Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cempaka Village @ Jalan PJU 1/45, Aman Suria PJ

I first came to know about this place from masak-masak's ( blog. However, I kinda forgotted about this place completely after that. One morning while I was driving in Aman Suria area to look for places for breakfast, I spotted Cempaka Village sign.

A quick chat with the owner revealed that she was the proprietor of Molly's Place in Damansara Kim. She relocated here after the building was sold to the Dragon-i Group and converted into their management office - and then changed the concept to Penang fares, hawker style :) Jenn loved to go to Molly's Place for dessert while on her way back from work in the past. Looking at the interior, it was less formal compared to Molly's Place.

Char koay teow with duck egg @ RM5.80 - a few of those handful places that offer duck egg with CKT. Throw in plump & juicy bean sprout, lap cheong (waxed sausage) as well as some cockles ("si ham" to the Chinese) and it's good to go. I love the fact that it was slightly spicy and the duck egg provided good aroma to it, but somehow it lacked of what we love about fried dishes - WOK HEI!! Not bad tasting though

Otak-otak toast set @ RM3.50 - Contrary to Otak-otak Place that serves the toasted breads and otak-otak separately, this place did everything for you. The layer of otak-otak was quite thick and it was still hot, making it a good toast :)

Barley Fu Chuk @ RM2.00 - Jenn loved her bowl of barley fu chuk as it was thick and flavourful.

Leo's verdict - Opened for business from 8am to 7.30pm. I noticed that they also serve economy rice to cater to the working crowds but of course, from lunch onwards. The food here is priced slightly higher than the hawker stall counterpart but served in a much nicer and cleaner environment. Service is also fast and friendly.

Cempaka Village
D-G-31, Jalan PJU 1/45
Aman Suria
Petaling Jaya

1) I'm not paid to promote/endorse any particular event, restaurant or person in this blog. ALL are based on my unbiased personal opinion.
2) My reviews are based on my personal taste and preference and therefore may vary for others.


Sean said...

i finally had duck egg char kuey teow recently, at an outlet in taman tun! but it didn't really taste as good as i had hoped it would be. maybe it was lacking in wok hei too. and i'm still not sure what kind of difference duck egg is supposed to make...

vialentino said...

i am back...thanks for ur wishes on Dylan...he is recovering.

sorry for my dissapearance from ur site...

the canton-i....i tried their duck meat before...not good. only their char siew is nice!

~Christine~Leng said...

there r lots of eateries around aman suria eh? i've only been thr for hakka mee and murni only.. haha

eiling lim said...

wah i haven't tried duck egg CKT before. I wonder would it be different than the normal chicken egg CKT..

CUMI & CIKI said...

oooo.. great find.. barley fuchok is my fave.. ! i am SO checking out dis place!

jason said...

Aiyak... I was thinking "great, finally a place in PJ has duck egg CKT" until I read about the lack of wok hei... bummer :(

vialentino said...

congrats on ur second coming children ... hehehe.

thanks for ur support on behalf of my wife.

foodbin said...

will give them a try.

thule a.k.a leo said...

Sean - lol! Me too.. but they said that CKT with duck egg somehow more aromatic. I wonder how true is that!

vialentino - LOL! but i love their duck

christine - a lot of eateries indeed! you haven't tried the famous char siew in 747 and FSF yet :P both located in Aman Suria

eiling - some said it is more aromatic wor..

cumi&ciki - it won't be a problem for cumi :)

jason - what to do? both hit and miss

foodbin - let me know your verdict!