten here before, even though I've lived in PJ for the better part of my life. Heh. But I'll surely visit this place soon, given your review. Claypot Yee Mee looks good!

~Christine~Leng said...

Claypot yam pork-rib mee...
I wanna check this out!

thenomadGourmand said...

this plc been on my to eat list whc is forver gettin longer ;p
I think i ws aiming for somethin else.. the small lala beehoon i think..rmbr readin it on someone's blog..

Nikel Khor said...

just back from there